Travel Photography Competition – week 74

Grant Lechner - Lake Sylvan, South Dakota, USA

Hello again and welcome to the 74th edition of our popular weekly Travel Photography Competition! This week will be looking at the photos sent into our Facebook page between 1st and 8th January.

The first winning photo shows King’s College in Cambridge, England, UK. The college was founded in 1441 by Henry VI, soon after opening its sister college in Eton. The College Chapel, which was built over a period of a hundred years (1446–1531), is regarded by many as one of the greatest examples of late Gothic English architecture. Among the most influential alumni of King’s College were Alan Turing, Maynard Keynes, Frederick Sanger, Robert Walpole and Salman Rushdie.

Anand Sundararajan - King's College, Cambridge, UK

This lovely photo was sent by Anand Sundararajan from Chennai in India.

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The winning photo in second position this week shows the Path tunnel at WTC in New York, USA which is an underground passageway linking the WTC PATH station and Brookfield Place (formerly known as the World Financial Center). The World Trade Center PATH station originally opened in 1909 but was destroyed in the September 11, 2001 attacks. It was reopened in October 2013.

Oscar Rivera - Path Tunnel WTC, NYC, USA

This interesting photo was sent by Oscar Rivera, a talented photographer from New York, specialising in fine art photography, cityscapes, landscape and event photography. Visit his website and his Facebook page for more great shots from NYC.

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In third position we have this week two lovely mountain photos. The first of them shows Lake Sylvan in South Dakota, USA. The lake is also known as the “Crown Jewel” of Custer State Park. It was created in 1881 when a dam was built across Sunday Gulch. It’s a popular picnic, rock clinging and hiking place which also offers boat rentals.

Grant Lechner - Lake Sylvan, South Dakota, USA

This lovely shot was sent by Grant Lechner, a freelance photographer and graphic designer based in Chicago. For more samples of his talent, visit his Flickr and Facebook pages.

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And the last photo in this week’s selection, which has the same amount of votes as the one above, was taken on top of Mount Sněžka (Śnieżka) which lies on the border between Czech Republic and Poland. At 1,602 metres (5,256 ft) it’s the highest point in the Czech Republic and in the entire Sudetes mountain range. It’s an interesting mountain whose one slope belongs to Poland and the other to the Czech Republic. On the Polish side you can find a meteor observatory, a chapel and a restaurant. On the Czech side you will see the remains of a Bohemian hut, a post office, and a chairlift station. it’s a popular place with Polish, Czech and German tourists all year round.

Peter Schagen - Mount Sněžka, Czech Republic

This great daring shot was sent by Peter Schagen from Amsterdam. Visit his Flickr Photostream for more photos.

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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 a nice beginning of the week!

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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.

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