Hello everyone, and welcome to Week 24 of our Travel Photography Competition where we celebrate the wonderful photos uploading onto our Facebook page between 3rd and 10th December 2012. This week we have some fabulous shots from around the world to help fight off the back at work blues after the festive period.
If you’re new to the website, simply, we run a weekly Travel Photography Competition in which we encourage you to send us your best travel shots (landscapes, people you meet on the road, you travelling) and inspire us and our readers to travel further. The three pictures with the biggest amount of “likes” on our Facebook page will be published on our website.
If you would like to participate then go to our Travel Photography page and read more about how to get involved.
So to business and this week we start with a fabulous photo sent in all the way from the very north of Scotland. Our first winner this week is Anna MacDonald for her photo showing Berry Farm on the outskirts of Scalloway, a small village on the Shetland Islands, UK.
The Shetlands are small subarctic archipelago that lie north-east of mainland Britain, and have been inhabited by humans since the Mesolithic period. Scalloway is located on the largest island of the Shetlands, simple called “mainland”, and is the largest settlement with a population of around 800.
The second winner is Michael Pua, for his photo of Surin Beach on Phuket, Thailand. Michael is a triathlon and photography enthusiast who’s from Manila in the Philippines but is based in Singapore and you can find out more by checking out his blog here.
Phuket, in the south-east of Thailand, is the country’s largest island and was formerly one of the key trading posts between India and China. Today, however, the city’s 350,000 citizens mainly make their living from tourism. In 2004 the Indian Ocean earthquake and subsequent Tsunami badly damaged the island with great loss of life. Surin Beach is on the west coast of the island and is renowned for its clear water and beautiful white sand.
Our final winner this week is Frodi Brinks and his shot of Siglufjordur, Iceland. Frodi, working under the alias Fr brinks photography is an amateur photographer based in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Siglufjordur is a small fishing village set in a narrow fjord of the same name. The town grew as a herring port but due to falls in the fishing stock the town’s size has decreased since its peak in the 1950s. The village is so remote that it was not connected to a road until 1940.
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 nice end of the weekend!
What are Travel Photography Contribution Weeks?
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 link to our website and tell your friends about it.
Keep sending your photos and travel safe!
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