Travel Photography Competition – week 49

Hello everyone and welcome to the 49th edition of our popular Travel Photography Competition. This week we are reviewing photos published on our Facebook page between 17th and 24th June.

We know that lots of you have been impatiently waiting for the results of the competition and we are really sorry for such irregularity in our writing recently, but since we are on the road, during our 2 month hitch-hiking trip across northern Italy and the Balkan Peninsula, it’s been really hard to find time and the opportunity to write something.

The first winning photo was taken in Albufera Natural Park, Valencia, Spain. The park is home to Spain’s biggest lake and one of the most important wetland areas on the Iberian Peninsula. This part of the country has been traditionally used by rice growers and fishermen to supply ingredients for the best quality Spanish dishes.

It can easily be reached using the Herca bus service.

Javier Girbés Cerveró - Albufera Natural Park, Valencia, Spain

This lovely shot was sent by Javier Girbés Cerveró from Valencia.


The second winner in this week’s competition was taken in Portofino, Genova, Italy. Portofino is a picturesque fishing town and recently an upmarket holiday resort, due to its beautiful harbour and celebrity visitors. It become famous in 1950s after the release of a song “Love In Portofino” by Fred Buscaglione.

Chiara Salvadori - Portofino, Genova, Italy

This beautiful photo was taken by Chiara Salvadori who is a videomaker and a photographer. If you like this shot, check out more of her work on her Flickr Photostream and on 500px.


And the last photo in this week’s competition comes from  Parco del Ticino, Tornavento, also in Italy. It’s a natural reserve established in 1978 and is home to many species of flora and fauna, such as elms, oaks, toads and herons.

Francesco Damin - Parco del Ticino, Tornavento, Italy
It was taken by Francesco Damin from Busto in northern Italy. If you like this lovely shot, check out more of Francesco’s pictures on his Flickr and 500px pages.


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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