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Published on February 21st, 2014 | by Christopher Moriarty

The Top 100 Travel Photographers in the World 2014

The art of photography opens up a whole new window on the world. It helps us capture treasured memories and incredible sights, or admire majestic moments and inspiring destinations through the eyes of others. Photography has never been more accessible or popular than it is today, with people across the planet chronicling life through a lens. That means there is now a wealth of inspiring images out there for us all to discover, from quick snaps on Instagram to perfectly choreographed DSLR photoshoots.

Travel photography is one of the best-loved art forms, as shown by the popularity of our first rundown of the world’s top 100 travel photographers last year. With nearly 4,000 likes on Facebook, the post clearly struck a chord with intrepid explorers, snap happy camera fans and destination dreamers.

Learn from the planet’s most talented travel photographers…

Now, refreshed and updated for 2014, we present our latest list of the Top 100 Travel Photographers in the World, complete with their Twitter, website or Google+ details so you can keep track of their ongoing journeys.

And whatever your own level of experience with a camera, check out the list below for your chance to learn from the planet’s most talented travel snappers.

Bob Krist

Bob Krist truly knows how to present life in technicolour. His bright and powerful images from around the world have bagged him multiple awards and earned him a reputation as one of the most respected travel photographers around. His portraits of people encountered on his travels are captivating.

Website: bobkrist.com

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bob krist travel photo


Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Learning to use a camera was initially a natural by-product of the incredible life that Yann Arthus-Bertrand was leading. A nature enthusiast, he ran a nature reserve in France before moving to Kenya to study the behaviour of lions, all before he turned 31. Luckily for the rest of us, he picked up the bug for photography as a tool for chronicling his findings, going onto become both a spirited campaigner and talented photojournalist.

Twitter: @Yann_A_B
Website: goodplanet.org

Yann Arthus Bertrand photo

Yann Arthus Bertrand travel photo


Art Wolfe

With a name like ‘Art Wolfe’ you might say that nature photographer was pretty much his calling. And so it proved, as Art’s combined passions of travel, culture, conservation and photography all combined to stunning effect. His work has spanned every continent on the globe in a 30-year career, earning him a legion of fans and admirers – including Sir David Attenborough.

Google+: +artwolfe
Twitter: @artwolfe
Website: artwolfe.com

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Sherry Ott

A self-confessed “middle age wanderer”, Sherry Ott has made a great fist of leaving the office job behind in search of a career break, instead carving out a new life as a seasoned travel photographer. After eight years of shooting and blogging, her own site has become a vast directory of fantastic images taking in almost every landscape imaginable.

Google+: +SherryOtt
Twitter: @ottsworld
Website: ottsworld.com

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sherry ott travel photo


Ralph Velasco

With a portfolio built up from his travels across more than 40 countries, Ralph Velasco knows a thing or two about capturing the essence of life in different cultures. Luckily, he’s more than willing to share what he’s learned, running successful photography courses and publishing books to help anyone learn some stunning photographic skills of their own.

Google+: +RalphVelasco
Twitter: @RalphVelasco
Website: ralphvelasco.com

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ralph velasco travel photo


Jeff Sullivan

When we say Jeff Sullivan’s photography is out of this world, we really mean it. In fact, he’s even been named Astronomy Photographer of the Year. But back down on earth, his photos are pretty incredible too with his nature snaps capturing the true, rugged beauty of the Californian landscape.

Google+: +JeffSullivan
Twitter: @JeffSullPhoto
Website: jeffsullivanphotography.com

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jeff sullivan travel photo


Gary Arndt

Not only an expert in inspirational photos, but inspirational lifestyles too having flogged his house six years ago to go travelling – and never stopping. Stunning images gathered across all seven continents are continually added to. A multi-award winning photographer with more than 116,000 Twitter followers keeping up to date with his movements.

Google+: +GaryArndt
Twitter: @EverywhereTrip
Website: Everything-Everywhere.com

Gary Arndt

Gary Arndt Travel Photo


Richard Bernabe

An in-demand photographer who specialises in capturing nature at its most natural and wildlife at its wildest, especially in his stark and dramatic landscapes from the remotest parts of North America and beyond. And if you want to learn from the best, he offers travel photography workshops across the globe. Trip to Patagonia to polish up your skills, anyone?

Google+: +RichardBernabe
Twitter: @bernabephoto
Website: richardbernabe.com

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Robert Caplin

Manhattan-based photographer who really embraces the idea of capturing life through pictures. He’s not afraid to diary his life through Instagram, while his professional snaps give a unique outlook on life in New York. He’s photographed everyone from Justin Bieber to Jon Bon Jovi (which is almost like a weird ‘before and after’, when you think about it), but is also an expert in travel photography and capturing those magic moments that everyday life throws up around the world. Be sure to check out his iconic Cuba images.

Google+: +RobertCaplin
Twitter: @robertcaplin
Website: RobertCaplin.com

Robert Caplin

Robert Caplin Travel Photo


Sheila K McIntyre

Taker of beautiful travel photos and the sender of many, many tweets. Always keen to engage with her followers, you’ll also be treated to links to her stunning images, from beautiful close-ups of birds to dramatic landscape shots on her travels.

