Travel Photography Competition – week 38

Hello everyone and welcome to the 38th edition of our Travel Photography Competition. As happens every week, we’ve got for you three beautiful photos, sent by our contributing photographers from around the world, which got the largest number of votes. In this edition we are reviewing shots published on our Facebook page between  21th and 28th March.

The first winner was taken in Leça da Palmeira, Porto, Portugal and shows Farol da Boa Nova lighthouse. This beautiful building, which is 46 m high, was erected in 1926.

Manuel Meneses - Leça da Palmeira, Porto, Portugal

This stunning picture was sent by our regular contributor, Manuel Meneses from Porto, Portugal. If you like it, make sure you pay a visit to his Facebook page ManuelMeneses | Fotografia.


The second picture, with an equal number of votes, comes from Greece and was taken in Alepochori, a village located in the Ilia regional unit.

Vagelis Pikoulas - Alepochori, Greece

It was taken by one of our longest-participating contributors, Vagelis Pikoulas from Greece.


And the last photo in this week’s selection shows Aurora Australis over the Hazard Mountains, Tasmania, Australia. Aurora Australis is the southern counterpart of the northern lights phenomenon, which is observed in the northern hemisphere. The jaw-dropping spectacle of light and colour is nothing more than energy charged particles, coming from the solar wind, which collide with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere when pulled towards the Earth by its magnetic field. The effect is amazing and it doesn’t surprise me that in medieval Europe people believed it to be a sign from God. It’s truly a divine sight!

Ben Fewtrell - Photojourney - Aurora Australis over the Hazard Mountains, Tasmania, Australia

Ben Fewtrell, who sent us this amazing shot, says: “I just witnessed one of the most amazing things I have EVER seen in my life. (…) Overnight there was an Aurora Australis, it’s like a flare up in the solar system and it creates the most amazing night skies but you need to be out of and away from any major cities to see it… I have so many shots”.

Thanks for this amazing sample, Ben! If you like Ben’s work, visit his website

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 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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