Travel Photographer of the Year: 2016 winners revealed

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  • More than 20 photographers from around the world picked up prizes in international event
  • Portugal's Joel Santos is the overall winner for his images of fishermen in Ghana

(CNN)Here's proof that not every travel photo needs to contain the photographer's own grinning face.

These beautiful images were selected for some of the prizes in 2016's Travel Photographer of the Year awards.
Among them, a stunning wintry shot of New York's famous Flatiron building during a fierce January storm, a volcanic display in Indonesia and other incredible images of people, places and creatures.
    Overall winner Joel Santos received £4,000 ($4,970) for his "delicate and intimate" portfolio depicting traditional fishing in Ghana and an aerial shot of Ethiopia's Danakil Depression, one of the world's hottest places.
    The UK-based contest's international panel of judges named 14-year-old Darpan Basak from India Young Photographer of the Year for his soulful images of his homeland, earning him £500.
    Photographers from 20 countries took awards. The winning images will go on show at exhibitions at the UK City of Culture celebrations in Hull from May 18 to June 30, 2017 and in London at the University of Greenwich from August 4 to September 2017.
    Click through the above gallery for a selection of some of the best images.