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Travel Photo Competition Results

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Here are the results of our 2011 Travel Photo Competition. This was another strong year so the task of judging the entries was not easy! Thank you to everyone who entered and well done to the talented photographers whose images appear in the final selection below.

Winner

Our travel photo contest winner is Pansiri Pikunkaew, congratulations Pansiri!

Loi Kra Tong Festival in Thailand by Pansiri Pikunkaew

Loi Kra Tong Festival in Thailand by Pansiri Pikunkaew

“Buddhist novice light the lanterns in Wat Pan Tao Chiang mai province thailand.”

Equipment: Canon EOS 7D

Runners-up

Congratulations to our runners-up, Chan Kwok Hung and Becky Kagan Schott!

Buffalo Race by Chan Kwok Hung

Buffalo Race by Chan Kwok Hung

“This photo was taken in West Sumatra of Indonesia, farmers will held the buffalo race at the muddy rice fields and usually before the farming season, they believe will be lucky if their buffalo win the race. The event is the time for celebration for the rice farming folks in this farming community but no any prize, the jockey ride a pair of buffalo while holding their tail,they will bite the cow’s tail if they want the cow run faster!”

Equipment: Canon 1D MarkIII ,Canon 100-400

Chan Kwok Hung – I want to convey the good side and dark side of our living world. People’s expressions and emotions appeal to me – they are an important part of the picture.

Dolphin Dance by Becky Kagan Schott

Dolphin Dance by Becky Kagan Schott

“There is nothing more amazing than having an interaction with a wild animal! This pod of wild dolphins became interested in our group and twirled, played and danced with freedivers!”

Equipment: Nikon D700, 14-24mm lens, Aquatica housing

Becky Kagan Schott – Becky is a professional underwater videographer, photographer, 3D cameraman and technical diver. Her work has been Emmy Nominated and she’s worked on documentaries for National Geographic, Discovery Science, and currently works with leading edge underwater video technology at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. With them she’s documented famous wrecks including the USS Monitor, the U-869, and the 2010 Titanic Expedition. As a cameraman her projects have taken her all over the globe documenting historic wrecks in Truk Lagoon, Japan, and the Great Lakes. She’s also shot stunning video of marine life including Humpback whales, Wild Dolphins and Great White Sharks-cageless. She has 17 years of dive experience logging thousands of hours underwater. Becky is a NAUI Instructor, and holds certifications in Cave diving, Trimix, and several Rebreathers. She has always been attracted to water, but her curiosity about what lay beneath the waves became an obsession from a young age, she always knew documenting the underwater world is what she wanted to do. Becky and her husband David live in Philadelphia and own Liquid Productions, LLC, a video production company specializing in High Definition video, 3D video, and digital still photography both above and below the surface.

Website: www.LiquidProductions.com


Highly Commended Images

Our highly commended images are fantastic shots that illustrate the amazing variety of entries we received. Well done to everyone who made it onto this list!

Sunday's Child by Ben

Sunday’s Child by Ben

“Inspired by the Afghan girl and an exhibition on Peru. The original has bright contrasting greens and reds.”

Equipment: Nikon D2Xs, 17-55mm f2.8

Ben – My passion for photography was sparked while teaching in an orphanage in Sierra Leone, West Africa. I then photographed all different sorts of subjects during university, and taught myself to use and develop medium format film, which is what I still use alongside digital equipment.

Website: www.BenEvansphotography.com

Story With the Red Rooster by Adrian Petrisor

Story With the Red Rooster by Adrian Petrisor

“Winter life in a country house from Romania.”

Equipment: Canon 450D

Website: adypetrisor.blogspot.com/

Pakkarena Dancer by Alamsyah Rauf

Pakkarena Dancer by Alamsyah Rauf

“Dances derived Pakarena separation of myth residents story “Botting Langi” (paradise wedding) with residents lino (earth) bygone era. Indonesia”

Equipment: Canon 5 d mark 2

Alamsyah Rauf – I am freelance photographer

The Shape You're In by Felicia Simion

The Shape You’re In by Felicia Simion

“One-way ticket to Heaven. Romania”

Equipment: Canon EOS 400D

Website: www.feliciasimionphotography.com

Festival Spirit by Dennis Bautista

Festival Spirit by Dennis Bautista

“This photo was taken during the Aliwan Festival in Manila and this dancer belongs to the Dinagyang Tribe of Iloilo City, Philipines.”

Equipment: Nikon D90

Dennis Bautista – I am a Civil Engineer by profession and a passionate hobbyist of photography.

Yee Peng Festival in Thailand by Pansiri Pikunkaew

Yee Peng Festival in Thailand by Pansiri Pikunkaew

“Amazing moment of yeepeng festival in thailand”

Equipment: Canon EOS 7D

Rush Hour by Mark Bassett

Rush Hour by Mark Bassett

“Sitting in the Hong Kong Traffic.”

Equipment: Canon 20d

Mark Bassett – An Oxford based pr & editorial photographer with a passion for travel photography. Never won anything in my life!

