Travel Photography Competition – week 77
Hello everyone and welcome to the 77th edition of our popular weekly Travel Photography Competition! This week we are looking at the photos sent into our Facebook page between 25th January and 1st February.
In first position this week we’ve got this skilfully taken photo of zebras and wildebeest which, in clouds of dust, are trying to cross the Mara river during the annual migration. It was taken in Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. The reserve, which was named after the Masai people, who have inhabited this land for centuries, is world-famous for its large population of lions, leopards and cheetahs, as well as the annual migration of zebra, gazelle, and wildebeest, known as the Great Migration, which happens annually from July to October.
This wonderful photo was sent by Sally Walton based in Sussex, England. Sally’s many passions include “travelling, music, photography, whale watching, safaris and wildlife, different cultures, costumes, clothes, fabrics, art and people”. Visit her Flickr Photostream full of wonderfully interesting photos contributed by Sally herself and her husband.
In second position this week we’ve got this tranquil photo taken in Inveraray, Scotland, UK. This medieval Scottish town, located on the western shore of Loch Fyne, is the historic capital of the county of Argyll and home to the Duke of Argyll. The town’s main tourist attractions include: the impressive 17th century Inveraray Castle, the Georgian Inveraray Jail (now a museum) and the Bell Tower, which offers fabulous views over the town and the loch.
In third position we’ve two stunning photos that received the same amount of votes. The first one of them was taken on a laundry day in Caltagirone, Sicily, Italy. The city is famous for the production of pottery and one of its major sights is the Museum of Pottery where you can find a large collection of ancient and modern pottery and terra-cotta. The main landmark of the city is the 142-step monumental Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte, built in the early 17th century. It’s a unique piece of art whose each and individual step is adorned with different hand-decorated ceramics.
This great shot was sent by the Canadian couple of Calli and Travis, a wonderful pair of travellers and bloggers. Check out their blog at haveblogwilltravel.org and their Facebook page at HaveBlogWillTravel.
And the second photo with the same amount of votes was taken on a misty morning at sunrise in Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Budapest is one of the prettiest cities in Europe and its extensive list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites include: the banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue. What you can see in the picture is the Hungarian Parliament Building, which is one of Europe’s oldest legislative buildings and the thirst largest parliament building in the world. During my guided visit to this impressive monument many years ago, I also learnt that it was the first building to ever install an air conditioning system.
This beautiful image was sent by Lucie Ondreasz.
And the last winner is this lovely night shot showing the Sun and Moon Pagodas in Guilin, China. The city is located in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on the west bank of the Li River, is famous for its rock formations and is one of China’s most popular tourist destinations.The Sun Pagoda, which is the taller twin, is made of 350 tons of copper and it’s the highest copper tower in the world.
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.