Twitter: @SheilaMcIntyre
Website: fineartamerica.com/profiles/sheila-kay-mcintyre.html

Sheila K McIntyre

Sheila K McIntyre Travel Photo


Jack Hollingsworth

A great source for staying up to speed on the latest trends in photography, photojournalism and social media, he has certainly embraced the new opportunities that the mobile word has opened up. But aside from that he has carved out an enviable reputation as one of the world’s most respected and truly global photographers, with his portraits captured at every corner of the planet making for a simply stunning collection.

Google+: +JackHollingsworth
Twitter: @photojack
Website: jackhollingsworth.com

Jack Hollingsworth

Jack Hollingsworth Travel Photo


Brendan van Son

Proof that being a bit restless is something to embrace not ignore. Twitter gives you direct access to his non-stop life every day of the year – and what a life he leads, travelling the planet and capturing incredible wildlife images as he goes. His own site is also a great resource for those with an interest in travel, listing the best travel websites and a series of travel guides, while he also runs beautiful travel mag Vagabundo.

Google+: +BrendanvanSon
Twitter: @Brendanvanson
Website: brendansadventures.com

Brendan van Son

Brendan van Son Travel Photo


John Duarte

Ambitious and talented film-maker, raising heartfelt issues through his work. Just as intriguing are his real-life inspired travel shots, from sunsets in his home city of LA to gritty industrial scenes from his travels across Europe and the world.

Google+: +JohnDuartePage
Twitter: @dortyshorts
Website: john-duarte.com

John Duarte

John Duarte Travel Photo


Rebecca Varidel

Seems to have all the right ingredients listed on her Twitter account: “Food + booze + travel.” But far from concentrating on pictures of drunken kebab feasts during messy nights out in Majorca, as that snippet may suggest, her tasty Inside Cuisine blog actually provides a unique window on the world through tantalising photos of food and drinks from restaurants, homes and street sellers around the world.

Google+: +RebeccaVaridel
Twitter: @frombecca
Website: insidecuisine.com

Rebecca Varidel

Rebecca Varidel Travel Photo


Steve Baile

Australia is a land which naturally lends itself to great photography, with unrivalled landscapes, unique wildlife and beautiful coastlines. Luckily, Aussie expert, tour operator and travel snapper Steve Baile is there to capture much of this captivating country in true photographic style.

Twitter: @stevebaile
Website: expeditionaustralia.com.au

Steve Baile

Steve Baile Travel Photo


Matt Long

Travel snapper and blogger Matt Long “specialises in luxury adventure travel”, which sounds like possibly the best job description in the world to us. Follow his globe-trotting antics on Twitter, although we can’t promise you won’t be beset by pangs of jealousy.

Google+: +MattLong
Twitter: @LandLopers
Website: landlopers.com

Matt Long

Matt Long Travel Photo


Trey Ratcliff

If you grow up in a place as beautiful as New Zealand then there’s really no excuse not to become a photographer. Luckily Trey Ratcliff has the skills to do the breathtaking landscapes justice, capturing everything from endless beautiful sunsets to dolphins frolicking in the surf. He is a renowned HDR (high definition range imaging, for the uninitiated) expert and has inspired thousands of others to experiment in this art form.

Google+: +TreyRatcliff
Twitter: @TreyRatcliff
Website: StuckInCustoms.com

Trey Ratcliff

Trey Ratcliff Travel Photo


Jim Nix

Texas-based photographer Jim Nix is another HDR expert, which means he produces landscapes and cityscapes in simply stunning colours. Fantastic at sharing tips on his own site to help hone your own skills in this photographic art-form too.

Google+: +JimNix
Twitter: @jimnixaustin
Website: nomadicpursuits.com

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Jim Nix Travel Photo


Colby Brown

Denver-based travel enthusiast Colby Brown is not only a fantastic photographer, chronicling all sorts of sides to life on planet earth, but he’s a fantastic teacher too, running popular photography workshops both in person and online and producing books aimed at helping other photographers progress and grow their following.

Google+: +ColbyBrown
Twitter: @colbybrownphoto
Website: colbybrownphotography.com

Colby Brown

Colby Brown Travel Photo


Jeff Lombardo

Not only is jeffsettin.com possibly the best travel photographer web address ever, but his photos are none-too-shabby either. From glamorous shots on tour with Ne-Yo to his travel photography, his pictures are a unique take on urban life in some of the world’s most vibrant cities.

Google+: +JeffLombardo
Twitter: @jefflombardo
Website: jeffsettin.com

Jeff Lombardo

Jeff Lombardo Travel Photo


James Clark

Having earned the enviable position of a “location independent digital nomad”, hard working entrepreneur James Clark spends most of his life on the go and luckily for the rest of us he took up travel writing and photography to share his experiences. His pictures ooze local charm and he captures the sort of moments you can only enjoy by really getting stuck in to experience each place you visit.

