Photographic Competition Gallery of Entries 2017

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The gallery of images received into our annual travel photography competition  are featured over the following pages – with the first prize of £1,000 in travel vouchers there is some stiff competition.

The competition closes Thursday 9th November 2017 and will be judged by travel writer, Paul Clammer. In 2001 Paul travelled around Taliban-controlled Afghanistan and ended up having dinner with two Taliban ministers a fortnight before the 9/11 attacks. The following year he wrote the Afghanistan travel website Kabul Caravan, which led to him being approached by Lonely Planet, who asked him to write about the country for them – the first time they’d had an author research there since 1978. That work eventually evolved into their ground-breaking stand-alone guidebook Afghanistan, published in 2007.  Paul has contributed to over two dozen guidebooks for Lonely Planet, including acting as the head author on their Morocco and Dominican Republic & Haiti guidebooks, as well as covering tougher destinations such as Pakistan, Nigeria and Mauritania for them! www.paulclammer.com

From India to Botswana and Burma scroll down to see the fabulous entries we have received so far -

 

“A rustle in the grass” A waterbuck in Tarangire, Tanzania by Emily Gould

“A rustle in the grass” A waterbuck in Tarangire, Tanzania by Emily Gould

Time to Go! - Elephants Leaving a pan after slating their thirst. Scott’s Pan, Hwange, Zimbabwe by R Muckley

Time to Go! – Elephants Leaving a pan after slating their thirst.
Scott’s Pan, Hwange, Zimbabwe by R Muckley

Competition - Vultures squabble over lunch.  Serengeti, Tanzania by R Muckley

Competition – Vultures squabble over lunch. Serengeti, Tanzania by R Muckley

"Mating Calls” - Two lions honeymooning not far from the Asilia Ubuntu Camp in North Serengeti by E Gould

“Mating Calls” – Two lions honeymooning not far from the Asilia Ubuntu Camp in North Serengeti by E Gould

Lilac breasted roller, Mana Pools, Zimbabwe by R Muckley

Lilac breasted roller, Mana Pools, Zimbabwe by R Muckley

Elephants in the Dry Season, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe by J Montgomery

Elephants in the Dry Season, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe by J Montgomery

If looks could kill, Hwange National Park by R Muckley

If looks could kill, Hwange National Park by R Muckley

Lion Attack, Mana Pools by J Montgomery

Lion Attack, Mana Pools by J Montgomery

Waiting for darkness to fall near Kicheche Bush Camp, Masai Mara, Kenya by J Montgomery

Waiting for darkness to fall near Kicheche Bush Camp, Masai Mara, Kenya by J Montgomery

I know it looks like a steam bath, Hwange National Park in the dry season by J Montgomery

I know it looks like a steam bath, Hwange National Park in the dry season by J Montgomery

 

A lone, old bull elephant quietly feeding in Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Above: A lone, old bull elephant quietly feeding in Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana by Charlotte O’Connor

Nick Board - Perito Moreno glacier, Argentinian Patagonia

 

Above:  “Perito Moreno glacier, Argentinian Patagonia” by Nick Board

Mount Pico as seen from a whale watching boat. Pico Island, The Azores Peter Elllis

Above: “Mount Pico as seen from a whale watching boat. Pico Island, The Azores” by Peter Elllis

Victoria Lush After a glass or two of rice wine, jokes are shared amongst members of the Akha tribe (Kyaing Tong, Myanmar)

Above: “After a glass or two of rice wine, jokes are shared amongst members of the Akha tribe (Kyaing Tong, Myanmar”) by Victoria Lush

Linda Jenkinson Lake Coniston 2

Above: “Lake Coniston” by Linda Jenkinson

Victoria Lush Riding high - heading in from the fields (Bagan, Myanmar)

Above: “Riding high – heading in from the fields (Bagan, Myanmar)” by Victoria Lush

a a Sapna Banga.

Above:  ‘Old friends playing dominoes in downtown Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic’ by Sapna Banga.

Victoria Lush Spreading out the early morning catch to dry in the sun, Ngapali, Myanmar

Above: “Spreading out the early morning catch to dry in the sun, Ngapali, Myanmar” by Victoria Lush

Victoria Lush taking up rice seedlings from the nursery growing area to re-plant in the paddy fields, Lake Inle, Myanmar

Above: “Taking up rice seedlings from the nursery growing area to re-plant in the paddy fields, Lake Inle, Myanmar” by Victoria Lush

Linda Jenkinson Lake Coniston Tunnell

Above: “Lake Coniston” by Linda Jenkinson

Victoria Lush Village elder in Began takes time out from weaving with a cigar break

Above: “Village elder in Began takes time out from weaving with a cigar break” by Victoria Lush

Victoria Lush Village lady from the Lahu tribe, in the Kyaing Tong region of Myanmar

Above: “Village lady from the Lahu tribe, in the Kyaing Tong region of Myanmar” by Victoria Lush

James Turner, Mistaya Canyon in the Canadian Rockies

Above: The Icefields Parkway from Lake Louise to Jasper has to be one of the world’s great drives.  Although it is possible to complete it in about three hours or so, there are so many wonderful spots just off the road that it took us more like 12!  This was one of them – the Mistaya Canyon’. by James Turner

Linda Jenkinson Lake Coniston

Above: “Lake Coniston” by Linda Jenkinson

Tony King Early Start re

Above: ‘Early start’ January 2017,  by Tony King

Tony King Balloons over Bagan re

Above:  ‘Balloons over Bagan’ January 2017,  by Tony King

Leg Rowing Fisherman Lake Inle Myanmar by Diana King

Above: ‘Leg Rowing Fisherman Lake Inle,  Myanmar’ January 2017,  by Diana King

 

