Landscape photographer of the year 2017: the UK’s best scenery – in pictures

In this selection of winning and shortlisted images from this year’s competition, amateur and professional photographers worked to a brief of showcasing Britain’s eclectic landscapes

One last time over Georgia – drone photography

Georgia introduced new rules restricting the use of drones last month but before they came into force, Amos Chapple, one of the early pioneers of drone photography, captured the country’s diverse landscapes from above

National Geographic travel photographer of the year 2017 winners – in pictures

After much deliberation, the judges have announced the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year winners. The selection of winning images explores the diversity of the world through its geography and its inhabitants

Train dreams: scenes from the Visakha Express, India – in pictures

A hint of Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train and lush landscapes captured Madhu Kalyan’s eye in our weekly look at people’s travels through three Instagram images

Best photos of the day: an installation in Beijing and monsoons in India

A selection of highlights from around the world, including celebrations in Germany for a same-sex marriage vote, protests in Caracas and a sand sculpture in Fife