Travel in Focus Spring 2014

| March 10, 2014

We’ve complied the winners and runners-up of the Spring 2014 photography competition. Run three times a year, the Travel in Focus photography competition has four categories in which entrants can win – people, places, wildlife and quirky. Be sure to comment on your favourite below.

The prize for the winners in each category for the Spring 2014 issue is a £50 Bob Books voucher, and the runner-up entries have all won a copy of the Galapagos with David Attenborough DVD.

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

Enter the Summer 2014 competition

To enter for our next competition, please follow the instructions here, or send an email of your entry to 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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Winner – Girl in Cambodia by Neil St John

It's a special experience to encounter real village life.  I took a boat ride along the Tatai river in Cambodia to a rustic fishing village, where I spotted this beautiful child. I was delighted to capture her smile, which quickly became a toothless grin!

Runner up – Sri Lankan stilt fisherman by David Weightman

I had read about the stilt fishermen before travelling to Sri Lanka and I got the opportunity to photograph them on the coast at Ahangama. Fortunately, I was able to get them in silhouette with a beautiful sunset as a backdrop.


Winner – Avenue of baobabs by Peter Clarke

[These baobabs] line a dirt road near Morondava on the West Coast of Madagascar.

Runner-up – The hills above Mumbai by Alan Phillips.

Hilton Shillim is hidden in the hills above Mumbai. Up at first light, from the balcony of our villa, we watched our neighbour guide his oxen on their way to work.


Winner – The tourist view by Jeff Hughes.

Taken in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, South Africa.

Runner-up – Flamingo reflections by Dr Roger Litton.

Taken in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.


Winner – Flamingoes in flight by David Weightman

As part of the Cox & Kings Splendours of Chile tour, we visited the Chaxa Flamingo Reserve in the Atacama. I noticed two Andean flamingoes taking off and managed to get this shot with them reflected in the lake.

Runner-up - Look at me by Peter Clarke

A baby Coquerel's sifaka taken at the Anjajavy resort on the west coast of Madagascar.

Many thanks to all entrants to the Spring 2014 photography competition.

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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