The coolest holidays for over-60s
In Inspiration, LatestOn Thursday 8th Nov, 2018

30 of the most extraordinary images you will ever see

Written by

Travel at 60

'The Wave' by Lorraine Turci. Location: South of Drake Passage, Antarctica waters. Category: Journeys & Adventures. Source: Siena International Photo Awards

We all love to take a great photo when we're visiting somewhere new, but these photographers have taken things to the next level.

The winners of the 2018 Siena International Photo Awards (SIPA) have just been announced, and if you haven't heard about this prestigious competition before, you're in for a treat.

This year's winning shots – and those awarded an "Honorable Mention" or given the "Remarkable Award" – were selected from more than 48,000 entries received from 156 countries.There were 11 categories, ranging from exquisite animal shots, stunning landscapes and this year's special category (there's a new one every year), "Splash of Colors".

Continue scrolling to check out 30 of the incredible images of people and places from the Awards, which show just how diverse our beautiful world really is...

xxxxx
'Henningsvær Football Field'' by Misha De-Stroyev, Location: Henningsvær, Lofoten Islands, Norway. Category: Architecture & Urban Spaces. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
xxxxx
'Free-Riders' by Mauro De Bettio. Category: Journeys & Adventures. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
xxxxx
"Dubai' by Thomas Kalak. Category: Architecture & Urban Spaces. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
xxxxx
'Mt. Bromo' by Riksa Dewantara. Location: East Java, Indonesia. Category: The Beauty of Nature. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
xxxxx
'Toy Houses' by Fyodor Savintsev. Location: Arkhangelsk, Russia. Category: Architecture & Urban Spaces. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
xxxxx
'Ancient and Modern' by David Fletcher. Location: Aix-en-Provence, France. Category: Architecture & Urban Spaces. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
xxxxx
'Giochi in Verde' by Vanda Bodoardo. Category: The Beauty of Nature. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
xxxxxx
'Fisherman at Inle Lake' by Yinzhi Pan. Category: Under 20. Location: Myanmar. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
xxxxx
'El Calbuco' by Francisco Negroni. Location: Los Ríos Region, Chile. Category: The Beauty of Nature. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
'The Paradise of Forgotten Hearts' by Antonio Aragon Renuncio. Location: Mandouri, Togo. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
'The Paradise of Forgotten Hearts' by Antonio Aragon Renuncio. Location: Mandouri, Togo. Category: Journeys & Adventures. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
xxxx
'Moon and Leaning Tower' by Marco Meniero. Category: Architecture & Urban Spaces. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
xxxxx
'The Road of Fortune' by Sian Koi Kua. Location: Guang Phu Cao, Vietnam. Category: Splash of Colour. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
xxxxx
'Rough Sea 4' by Giovanni Allievi. Category: The Beauty of Nature. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
xxxxx
'The Lady of Snaefellsnes' by Timothy Moon. Location: Iceland. Category: The Beauty of Nature. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
xxxxx
'Staring House' by Offer Goldfarb. Category: General Color. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
xxxxx
'Ouch, it is Cold' by Sergey Anisimov. Category: Journeys & Adventures. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
xxxxx
'Through the Fishing Nets' by Sarah Wouters. Location: Xiapu, China. Category: General Monochrome. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
xxxxx
'Sylt-Houses' by Klaus Bittner. Category: Architecture & Urban Spaces. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
xxxxx
'Winter Idyll in Everyday Life' by Eberhard Ehmke. Location: Schlüchtern, Germany. Category: General Color. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
xxxxx
'Game of Colors' by Anurag Kumar. Location: Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh, India. Category: Splash of Colour. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
xxxxx
'Shades of Emerald' by Stas Bartnikas. Location: Iceland. Category: Splash of Colour. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
'The Stairs' by Brigitte Schatz. Location: Berlin. Category
'The Stairs' by Brigitte Schatz. Location: Berlin. Category: Architecture & Urban Spaces. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
xxxxx
'Inverno Nel Giardino Degli Dei' by Cristian Rota. Category: The Beauty of Nature. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
xxxxx
'The Man Staring' by Moin Ahmed. Location: Tongi, Gazipur, Bangladesh. Category: Journeys & Adventures. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
xxxxx
'Layers of Antarctica' by Vladimir Alekseev. Location: Yalour Islands, Antarctica. Category: The Beauty of Nature. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
 'Floating Market' by Sina Falker. Location: Borneo, Indonesia. Category: Splash of Colour. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
'Floating Market' by Sina Falker. Location: Borneo, Indonesia. Category: Splash of Colour. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
'Big Pot Noodles' by Jianhui Liao. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
'Big Pot Noodles' by Jianhui Liao. Category: Journeys & Adventures. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
'Turning Torso' by Frang Dushaj. Category: Architecture & Urban Spaces. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
'Turning Torso' by Frang Dushaj. Category: Architecture & Urban Spaces. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
'Earth Rainbow' by Fabio De Gennaro. Location: Tsagaan Suvarga, White Stupa, Mongolia. Category:
'Earth Rainbow' by Fabio De Gennaro. Location: Tsagaan Suvarga, White Stupa, Mongolia. Category:"Splash of Color". Source: Siena International Photo Awards

Read more: GALLERY: 24 of the most spellbinding animal pics you'll ever see

Travel at 60
Which one is your favourite?
sign up todayand get the latest in news, entertainment, lifestyle & fun
Clicking sign up means you agree to our terms and acknowledge you've read our privacy policy.