11 Travel,commended, Mauro Di Bettio, Italy
“Taj and Akash travel every day from station to station with their mother, begging to make a living.”
12 Travel Portfolio, Winner, Matjaz Krivic, Slovenia
"When we met, the boy was carrying his shoes in his hands as he couldn't use them anymore. Traveling prepared makes a difference, and with my sewing needle and dental floss, we patched them up, so that he could follow his herd."
13 Travel - Special Mention, Marsel Van Oosten, Netherlands
“The Grand Tsingys are a rare geological phenomena. The rocks are razor sharp. I climbed up during the night to be able to photograph this climber in the early morning.”
14 Natural World, Special Mention, Petar Sabol, Croatia
"The master river predator was seen by the Petar Sabol in his home village of Gorican, Croatia, fishing by a local canal. Professional photographer Petar, 36, said he was searching the area for several hours before he saw the lone kingfisher"
15 Young Tpoty 15-18, Winner, Fardin Oyan, Bangladesh
16 year-old Fardin Oyan lives in Bangladesh and is currently studying in 11th grade at college. He had a keen interest in technical gadgets since his early childhood, and was particularly interested in cameras because photography never grew old as computer games did. When he was in 7th grade, he convinced his father to buy him a compact camera which was worth a little above a hundred USD. He can clearly remember the first snap he took - two sparrows just outside his window: "I was so happy that I can't describe that moment in words. The camera felt like a magical box to me. After that moment, I decided to take the path of photography seriously and now photography has become the part and parcel of my life."
16 Travel - Winner, Best Single Image, Philip Lee Harvey, United Kingdom
"Sand divers freedive down to the bottom of the Niger river to collect sand for the building industry. It’s an extremely dangerous job from which many don’t return.”
17 Hot/Cold, Runner-Up, Andrew James, United Kingdom
"Snowy meet-cute between an elephant seal and a Gentoo penguin"
18 Travel Portfolio, Winner, Matjaz Krivic, Slovenia
19 Hot/Cold, Commended, Stephen King, Hong Kong
“Lava from the Kilauea Volcano flows into the ocean.”
20 Natural World - Highly Commended, Marsel Van Oosten, Netherlands
"The Qinling golden snub-nosed monkey is listed as Endangered by the IUCN as only some 3,800 individuals still exist. Most people have never seen these creatures"