The 20 Most Incredible Travel Photos Taken in 2016

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Each year we're gifted with some truly amazing photographs courtesy of annual photography awards around the world and as far as they go, they don't come anymore prestigious than the annual Siena International Photo Awards

With entries from over 100 countries the winning photographs and the honourable mentions of this years competition are nothing short of amazing, each of them celebrating the diverse cultures, lifestyles, traditions and landscapes that the world has to offer.

This year Leyla Emektar won first place in the travel category for her photo of a strawberry picker walking between two green houses in Turkey whilst first place in the Open Colour category went to Danny Yen Sin Wong for his photo of a Vietnamese woman making a traditional fishing net. Check out the entries below. If you want to see the photos in higher resolution checkout the gallery at the bottom of this post.

1. Phan Rang Fishing Net Making, Vietnam (1st Place In Open Color Category)

2. Smile (Honorable Mention In People And Portrait Category)

3. Strawberry Greenhouses, Turkey (1st Place In Travel Category)

4. Sprinkle Net (Remarkable Award In Open Color Category)

5. The Power Of Nature, Sicily (1st Place In Nature Category)

6. Mangrove, Cuba (Honorable Mention In Nature Category)

7. Outlines And Shadows, South Vietnam, (Honorable Mention In Open Color Category)

8. Floating Market, Malaysia (3rd Place In Travel Category)

9. Women Reflection, UAE (2nd Place In Architecture Category)

10. Central Black, Bahrain (3rd Place In Open Color Category)

11. The Way Back, Iraq (Honorable Mention In Open Color Category)

12. I'm Nothing (Honorable Mention In Open Monochrome Category)

13. Living Place, Tibet (Honorable Mention In Architecture Category)

14. The Storyteller, China (Honorable Mention In Travel Category)

15. Ripples In Tea, China (Honorable Mention In Travel Category)

16. Tuscan Golden Sunrise (Remarkable Award In Open Color Category)

17. The Calm Of Art (Remarkable Award In Architecture Category)

18. Tree Of Life (Remarkable Award In Open Color Category)

19. Jodhpur Family, Rajasthan (Honorable Mention In Travel Category)

20. Gaming During Recess (Remarkable Award In Open Monochrome Category)