Travel in Focus … Summer 2015

| April 13, 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.

This month our winners receive a £50 John Lewis voucher with the runners-up receiving the photography book Photography – The Definitive Visual History by Tom Ang.

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

Enter the next issue’s competition

To enter 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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Next issue’s winners will receive a £50 John Lewis voucher with the runners-up receiving Runners-up will win a copy of Wild Coast by Marianne Taylor(£20).


Winner - Cyclo driver by Jacqueline Wisby

Burma. Our guide took us on the local ferry to a village, which we toured by cyclo – this young man was one of our drivers.

Runner up - Sunset boat ride by Janet Nicholas

Burma. Our group had gone out for a sundowner and a trip down a river.  The light was amazing.


Winner - Giant panda by Jonathan Heathcote-Curtis

Chengdu, China. Volunteering with pandas, I had the opportunity to snap this one whilst she was taking time out to eat bamboo. Great smile.

 Runner up - Upland geese by Colin Johnson

Ottway Sound (near Punta Arenas), Chile.


Winner - Osorno Volcano by Colin Johnson

Osorno volcano framed by a modern statue, Chile.

Runner up - Anafiotika district by Vivienne Davies

Athens, Greece. Wandering the back streets of Athens reveals some picturesque quiet corners. The Anafiotika district, under the shadow of the Acropolis, was inhabited by immigrants from the Cycladic islands, who brought their own distinctive building style and culture.


Winner - Smile please by Geoff Corris

Jama Masjid, Delhi. This photo was taken of a group of Indian religious devotees at the famous Jama Masjid mosque in Delhi in October 2013 . I asked if I could take their photograph by gesturing with my camera and they kindly arranged themselves as shown , but I was not successful in extracting any smiles from them .

 Runner up - Stars of the procession by Keith Gordon

Taken in Delhi, India.

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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