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Lemur in tree, Madagascar

Audley's 20th anniversary photographic winners

This year marks 20 years since Audley was born. To celebrate, throughout July we asked everyone to share their most loved travel photographs and memories from the last 20 years, and we gave away 20 travel related prizes to our favourites.

We were thrilled to see how many of you got involved, and we loved reading through your wonderful experiences over the years.

It was a tough choice to narrow it down to just 20 winners, but here are the final 20 which we announced throughout July on social media.

Our top 20 winning photographs

1. Ian Blackman was our first ‪#20YearsOfTravel winner for this beautiful picture of Torres del Paine in Patagonia, Chile. ‬‬

Torres del Paine, Patagonia

2. Our second winner, Alastair Swan, took this incredible shot in 2012 of U-bein's Bridge in Burma.

U-bein Bridge in Burma

I loved the silhouettes of the Buddhist monks making their way home and the dramatic sky.

Alastair Swan

3. Liz Musselwhite won our third prize with this photograph of an Arctic Fox curled up in the snow near Churchill, Manitoba in 2012.

Arctic fox near Churchill, Manitoba, Canada

4. These ladies boiling sweet rice in Karaikudi in India back in 2013 was taken by winner Caroline Brooks.

Indian ladies boiling sweet rice in Karaikudi, India

5. Taken in 2014, this photograph of the morning fog above the River Danube in Budapest was our fifth winner, taken by James Farley.

Morning fog above the River Danube, Budapest, Hungary

6. In 2015 Ian Johnston visited eastern Madagascar, where this crowned lemur used to visit his chalet every evening in the hope of finding food.

Lemur in tree, Madagascar

7. Peter Geraerts took this image in Svalbard in 2011.

Polar bear in Svalbard

The polar bear just sat down on the ice and settled down. She wasn't worried that we were there.

Peter Geraerts

8. Lizzie Norton took this photo while on her trip to Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba in 2013.

Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba

Each night a wonderful saxophone player would serenade us until the sun sank into the sea.

Lizzie Norton

9. Our ninth winner, Falhguni Marwadi, took this photo of a trekking spot in Himachal Pradesh, India in 2016.

Triund Top in Himachal Pradesh, India

Triund Top is one of the most beautiful trekking spots in Himachal Pradesh.

Falhguni Marwadi

10. Our tenth winner, David Nash took this image of a snake when he travelled to Costa Rica in 2015.

Snake in tree, Costa Rica

The wildlife you see while staying in the jungle at Pacuare Lodge is wonderful.

David Ronald Nash

11. Tracy Johnston is our 11th ‪winner for capturing this humpback whale breaching in Madagascar in 2015.

Whale breaching, Madagascar

12. Diana Gale is our 12th winner with this photograph from her trip to Botswana.

Elephant at sunset, Botswana

We had seen incredible wildlife all day, it was precious to be serenaded by elephants silhouetted in the waning sun. 

Diana Gale

13. This sunrise over Mount Bromo in Indonesia taken by Suzanne Ross, is our 13th ‬ winner.

Sunrise over Mount Bromo, Indonesia

The plumes of smoke pouring from the crater caught the sunlight just as the early morning mist created a mystical setting around the base.

Suzanne Ross

14. This photograph of friendly Icelandic horses by Kelsey Jean Milla, is our 14th winner.

Wild horses, Iceland

The moment we walked towards the fence they came galloping over to us.

Kelsey Jean Milla

15. This photograph of an ostrich family taken by Guy Cheeseman was taken in South Africa’s Eastern Cape in 2014 and is our 15th #20YearsOfTravel winner.

Ostrich family in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

16. Ann Chown is our 16th winner with this amazing photograph of Bagan at dawn.

Bagan at dawn, Burma

I specifically asked whether we could get up early to shoot the sunrise over the marvellous pagodas.

Ann Chown

17. Winner number 17, Louisa Purvis, took this photo in 2014 just outside Battambang, Cambodia.

Villagers in Battambang, Cambodia

The villagers would literally pick up their houses and move inland to the drier ground.

Louisa Purvis

18. Peter Samwell’s capture of Lake Matheson in New Zealand is our 18th ‪winner.

Winner 18

This trip was an adventure of a lifetime for my wife and I. Sadly, the weather prevented us from going whale watching at Kaikoura and heli-hiking at Franz Josef. However, when we got to Lake Matheson early in the morning those disappointments just melted away, it was a view to be cherished forever. 

Peter Samwell

19. Steve Dean is our 19th winner for this wonderful shot of a lion in South Africa, sent in by his wife Emma.

Winner 19

We had the heart stopping moment of what sounded like a lion roaring outside our ‘tent’, he was still at it the next morning, so on our final morning game drive our guide took us to find him.

Steve Dean

20. Tony Frazer-Price is our 20th and final winner for this photo from Bhutan in 2000.

Winner 20

It was a rare treat to see the Paro festival bouncing with dancing and colour.

Tony Frazer-Price

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