These five photographs earned tlm editor, Peter Ellegard, the title of Travel Photographer of theYear in the 2009 Travel Press Awards.

Hot-air balloons soar over karst peaks in Yangshuo, in China's Guangxi province; cave rock formations are lit up like a fantasy scene in nearby Guilin; traditional feluccas sail into the sunset at Luxor on Egypt's Nile river; and tornadic storm clouds take on angry shapes and colours in America's Midwest.
These five photographs - the Nile and tornado cloud ones appeared in tlm - earned tlm editor, Peter Ellegard, the title of Travel Photographer of theYear in the 2009 Travel Press Awards.
They now form the first gallery for our new In the Frame photography showcase.