Travel Photography Competition – week 79

Hodan Pictures - Knaresborough, United Kingdom

Hello everyone and welcome to the 79th edition of our popular weekly Travel Photography Competition! This week we are looking at the photos posted on our Facebook page between 14th and 21st February.

In first position we’ve got this wonderful night shot of Yosemite Falls located in Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada of California, USA. With the total height of 2,425 feet (739 m), Yosemite Falls is the highest measured waterfall in North America and the 7th in the world.

This is how Kaya Cait, who took this photo, describes their adventure until reaching the spot where it was taken: “Yet another unexpectedly more adventurous day than expected. After clearing our camp in the snow and ice, we set out for the cliffs above Yosemite Falls a bit late in the day. With a 3,000-foot elevation gain, we summited just in time to see rays of red and purple streak the sky. We descended by the light of the full moon, bits of sleet falling into our eyelashes. Here you can see the lights from Yosemite Valley mirroring the stars above–a miniature cosmos, tucked in for the night”.

The barefootprint - Yosemite Falls, USA

This great photo was taken by travel photographer and writer Kaya Cait from Johnson City, Tennessee, USA. We encourage you to visit her thebarefootprint.comand Facebook page thebarefootprint.


The second winner in this week’s competition was taken in Bodie, California, USA. Bodie is a ghost town set between Bodie Hills, east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Mono County, about 75 miles (121 km) southeast of Lake Tahoe. Bodie was founded in the late 19th century and its boom was connected with the discovery of gold nearby, which soon made Bodie a mining town. In 1913, the Standard Consolidated Mine closed, however, and in 1917 the Bodie Railway was abandoned and its iron tracks were scrapped. Bodie is now an authentic Wild West ghost town and a popular destination for organized night photography tours. It’s registered as a National Historic Landmark and a California Historical Landmark.

Michael Keel Photography - Bodie, California, USA

This lovely photo was sent by Michael Keel who is a San Francisco based freelance photographer and journalist. He is also a sought-after wedding and event photographer. Check out his website


The thirs winner in our competition was taken in the evening at Loch Leven, near the village of Glencoe, Highlands, Scotland, UK. It’s a sea loch, extending over 14 km, varying in width between 200 m and 1.6 km.

Land of Light - Tomasz Szatewicz Photography - Loch Leven, near Glencoe, Highlands, Scotland, UK

This breathtaking shot was sent by Tomasz Szatewicz, who is a Polish photographer based in Scotland. He’s a very creative soul and apart from being a talented photographer, he’s also a graphic designer and a music composer. He’s a nature lover, who manages to beautifully merge his passion for hiking and photography into his stunning compositions. Visit his website for more well-taken Scottish landscapes.



And the last winner in this week’s competition was taken in the town of Knaresborough, United Kingdom. It’s a historic market and spa town located in the Borough of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England. The top tourist sights in town include the ruins of the 12th century Knaresborough Castle, Mother Shipton’s Cave, the House in the Rock, and the medieval St Roberts Cave. Definitely looks like a pleasant town to visit!

Hodan Pictures - Knaresborough, United Kingdom

This lovely shot was taken by our frequent English contributor, George Hodan from Harrogate. If you like his work visit his Facebook page Hodan Pictures and his website where you can download all his photos for free.


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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