From the exuberance of a colourful crowd cheering on racing camels, to sweeping land and cityscapes and intimate close-ups of beautiful creatures in the wild, these are the travel snaps you wish you had taken.
But the spectacular images are actually the winners of the international Travel Photographer of the Year awards and are now on display at a special exhibition in London.
The Royal Geographical Society is hosting the series of award-winning images documenting the magnificence and beauty of the Earth and its inhabitants.
And if the photos aren’t inspiring enough, the exhibition will also be open for various ‘Enchanted Evenings’ so visitors can see the images lit up at night.
The exhibition, which runs until August 17, features photos that won awards in various categories from ‘Wild Stories’ to ‘Vanishing and Emerging Cultures’.
From a pair of lions looking proudly at their young cub to a Mongolian shepherd with his snow-covered flock in Mongolia, the photos provide the ultimate travel inspiration and organisers hope they will encourage amateur photographers to start thinking about submissions for the next awards for 2014.
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