Travel Photography Competition – week 83
The first winner in this week’s competition was taken by Skógarfoss waterfall in Iceland, which is located on the Skógá River in the south of the country. Skógafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland with a width of 25 metres (82 feet) and a drop of 60 m (200 ft). According to legend, “the first Viking settler in the area, Þrasi Þórólfsson, buried a treasure in a cave behind the waterfall. The legend continues that locals found the chest years later, but were only able to grasp the ring on the side of the chest before it disappeared again. The ring was allegedly given to the local church. The old church door ring is now in a museum” (source: Wikipedia).
This beautiful black-and-white photo was sent by Valeria Sig, an Icelandic photographer based in Norway. Check out her Facebook page Valeria Sig Photography for more Icelandic beauty! We also encourage you to visit Valeria’s Flickr Photostream where you’ll find lots of stunning nature & landscape shots.
In second position this week, we’ve got this great photo with a dramatic saucer cloud hanging over Torres del Paine in Chile. It’s a national park that encompasses mountains, glaciers, lakes, and rivers in southern Patagonia. The area is a popular hiking destination that is visited by over 140,000 people per year. In 2013 it was also chosen as the 5th most beautiful place on Earth by National Geographic. Any doubts why?
Congratulations to Milene van Arendonk, who sent this lovely photo as her first entry in our competition! You can read more about Milene’s trip directly on her blog. On top of visiting Milene’s blog, we strongly recommend following her Facebook page Milgrations if you like reading about travel and learning about different cultures!
And the last winning photo in this week’s competition was taken on Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, Scotland, UK. Rannoch Moor is a vast area of boggy moorland, which has been listed as a Special Area of Conservation and is notable for its wildlife.
This jaw-dropping shot was sent by Simon Owens, an amateur landscape photographer from Durham, UK. Visit his Facebook page Aperture Priority – Photography and his Flickr Photostream for more beautiful photos taken in the North-East UK and beyond.
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!