Date of release: Tuesday, August 1, 2017

A world-class collection of travel pictures will be on show at the University of Greenwich this week.

The Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition comes to the university's Stockwell Street building on Friday 4 August and runs until Sunday 3 September.

Offering an insight into life, culture, and landscape all over the planet, the show returns to Greenwich following its successful debut last year. Featuring lava flows and birds-eye views of one of the hottest places on Earth, the exhibition takes in wildlife, urban life and more.

Professor Neil Spiller, Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor at the university, says: "Last year's exhibition was a great success and we are delighted to be hosting the event again. There will be some truly wonderful photography on show, in the grand setting of the university's Stockwell Street building."

Expanding on last year, the exhibition features a series of evening talks from renowned photographers, including Timothy Allen - the photographer for the BBC's landmark Human Planet series – and Eamonn McCabe, an award-winning photographer and the presenter of BBC Four's Britain in Focus series.

This year's show also includes a series of evening sessions which will allow visitors to avoid the crowds and enjoy a drink as they view the exhibition outside regular opening hours. There will also be a series of photography-themed walks around Greenwich. More here:

The annual London exhibition is a free event and attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year.

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Picture: Holi Festival, Mathura, India. Poras Chaudhary/