Travel Photography Competition – week 59

Hello everyone and welcome to the 59th edition of our popular Travel Photography Competition! This week we will be looking at photos sent into our Facebook page between 5th and 12th September.

This week we’ve had a really good response to our competition and we got loads of beautiful photos. As a result we haven’t got the usual three winners, but five wonderful shots from around the world!

In first position we have this stunning sunset photo taken at Siak River, Riau on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The Siak River is approximately 370 km long and it’s located in the province of Riau, on the central eastern coast of the island. Riau is one of the richest provinces of Indonesia and is home to various dialects of the Malay and Chinese languages.

Anwar Kalicawang - Siak River, Riau, Sumatra, Indonesia
This stunning photo was taken by Anwar Kalicawang. For more samples of his photographic talent, visit his Flickr photostream to see some more beautiful shots from South-east Asia!


In second position we’ve got 3 great shots this week. The first of which was taken near the Mackinac Bridge St. Ignace, Michigan, USA. Familiarly known as “Big Mac” and “Mighty Mac”, it’s 2,626 m long being one of the longest suspension bridges in the world.

Ryan Cusentino - Mackinac Bridge St. Ignace MI, USA
This great photo was sent by Ryan Cusentino, a very talented photographer who was also one of the runners-up in our Travel Photography Competition of the Year 2012. Visit Ryan’s Frozen Time Photography for more!


The second wonderful shot with the same amount of votes was taken at False Kiva in Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA. False Kiva is a man-made stone circle of unknown origin, located in a cave in a remote area of the park.”It has become a popular spot for photographers, offering a unique frame for the dramatic thunderstorms or clear skies beyond” (source: Wikipedia) It does requires some hiking knowledge and special directions to find, though.

WiredNomads - False Kiva in Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA
This beautiful photo was sent by WiredNomads. Jordan and Cait 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.


And the last photo in second position shows the ruins of Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds, England. This Cistercian monastery was built in the 12th century and it’s located in a public park on the north bank of the River Aire.

Paul Moore - The ruins of Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds, England
This great shot was sent by Paul Moore, an English university lecturer, currently based in the US. Check out his fantastic Flickr photostream for more!


And the last winning shot of this week’s competition was taken at sunrise near the Manhattan Bridge, New York City, USA. It’s a suspension bridge that crosses the East River and connects Lower Manhattan with Brooklyn. It was designed by Leon Moisseiff and opened in 1909.

Robert Miller - Manhattan Bridge at sunrise, New York City, USA

This great photograph was taken by Robert Miller from Austin, Texas.


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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