Travel Photography Competition – week 39

Hello everyone and welcome to the 39th edition of our weekly Travel Photography Competition. I’m sure the majority of you already know what it’s all about but just in case you’re new to the website, I will briefly explain that here at Hitch-Hikers’ Handbook we indulge in beautiful places; even more so if immortalised by excellent pictures. We also like promoting independent photographers and we’ve created this competition to give them the chance to show their work to a larger audience and to give us travellers some ideas for future escapades.

This week we’re reviewing pictures published on our Facebook page between 29th March and 5th April.

The first winner this week is this stunning shot taken atop Max Patch (1,411 m) in the Bald Mountains, North Carolina, USA. The Bald Mountains, which are a part of the Blue Ridge Mountain Province of the Southern Appalachians, rise along the border between North Carolina and Tennessee. So named due to the frequent occurrence of grassy bald patches on their peaks. The highest summit in this range is Big Bald, which rises to an elevation of 1,681 m.

WiredNomads - camping in the mountains in North Carolina, USA

This lovely photo was sent by WiredNomads. It looks like a perfect camping spot, doesn’t it? If you like it, check out more pictures from their trip here.


The second winner in this week’s competition came all the way from Vietnam and shows a beautiful sunset over the Kê Gà Cape in Hàm Thuận Nam district of Bình Thuận province in southern Vietnam. The lighthouse, which is 35 m tall, was built in 1897 and was first used in 1900. Now it’s a popular tourist attraction of the area.

Duc Vien - Sunset over the Kega Cape, Vietnam

This great shot was sent by Duc Vien from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. If you like this shot, check out Duc’s website.


And the last photo for today was taken in Morocco. What I really like about this picture is the beautiful Moorish architecture immersed in delicate light, bringing the promise of the mid-day North-African heat and the man on the bicycle tirelessly pedalling onward.

KOEphotography - Morocco, man on the bicycle pedalling under an arch

This beautiful photo was sent by the very talented photographer Alex Köhl who lives in Chinon, France. You can see more pictures from his trip to Morocco here. If you like his work, subscribe to his Facebook page KOEphotography.

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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