Travel Photography Competition – week 80

Glendor Díaz Suárez - Iglesia de Santa Cristina de Lena, Lena, Asturias, Spain

Hello everyone and welcome to the 80th edition of our popular weekly Travel Photography Competition! This week we are looking at the photos posted on our Facebook page between 22nd February and 1st March.

With the highest amount of votes in this week’s competition we’ve got this absolutely stunning photo taken in South Moravia, Czech Republic. The capital of this beautiful rural region, which is famous for wine production, is Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic. landscape-wise it’s a hilly region with an extensive cave complex (Moravian Karst) and a number of landscape parks like White Carpathians Landscape Park, Pálava Landscape Park and Podyjí National Park.

Krzysztof Browko Landscape Photography - South Moravia. Czech Republic

This wonderful photo was sent by Krzysztof Browko, a 40 year old amateur photographer based in Opole, Poland. “Travelling across the world’s roadless tracts together with my camera and stand, I feel like a hunter who is aimed at capturing some interesting part of reality. What’s more, dependence on weather conditions and light makes it even more challenging for me.” Krzysztof earns his living as an IT specialist and we highly recommend visiting Krzysztof Browko – website for more samples of his talent, both as a photographer and web designer.

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In second position this week we’ve got this beautiful photo of Iglesia de Santa Cristina de Lena in Lena, Asturias, Spain. It’s a pre-Romanesque church and a UNESCO World Heritage Site located about 25 km south of Oviedo, which is for many one of the main reasons for visiting the Asturian capital. From the official UNESCO: “In the 9th century the flame of Christianity was kept alive in the Iberian peninsula in the tiny Kingdom of the Asturias. Here an innovative pre-Romanesque architectural style was created that was to play a significant role in the development of the religious architecture of the peninsula. Its highest achievements can be seen in the churches of Santa María del Naranco, San Miguel de Lillo, Santa Cristina de Lena, the Cámara Santa and San Julián de los Prados, in and around the ancient capital city of Oviedo. Associated with them is the remarkable contemporary hydraulic engineering structure known as La Foncalada.”

Glendor Díaz Suárez - Iglesia de Santa Cristina de Lena, Lena, Asturias, Spain

This beautiful image was sent by Glendor Díaz Suárez. He is a very talented artist and we recommend that you visit his Facebook page PhotoGlendor and his Flickr Photostream.

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And in third position we’ve got this breathtaking shot of the Château de Villandry, a castle-palace located in Villandry, Indre-et-Loire, France. The château, known for its beautiful gardens, was built in the 16th century by Jean Le Breton who was the Minister of Finance for François I. The palace attracts around 330,000 tourists a year and can be seen for 10€ (reduced ticket 6,50€). Here, you can consult the Chateau Villandry – opening times.

KOEphotography — Villandry, France

This great image was taken by the very talented photographer Alex Köhl who lives in Chinon, France. If you like his work, subscribe to his Facebook page KOEphotography.

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HONORARY WINNERS

This great shot was taken at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy. The Galleria was constructed in the late 19th century and named after Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of the Kingdom of Italy. It’s one of the oldest shopping centres in the world! The Galleria connects two of Milan’s most famous sights: The Duomo cathedral and the Teatro Alla Scala, but it is also a landmark of it’s own.

Galina Gryaznova - Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan, Italy

This lovely photo was sent by Galina Gryaznova a versatile photographer from Russia. Check out more of Galina’s photos on her Flickr Photostream.

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This tranquil photo taken on the picturesque island of Santorini, Greece. The island is located in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km southeast of Greece‘s mainland. The traditional architecture of Santorini is similar to other places in the Cyclades archipelago it belongs to, with low cubical houses, made of whitewashed stone with various volcanic ashes used as colours. It is also an extremely popular Greek destination especially among photographers and beach lovers.

Anna's Photo - Santorini, Greece

This great photo was sent by Anna Shulte from Santorini. Check out her Facebook page Anna’s Photo and her website for more details.

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This great image from the faraway Greenland. The photo was taken during a dog-sled trip near the town of Ilulissat. The name of this third-largest town in Greenland literally means ‘Icebergs’ in  Kalaallisut  (I’m wondering why…). It’s located 200 km north of the Arctic Circle and it’s the island’s most popular tourist attraction.

Thomas Mogensen Photography - Ilulissat, Greenland

This unique and adventurous shot was taken by Thomas Nørby Mogensen. If you like this photo, you will definitely like his other shots so make sure you subscribe to Thomas’ Facebook page Thomas Mogensen Photography.

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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 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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