Revealed: the winner of the Big Shot photography competition | Travel

After more than 3,000 entries spanning 12 extraordinary months, we can reveal the winners of our latest Big Shot photography competition.

Selecting the top three was a tough task for the judges: Georgia Stephens, assistant travel editor; Sara Evans, travel picture editor; Carlo Irek, director of 4Corners Images (a specialist travel photo library); and Lisa Cristofoli of the competition sponsor, Hurtigruten Expeditions.

Congratulations to Louise Waldron, whose shot of a man and his horse at the Sonepur Mela fair in Bihar, India, wins first place. It was praised for its use of colour: “I love the bindi on the

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