Travel Photography Competition – week 70

Elin Reitehaug, Taste of Slow - Sunrise in Cappadocia, Turkey

Hello everyone and welcome to the 70th edition of our popular Travel Photography Competition! This week we will be looking at photos sent into our Facebook page between 2nd and 9th December.

As every week, we show you the most “liked’ photos on our Facebook Page in the hope they will inspire you to travel further and discover new places, as well as to promote independent amateur photographers and showcase their work.

Most of you here are travel photographers and we encourage you to read the interview Ania gave UniquePhoto about travel photography: What does it take to become a travel photographer?

Without further delay, let me show you this week’s stunning winners.

The first winning photo was taken at sunset while driving through Wyoming, United States. This state, which is the least populous and the second least densely populated, is located in the mountainous part of the Western US. Top travel destinations in Wyoming include:

☀ The Rocky Mountains together with the UNESCO listed Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park;

☀ Prairies of the Great Plains,

Hot Springs State Park with the world’s largest mineral hot springs,

Fossil Butte National Monument which contains the largest deposit of freshwater fish fossils in the world,

☀ The Buffalo Bill Center of the West which is a complex of five museums displaying artefacts and of the American West

and more… It certainly looks like a beautiful place on Earth.

Travel Photography Competition – week 70 - Wyoming

This beautiful photo was sent by WiredNomads. They have disclosed that it took 300 photos to compose this wonderful image! Jordan and Kaya are an interesting couple of travellers and we highly recommend checking out their website, not only if you are into photography but first and foremost if you love adventure blogs.


The second winning shot was taken at sunrise in Cappadocia, Turkey. This breathtaking volcanic landscape, which is unique for its rock formations, lies on 1000m high plateau in Eastern Anatolia. This region also contains several underground cities, tunnels and temples, where early Byzantine Christians used to hide from Persian and Arabic invaders in the 6th and 7th centuries. The main city in this area is Nevşehir. The best towns to stay is are: Göreme (with its National Park, added to the UNESCO World Heritage list) and Ürgüp.

Cappadocia is one of our must destinations in Turkey. Discover the others in our article Turkey Absolute Musts.

Travel Photography Competition – week 70, Wyoming

This lovely shot was sent by Elin Reitehaug who is from Norway but based in Accra, Ghana. Visit her fabulous blog Taste of Slow where you can find stunning photos and veggie recipes.


And the last great picture this week was taken at sunset over Sungai Santubong in Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia. The state of Sarawak is located in the northwest of the island and it’s inhabited by more than 40 sub-ethnic groups with the largest being Iban, Chinese and Malay. It’s a highly touristy region, attracting around 5 million visitors a year.

Travel Photography Competition – week 70, Wyoming

This lovely photo was taken by Paul Mullins, an amateur photographer who was born in Ireland but lives in Kuala Lumpur. On his Facebook page you can see an interesting quote by George Bernard Shaw: “A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity.” Do you agree? :)
You can see more of Paul’s photos on his website.


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 a nice end of the weekend!


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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