Wednesday, January 19

‘Captured Our Awe and Excitement’: Readers’ Favorite Travel Photos | Travel photography

Winning Tip: Stairway of Light, Berlin

On a trip to the Urban Nation Museum in Berlin in 2018 he couldn’t have foreseen the travel restrictions to come. Looking through the photographs, I see that my take of the staircase of colored light “to describe what we take for granted” could not have been more appropriate. The museum is a contemporary street art gallery that spans the surrounding streets. It’s great for photographers to visit as the works are so creative and inspiring, and photography is welcome inside the gallery. Admission is free and is open again.
Free admission, open from Tuesday to Sunday,
Jude Bytheway

SUPrise in Barcelona

SUP Barcelona
Photography: Katy Dixon

If you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of the beautiful city of Barcelona, ​​join the “supsuprise” at 5.30am. M. To enjoy a breathtaking sunrise. Bruno, a local resident, conducts morning sessions before his daily work and offers a wonderful way to start the day. I’ve done it four times and it still amazes me every time I watch the sun rise over the warm waters. An unforgettable experience.
Katy dixon

A walk through Sutherland

Photography: Sarah

I took this picture looking ahead at the Bealach na h-Uidhe pass as we walked from Inchnadamph en route to Glencoul and vice versa. We had walked this path as part of the Cape Wrath Trail Several years ago, in glorious sunshine, and we never thought it was possible to have the same incredible conditions again. Yet we did it! In the midst of this ongoing pandemic, we re-acquainted ourselves with the space, the peace and the most incredible views, exactly what we needed, two humans and our two beautiful dogs rescued in the wild of beautiful Scotland. It was magical.

Licking in Llandudno

Llandudno sheep
Photography: Alison

Llandudno has it all for a visit: seaside attractions, magnificent walks (uphill) and cycle paths (flat) along the promenade. Every year we visit Llandudno to celebrate my birthday by marching on the Cape of the Great Orme. Orme is my mother’s last name and June 5 is also Saint Tudno’s day in the beautiful church of the Orme (Saint Tudno is the patron saint of Llandudno). Good to stick with Fish trolley chips for a delicious fried dinner. We often stay in the Empire hotel (double rooms from £ 65 only) which makes a brilliant contribution to the celebration, with beautiful rooms and perfect breakfasts. Dine in From DylanIn the magnificent building of the former grade II listed Washington Hotel on the waterfront, it is a delightful way to end the day.

A walk and a jog in Mongolia

Photography: Nadia Zuberi-Clow

In 2015 I took a two week solo trip to Mongolia. While I was there, I went on a seven-day group hike on horseback with Stepperiders. It was less than £ 500 per week. Having been through a difficult breakup, it was hugely cathartic galloping through the steppe with new friends, camping for the night, and enjoying home-cooked food every day. I really felt like I was away from it all. Staying at Ulaanbaatar was safe, affordable, and friendly. I also met many solo female travelers on my trip, some of whom I am still in contact with. I’m not someone who normally travels alone, but I came back feeling very empowered by it.
Nadia Zuberi-Clow

Patagonia peak

Mount Fitz Roy
Photography: Marian Michie

This is Mount Fitz Roy, in the southern Andes. We begin our journey in El Chaltén, a border town full of walkers and climbers; beyond there are only the mountains, then the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, which extends to the Pacific through the Bernardo O’Higgins and Torres del Paine national parks. Eternal winds blowing across the ice field make bad weather frequent, and we had prepared ourselves for the possibility that in our three-day stay we might not be able to see or do much. But we were lucky. In the photo is our first view of the mountains, on the long road through the Argentine steppe. It might capture a bit of our awe and excitement, but not the fierce wind that made just getting out of the car a challenge. And the next two days of hiking were magnificent.
Marian michie

A storm in Atacama, Chile

Atacama Storm
Photography: John Main

And we thought that it never rained in Atacama. Marian does not pose in this photo, in the Tebenquiche Nature Reserve near San Pedro de Atacama. She had just bought the white hat, for around £ 5, to protect her from the endless scorching desert sun. Made of paper, it was not suitable for the mother of all coming storms. Marian had been trying to photograph lightning, unsuccessfully as it happened. The generally apocalyptic air suited the times: It was March 2020, Covid was sweeping the world, and locals were dejected by the total collapse of the tourist trade. All the more reason to come back one day, spend freely, and see the heat haze shimmering over the sun-drenched salt flats of Atacama.
John main


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Megalith rays, Lewis, Outer Hebrides

Callanish stones
Photography: Diane Le Count

I traveled with two chambermates, exploring the Outer Hebrides. We chose the end of November to avoid mosquitoes and hopefully have the place to ourselves. The Callanish Menhirs are a series of world-famous megaliths on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis. We arrived before dawn to plan our position and prepare our tripods and cameras. I made sure there were visible gaps in the stones before patiently waiting for a sunburst I could only dream of capturing. I waited and was rewarded.
Diane le count

Desert varnish, Namibia

Photography: Frances Valdes

This photo brings back memories of an incredible journey, exploring and camping in the deserts of Namibia. For some, this photo is empty, but not for us. This desert of at least 55 million years is the oldest in the world and the landscape tells of its past. The shine of the rocks is the varnish of the desert: they are polished by centuries of wind laden with sand. The distant mountains are inscribed with stories of prehistoric Bushmen. A barely perceptible green area reveals where the Huab River occasionally flows, and in which we observe a herd of elephants. The photo shows our love affair with the abundance of deserts.
Frances Valdes

Bath time for Tara, India

Roy messenger
Photography: Roy Messenger

Meeting Tara, the heroine of Mark Shand’s epic tale Travels on My Elephant, was an unforgettable experience. Tara is a resident of Kipling’s Camp, in Madhya Pradesh Kanha National Park. We followed her and her two mahouts, Lavkush and Diva, on their daily 20-minute walk to the river, in awe of how fast she was walking for someone her size. Approaching the water, he ran forward and finally we heard a big splash and saw ripples. After enjoying the water, Tara was taken to a shallow section where we had fun scrubbing her with rocks before being rewarded with a trunk shower.
Roy messenger

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