Travel Photography Competition – week 118

RT Photography - Sandycove, Dublin, Ireland

Hello everyone and welcome once again to the 118th edition of our popular weekly Travel Photography Competition! This week we are looking at the photos posted on our Facebook page between 27th November and 4th December.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and have started planning your next year’s adventures! Our Travel Photography Competition aims at showing you beautiful places round the globe and inspire you to travel further.

The first winner in this week’s competition was taken on Praia da Tocha beach in Portugal. This traditional fishermen’s village, located in the Coimbra district, has become a popular travel destination due to its beautiful golden sands and the stunning (and protected) dunes that surround it. It has, however, still retained its traditional identity and you can find traditional stilt platforms where fishermen keep their tools and equipment.

Bibi Anabela Cláudia Alves‎ - Praia da Tocha, PortugalThis great and atmospheric evening shot was sent by Bibi Anabela Cláudia Alves from Portugal. If you like this photo, visit Bibi’s online portfolio.


In second position a stunning shot of the lovely Lake Garda, Italy‘s largest lake which is located in the north of the country between the cities of Brescia, Verona, Venice and Milan. This stunning alpine lake covers an area of 370 km² and is a popular holiday destination.

Patrizia Emiliani‎ - Garda lake, ItalyThis lovely photo was sent by our first-time winner Patrizia Emiliani from Rome.


In third place, we have two beautiful photos this week. The first one was taken at dusk at Sandycove, Dublin, Ireland. Sandycove is famous for its old gentlemen’s bathing place. Furthermore, the opening scene of Joyce’s Ulysses is set in Martello Tower, situated beside the bathing place, where the writer lived as a young man.

RT Photography - Sandycove, Dublin, IrelandThis atmospheric shot was submitted by Robert Traynor, a young amateur photographer specialising in landscape and abstract photography. Check out his Facebook page RT Photography‎ for more unique shots.


And the last picture that scored the same amount of votes as the one above was taken at Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon, South Korea. The fortress was built in the 18th century by King Jeongjo to honour the remains of his father Prince Sado, who had been killed by being locked alive inside a rice chest by his own father King Yeongjo after refusing to obey the command to commit suicide. The fortification was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997.

Stages Photography‎ - Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, South KoreaThis lovely black and white photo was sent by Sandra Thomas who has recently moved to South Korea. She specialises in outdoor photography and you can see more of her work on her Facebook page Stages Photography and her wordpress blog


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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