Vivid colours and intimate portraits stand out in this selection of travel images from The Guardian.
German photographer Tobias Friedrich has been named this year’s winner for his ‘perfectly lit and composed’ panorama of a wreck off the coast of Egypt, while British winner Grant Thomas captured a couple of affectionate swans
Here are the top shots from each month. Scroll down to see the overall winner, whose prize is a fabulous wildlife holiday for two to Costa Rica with Exodus Travels
Amazing landscapes stood out in the shortlisted images.