Competition Rules: Photos submitted must be while on an Adventures Abroad tour. Only one photo competition credit can be used per tour. We reserve the right to use photo and caption submissions for eblast, webpage and blog, or social media postings. Winning submissions will be posted on the photo contest page.
17th Round's winnerWe received so many lovely submissions, and it was heartwarming to hear about how everyone enjoyed their trips with us to Norway and Finland. It was so hard for us to pick a winner due to the stunning collection that came in, but please enjoy the winning photo submission below from Francois D. on our September 2018 trip:
Winter will soon test these sturdy cabins near Gudvangen. - Francois D. on our September 2018 trip
17th Round's runners upWith so many gorgeous photos coming in narrowing it down to 3 runners up was hard, but we decided to go with 3 images that we find capture different pieces of Norway and Finland:
Woman Singing - Waterfall on 'Flamsbana' railway journey, Norway. - Patricia P. on our August 2019 tour.
The 600 shimmering pipes of the Sibelius Monument await a breeze in Helsinki; the "Love of Music" is a tribute to Finland's most beloved composer. - Julie H. on our September 2015 tour.
View of Bergen from the Floyen Funicular. - Veronica P. on our June 2013 tour.
Past Photo Contest Winners and Runners up
+16th Round's Photo Contest: Morocco
16th Round's winner
Blue fishing doreys at Essaouira. - David H. on our October 2016 tour
16th Round's runners up
Camel ride in a sand storm. - Linda S. on our April 2016 tour.
Ait Ben Haddou panorama shot. - Viggo D. on our October 2011 tour.
Moroccan architecture has a classic, serene beauty and order. - J. Frederick F. on our Sept. 2009 tour.
Honourable MentionWith an incredible amount of Morocco submissions, and so many more photos we would have loved to have featured we decided to add a special mention this round. We received so many incredible desert photos that we thought it would be fitting for the special mention to be our favourite of them, though it was so hard to narrow it down!
"The Sahara" - Chris C. on our April 2019 tour.
+15th Round's Photo Contest: Argentina
15th Round's winner
On his way to get wood, against the colourful background of limestone mountains near Humahuaca. - Francois D. on our January 2019 tour
15th Round's runners up
Lucky record-setting day in the Beagle Channel - calm and sunny. - Brenda L. on our January 2019 tour.
Dancers rehearsing for a weekend afternoon outdoor tango performance at the romantic Plaza Dorrego, with its cafés the heart of San Telmo barrio. Adjacent to this scenic plaza is historic Mercado de San Telmo open on weekends. - Gerhard E. on our March 2017 tour.
Panoramic view of Cerro Campanario on 2014 trip. - Carol S. on our November 2014 trip.
+14th Round's Photo Contest: The Baltic States
14th Round's winner
Vilnius, Lithuania, Sept 2019
Young dancers entertaining at a street festival right outside our hotel. - Joanne S. on our September 2019 tour
14th Round's runners up
Hill of Crosses - Shirley J. on our September 2014 tour.
Riga in Latvia has the most outstanding examples of Art Nouveau architecture that I have seen anywhere - Chris SJ on our September 2011 tour.
There are many shots of Trakai Castle in Lithuania from the outside, but this is what it looks like in the courtyard - J. Frederick F. on our September 2014 tour.
+13th Round's Photo Contest: Kenya and Tanzania
13th Round's winner
When we first arrived, after a night in Nairobi, we travelled to Ol Pejeta Conservancy and immediately saw this Reticulated Giraffe taking a drink at the water hole - Roger E. on our July 2013 tour
13th Round's runners up
Kilimanjaro - Viggo D. on our October 2006 trip.
Samburu dancers at a shared Samburu-Turkana village in the Samburu National Reserve - Karen W. on our September 2008 trip.
Colobus Monkey in tree at the Trout Tree Restaurant in Kenya - Veronica P. on our September 2012 trip.
Honourable MentionWe had so many amazing entries for this round that we could not help but pick an honourable mention, and even picking just 1 was so hard with the amazing diversity of photos submitted! Thank you everyone who participated, and we can't wait to keep seeing your amazing entries in the next round!
Bad hair day, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania - Alex T. on our September 2012 trip
+12th Round's Photo Contest: Colombia
12th Round's winner
WEDDING FESTIVITIES in the streets of Old Town Cartagena. - Lionel C. on January 2016 tour
12th Round's runners up
Guatape is famous for its colorful lower ornamental relief panels on the traditional houses lining its narrow cobble stone streets. With a little imagination, this village is like an open-air art scene, ready to become a painting itself - Gerhard E. on our January 2020 tour.
Silletero and his flower silletas in Santa Elena - Jacki S. on our February 2019 tour.
A friendly rainbow billed toucan, Cartagena Columbia - Dan W. on our Jan 2017 tour.
+11th Round's Photo Contest: Vietnam
11th Round's winner
Halong Bay Evening - James L. on our November 2018 tour
11th Round's runners up
Enroute to Viet Minh headquarters north of Dien Bien Phu we stopped at a small village of Hmong and Tay people. They were very welcoming, friendly and allowed us to take many photos. - Barbara M. on our November 2004 tour.
LANTERNS taken in Hoi An on November 13, 2017 - Jill C. on our November 2017 tour.
Sherry A, Ann J, and Ken J sharing a dugout in the Mekong - Rudy P. on our October 2014 tour.