Twitter: @nomadicnotes
Website: nomadicnotes.com/

James Clark

James Clark Travel Photo


Matthew Karsten

Here at Chillisauce, we like anyone who describes themselves as an ‘adventure junkie.’ If that adventure junkie can then back up their claims with stunning photos taken on their adventures across the globe then even better. Step forward Matthew Karsten. If you want to see pictures of searches for lost Columbian drug planes, kayaking through shark, croc and hippo-infested waters or trekking to the top of erupting volcanoes, then he’s your man.

Google+: +MatthewKarsten
Twitter: @ExpertVagabond
Website: ExpertVagabond.com/

Matthew Karsten

Matthew Karsten Travel Photo


Jeff Davidson

Jeff Davidson came to photography relatively late (mid-30s, if that counts as ‘late’?) after a lifelong interest, but it’s lucky for the rest of us that he did as it means we can all enjoy his uniquely personal portraits and dreamy landscape shots from various inspiring spots.

Twitter: @IamJeffDavidson
Website: jeffdavidson.shutterchance.com

Jeff Davidson

Jeff Davidson Travel Photo


Lanora Mueller

Lanora describes herself as an “escapism expert” and her photoblog at www.lanoramueller.com is certainly a great form of escapism for everyone to enjoy, letting you get lost in absorbing images from some far-flung locations and those closer to home too. Check out the eerie calm captured in her photo of the Fox River lighthouse in Illinois.

Google+: +LanoraMueller
Twitter: @WritingTravel
Website: writingtravel.com

Juicy John Pink's reunion, DeKalb, July 9, 2011

Lanora Mueller Travel Photo


Glen Allison

Self-confessed “nonstop vagabond” Glen Allison doesn’t take your average holiday snaps, he captures beautiful works of art with his camera, focusing on the minutiae of everyday life in the destinations he visits, as well as jaw-droppingly dramatic landscapes.

Twitter: @GlenAllison
Website: GlenAllison.com

Glen Allison

Glen Allison Travel Photo


Michel Guntern

Freelance photojournalist Michel Guntern has taken in an incredible 120 countries on his travels so far, capturing countless fantastic photos while he was at it. He’s also a great person to follow to keep abreast of everything going on in the world of travel photography, with his Travel Notes website helping you plan your own trip and TravelTwip.com curating the best travel snaps from across the Twittersphere.

Google+: +MichaelGuntern
Twitter: @TravelTweet
Website: TravelNotes.org

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Michel Guntern Travel Photo


Penny De Los Santos

It will no doubt make you hungry, it could even make you a teeny bit jealous, but you’ll still be glad you followed Penny De Los Santos when you’re drinking in her captivating food and travel photographs. You’ll learn a thing or two as well, with Penny having a fantastic cultural awareness that comes across in her work.

Twitter: @pennydelosantos
Website: pennydelossantos.com

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Penny De Los Santos Travel Photo


Adam Romanowicz

Combines his twin loves of extreme sports and beautiful photography into a dreamy collection of images from around the world. From surfers in Hawaii to moody black and white snapshots of his home city of Chicago, his passion for the outdoors translates expertly in his photography.

Twitter: @3scapePhotos
Website: 3scape.com

Adam Romanowicz

Adam Romanowicz Travel Photo


Juno Kim

Follow Juno’s ongoing travels as she backpacks around the world, charting tales and places as she goes through her Runaway Juno blog and capturing the heart of everywhere she visits with some delightful photography too.

Twitter: @RunawayJuno
Website: runawayjuno.com

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Juno Kim Travel Photo


Matt Considine

Immerse yourself in Matt Considine’s photography and you will immediately feel closer to wildlife and the beauty of the natural world. An expert in underwater photography with awe-inspiring shots of majestic marine life, he is also an active campaigner for preserving nature through his wildlife photography. His travel photography portfolio spans continents and always captures uniquely interesting aspects about the destinations he visits.

Twitter: @mattconsidine
Website: mattconsidine.com

Matt Considine

Matt Considine Travel Photo


Anthony M. Davis

Demonstrates a real skill in making even the seemingly mundane aspects of travel look interesting, while his focus on the architecture of various places makes for an intriguing collection of images. His infrared images are unnervingly beguiling but constantly captivating. He has an inspiring back story too, after an injury-enforced 20-year hiatus from photography, he decided to pick up his camera again and recapture his unique outlook on the world.

Twitter: @anthonymdavis
Website: anthonymdavis.com

Anthony M Davis

Anthony M. Davis Travel Photo


Brandon Elijah Scott

With a fantastic eye for images, designer, blogger and travel photographer Brandon Elijah Scott creates beautiful fine art photography and is passionate about sharing his research and photography tips. His new photo-a-day feature provides fresh inspiration through his pictures every day.

Twitter: @eyeandpen
Website: eyeandpen.com

Brandon Elijah Scott

Brandon Elijah Scott Travel Photo


Jason Denning

Award-winning, London-based photographer Jason Denning specialises in panoramic landscapes that really preserve a moment in time to be enjoyed time and again. His ongoing quest to find and capture inspirational views has produced some stunning results.

