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Wildlife, landscapes, people and travel icons: Western Australia is the perfect destination for anyone looking for inspiration for any of the Wanderlust Photo of the Year categories
Lionesses playing with turtles on the Masai Mara, Bhutan’s Tiger’s Nest cloaked in thick mist and traditional Indian fishermen casting their kaleidoscopic nets. These are the iceberg-tip of the variety of shots you sent to Wanderlust’s 2015 Travel Photo of the Year competition (you also sent some amazing iceberg shots too). Now, we’re back with the UK’s biggest and best travel photo competition and we’re after more of the same, please – awe-inspiring images from wandering snappers like you.
In our Amateur category, there’ll be four winners, who’ll each travel on a Wanderlust photo commission to Thailand, thanks to the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Meanwhile, in our Portfolio contest, one snapper will win a cash prize of £3,000.
Verdant jungles, glittering temples, bustling metropolis and wonderful wildlife to boot: it’s no wonder Thailand has become one of the planet’s most sought-after destinations. From the forested islands and marine-life rich pools of Khao Sok National Park to the milk-white sands of Koh Samui and the gentle undulations of the Mekong River Valley, Thailand offers versatility in abundance for both travellers and photographers.
It’s not just its natural landscapes that offer wow moments, either – the capital Bangkok is a hive of elegant temples, buzzing markets and friendly locals. These are just a few of the reasons why Wanderlust has joined forces with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (www.tourismthailand.org) to transport our four winners off to Thailand for the photography commission of a lifetime.
How to enter
It doesn’t matter when or where your photos are taken, but they need to tie in with one of our four categories: People, Wildlife, Landscape or Travel Icons (the latter looks to recognise shots of places, people or events that have achieved an iconic status in the travel world). So whether its a characterful hippo portrait, a new take on the Taj or an intimate shot of an epic festival, we want to see it now.
All our Runners Up and Highly Commended photographers will win fabulous Nikon cameras. The Runners Up can gather new perspectives with the Nikon D3400 camera kit, a user-friendly model that excels in low-light conditions – thanks to its 24.2-megapixel DX-format sensor – and works with the NIKKOR lens to add an artistic splash. Plus, its handy SnapBridge feature means, via a bluetooth connection to your phone, you can share your photos with your friends instantly. There’s a Guide Mode to help you develop your photographic skills, while the high-capacity battery ensures the D3400 is always ready to light up your feed. For more info, head to www.nikon.co.uk
If you feel you’re part storyteller, part photographer, then the Portfolio competition (open to both amateurs and photographers) is the one for you. We’re after a set of five attention-grabbing shots, all unique in their own way and when combined, should tell a mesmeric and cohesive story, whether it’s a vibrant festival or shifting culture.
Entries in the Portfolio competition must also fit into one of our four categories: People, Wildlife, Landscape or Travel Icons, with only one winner walking away with the £3,000 prize.
Click here to enter
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Closing date for entries is 30 November 2016. Good luck!
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