|Photo © Sugiarto Sugiarto- Courtesy Travel Photographer Asia|
|Photo © Chee Keong Lim-Courtesy Travel Photographer Asia|
|Photo © Achmad zet Zaeni-Courtesy Travel Photographer Asia|
|Photo © Deba Prasad Roy-Courtesy Travel Photographer Asia|
|Photo © Magnus Brynestam-Courtesy of Travel Photographer Asia|
The top winner of the contest is Sugiarto Sugiarto with his monochrome image of a Pacu Jawi racer with his buffalos during a traditional bull race in Sumatra. However, the remaining 4 photographs are equally impressive, and all five are well deserved wins for their photographers.
I was glad to have been chosen to the panel of judges, and view the over 2000 submissions of travel photographs from both professional and amateur photographers who travelled in Asia. Many of the submissions were enormously inspiring and will certainly inspire many photographers to expand their geographical explorations within that unique continent, with its myriad of cultures and traditions.
My thanks to Ahsan Qureshi in Kuala Lumpur for having invited me to join the jury panel, and for his continuing involvement in enhancing photography in Asia.