Travel Photography Competition – week 64

Hello everyone and welcome to the 64th edition of our popular Travel Photography Competition! This week we will be looking at photos sent into our Facebook page between  15th and 22nd October.

As every week, also this time we have received tons of beautiful photos and we are really sorry we can’t publish them all! However, we would like to thank all the participants for the never-ending source of travel ideas they give us whenever we receive a stunning picture from a distant part of the world!

The first winner this week is this beautiful portrait taken during the Festival of Sant’Efisio in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. Although almost every town and village in Sardinia has its own festival, this one is considered as one of the most important on the whole island. It takes place on 1st May and it commemorates the martyrdom of a 3rd century Roman general who was converted to Christianity and is believed to have saved Cagliari from the plague. During the festival you can witness a long procession of pilgrims: on foot, in carts, and on horseback, wearing traditional costumes from the 17th century and earlier, who accompany a statue of St. Efisio (who is also Sardinia’s patron saint) through the streets of the capital to a church of Pula, where he suffered his martyrdom.

Gianfranco Atzei - Festival of Sant'Efisio, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
This lovely shot was sent by Gianfranco Atzei from Quartu Sant’Elena, Sardinia, Italy. Gianfranco is a versatile photographer and if you like Sardinia you should definitely check out his Flickr Photostream!

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In second position we’ve got this stunning photo showing a unique double rainbow, seen over a pier in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, UK. Cleethorpes is a seaside resort that developed as a fishing village in the 18th century, through which the Greenwich meridian passes.

Mike Whittaker- Double rainbow in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, UK
This beautiful shot was sent by Mike Whittaker from Grimsby, United Kingdom. He is a very talented photographer and you will definitely enjoy his Flickr Photostream.

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And the last photo in this week’s selection shows a massive storm cloud over West Point Lighthouse on Prince Edward Island in Canada. West Point Lighthouse is a square tower built in 1875. The island where it’s located was named after Prince Edward, the son of King George III and father of Queen Victoria, who was also called “Father of the Canadian Crown”.

Deepti Suddul Photography - Storm cloud over West Point Lighthouse, PEI, Canada
This great photo was taken by Deepti Suddul, a female photographer from Mauritius based in Montreal. For more info & photos, check out her website and Facebook page Deepti Suddul Photography.

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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!

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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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