Twitter: @JFVDenning
Website: jasondenning.co.uk

Jason Denning

Jason Denning Travel Photo


Kelly Harmon

Californian Kelly Harmon is on a mission to hit more than 100 counties, chronicling her travels with some fantastic photography along the way. Stunning images of inspiring destinations include Thailand, Antigua, the Masai Mara, Laos and Cambodia to create a veritable bucket list of must-see places.

Twitter: @HipTraveler
Website: pinterest.com/kellycharmon/

Kelly Harmon

Kelly Harmon Travel Photo


Gray Cargill

Solo travel blogger Gray Cargill describes herself as an amateur photographer but has some incredible professional-quality pictures from her travels to share. Her www.solofriendly.com website is full of practical and inspiring tips for those looking into traveling alone as well, including unique ways of including yourself in your photos when sightseeing on your own.

Twitter: @SoloFriendly
Website: solofriendly.com

Gray Cargill

Gray Cargill Travel Photo


Kirsten Alana

If you thought that mobile snaps weren’t much cop then think again. Nomadic traveller and mobile photography enthusiast Kirsten Alana has even taught the skill at conferences. Her own pictures are accompanied by witty descriptions of her life on the road too and make for entertaining viewing.

Twitter: @KirstenAlana
Website: www.kirstenalana.com

Kirsten Alana

Kirsten Alana Travel Photo


Barbara Weibel

Did what most people only dream of by ditching the corporate life in favour of travel, writing and taking pictures en route. Her travels are all about searching for the meaning in her life (the ‘hole in her donut’) and her images express that desire to seek out the cultural values in the places she visits.

Twitter: @holeinthedonut
Website: holeinthedonut.com
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Barbara Weibel

Barbara Weibel Travel Photo


Davide Petilli

Davide Petilli is an Italian freelance photographer who produces breathtaking fine art prints from his travel photography. He specialises in black and white images which are achingly stylish and his personal blog is a good read for any aspiring photographers too.

Twitter: @davidepetilli
Website: davidepetilli.com

Davide Petilli

Davide Petilli Travel Photo


John Lander

Southeast Asia is often a must-visit destination for aspiring travel photographers keen to capture the colourful nature of everyday life as well as the stunning landscapes. Freelancer John Lander has made it his home and is based in Bangkok and Tokyo, producing expert galleries of Japanese gardens, Asian festivals and cuisine, and travelling extensively throughout the region.

Twitter: @asiaimages
Website: asiaimages.net
Google+: +JohnLanderAsiaImages

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Claudio Giovenzana

Italian photographer Claudio Giovenzana has been on the road for five years now and is passionate about sharing the extraordinary pictures he takes along the way. His images of Mexico are particularly worth admiring.

Twitter: @CanonEos_Travel
Website: longwalk.it

Claudio Giovenzana

Claudio Giovenzana Travel Photo


Abi King

Taking in everywhere from the far-flung landscapes of Patagonia and Kilimanjaro to the bustling urban hotspots of New York, Rio and Paris, award-winning journalist Abigail King has circled the globe twice and is at the forefront of travel media in the UK. Her photographic work embraces the myriad of cultures she has experienced, from nature at its best to outstanding buildings, from unique portraits to sumptuous shots of food.

Twitter: @abigailking
Website: abigailking.co.uk

Abi King

Abi King Travel Photo


Martin Balo

Argentinian snapper Martin Balo is a prolific Tweeter and a prolific traveller too, focusing on the cosmopolitan nature of some of the world’s most exciting cities, while his sunset and sunrise shots are simply stunning.

Twitter: @martinbalo
Website: facebook.com/martinbalophoto

Martin Balo

Martin Balo Travel Photo


Melody Fury

Food enthusiast Melody Fury is inspired by rich tapestry of tastes and flavours the world has to offer and specialises in food photography. From food markets to gourmet restaurants and everything in between, her love of food and its connection to local cultures also provides a tasty take on travel photography.

Twitter: @GourmetFury
Website: GourmetFury.com

Melody Fury

Melody Fury Travel Photo


Keith Savage

Scotland boasts picturesque scenes and dramatic landscapes galore so it’s no surprise that it’s a popular haunt for travel photographers. Keith Savage, who quit his lucrative desk job in Vancouver in favour of a life of discovery, has set about exploring it one month at a time, with beautiful photos and an inspiring blog (and plenty of scotch) to show for his troubles.

Twitter: @travelingsavage
Website: traveling-savage.com

Keith Savage

Keith Savage Travel Photo


Melissa McKinley

Travel the world from the comfort of Twitter by following Melissa’s tweets, an unbeatable resource for all things happening in the world of travel, full of tips and advice and regularly pointing people in the direction of inspirational articles and images from around the web. Her own travels are beautifully documented in photo form too.

Twitter: @TrvlwithMelissa
Website: melissamckinleyphotography.com

Melissa Mckinley

Melissa McKinley Travel Photo


Matt Gibson

Canadian snowboarder and outdoors enthusiast Matt Gibson likes to push life to its limits and his adventurous photos reflect this. If you like to spend days at your desk dreaming of carving up the powder snow then Matt’s pictures can transport you there in an instant.

