Travel Photography Competition – week 46

Hello everybody and welcome to the 46th edition of our popular Travel Photography Competition. This week we are reviewing photos published on our Facebook page between 24th and 31st May.

Sit comfortably and enjoy the beautiful photos sent by our contributing photographers from around the world!

The first winner this week was taken from Cerro San Cristóbal hill, overlooking Santiago, Chile. The hill rises 880 m above sea level and about 300 m above the rest of the Chilean capital. Its summit can be reached on foot, by car, by the Funicular of Santiago or by the Santiago Cable Car.

Santiago, which is located in the country’s central valley, is the biggest city in Chile with a population of nearly 5.5 million people. It was founded in 1541 and it’s been the capital city since the colonial period. The architecture of the city showcases fine examples of 19th century Neoclassical, Art Deco and Neo-Gothic styles.

The Captured Moments - Cerro San Cristóbal, Santiago, Chile

This wonderful panorama, showing how densely the city is populated, was sent by The Captured Moments. Congratulations!

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The second winner in this week’s competition shows a stunning double rainbow and was taken on Kouri Island, Okinawa, Japan.

Okinawa is the southernmost prefecture of Japan and it consists of hundreds of the islands in a chain over 1,000 km long.

Dan Give-On - Double Rainbow on Kouri Island, Okinawa, Japan

This stunning photograph was sent by Dan Give-On.

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And the last shot in this week’s selection is also a rainbow photo, but this one was taken at Skógarfoss waterfall in Iceland.

Pétur Gunn who sent us this wonderful shot says: “Skógafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls in the country with a width of 25 metres (82 feet) and a drop of 60 m (200 ft). Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a single or double rainbow is normally visible on sunny days. According to legend, the first Viking settler in the area, Þrasi Þórólfsson, buried a treasure in a cave behind the waterfall. The legend continues that locals found the chest years later, but were only able to grasp the ring on the side of the chest before it disappeared again. The ring was allegedly given to the local church. The old church door ring is now in a museum, though whether it gives any credence to the folklore is debatable.”

Pétur Gunn Photography - Skógarfoss, Iceland

If you like Pétur’s photo, subscribe to his Facebook page or visit his Flickr photostream.

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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 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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