Travel Photography Competition – week 108

Vagabond's Log - Whirling Dervishes, Istanbul, Turkey

Hello everyone and welcome to the 108th edition of our popular weekly Travel Photography Competition! This week we are looking at the photos posted on our Facebook page between 14th and 20th September.

The first  winning shot this week is a beautiful photo showing Mont Saint-Michel, located in Normandy, France. Mont Saint-Michel is a tiny island commune set less than 1 km off the coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River. Saint-Michel is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of France’s most notable landmarks. Its fortifications date back to antiquity and since the Middle Ages it’s been the seat of a monastery holding the same name. The island is inhabited by less than 50 people and visited by 3 million each year.

Werner En Hellen Heidekamp - Mont Saint Michel, Normandy, France

This gorgeous image was sent by our second-time winner Werner En Hellen Heidekamp‎ from the Netherlands. If you like rural or nature photography, you should definitely visit Hellen’s Flickr photostream.

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There are two photos that compete for the second position in this week’s competition. The first lovely picture was taken during the northern lights spectacle in Heiðmörk, Iceland, a conservation area located 10km from Reykjavik and inhabited by more than 60 species of wild birds and 4 million trees.

Pétur Gunn Photography - Heiðmörk, IcelandThis breathtaking photo was taken by Pétur Már Gunnarsson from Iceland. Visit his Facebook page Pétur Gunn Photography for more beautiful shots from his coarse homeland.

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The other photo, which received the same number of your votes as the one above, was taken by pure chance through a street window in Istanbul, Turkey and shows the Whirling Dervishes, members of the Mevlevi, a Sufi Muslim order which was founded in Konya. The dance is part of the “Sama” ceremony which aims at worshipping God through playing music, singing, dancing, poetry recitation and prayers and is listed as a UNESCO Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

Vagabond's Log - Whirling Dervishes, Istanbul, Turkey

This wonderful black and white photo was sent by Jens Notroff, a Berlin-based travelling archaeologist, an outdoor sport enthusiast and a very talented photographer. We highly recommend Jens’ super-interesting blog vagabondslog.com as well as his Facebook page Vagabond’s Log.

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And in the last position this week, a lovely HDR beach photo showing Bare Island, an islet connected by a footpath to La Perouse, a suburb of Sydney, Australia. The island contains an historic military fort and tunnels that can be visited with a guided tour and is a popular destination among surfers.

Ben Fewtrell - Photojourney - Bare Island at La Perouse, New South Wales, Australia

This great picture was sent by Ben Fewtrell an HDR photography expert based in Australia. Visit his website onthreelegs.com to see more photos and brush up your photography skills, as you will find there lots of useful tips.

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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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