Twitter: @xpatmatt
Website: matt-gibson.org

Matt Gibson

Matt Gibson Travel Photo


Ryan Barry

Another Canadian photographer with a taste for adventure, he runs adventure tours of Nova Scotia to help people get stuck into the incredible landscape. His fantastic photos also help capture the very essence of living a life of discovery.

Twitter: @hikingtours
Website: greatearthexpeditions.com

Ryan Barry

Ryan Barry Travel Photo


David Clapp

Starting off as a hobbyist photographer in his early 30s, Devon-based British snapper David Clapp quickly developed into a landscape specialist and now teaches workshops and writes about the art of producing beautiful landscape pictures, honing his own craft in some of the UK’s most under-appreciated landscapes as well as in countries around the world.

Twitter: @DavidClappPhoto
Website: davidclapp.co.uk

David Clapp

A beautiful sunset over the rooftops of Florence, Italy


Seattle Dredge

Not a travel site about Seattle the city, but her real name is actually Seattle, as she must be sick of explaining to people. She is, in fact, from Toronto in Canada, and her strong wanderlust has taken her across the globe, blogging and taking pictures as she goes. Her own website is packed full of tips, travel ideas and advice based on her own extensive experience.

Twitter: @SeattlesTravels
Website: seattlestravels.com

Seattle Dredge

Seattle Dredge Travel Photo


Murray On Travel

Aspirational travel writer and photographer with a knack for finding those extra special places and giving candid, informative reviews of his experiences. Worth a follow on Twitter too where he’ll share plenty of features and pictures from across the web to inspire your travel daydreams.

Twitter: @murrayontravel
Website: MurrayOnTravel.com

Murray on Travel

Murray On Travel Travel Photo


Neerav Bhatt

This ‘professionally curious’ journalist and blogger starting taking snaps on his travels to accompany his travel writing but has developed into a specialist in capturing striking images of wildlife and wilderness environments.

Twitter: @neerav
Website: neeravbhatt.com

Neerav Bhatt

Neerav Bhatt Travel Photo


Daniel Nahabedian

A well-travelled freelancer with a multicultural background and a diverse and creative approach to photography. Only picked up his first DSLR camera in 2007 but quickly turned his new passion into a new career. Has some added bonus skills for a travel photographer in that he speaks five languages too and he is passionate about educating people through his pictures.

Twitter: @CanvasOfLight
Website: canvas-of-light.com

Daniel Nahabedian

Daniel Nahabedian Travel Photo


Kat Von B

Travel photographer for people with a keen interest in all things beautiful. Finds beauty in all sorts of things, from quirky room decorations to derelict country buildings and battered cars, as well as producing eye-catching snaps of striking holiday destinations.

Twitter: @TravelistaStyle
Website: instacanv.as/travelinggreek

Kat Von B

Kat Von B Travel Photo


Daniel Noll and Audrey Scott

Husband and wife team Daniel and Audrey live a life of freedom that most couples only dream of and have been travelling the world for five years. With 75 countries covered so far and counting, their photography shows their taste for delving deep and off the beaten track and you can follow their unique route by the footstep through their Uncornered Market website.

Twitter: @umarket
Website: UncorneredMarket.com

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View of Prague's Old Town at Dusk


Beers and Beans

When someone collects 8 million followers on Pinterest, you know they must be doing something right. Randy and Beth are another wayfaring couple sharing their travelling exploits with the world and a thoroughly engaging journey it is too.

Twitter: @BeersandBeans
Website: BeersAndBeans.com

Beers And Beans

Beers and Beans Travel Photo


Alberto Molero

Alberto Molero and Nellie Huang are the talented founders of WildJunket Magazine, which is dedicated to seeking out the most extraordinary destinations and journeys, written and captured by passionate bloggers and photographers, encouraging sustainable travel along the way. Alberto has impressively led the way with his impressively vast gallery of photos from adventurous locations across the globe.

Twitter: @WildJunket
Website: wildjunketmagazine.com

Alberto Molero and Nellie Huang(WildJunket)

Alberto Molero Travel Photo


The Blonde Gypsy

The iPhone is a powerful photographic tool in the right hands and the charmingly titled ‘Blonde Gypsy’, aka Larissa, is one of the best in the business, sharing her unique and inventive mobile photography from some impressive destinations. She’s great at sharing tips and secrets on getting the best out of your iPhone camera too.

Twitter: @theblondegypsy
Website: blonde-gypsy.com

The Blonde Gypsy

The Blonde Gypsy Travel Photo


Iain Mallory

Ex-army officer Iain Mallory likes to push things to the limit, including his photography. His pictures are a great outlet for his adventurous spirit and display a creative streak too, from his unique collection of washing line photos in Cuba to extreme BMX riding pics in Canada.

Twitter: @MalloryOnTravel
Website: bit.ly/R4kvry

Iain Mallory

Iain Mallory Travel Photo


Kah Kit Yoong

The ‘Magic Hour’ in the website address refers to ambitious travel photographer Kah Kit Yoong’s ongoing quest to capture those perfect moments where changing light transforms the breathtaking views around the world into something truly sublime. And the results are simply extraordinary.

