…And from one photography competition to another: this time the Rough Guides with a breathtaking array of travel-inspired images from around the world.
From a farmer herding his camel to a fisherman reflected in mirror-like salt flats, amateur shutterbugs from across the world have been submitting their spellbinding entries to Rough Guides’ first ever photography contest.
The team of travel experts were faced with over 2,000 images from India, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and beyond, in categories which included landscapes, wildlife shots and portraits.
After the strongest entries submitted during the six week contest were whittled down to a shortlist of just 20 favourites, an image of a young girl having green make up applied to her face for a festival by Somenath Mukhopadhyay has been crowned the winner.
Rough Guides’ judges said of the top entry: “This image skilfully captures the stillness of the moment and the concentration on the child’s face. The colours are vibrant and we loved the way your eye is drawn into the face with the shift of focus.”
Illustrating the beauty of Earth in every recess, candid shots of children in the mountains and dramatic shipwrecks under the sea have been praised alongside worshippers lined up in an Indian mosque and wild moose running free in the Canadian hinterland.
Sit back and enjoy…
…And the rest of the short-list:-