Travel Photography Competition – week 44

Hello everyone on this beautiful June weekend and welcome to the 44th edition of our popular Travel Photography Competition. This week we are reviewing photos published on our Facebook page between 8th and 15th May.

Here in Barcelona, the weather outside is at last summer-like which has put us in good moods and made us think about our forthcoming holidays :-) And where are you planning to travel this summer? If you haven’t decided yet, our Competition may help you make up your mind, as this week we’ve got for you four beautiful photos from around the world.

The first winner in our competition was taken at Ahu Tongariki on Easter Island, Chile. This Polynesian island is located in the south-eastern Pacific and is famous for its 887 characteristic monumental statues, called moai, created by the early Rapa Nui people. The majority of the statues were carved between 1100–1680 AD.

Ahu Tongariki is the largest ahu (stone platform) on the island, located on its southern coast.

Easter Island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Rodrigo Wen - Ahu Tongariki, Easter Island, Chile

This zmazing picture was sent to us by Rodrigo Wen, a photographer from Beijing based in Lima, Peru. If you like this shot, you should definitely check out his Flickr photostream, you won’t be disappointed, Rordigo is a VERY talented photographer!


The second winner in this week’s competition came all the way from Myanmar and shows a fisherman at sunset on the banks of Inle Lake. The fisherman is most likely a member of the the Intha tribe (lit. “sons of the lake”!), which is a Tibeto-Burman ethnic group living around Inle Lake. They speak an archaic dialect of Burmese, are traditionally Buddhist and are known for their leg-rowing techniques.

Inle Lake is the second largest lake in the country and one of the highest as it’s located on an altitude of 800 m.

Ugo Pisani Massamormile - Fisherman at sunset, Inle Lake, Burma

This picture was sent by Ugo Pisani Massamormile from Italy. Check out his Flickr photostream for more.


This week in third position we have two pictures which got an equal number of votes. the first of them was taken in the Serengeti and shows a magnificent leopard relaxing in the grass. The Serengeti is a geographical region in Africa located between Tanzania and Kenya. The Serengeti hosts the largest terrestrial mammal migration in the world and it’s considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. The word “Serengeti” derived from the Maasai language and means “Endless Plains”.

Thomas Retterath - Relaxed Leopard in the Serengeti

This lovely shot was taken by Thomas Retterath from Nürburg, Germany. This talented photographer specialises in wildlife photography and his favourite place is “the Okavango Delta in Botswana. A really remote place with great wildlife.”. To see more of his pictures, visit his 500px profile or his Flickr photostream.


And the last picture is this week’s selection was taken in Lisbon, Portugal and shows the iconic yellow tram. Trams are a very traditional form of transport in the Portuguese capital and were introduced in the 19th century, after having been imported from the USA.

Did you know that Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the oldest city in Western Europe? It’s older than other modern European capitals such as London, Paris and Rome by hundreds of years.

In 2011 Lisbon was declared the 7th most visited European city and it’s home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Rogério Paulo Pedrosa - Famous yellow tram in Lisbon, PortugalThis lovely picture was taken by Rogério Paulo Pedrosa from Porto, Portugal.


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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