Travel Photography Competition – week 37

Hello travellers and photographers from around the world! As every week, we have for you three stunning photos which were sent by our contributors and won you over.  This week we will have a closer look at the three pictures  which gathered the biggest amount of votes on our Facebook page between 13th and 20th March.

The first winner shows a Nubian sailor on the Nile River, near Aswan, Egypt.

The Nubian people are an ethnic group originally from Nubia, a region located along the River Nile in northern Sudan, and southern Egypt. In ancient times Nubians were famous for their great skills with the bow and arrow.

The Nile is generally considered the longest river in the world and it’s 6,650 km long.

Nogai Khaan - Nubian sailor on the Nile River, near Aswan, Egypt

This lovely shot was taken and sent by Nogai Khaan from Romania. Thanks for this great contribution!

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The second winner comes from France and was taken at Peyrepertuse. Alternatively spelled Pierre Pertuse, it’s a ruined fortress in the French Pyrénées in the commune of Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse. It’s name derives from Occitan and means “Pierced Rock”. The castle was built in the 11th century by the kings of Aragon in a strategic location: along the French-Spanish border, at an altitude of 800m.

Florian Tomasini Pictures - Peyrepertuse, France

Nowadays the castle holds an annual Medieval Festival Peyrepertuse (6-7 August 2013) and falconry shows. It can be visited all your round except the last three weeks of January.

Opening hours:
• from 10.00 to 16.30 (January, November, December)
• from 10.00 to 17.00 (February)
• from 10.00 to 18.00 (March, October)
• from 9.30 to 19.00 (April)
• from 9.00 to 19.00 (May, June, September)
• from 9.00 to 20.00 (July, August)

Ticket prices:– Adults: 6€ / 8.50€ (July-August) / 12€ (during the festival)
– Children (6-15 years old): 3€ / 6€ (during the festival)

Get more information on the official website: chateau-peyrepertuse.com.

This grat picture was taken by Florian Tomasini Pictures.

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And the last winner in this week’s competition comes from Cheonan in South Korea and shows a snow-capped pagoda. The city is located in the north-eastern part of the South Chungcheong province. The city is flanked by the Charyeong Mountains to the east and rolling hills to the west.

Due to its strategic location, Cheonan has always been an important communication hub.

The lowest temperature ever recorded in Cheonan was  -13.4oC.

Frank Cademartori - Snowy Pagodain Cheonan, South Korea

This beautiful winter photo was taken by Frank Cademartori from Chicago. If you like this shot, check out Frank’s blog endlessframe.wordpress.com.

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!

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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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3 Responses to Travel Photography Competition – week 37

  1. endlessframe says:

    Reblogged this on Endless Frame Photography and commented:
    Thanks to Hitch-Hikers’ Handbook for selecting my photo as the 3rd place finisher. You guys always have such nice shots, its an honor!

  2. Pingback: Travel Photography Competition – week 43 | Hitch-Hikers' Handbook

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