Travel Photography Competition – week 67

Stacey Feltham - San Bushmen tribe in Namibia

Hello everyone and welcome to the 67th edition of our popular Travel Photography Competition! This week we will be looking at photos sent into our Facebook page between  8th and 15th November.

By organising our weekly competitions and showing you stunning places captured by our contributors, we hope to inspire you to travel further and promote independent travel photographers. We’d like our blog to be a meeting point for all travel photographers who could share their knowledge and passion with others. So if you haven’t yet, we strongly encourage you to join our community.

Without further ado, let me show you our three winning shots for this week. The first stunner came all the way from Agra, India and shows the magnificent Taj Mahal at sunset. Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. This beautiful mausoleum is considered one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture, a style combining Islamic, Persian, Ottoman and Indian influences. No wonder it’s been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Saylluiiis - Sunset over the Taj Mahal marble. Agra, India

This awe-inspiringly beautiful shot was sent by Saylluiiis, two photographers, David Navais y Sergio Carbajo from Catalonia, who specialise in travel and portrait photography. Visit their website and their Facebook page, you won’t regret it!

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The second winner in this week’s competition shows the San Bushmen tribe in Namibia. As the author of this great shot told us, they are “one of the oldest tribes in the world who continue their way of life in the harsh African bush”. You can finds members of this tribe in many South-African countries such as Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Botswana, Namibia, Angola and South Africa. In their society, women have a high status, are greatly respected, and may be leaders of their own family groups. They can make important family and group decisions, claim ownership of water holes and take part in hunting. San Bushmen also appreciate their leisure time and their children have no social duties besides playing. What a great society!

Stacey Feltham - San Bushmen tribe in NamibiaThis stunning shot was taken by Stacey Feltham. Check out her Flickr photostream for more great pictures from Africa!

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And the last great shot, located in third position, shows Blea Tarn lake, located in the Lake District, England. This lake covers an area of an area of 3.3 hectares and its maximum depth is only 5 metres.

“The Lakes” is a stunning mountainous region in North-West England and a popular holiday destination. It’s well-known not only thanks to its lakes, mountains and woods, but also for being beautifully described by the 19th century Lake Poets.

Damian Shields - Blea Tarn, Lake District, EnglandThis beautiful black-and-white shot was sent by Damian Shields, based in Coatbridge, UK, who specialises in fine art landscape photography. He is a very talented photographer, check out his website and his Facebook page.

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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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