Travel Photography Competition – week 66

Gerhard Korts - Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA

Hello everyone and welcome to the 66th edition of our popular Travel Photography Competition! This week we will be looking at photos sent into our Facebook page between  31st October and 7th November.

As every week, you send us breathtaking pictures and we show you the most popular ones in the hope that it will encourage you to pack your bags and see all these beautiful places with your own eyes! Winter can be miserable and cold but what’s a better solution than going somewhere nice?

So, let’s begin…. In first position this week we’ve got this stunning autumn photo taken in Vienna, Austria. Vienna is not only Austria’s capital, but also its most buzzing and exciting city, with a population of about 1.8 million (2.4 million within the metropolitan area, which is more than 20% of all the country’s population). It’s also the 7th-largest city by population within the EU. It’s stunning city centre has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and you can behold many architectural styles in Vienna, starting with the classicist to modern architecture. By many it is considered the City of Music but was also home to the world’s first psycho-analyst – Sigmund Freud. I had a chance to visit it again, after 20 years, this summer and I was blown away by its beauty and charm.  You can read about my experience here.

Alexander Bauer - Autumn in Vienna, AustriaThis lovely colourful picture was sent by Alexander Bauer from Vienna. He is a versatile and talented photographer. You can see more of his works on his Flickr Photostream.

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In second position we’ve got two beautiful photos this week. The first one shows the  northern lights over a lighthouse in Akranes, Iceland. Akranes is a port town on the western coast of Iceland, around 20 km north of the capital. It’s the 9th most populous town in Iceland with a population of only around 6,623 people. Fishing is still the main industry and town’s source of income, and as for tourist attractions there is this lovely lighthouse and the Arkanes Museum.

IcelandPhotography - Northern lights over a lighthouse in Akranes, Iceland

This beautiful shot was sent by Þórarinn Jónsson. Visit his Flickr Photostream and his great Facebook page IcelandPhotography for more breathtaking pictures from Iceland!

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And the second photo with the same amount of votes as the one above, came all the way from Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA. This beautiful and deep gorge, carved by the Colorado River, is managed by Grand Canyon National Park, the Hualapai Tribal Nation, and the Havasupai Tribe. Visiting this unique monument of nature you can witness nearly two billion years of the Earth’s geological history as the Colorado River and its tributaries formed their channels through layers of rock while the Colorado Plateau was elevated. For thousands of years, this area has been inhabited by Native Americans who built settlements in the canyon’s numerous caves. The Pueblo people, who considered it a sacred site, made pilgrimages to it. Nowadays it is one of the world’s main tourist attractions and it attracts about five million visitors a year. Visit the Park’s official website to get more practical information and plan your visit.

Gerhard Korts - Grand Canyon, Arizona, USAThis great photo was taken and sent by Gerhard Korts from Cologne, Germany but based in Tbilisi, Georgia.

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And the last photo in this week’s competition comes from Serre Chevalier, France. It’s a major ski resort in south-eastern France, located in the Hautes-Alpes. It owes its popularity to the abundance of snow and almost 300 sunny days a year. If you get tired of skiing you can also use its local thermal baths. Learn more on the valley’s official website.

Adrien Michel - Chairlift in Serre-Chevalier, FranceThis lovely shot was sent by Adrien Michel from Ingwiller but based in Strasbourg, France. You can see more of his great photos on his Flickr photostream.

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Thanks to everyone who participated in this week’s edition of the competition, either by sending or by voting for the pictures! We wish you nice end of the weekend!

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What is Travel Photography Competition?

Each week we publish the three pictures which got the most “likes” on our Facebook page giving the photographers the credit they deserve.

Visit our Travel Photography page to see all the previous winning photos and find out how you can participate.

If your pictures are among this week’s selection, feel free to use one of our HTML snippets on your website and tell your friends about it.

Keep sending your photos and travel safe!

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