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Travel in Focus Winter 2015

| 26 Nov 2015

There are four categories in the Compass photography competition – people, wildlife, places and quirky. The winning and runner-up images are all below – be sure to comment on your favourite one, or enter the competition next time for your chance to win.

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This month our winners receive a £50 John Lewis voucher with the runners-up receiving the photography book Wild Coast by Marianne Taylor.

Congratulations to all the winners and runners-up, and many thanks to all who entered. You can view the winning entries below.

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To enter our next competition, please follow the instructions here, or send an email of your entry to compass@coxandkings.co.uk. Be sure to include a 40-word caption about the image(s), and that the photograph was taken in a Cox & Kings destination. Please make sure you also agree to the terms and conditions of the competition before entering.

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Next issue’s winners will receive a £50 John Lewis voucher with the runners-up receiving a copy of The Hunt by Alastair Fothergill and Huw Cordey, worth £25 and published by BBC Books.

People

Winner – Rajasthani women by Patrick Hanrahan

Rajasthani women in typically colorful dress at the start of a procession during the Hindu festival of Gangaur.

Rajasthani women - Patrick Hanrahan, India

Runner up – Flamenco dancer by Alan Jones

A flamenco dancer taken in a main square of Cordoba, Spain in May 2014.  The concert, of some intensity, was staged to coincide with the “Patios” event in the city.

flamenco-dancer--Alan-Jones

Wildlife

Winner –  Malachite Sunbird by Alan Jones

Malachite Sunbird on a Protea flower. Taken in November 2014 in the countryside near Walker Bay in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Malachite Sunbird - Alan Jones, South Africa

Runner up – Mexico Rose by Jennifer Rose

Lizard, Tulum, Mexico taken by Jennifer Rose on September 16th 2014. Hundreds of lizards of all sizes relax in the sun on the stones of Mayan temple ruins on the Yucatan peninsula.

Mexico Lizard- Jennifer Rose

Places

Winner – The Good Shepherd by Arvin Tucker

Taken in North India, on the outskirts of Chandigarh, Punjab. “[I]… saw the shepherd and his cattle returning back after a hard day at work, so thought how each and every one of us looks forward returning back to the warmth of home…”

The Good Shepherd - Arvin Tucker, Chandigarh, India

Runner up – Venice by Petula Collier

This is, very simply, Venice after the rain.

Venice - Petula Collier

Quirky

Winner – Come fly! by Vivienna Davies

A hot air balloon flight is the ideal way to experience the dream-like landscapes of Cappadocia. Taken 6th May 2015, Cappadocia, Turkey

Come Fly! - Vivienne Davies, Turkey

Runner up – Mural in Delhi by Patrick Hanrahan

New Delhi, March 2015 – This stunning mural caught my eye in a city center side road. It was only after gazing at it for some time that I spotted several stray street dogs asleep nearby.

Mural in Delhi - Patrick Hanrahan

Please feel free to comment about the images below, or join the conversation on our Facebook page. Otherwise, if this has inspired you to enter the next Travel in Focus photography competition, please click here and follow the instructions.



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