Photography Competition... Spring/Summer 18 Winners

| November 23, 2018

See the winning and commended images from the Compass Spring/Summer 2018 photography competition below. Do let us know which one is your favourite and enter the competition for our next Compass issue to be in with a chance of winning. We received a wonderful range of images for this issue’s photography competition, making it tough to choose our favourite. Congratulations to our winner, Chris Palmer, who impressed us with his serene image of Icelandic horses. He will receive a leather Duffel Willow holdall by Buckle & Seam. We would also like to commend John Hill and Nigel Purse for their entries.

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

Winner - Icelandic Horses, Stokksnes by Chris Palmer 

Icelandic Horses was taken at Stokksnes in the south-east of Iceland. In May, it doesn’t get dark at all and this photo was captured late in the evening, owing to the beautiful light. The semi-wild horses grazed on the sand dunes tussock as I excitedly photographed from the respectful distance.

Commended - Chimp in Uganda by John Hill 

The picture was taken while walking through the Kibale National Park in Uganda. We came across several chimps playing in the clearing, generally being noisy and boisterous. However, this chap was clearly in a more contemplative mood, as if to signify that he was bored and unfazed by the whole idea of performing for passing humans.

Commended - A moment of devotion by Nigel Purse

In the interior gloom of the Russian Orthodox Zenkov cathedral in Almaty, Kazakhstan, a lady, distinguished by her headscarf, lit a candle. I will never know why she did so – was it for a relative, someone who is ill or maybe just an act of faith? But her calm serenity and intensely focused devotion drew me in. It was taken on Cox & Kings’ The Legendary Silk Route by Rail tour in 2018.

Please feel free to comment about the images, 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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