Website: magichourunplugged.com

Kah Kit Yoong

Kah Kit Yoong Travel Photo


Rolf Hicker

With more than a quarter of a century’s experience of nature, wildlife and travel photography, it is fair to say that Rolf Hicker has earned his reputation as one of the world’s best. From getting up close with polar bears, whales and red pandas to capturing awe-inspiring sunsets or dramatic waterfalls, Rolf Hicker has photographed it all and more.

Twitter: @rolfhickerphoto
Website: hickerphoto.com

Rolf Hicker

Rolf Hicker Travel Photo


Dave Bouskill and Deb Corbeil

Follow Canadian couple Dave and Deb as they continue their ongoing mission to travel the world, inspiring others with their incredible images from some incredible destinations. Seven continents, 80 counties and counting, with many more to come.

Twitter: @theplanetd
Website: theplanetd.com

Dave Bouskill and Deb Corbeil

Dave Bouskill and Deb Corbeil Travel Photo


Elia Locardi

With a background in design and post production, Elia has a deep rooted interest in producing beautiful things. But since giving up the paycheck world in which he once lived, he has found a new freedom travelling the world full-time, sharing photography techniques through workshops and discovering new and beautiful things to photograph every day.

Twitter: @EliaLocardi
Website: blamethemonkey.com

Elia Locardi

Elia Locardi Travel Photo


Scott Jarvie

Wedding photography may not always sound like the most exciting way to put your skills to use. But for Scott Jarvie, a specialist in destination weddings, capturing happy couples on their big day takes him all over the world. Joy-filled pictures in amazing locations certainly make for life-affirming viewing.

Twitter: @jarvie
Website: jarviedigital.com

Scott Jarvie

Scott Jarvie Travel Photo


Jacob Maentz

Philippines-based photographer Jacob Maentz is an expert at capturing the essence of the different cultures he encounters in some of the world’s most far-flung and hard-to-reach destinations.

Website: jacobimages.com

Jacob Maentz

Coron Island, Palawan, Philippines.


Sean Bagshaw

With pictures published across a range of media, from landscape calendars to well-read magazines, Sean Bagshaw’s work has provided inspiration to a widespread audience. His twin passions of travel and photography led to him pursuing photography full time in 2004 and he is always willing to go the extra mile for that perfect shot.

Website: outdoorexposurephoto.com

Sean Bagshaw

Sean Bagshaw Travel Photo


Adam Allegro

California-based professional travel photographer Adam Allegro is a former naval officer during which time he travelled the world. He now continues to visit all corners of the globe, capturing offbeat images and stunning photographs along the way.

Website: catchthejiffy.com

Adam Allegro

Adam Allegro Travel Photo


Steve Sieren

The state of California boasts more variety in its landscapes, coastlines, national parks and stunning vistas than many entire countries so it is little surprise that it attracts hordes of travel photographers. Southern California-based landscape snapper Steve Sieren specialises in capturing this rich variety with his beautiful art images, with his work taking him into some of the most remote and unspoilt spots in the area and its nearby deserts.

Twitter: @SteveSieren
Website: wefollow.com/SteveSieren

Steve Sieren

Steve Sieren Travel Photo


Rick Sammon

Rick Sammon’s photography work has taken him to nearly 100 counties across the world, with his talents taking in a wide range of subjects. His work and experience is so respected that he now hosts workshops in some dramatic destinations, including Death Valley, Iceland, Provence and even on safari in Kenya and Tanzania.

Website: ricksammon.com

Rick Sammon

Rick Sammon Travel Photo


Chris McLennan

The South Island of New Zealand where Chris McLennan was born and raised is full of amazing photographic opportunities. But that hasn’t stopped this award-winning travel photographer travelling the world in search of incredible shots, which have been published across the globe.

Twitter: @Chris_McLennan1
Website: cmphoto.co.nz

Chris McLennan

Chris McLennan Travel Photo


Chase Guttman

New Yorker Chase Guttman boasts a National Geographic award among his accolades and a glance at his portfolio is enough to show you why his images are so admired. A photography enthusiast since the age of five, his work continues to go from strength to strength.

Twitter: @chaseguttman
Website: chaseguttman.com

Chase Guttman

Chase Guttman Travel Photo


Lucie Debelkova

From Mongolia to the Middle East, Iceland to Alaska, Lucie Debelkova doesn’t let long journeys or tough conditions get in the way of capturing beautiful landscape images. The Prague-born photographer is on a constant mission to learn and hone her skills while discovering beautiful sights as she explores the world.

Twitter: @LucieDebelkova
Website: luciedebelkova.com

Lucie Debelkova

Lucie Debelkova Travel Photo


Jeff P

Frenchman Jeff specialises in colourful images of Asia having spent seven years in China and recently relocated to Bangkok. Portraits full of character, awesome city shots and other-worldly landscape images are typical of his fine art photography portfolio.

