The finalists for the National Geographic Traveller Photography competition have been announced.

The annual competition takes entries from both amateur and professional photographers across five categories: cities, nature, people, food and portfolio.

Pat Riddell, editor of National Geographic Traveller, says: “At a time when we’re surrounded by travel photography, this year’s shortlist reminds us there’s so much more to using a camera than ‘point and shoot’. From documenting local customs and traditions to awe-inspiring landscapes and incredible wildlife, this year’s entrants prove once again how powerful a medium travel photography can be.”

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The winners will be announced on February 26.