Travel in Focus Summer 2014

| June 3, 2014

We’ve complied the winners and runners-up of the Summer 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 Summer 2014 issue is a £50 John Lewis voucher, and the runner-up entries have all won a copy of National Geographic's Dawn to Dark photography book.

Congratulations to all the winners and runners-up, and many thanks to all who entered. We received numerous entries, all of extremely high quality, and our judges had a hard time choosing the winners. Hence this time, we have also included some commendable entries which came very close to placing.

You can view the winning entries, along with those commended images, below.

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Winner - Dawn walk to work by Michael Lurie

5.15 am visiting the Spiny Forest in Madagascar.

Runner up - Knitting by Nick Board

An elderly man knits on the square, Taquile island, Lake Titicaca. His occupation for the last eighty years, and a role assigned solely to the men of the island. The products made on the island are famed throughout Peru.

Commended - Taking a break by Alan Phillips

Working ladies take a break within the walls of The Amber Fort, near Jaipur, India.


Winner - Sunset at U-Bein bridge by Geoff Corris

At 1,200 metres the U-Bein bridge is the longest wooden bridge in the world . It is situated in Amarapura, close to Mandalay, and spans the Taungthaman lake. It's a great place to capture the local people making their daily crossing to sell their goods.

Runner up - Santiago cathedral, Chile by Nigel Purse

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Santiago in Chile, reflected off a nearby office building.

Commended - Female monk by Martin Kilshaw

This female monk was praying while overlooking the Irrawaddy River atSoon U Ponya Shin Paya Pagoda, Sagaing Hill, Mandalay.


Winner - Havana Hounds by Heather Wilkes

These characters were snapped in Havana, Cuba.

Runner up - Lady and boy by Martin Kilshaw

A novel way to transport a child amongst the temples at Bagan, Burma.


Winner - Coquerel sifaka dance in Anjajavy, Western Madagascar by Simon Allen

We saw many Coquerel’s sifakas around the grounds of the Anjajavy Hotel. Their comical bounding action once on the ground was fascinating to watch. This is a composite image of a single sifika crossing the roadway to regain the trees on the other side.

Runner up - White-footed sportive lemur by Emma Noon.

Taken in Berenty, Madagascar.

Commended - Whale's tail by Nigel Purse

A close-up of a whale's tail in the icy waters of Antarctica.

Many thanks to all entrants to the Summer 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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2 thoughts on "Travel in Focus Summer 2014"

  1. Journeymart says:

    Great blog, with some beautiful picture.