Website: www.markbassett.co.uk

News in Peru by Mark Bassett

News in Peru by Mark Bassett

“Street newspaper vendor in Lima Peru”

Equipment: Canon 20d

Mark Bassett – An Oxford based pr & editorial photographer with a passion for travel photography. Never won anything in my life!

Website: www.markbassett.co.uk

Peace by Hai Ngo

Peace by Hai Ngo

“A monument of Peace shattered in the heart of Paris.”

Equipment: Nikon D3000

Hai Ngo – My name is Hai Ngo (that’s pronounced “High Know”) and I’m a Philosophy major at Carleton, class of ’12. With that in mind, my current goal is to make all the friends I can now so I can mooch off them later in life :)

Website: hai-lights.blogspot.com/

Lamps for Diwali by Sarvesh Joshi

Lamps for Diwali by Sarvesh Joshi

“Potter making earthen lamps for Diwali”

Equipment: Nikon D 80 Nikkor 28-105 mm

Sarvesh Joshi – Amateur photographer the field of interest in photography is travel people landscape

Batad by Mario Pereda

Batad by Mario Pereda

“A boy looking at the rice terraces of Batad at dawn (Ifugao, Philippines)”

Mario Pereda – Mario Pereda was born in Bilbao (Spain) in 1973. In 1996 he started his studies in the ‘Escuela Superior de Tenicos de la Imagen’ (EFTI) of Madrid, where he attended General, Professional and Master in Photography courses. After finishing his studies, he worked as a society photographer. Meanwhile, he started to develop some travelling photo features. His pictures have been published in several tour guides and press magazines like ‘Osaka’ and ‘AZ. Revista del Empresario’. Currently he works as a freelance photographer. Moreover, he develops several personal photo projects. His work has been distinguished with more than 30 awards in several photo competitions and he has made two solo exhibitions in Madrid and Burgos.

Website: mpereda.photoshelter.com

Ball in Sand by Barbara McCarthy

Ball in Sand by Barbara McCarthy

“I was taking a cycle through the desert in the afternoon and then there was a huge sandstorm. I used it as an opportunity to get this great shot, which at the best of times can be described as completely unusual.”

Equipment: Canon 450D with 28 to 135 mm. Canon ultrasonic lens

Barbara McCarthy – I am a photographer, journalist based in Dublin, Ireland. I have travelled to some incredible places and massively enjoy taking photographs, not just in a work capacity, but also for the sheer enjoyment of it. I write for the Sunday Independent amongst others and am currently writing a comedy book. My photographs have featured on album covers, in magazines and newspapers in Ireland and around the world.

Website: www.barbaramccarthy.ie

Rush Hours by Pawel Prus

Rush Hours by Pawel Prus

“Slea Head is one of the most beautiful places in Ireland”

Star Trails over the Harker Galcier by Samantha Crimmin

Star Trails over the Harker Galcier by Samantha Crimmin

“A couple of hours watching the stars move over the Harker Glacier during mid winter South Georgia”

Equipment: Canon 5D Mk II

Samantha Crimmin – I am currently working and living on the sub Antarctic island of South Georgia, since arriving here photography has become a passion.

Website: www.samsiceblog.com

Vertical Feeding by Paul Cowell

Vertical Feeding by Paul Cowell

“Vertically Feeding Whaleshark”

Equipment: Canon Eos 5d mark 2

Paul Cowell – Keen amateur photographer and scuba diver

Website: www.flickr.com/photos/paulcowell/

Scandinavia  by Benjamin Hill

Scandinavia by Benjamin Hill

“Hiked multiple days in a row through the rain along cliffs to the same location until the weather conditions finally satisfied me. First hike was accompanied by wind and rain so strong that rain droplets were actually flying upwards because of the winds gusting through the fjords. I sat in astonishment as droplets of rain flew in the opposite direction right before my eyes. Truly a phenomenon that only presents its self with the right conditions. Norway and this location will truly always be in my heart.”

Equipment: Canon 7D, 10-22mm, Feisol Tripod, LeeFilter system, 105mm polarizer

Benjamin Hill – Born and raised in Hawaii but and have been living in San Diego ever since. Explaining the connection I feel with nature in this short paragraph would be quite a task so I’ll keep it simple. Currently a student and all of my spare time is devoted to improving and progressing my passion.

Website: www.flickr.com/photos/benkh/


Congratulations once again to all the finalists!

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6 Comments

  1. Offerte Dubai said: January 17, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Really Nice posting! What a fabulous and rare picture. Very glad to see it.

  2. Felicia said: January 17, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Amazing! It’s such an honour to have been selected! Thank you and congratulations to everyone!

  3. sujata said: January 23, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Really Nice posting! What a fabulous and rare picture. Very glad to see it.

  4. STEVE said: February 4, 2012 at 5:08 am

    The world is full of beauty scenes … let’s get explore more …

  5. mrme said: May 10, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    I love the second picture. I remember seeing that picture at national geographics, or some place like that. I also like the picture with the shark. It tells a story.

  6. P R Vinod Kumar said: October 4, 2012 at 6:33 am

    Beauty they say lies in the eye of the beholder.
    When the eye peers thru the lens the results can be amazing. These are really beautiful pictures…. each and every one of them

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