Travel Photography Competition – week 62

Hello everyone and welcome to the 62nd edition of our popular Travel Photography Competition! This week we will be looking at photos sent into our Facebook page between 29th September and 6th October.

The first winning shot shows the Ring of Brodgar, located on the Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland. The Ring is a Neolithic stone circle, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Heart of Neolithic Orkney. They are examples of the northernmost stone henges in Britain and are believed to have been erected between 2500 BC and 2000 BC. The stone circle’s diameter is 104 metres. It originally contained 60 stones, of which only 27 remain.

Jo Hanna - Ring of Brodgar, Orkney, Scotland
This stunning picture was taken by Jo Hanna. Visit her wonderful blog for more!


In second position we have this wonderful photo showing Dante’s View, Death Valley NP, California, USA. Dante’s View is a dramatic panoramic viewpoint terrace at 1,669 m (5,476 ft), on the north side of Coffin Peak, overlooking Death Valley. This desert located in Eastern California, is the lowest, hottest and driest area in North America.

Dalia Coppi - Dante's Peak, Death Valley NP, California, USA
This great shot was sent by Dalia Coppi. For more stunning nature photos, visit Dalia’s Flickr Photostream.


And the last photo in this week’s selection was taken at dawn at Wastwater in the Lake District, United Kingdom. Wastwater is the deepest lake in England, located in Wasdale valley. Its bottom is over 50 feet below sea level! “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.

GK Photography - Dawn at Wastwater in the Lake District, United Kingdom
This beautiful view was captured by GK Photography, a very keen amateur photographer who likes to take photos of sunsets, sunrises, landscapes and wildlife.


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 62

  1. Jo- Hanna says:

    Love your website and have found lots of inspiration to see some of the wonders that others photograph and write about. I’ve enjoyed visiting the websites of the contributors and reading of their adventures as well. I don’t actually hitchhike but do backpack and bus it around some- plus get rides with relatives as in Scotland and Ireland lol. I am not a vacationer, I am an explorer!!! When at home your site allows me to be an armchair explorer as well. Thanks!!!

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