Travel Photography Competition – week 81

Zsolt Andras Szabo - Fagaras mountains, Romania

Hello everyone and welcome to the 81st edition of our popular weekly Travel Photography Competition! This week we are looking at the photos posted on our Facebook page between 2nd and 8th March.

The quality of photos you send us is getting higher and higher every week and they have been an endless source of inspiration for us. This weekend the weather in Barcelona, where we’re based, has been grey and miserable, so it’s really uplifting to look at some amazing places you guys have been to.

In first position we’ve got today this amazing photo showing the Northern Lights dancing over the Callanish Stone Circle on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland, UK. The Callanish Stones are a megalithic construction of thirteen 4-metre tall stones which form a circle about 13 metres in diameter. They were erected between 2900 and 2600 BC and as some specialists suggest they were used as a prehistoric lunar observatory. They are located 0,2 miles south from the village of Callanish.

Colin Cameron ~ photography - The Northern Lights over the Callanish Stone Circle, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, UK

This beautiful photo was sent by Colin Cameron. Visit his Facebook page and his website for more stunning images  from the western isles of Scotland.


The second winner in this week’s competition was taken in the Făgăraş Mountains in Romania. They are the highest mountain range of the Southern Carpathians, in Romania with the highest peak Moldoveanu (2544 m). They are a very popular hiking, trekking and skiing destination, and are abundant in glacier lakes (photo of Bâlea lake that has previously won in our competition).

Zsolt Andras Szabo - Fagaras mountains, Romania

This gorgeous image was taken and sent by Zsolt Andras Szabo, who is a dentist and a fine art landscape photographer from Romania. If you are still hungry for more breathtaking shots, visit his very interesting website.


And the last photo in this week’s competition was taken at dawn on La Playa del Aguilar, Muros del Nalón, Asturias, Spain. Muros de Nalón is a small coastal town known for the cultivation of the eucalyptus tree. The sandy Aguilar beach can be reached via the AS-317 road that connects Muros de Nalón with Cudillero. For more information and pictures of this lovely place, click here (in Spanish).

Glendor Díaz Suárez - La Playa del Aguilar, Muros del Nalón, Asturias, Spain

This beautiful photo 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.


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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  • That’s a great collection of photos. My favourite one is definitely the last one which features the La Playa del Aguilar. Absolutely stunning.

  • What I like most about this collection of photos is that they haven’t been photoshopped to within an inch of their life. I prefer photos to show what the photographer saw with his eyes, not with his computer. These are all lovely.

    • Good point! Although I believe that probably all images we see today are heavily photoshopped and it is becoming more and more difficult to distinguish the lens from the computer. Thanks for commenting :)