Travel Photography Competition – week 96

Paul Lemons - Banteay Srei, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Hello everyone and welcome once again to our weekly Travel Photography Competition! This week we are looking at the photos posted on our Facebook page between 17th and 23rd June.

In this week’s competition we have for you 3 lovely shots from across Asia and Europe which we hope will inspire you when deciding your next destination. So let’s take a trip, from the mountains of Italy to the temples of Cambodia and onto the road to Luang Prabang in Laos.

The winning photo this week was taken on the road to Luang Prabang in Laos. Landlocked Laos contains two different mountain ranges, the Annamites in the north-east and the Luang Prabang Range in the north-west. Its principle tourist destinations include the UNESCO listed Luang Prabang with its temples, colonial era architecture, and vibrant night market; and the laid-back capital of Vientiane sitting on the banks of the Mekong river.

Mark Vax‎ - On the way to Luang Prabang, Laos

This wonderful shot was sent in by first time winner Mark Vax. Congratulations Mark!


Our second placed photograph this week was shot in the Pale di S. Martino, Dolomites, Val Venegia, Trentino, Italy. The Pala group of mountains covers an area of 240 km2 and include a large plateau (altopiano delle Pale) spanning 50km2 at an altitude of between 2500 and 2800m. The highest peaks are Vezzana which stands at an impressive 3,192 m and Cimon della Pala at 3,184 m.

Francesco Damin‎ - Pale di S. Martino, Dolomites, Val Venegia, Trentino, Italy

This scenic image was sent in 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.


And finally this week we have an interesting image of Banteay Srei, in the Angkor region, Cambodia. The 10th century temple of Banteay Srei lies near the hill of Phnom Dei, 25 km north-east of the main temple site and is notable for its red sandstone material and elaborate decorative wall carvings which many consider to be the finest surviving example of Angkorian art.

Paul Lemons - Banteay Srei, Siem Reap, Cambodia

This striking photo was sent by Paul Lemons, another first time winner who hails from Sheffield in the United Kingdom. Congratulations Paul! If you like this, then check out his Flickr photostream for more shots from his travels around the world.


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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