Stephanie Beech

Above: ‘Panchgani tableland, Maharashtra, India’, May 2016.  by Stephanie Beech

Brian Cooke - Water Buffalo near Little Vumbura Camp, Botswana Sept 2005

Above:  ‘Water Buffalo near Little Vumbura Camp, Botswana.’  by Brian Cooke

Tony King Silverback Gorilla (The Rwanda Rain Forest)

Above: ‘Silverback Gorilla, (The  Rwanda Rain Forest)’ May 2015,  by Tony King

Brian Cooke - A pint of Guiness please! Duma Tau camp, Botswana Sept 2005

Above: ‘A pint of Guiness please! Duma Tau camp, Botswana’ Sept 2005,  by Brian Cooke

Sara Payne - Twsulu Kalahari ...South Africa

Above; ‘Twsulu Kalahari …South Africa’  by Sara Payne

Leigh Walton - Up Where We Belong! In Ljubljana, Slovenia

Above: ‘Up Where We Belong! In Ljubljana, Slovenia’ by Leigh Walton

Diane Bateman - I met this young, curious monkey at Tipu Sultan's summer palace, Srirangapatnam, Southern India. I think the hair style most appealing!

Above: ‘ I met this young, curious monkey at Tipu Sultan’s summer palace, Srirangapatnam, Southern India. I think the hair style most appealing!’ by  Diane Bateman

Brian Cooke - Where is missing flipflop School near Chhatra Sagar, India - Feb 2014

Above: ‘Where is missing flipflop?   School near Chhatra Sagar, India.’   Feb 2014′ by Brian Cooke

Brian Cooke - Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile, March 2016

Above:  ‘Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile, March 2016,’ by Brian Cooke

Brian Cooke - Tiger hunting, Bandhavgarh, India, Feb 2014

Above:  ‘Tiger hunting, Bandhavgarh, India’, Feb 2014′ by Brian Cooke

Brian Cooke - Red Lava Crabs, Galapagos, Oct 2007

Above: ‘Red Lava Crabs, Galapagos, Oct 2007′ by Brian Cooke

Brian Cooke - Prayer mats outside largest Mosque in India, Delhi, Jan 2014

Above: ‘Prayer mats outside largest Mosque in India, Delhi, Jan 2014′ – by Brian Cooke

Brian Cooke - Perito Moreno glacier, Patagonia, Argentina, March 2016

Above: ‘Perito Moreno glacier, Patagonia, Argentina, March 2016′ by Brian Cooke

Brian Cooke - Opium drinkers near Mihir Garh, India, Feb 2014

Above: ‘Opium drinkers near Mihir Garh, India, Feb 2014′ by Brian Cooke

Brian Cooke - Malachite Kingfisher, Kwetsani, Botswana, Sept 2005

Above: ‘Malachite Kingfisher, Kwetsani, Botswana, Sept 2005; by Brian Cooke

Brian Cooke - Makgadikgadi Pan, near Jacks Camp, Botswana, Sept 2005

Above: ;Makgadikgadi Pan, near Jacks Camp, Botswana, Sept 2005′ by Brian Cooke

Brian Cooke - Lilac Breasted Roller near Duma Tau camp, Botswana, Sept 2005

Above: ;’Lilac Breasted Roller near Duma Tau camp, Botswana’, Sept 2005; by Brian Cooke

Brian Cooke - Inside fort at Jodhpur, India, Feb 2014

Above: ‘Inside fort at Jodhpur, India’, Feb 2014 by Brian Cooke

Brian Cooke - I AM smiling! Kwetsani, Botswana Sept 2005

Above: ‘I AM smiling! Kwetsan’i, Botswana Sept 2005 by Brian Cooke

Brian Cooke - Galapagos Islands Oct 2007

Above: ‘Galapagos Islands’ Oct 2007, by Brian Cooke

Brian Cooke - Frigate Birds, Galapagos Islands, Oct 2007

Above: ‘Frigate Birds, Galapagos Islands’, Oct 2007 by Brian Cooke

Brian Cooke - Durbar Hall, Red Fort, Agra, Feb 2014

Above: ‘Durbar Hall, Red Fort, Agra’, Feb 2014, by Brian Cooke

Brian Cooke - Downtown Buenos Aires (from the back seat of a taxi), March 2016

Above: ‘Downtown Buenos Aires (from the back seat of a taxi)’, March 2016 by Brian Cooke

Brian Cooke - Cheetahs with kill, near Duma Tau, Botswana, Sept 2005

Above: ‘Cheetahs with kill, near Duma Tau, Botswana’, Sept 2005, by Brian Cooke

Brian Cooke - Bandhavgarh, India, Feb 2014

Above: /Bandhavgarh, India’, Feb 2014 by Brian Cooke

Brian Cooke - Atacama, Chile, Feb 2016

Above: ‘Atacama, Chile’, Feb 2016 by Brian Cooke

Brian Cooke - Atacama, Chile - Feb 2016

Above: ‘Atacama, Chile’ – Feb 2016.  by Brian Cooke

Brian Cooke - Albatros, Galapagos Oct 2007

Above: ‘Albatros, Galapagos’ Oct 2007 by Brian Cooke

Thank you for sharing these stunning images with us!

If you have not yet sent your photographs to us but would like to take part, please visit our Photographic Competition page  to find out how to enter.  Thank you!

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