Travel in focus … Winter 2016

| January 26, 2017

There are four general categories in the Compass photography competition – people, wildlife, places and quirky. The winning and commended images are all below – be sure to comment on your favourite one, or enter the competition next time for your chance to win.

Image above is Lucerne, Switzerland by train, by Jonathan Heathcote Curtis

Congratulations to our winner, Juan Cruz Palacios, who received a copy of the photography book Lighthouses of the World by Marie-Haude Arzur, published by Bloomsbury (£18.99).

For the next issue, Compass has teamed up with Briggs & Riley, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of premium luggage, to offer you the chance to win one of three fantastic bags. First prize is a hard-sided carry-on spinner case worth £389, second prize is a smart Sympatico shopping tote worth £159 and third prize is a Transcend hanging toiletry kit worth £55.

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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Overall winner - Ready for my close-up by Juan Cruz Palacios

This huge male lion was patrolling his territory in Kruger National Park, South Africa.


Commended - Children in Delwara by Isabelle Michiels

The beautiful and joyous children of Delwara, Rajasthan, India. This part of rural India is beautifully untouched, and makes for a perfect picture!


Commended - Pilgrims in the Ganges by Samana Schwank

Taken from the ghats in the early morning in Varanasi, India. In the picture you can see Hindu pilgrims who bathe in the sacred waters of the Ganges river.


Commended - Giraffe Manor by Helen Jackson

A stay at Giraffe Manor in Nairobi is a wonderful experience – as long as you’re happy to share your breakfast!

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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  1. says:

    Good Pictures