+10th Round's Photo Contest: Croatia
10th Round's winner
Pula – Ampitheatre
This Roman colosseum is the most complete in the world and to sit inside on the steps was a very special reflective moment for me. - Barbara M. on our May 2015 trip
10th Round's runners up
Looking down on Dubrovnik - Carol S. on our September 2017 tour.
Plitvice Lakes - Chris S. on our May 2008 tour.
Hiking up to the Hvar Fortress offered great views of the port of Hvar on Hvar Island - Ward W. on our May 2013 tour.
+9th Round's Photo Contest: Peru
9th Round's winner
Taken on one of the various stops during our forgettable Andean Explorer train ride from Cuzco to Puno - Lynn P. on our February 2018 trip
9th Round's runners up
We had the pleasure of traveling with Pablo in Peru and Bolivia, November 2007. One of our most memorable experiences was meeting the indigenous Uros people living on their "islands" of reeds on Lake Titicaca. - Doris L. on our November 2007 trip.
Driving to Colca Canyon and stopping along the way to see the local handicrafts being sold. - Scott L. on our May 2008 Peru trip.
Machu Pichu Rainbow - Dan W. on our Feb 2020 trip.
+8th Round's Photo Contest: Italy
8th Round's winner
Back from the edge of the crater on Vulcano - François D. on our September 2011 Italian Isles tour
8th Round's runners up
Vatican Museum - Joan S. on our May 2007 Italy tour.
Group Exploring - Doris L. on our September 2015 Microstates tour.
Taormina, Sicily with Mt. Etna in the background - Samantha H. on our March 2003 tour.
+7th Round's Photo Contest: South Africa
7th Round's winner
A hippopotamus OUT OF THE WATER showing all the scars. It is a rough life!
A game drive in the Thornybush Reserve in 2015. - Rudy P. on our 2015 tour
7th Round's runners up
"The Dramatic Peninsula Coast". Taken at the southern tip of Africa where the Atlantic & Indian Ocean meet. - Gary B. on our Sept 2016 Southern Africa trip.
The Potholes in South Africa - Hart O. on our October 2015 tour.
Taken at a winery stop, a King Protea, open and welcoming - Molly M. on our October 2019 tour.
+6th Round's Photo Contest: Portugal
6th Round's winner
Lisbon, September 2019 - Anto A. on our September 2019 Portugal tour
6th Round's runners up
Sunny day on the Porto waterfront - Henry P. on our October 2019 Portugal tour.
Douro Valley, Mesao Frio - Carol B. on our September 2019 Portugal tour.
Obidos representing a typical street - Rosemay T. on our September 2018 Portugal tour.
+5th Round's Photo Contest: Japan
5th Round's winner
Famous Golden Pavilion of Kinkaku-ji Temple - Scott L. in October 2019
5th Round's runners up
Dance competition, Dazaifu-Shi - Eve S. on our April 2015 tour.
Spring Evening in Kyoto - J. Frederick F. on our March 2012 tour.
'Peace', the universal Japanese salutation - Dara L. on our October 2019 JP2 tour.
Alistair entertaining us - Daissy O. on our 2001 Japan Festivals Tour with Alastair
+4th Round's Photo Contest: Costa Rica
4th Round's winner
The sloth was posing in the trees along the canal beside Tortuguero - Ian C. from our Costa Rica trip during February 2016
4th Round's runners up
Arenal volcano view from La Fortuna - Anto A. on our January 2019 tour.
As we took a boat ride through part of Tortuguero National Park, we saw this Anhinga drying its wings. If their wings are too wet, Anhingas cannot fly. - June S. on our February 2008 Costa Rica tour.
Local transportation - Chris C. on our February 2018 Costa Rica tour.
+3rd Round's Photo Contest: Central Asia
3rd Round's winner
Devoted Sufi Followers in Prayer - Mausoleum of Hodja Yusup Hamadani, Ancient Merv, Turkmenistan. - Roger P. on his September 2018 Five Stans trip
3rd Round's runners up
Near Lake Issyk Kul Kyrgyzstan - Rita C. on our September 2018 Five Stans trip.
Samarkand - Riana R. on our October 2018 Five Stans Trip.
Playing Kok-Boru near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, October 2019 - We went to a version of the Nomad Games at a small village near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan where we saw local villagers play a variety of games including an exciting game of Kok-Boru - June S. on our September 2019 Five Stans tour.
The teahouse was from the Minsha Shan sand dunes near DunHuang, China - John Y. on our October 2005 Silk Road tour
+2nd Round's Photo Contest: Greece
2nd Round's winner
Lines and shadows Agora Athens - Doris L. on her May 2018 tour
2nd Round's runners up
- James B. in September 2007.
Temple of Apollo at Delphi - June S. in September 2014.
Street at the ruins of the Fortress of Mystras. 1249 AD - Carol B. in May 2019.
Another Typical Day on a Victor Trip - Tour leader and Chief Mischief Instigator: Victor Ramagnoli
Consorts: Terry, Alistair, Rudy
Photo credit to Eralyn M.
+1st Round's Photo Contest: Egypt
1st Round's winner
High above the Valley of the Kings (or Queens) - Ashley C. on her November 2018 tour
1st Round's runners up
Market Day Mayhem. It is an arial view of a market place spanning a large intersection of two major streets. It was taken from the bus as we crossed over a bridge in Cairo. It reflects a way of life and the day-to-day survival of locals vendors and customers in a big city that is truly a world away from mine. It captures a frenetic existence and is rich with culture and color. - George C..
Solitude away from the Karnak crowds. - Dave S..
Here comes our ride across the Nile for a Nubian dinner. - Keith A..
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