Travel in Focus… Summer 2016

| August 15, 2016

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 received a £50 John Lewis voucher with the runners-up receiving the photography book The Hunt  by Alastair Fothergill and Huw Cordey.

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, there will be one overall winner, receiving a copy of Lighthouses of the World by Marie-Haude Arzur, worth £18.99 and published by Bloomsbury. The book is a spectacular and unusual celebration of lighthouses from every continent.


Winner - Laughter in the Milking Pen by Eleanor Scriven

Man in traditional deel loses his hat as he wrestles with a calf in the milking pen as a lady looks on and laughs. Taken at a nomad camp in Mongolia.

Runner up - Intha Fisherman by Katherine Boyle

An Intha fisherman on Inle Lake, Myanmar, balancing on the end of his teak boat and rowing with one leg - a distinctive technique local to the area.  I was captivated by the stillness and the beauty of his silhouette.


Winner -  Desert Lion by Jan Hanlon

A young desert-adapted lion stretches out on the lip of an escarpment in the unforgiving Skeleton Coast, Namibia

Runner up - Cheetah by Jonathan Heathcote-Curtis

The photo below was taken in the Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa. We were tracking four cheetah brothers and when they took a break I managed to snap this photo. I love the focus and intensity of his stare.


Winner - Hoi An River Scene by Geoff Corris

This image was taken beside the river Thu Bon, which threads its way through the centre of the ancient city of Hoi An, Vietnam.

Runner up - Venice by Katarzyna Drabek

A beautiful red building in Venice.


Winner - Left Holding the Baby by Bernard Ringrose

Taken along the river that meanders through the world heritage site of Hampi, while the mother takes a ritual bath.

Runner up - Windmills of La Mancha by Vivienne Davies

Forever associated with Cervantes' hero Don Quixote, the windmills are a feature of the La Mancha landscape.

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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