Twitter: @fototrav
Website: fototrav.com

Jeff P

Jeff P Travel Photo


Danny Tan

Aussie-based Danny Tan only took up photography three years ago but his initial enthusiasm soon translated into an impressive talent which has been honed impressively quickly. His inventively crafted photos throughout Australia and Southeast Asia make up a highly original body of work.

Website: dannyxeero.com


Troy Floyd

Troy Floyd rediscovered a burning passion for travel after a trip to Australia inspired him to give up his well paid job in 2009 in favour of a new life of discovery. After quickly sharpening up his skills he quickly adapted to his new life as a travelling photographer and luckily for the rest of his he regularly shares his stunning work, blogging as he goes.

Twitter: @FOGGodyssey
Website: foggodyssey.com

Troy Floyd

Troy Floyd Travel Photo


Victor Lacken

Irish photographer Victor Lacken is now based in Amsterdam where he runs a thriving production company, offering inspiring and impassioned photojournalism and film-making services. His work often focuses on capturing the humanity and personal stories of the places he visits, while from a technical point of view he’s a HDR specialist.

Website: Google+

Victor Lacken

Victor Lacken Travel Photo


Meleah Reardon

Seattle-born, UK-based Meleah is a travelling photographer who also specialises in High Dynamic Range (HDR) images to create unique images of architecture and landscapes. Very proactive in sharing her work for others to enjoy too, with much of her work available under Creative Commons licences.

Twitter: @MeleahRubino
Website: meleahreardon.com

Meleah Reardon

Meleah Reardon Travel Photo


Richard Love

A love of travel has inspired Richard Love to choose his vacations wisely in order to get the most out of the photographic opportunities presented on his travels, sharing the impressive results on a site shared with his brother and fellow travel photography enthusiast David.

Website: Google+

Richard Love

Richard Love Travel Photo


David Sanger

Professional photographer David Sanger has made an enviable living travelling and taking pictures for the past two decades, taking the sorts of inspiring images that you will find in travel books and magazines the world over. Also the publisher of inspirational free iPad travel magazine TRVL.

Twitter: @davidsanger
Website: davidsanger.com

David Sanger

Dave SangerTravel Photo


Laurence Norah

Like many with a deep-rooted wanderlust, Laurence packed up the corporate life in favour of setting out to explore the world. He now takes dramatically beautiful, and at times haunting, photographs and shares them on his popular blog, which is filled with plenty of tips and insightful posts too.

Twitter: @Lozula
Website: findingtheuniverse.com

Laurence Norah

Laurence Norah Travel Photo


JD Andrews

A prolific tweeter, so much so that he has even bagged a ‘Shorty Award’ – the so-called ‘Oscars of Twitter’. With nearly 125,000 followers, there are plenty of people keen to keep tabs on JD who has spent 20 years traversing the globe making tourism and travel videos and taking fantastic stills too.

Twitter: @earthXplorer
Website: earthxplorer.com

JD Andrews

J D Andrews Travel Photo


Trenton Palmer

An intriguingly titled ‘aerial cinematographer’ by trade, which is essentially providing aerial filming and photography through the use of remote control helicopters and sounds like possibly the coolest job in the world. Also enjoys a handy side hobby of iPhone photography which gives you an insight into the darn cool places he visits.

Website: instagram.com/trentonpalmer

Trenton Palmer

Trenton Palmer Travel Photo


Matt Dawson

Freelance travel photographer and recently-published travel writer Matt has been on the move constantly for the past five years since ditching his IT job. That decision is certainly paying off as he gets to combine his twin passions of travel and photography on a daily basis. Born in Sydney, but you may currently find him in Peru.

Website: mattdawsonphoto.com

Matt Dawson

Matt Dawson Travel Photo


Aric S. Queen

Last year embarked on a unique journey across the USA on behalf of National Geographic to discover the untold stories that are changing communities for the better, tackling the 5,321 miles in just six weeks. His travels uncovered some inspiring tales and some incredibly personal pictures too.

Twitter: @GoodTraveler
Website: intelligenttravel.nationalgeographic.com/blog/the-good-traveler

Aric S Queen

Aric S Queen Travel Photo


Cole Rise

The San Franciscan photographer and pilot’s appreciation of space delivers simply breathtaking results in his collections of stark and wide open landscapes, artistically and dramatically displayed. His Explorations in Space series has an eerie and other-worldly charm.

Twitter: @colerise
Website: coleri.se

Cole Rise

Cole Rise Travel Photo


Dan Rubin

‘Improving the world through design’ is Dan Rubin’s motto, but he does a good job of showing off its good points through his photography too. Fantastic collection of architecture pictures and landscape shots, while his coastal images are particularly engaging.

Twitter: @danrubin
Website: danrubinphotography.com

Dan Rubin

Dan Rubin Travel Photo


Nir Bird

He may describe his own tweets as ‘boring’ but his feed of Instagram pics is anything but, showcasing a fantastic appreciation of colour with photos of land and sea that really draw you in.

