Travel Photographer Of The Year 2015 by MarselvanOosten

I am very excited to share with you that I won the overall title Travel Photographer Of The Year 2015.

The jury selected two of my portfolio’s – one landscape/travel portfolio, and one wildlife portfolio. This makes it even more special for me, because I’m always trying to do both genres equally well, which is why I call myself a nature photographer and not a landscape or a wildlife photographer.

Over the next few days I will post all the winning images here, but if you don’t have the patience for that, you can also check out the entire story behind the images on my blog:

I will start with the images from the winning landscape series. They were all shot last year in the swamps of Louisiana and Texas on a scouting trip for the world’s first Cypress Swamp photo tour – more info on that somewhere next week.

All shots were taken on a misty morning just after sunrise, either from a kayak or standing in the cold water. It’s one of the most magical places on this planet.

Special thanks to Daniella for her help setting up these shots.

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If you would like to join us on one of our photo tours, please have a look on our website. Only a few trips still have some openings left:


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