Travel Photography Competition – week 55

Hello everyone and welcome to the 55th edition of our popular Travel Photography Competition! This week we will be looking at photos sent into our  Facebook page between 4th and 11th August. Good news for the ones who participated as this time we have not three but six winners!

In the first position we have this stunning photo take at Alpe di Siusi (Seiser Alm) in the Dolomites, Italy. Set on the elevation of 1.850 m, it’s the largest (52 km²) high altitude Alpine meadow in Europe. It’s also one of the major tourist attractions in the region, particularly popular among skiers and hikers. If you want to plan your holiday in this beautiful place, get some information on this handy website:

Chiara Salvadori - Alpe di Siusi, Dolomites, Italy

This lovely photo was sent by Chiara Salvadori, a videomaker, author and photographer from Italy. If you like this picture, follow Chiara on Flickr or 500px. Congratulations and we can’t wait for more photos from this talented photographer!


In the second position we have 4 wonderful photos this week!

The first of them was taken at Porto Germeno, Greece. It’s a beach resort area located in the Attica prefecture on the north-eastern coast of the Corinthian Gulf. Nearby stands the fortress of Aigosthena, dating back to the 3rd century BC, considered one of the best-preserved ancient castles in Greece.

Vagelis Pikoulas - Porto Germeno, Greece

This lovely evening shot was sent by Vagelis Pikoulas, our regular Greek contributor. If you like this picture, go to Vagelis’ Flickr photostream for more.


The second photo, with the same amount of votes, was taken in Machermo, Nepal, “on the way to the lakes of Gokyo in the Sagarmatha National Park”. Machermo, set at the altitude of 4409 m, is a village in the Khumbu region, which is located on the Nepalese side of Mount Everest. Looks amazing, it must have been a great hike!

WiredNomads - Machermo, Nepal
This amazing black & white photo was sent by WiredNomads. Jordan and Kaya are an interesting couple of travellers and we highly recommend checking out their website, not only if you are into photography but first and foremost if you love adventure blogs.


The next photo located on the second position was taken at the Lake District in the United Kingdom. “The Lakes” is a stunning mountainous region in North West England and a popular holiday destination. It’s well-known not only thanks to its lakes, mountains and woods, but also for being beautifully described by the 19th century Lake Poets.

Hodan Pictures - Lake District, UK

This skilfully taken panorama was sent in by George Hodan. Visit his Facebook page Hodan Pictures to find many more examples of his talent! And if you’d like to download any of them for free, you can do so directly from his website.


The last photo in joint second was taken at The Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design, Rotterdam, Netherlands. This university of applied sciences was opened in 1988 and currently educates more than 30,000 students.

Wameq A Raza - The Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design, Netherlands

This inventive shot was taken by Wameq A Raza from Bangladesh. Wameq and his wife Misha are both PhD students and passionate photographers. Check out their Facebook page W&M Photography for more!


And the final photo in this week’s competition was taken at the Fisherman’s Bastion, Budapest, Hungary. It’s a neo-Gothic terrace located on the Buda bank of the Danube, built between 1895 and 1902. The view from there is most definitely worth the climb!

Miguel Angel López -View from Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest, Hungary

This great photo was sent by Miguel Angel López from Catalonia. If you like this great HDR shot, visit Miguel’s Flickr Photostream.


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 is Travel Photography Competition?

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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3 Responses to Travel Photography Competition – week 55

  1. Still Times says:

    An amazing collection of photographs! Wow, just beautiful!

  2. Pingback: Travel Photography Competition – week 56 | Hitch-Hikers' Handbook

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