Website: instagram.com/nirl

Nir Bird

Nir Bird Travel Photo


Erica Kuschel

Camera whizz Erica Kuschel travels the world with her thrill-seeking husband Shaun, with the pair of high school sweethearts having left the daily grind in Texas behind in favour of a life of excitement and adventure. Follow their lives through Erica’s lens for their unique perspective on the world.

Twitter: @OverYonderlust
Website: ericakuschel

Erica Kuschel

Erica Kuschel Travel Photo


Michael Hodson

Now in a state of permanent transit, attorney by trade Michael Hodson started his worldwide travels back in 2008 in a bid to circumnavigate the globe without boarding an aeroplane and now he blogs and shares photographs relentlessly as he continues to search for the world’s most impressive destinations.

Twitter: @GoSeeWrite
Website: GoSeeWrite.com

Michael Hodson

Michael Hodson Travel Photo


Monique Yates

Nature photography enthusiast Monique Yates uses her pictures as a way of seeking out “peace and happiness” and the ability to capture the beauty through her skilled images of birds, flowers and inspiring places really does warm the heart.

Website: Google+

Monique Yates

Monique Yates Travel Photo


Robert van Koesveld

His skills have seen him carve out a career as a full time photographer, with a focus on travel and cultural images, most notably in Bhutan and China. His own photography blog is called ‘Learning to See’ which sums up his approach to using images to discover something new in the world.

Google+: +RobertvanKoesveldPhotography
Twitter: @photokoesveld
Website: robertvankoesveld.com

Robert van Koesveld

Robert van Koesveld Travel Photo


Craig Easton

An international award-winning and highly in-demand photographer, Craig Easton has been commissioned to produce work for a range of high profile clients from Land Rover to London 2012, as well as having work published in popular travel books. Has captured iconic landscapes and portraits around the image and has a strong personal interest in photographing the dramatic vistas of the Scottish Highlands.

Website: craigeaston.com

Craig Easton

craig easton


Michael Bonocore

Originally drawn to photography by the vivid HDR images of Trey Ratcliff, Michael Bonocore has gone on to become an impressive exponent of the technique himself and now makes his living with his camera and earns fans galore with his bright and intriguing travel shots, also using his talents to raise awareness and money towards causes around the globe.

Website: Google+

Michael Bonocore

Michael Bonocore Travel Photos


Pat Kennedy Corlin

From haunting portraits of beautiful owls in the wild to calming shots of sunsets over Cambodia, colourful pubs in Ireland to snow-capped mountains in Nevada, Pat Corlin’s photography stirs up plenty of emotions, but most of all make you want to dive right in and see the places for yourself.

Website: Google+

Pat Kennedy Corlin

Pat Kennedy Corlin Travel Photo


Russ Barnes

Discovering the art in landscapes, Russ Barnes produces images which will take your breath away, and his escapism imagery has garnered plenty of attention from high profile admirers in recent years.

Website: Google+

Russ Barnes

Russ Barnes Travel Photo


Alfie Goodrich

With a photography career that has spanned more than two decades and an interest in the art that goes back to the age of seven, Alfie Goodrich has certainly learned a trick or two. He now passes on his years of experience to others with workshops and classes from his home in Japan while continuing to add to his add to his ever-impressive portfolio.

Website: Google+

Alfie Goodrich

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Ron Niebrugge

From playful bears to icebreakers in the frozen ocean, snow-capped mountains to roaring waterfalls, Alaska is a land that presents more than its fair share of unique photographic opportunities and professional nature and wildlife snapper Ron Niebrugge is seemingly on hand to capture them all.

Website: Google+

Ron Niebrugge

Ron Niebrugge Travel Photo


Craig Ferguson

Craig Ferguson, now based in Taiwan, specialises in cultural photography with insightful portraits, enticing panoramas and a thought-provoking catalogue of environmental images. Originally from Australia, he has travelled extensively across Asia.

Website: craigfergusonimages.com
Google+: +CraigFerguson

Craig Ferguson

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Gary Crabbe

A widely-respected photography professional, Gary Crabbe is now putting the finishing touches to his seventh book with a back catalogue of coffee-table titles which show off his native California in all its glory.

Website: Google+

Gary Crabbe

Gary Crabbe Travel Photo


QT Luong

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A full-time travel and nature photographer, QT Luong is known for achieving the impressive feat of being the first to take pictures of all 59 of the USA’s national parks. His website attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors a month keen to browse and buy his pictures.

Website: Google+

QT Luong

Photographer at Polychrome Pass. Denali National Park, Alaska, USA.


Richard Wong

Another Californian photographer who is constantly finding drama and beauty across this most picturesque of American states. He specialises in capturing the unique and hard-to-find and his work has graced many a magazine cover.

Website: Google+

Richard Wong

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So, who have we missed? Which other travel photographers do you particularly admire? Let us know in the comments below…

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Christopher Moriarty

Chris Moriarty is a journalist and editor of Birmingham lifestyle monthly Brum Notes Magazine. He enjoys sneering at other people's poor tastes in music, pretending to snowboard and the ritual disappointment that comes with supporting Aston Villa.



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