National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Competition 2018 winners revealed

Exciting news for any fans of tremendous photography today as the esteemed National Geographic announces the winners of this year's Travel Photographer of the Year competition.

The Grand Prize this year went to Japanese photographer Reiko Takahashi, who specialises in underwater work. Taken during a snorkelling trip just off Japan’s Kumejima Island, Reiko’s image shows an unusual view of a playful humpback whale calf.

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Jon Stapley

Jon spent years at IPC Media writing features, news, reviews and other photography content for publications such as Amateur Photographer and What Digital Camera in both print and digital form. With his additional experience for outlets like Photomonitor, this makes Jon one of our go-to specialists when it comes to all aspects of photography, from cameras and action cameras to lenses and memory cards, flash diffusers and triggers, batteries and memory cards, selfie sticks and gimbals, and much more besides.  

An NCTJ-qualified journalist, he has also contributed to Shortlist, The Skinny, ThreeWeeks Edinburgh, The Guardian, Trusted Reviews, CreativeBLOQ, and probably quite a few others I’ve forgotten.