Travel Photography Competition – week 94

Hello everyone and welcome to the 94th edition of our popular weekly Travel Photography Competition! This week we are looking at the photos posted on our Facebook page between 3rd and 9th June.

In first place this week we have two wonderful shots that just couldn’t be separated by you, our dear readers, so without further ado…

Tied in first place this week is a wonderful shot of the village of Vernazza in Liguria, north-western Italy. Vernazza is the northernmost town of the Cinque Terre, five UNESCO listed coastal villages, and probably the most picturesque of the lot. It is famed for its colourful houses clinging determinedly to the cliff face and lovely small harbour overlooked by an ancient castle and church. In October 2011 Vernazza was struck by torrential rains causing flooding and mudslides that left the town buried in over 4 meters of mud and debris. After a clean up operation costing over 100 million Euros, Vernazza is back in business and as lovely as ever.

Enrico Fossati‎ - Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Liguria, Italy

This fantastic shot was sent in by Enrico Fossati‎, a self proclaimed amateur photographer who loves taking landscape photography with an artistic touch. If you like this, then be sure to check out his Foxphotogaphy website or his 500px profile.

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And our second joint winner this week, is an eerily beautiful photo taken in Little Wittenham Wood, South Oxfordshire, UK.

As the photographer Andy himself explains, ‘Tranquillity! A spot I can stand by for ages and always wanted to capture with a layer of mist. All this needs is a backdrop of bird song! This was the last of the morning mist, about 10 minutes later it had mostly gone and the sun was blazing above the trees.’ 

Little Wittenham is a village and civil parish on the south bank of the River Thames, north-east of Didcot in South Oxfordshire and has one of only 220 habitats across Europe which are designated as a Special Area of Conservation.

Andy Hough - Little Wittenham Wood, South Oxfordshire, UK

This atmospheric shot was sent in by Andy Hough,‎ a first time winner here at Hitch-Hikers Handbook. Congratulations Andy! If you like this photo then you can see more of Andy’s work on his flickr stream.

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In second place this week is a truly breathtaking image, captured in Lago di Braies, South Tyrol, Italy. Lago di Braies, or if you prefer in German Pragser Wildsee, is a small alpine lake located in the Braies Valley (a tributary valley of the Val Pusteria) at an altitude of 1,496 m above sea level. The lake covers an area of about 31 hectares with a length of 1.2 km and a width of 300-400 meters, and is a popular tourist destination due to the stunning blue colour of its clear waters and the splendid natural surroundings.

Francesco Damin‎ - Lago di Braies, South Tyrol, Italy

This beautiful picture was sent by Francesco Damin from Busto Arsizio in Italy. His passion for hiking and photography makes a great match which you can see in his stunning photos. For more visit his 500px portfolio or his Flickr photostream.

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Our final winner this week is of the world famous Templo de Debod in Madrid, Spain. The Templo de Debod (Temple of Debod; Paseo del Pintor Rosales 2) is an ancient Egyptian temple that was relocated and rebuilt in Madrid in the 20th century as a token of gratitude for the help provided by Spain in saving the temples of Abu Simbel. It can be found to the north of the city centre near the Pio Principal train station.

Carlos Viedma Ranz - Templo de Debod, Madrid, Spain

This great shot was sent in by another first time winner, Carlos Viedma Ranz‎. Congratulations Carlos!

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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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