Travel Photography Competition – week 41

Hello everyone and welcome to the 41st edition of our popular weekly Travel Photography Competition. As every week, we have for you a fresh selection of photos, which got the biggest number of votes on our Facebook page between 14th and 21st April.

The first winner in this week’s competition shows the beautiful Dimitrios shipwreck located near Gythio, off the eastern coast of the Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.

Dimitrios sunk on 23rd December 1981. There are many rumours about its tragedy, one even involving a ghost. The most convincing story, however, says that the ship was used to smuggle cigarettes between Turkey and Italy. On the fateful day it was apparently seized by the port authorities and then deliberately released out to sea to meet its destiny. It was then set on fire to, to hide the evidence of cigarette smuggling.

There are a total of 26 shipwrecks off the Greek coast.

Petros Asimomytis - shipwreck, to the east of the Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece
This beautiful shot was sent by Petros Asimomytis, a passionate photographer from Greece, who focuses on colours and lights in his works. If you like this shot, visit his website and his Flickr photostream.


In the second position in this week’s competition we’ve got two photos with the same amount of votes. The first of them was taken on Mont Blanc du Tacul in the French Alps. Mont Blanc du Tacul (4248 m) is a mountain in the Mont Blanc massif, situated  between the Aiguille du Midi and Mont Blanc.

The first official ascent took place in 1855 by the English climber Charles Hudson and his team.

Ruberti Cristian - Mont Blanc du Tacul, French Alps, France
This great adventurous photo was taken by Ruberti Cristian from Italy and it was his first ascent over 4,000m. Congratulations!

If you like this photo, visit Cristian’s Flickr photostream.


The second photo with the same amount of votes was taken in Foz do Douro, Porto, Portugal. Foz do Douro, which literally means “Mouth of the Douro”, is located at the  mouth of the Douro river flowing into the Atlantic Ocean. Foz is one of the most affluent districts of Porto and its mostly inhabited by the upper class.  This is also where many popular beach-front bars, cafés, clubs and restaurants are located.

Bibi Anabela Cláudia Alves - Foz, Porto, Portugal
This lovely photo was sent by Bibi Anabela Cláudia Alves from Portugal. If you like this photo, you should visit Bibi’s website.


And the last photo in this week’s selection was taken in front of the Taj Mahal, Agra, India. It is a white marble mausoleum built in 1653 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his third wife Mumtaz Mahal. This unique UNESCO World Heritage Site attracts between 2 to 4 million tourists every year.

You can visit the Taj Mahal between 10.00 am and 5.00 pm.

Ticket prices: – Foreign tourists: 750 Rs
– Citizens of SAARC and BIMSTEC Countries: 510 Rs
– Domestic/Indian visitors: 20 Rs

Find more information on the official website

Jean Nicole Uy Alaba - Taj Mahal, Agra, India
This beautiful picture was taken by Jean Nicole Uy Alaba who says: “The photo is a shot of Taj Mahal from a dreamer’s point of view. We, dreamers, tend to look up in the sky when we hope for something unreal to become a reality or something impossible to become possible. We dream when we are asleep and we dream when we are awake. Nothing does hinder us. And when a slight chance of hope is imparted on us, may it be a form of a possibility or a quick win, we feel that our dreams are a step closer to becoming true. The bird in the photo represents that even the unexpected moments can awaken even the stalest dream. These peculiar chance of hopes is what fuels us to strive and yearn for more. It encourages us that we should not limit ourselves to the obvious world that we are encapsulated in. It tells that in the simple things, we should see hope for our dreams.”

If you like this, visit her blog at

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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4 Responses to Travel Photography Competition – week 41

  1. endlessframe says:

    wow, this weeks are just amazing

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