Travel Photography Competition – week 63

Hello everyone and welcome to the 63rd edition of our popular Travel Photography Competition! This week we will be looking at photos sent into our Facebook page between  7th and 14th October.

Here in Barcelona the weather has become really miserable and nearly winter-like but with all these beautiful pictures you sent us, we feel like if we were still on holiday :-)

In fact, the first winning photo comes from Italy which we visited this summer. The winning photo was taken in Verona, located on the Adige river in Veneto municipality. The city which has been popularised by Shakespeare, who set three of his plays there (Romeo and Juliet, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The Taming of the Shrew) is also and architectural gem and has been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO.

Matteo Ghidini - Verona, Veneto, Italy

We didn’t make it to Verona this year but we definitely should in the future as it looks great! This lovely shot was sent by Matteo Ghidini. Visit his Flickr Photostream for more!


The second winner in our competition was taken by the Maligne Lake, in Jasper National Park Alberta, Canada. The lake is one of the most photographed locations in the world and it’s famous for the colour of its water, the surrounding peaks and the glaciers visible in the distance. Jasper is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, spreading over 10,878 km2 (4,200 sq mi). It has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984. Visit the park’s official website for more information.

Pierre Leclerc Photography - Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park Alberta, Canada
This stunning photo was taken by Pierre Leclerc from Quebec Canada “where he learned to appreciate nature and the great outdoors from an early age. He first held a camera when he was fourteen years old and has been experimenting with the medium of photography ever since”. This talented photographer specialises in Landscape, Travel, Nature and Wildlife Photography. Visit his Facebook page Pierre Leclerc Photography and his website for more!


And the last winner in this week’s competition shows the Château du Rivau, a castle in Lémeré (Indre-et-Loire), in the Touraine region, France. The picture-book castle-palace is located in the centre of the Loire valley and is one the smallest castles in the surrounding area. It was constructed in the the middle of the 15th century and remains essentially Medieval  in design and is famed for its horses. Gaining fame as the stables, the King’s horses were kept and trained as well as being the place that Joan of Arc procured her own steeds.

Milaudiere - Le château du Rivau, Lémeré, France
This great picture was taken by Laurent Marolleau from France. Visit his Pintrest page for more!


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!



Week 62 Week 32
Travel Photography Competition – week 62
Travel Photography Competition – week 32

About Hitch-Hikers Handbook

hitch-hiking, backpacking, budget travelling, travel writing, travel photography
Gallery | This entry was posted in *Photos*, Canada, France, Italy and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Travel Photography Competition – week 63

  1. Pingback: Travel Photography Competition – week 64 | Hitch-Hikers' Handbook

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s