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Winning tip: Staircase of sunshine, Berlin

On a visit to the Urban Nation Museum in Berlin in 2018 I couldn’t have foreseen the restrictions on travel that have been to come back. Looking via the pictures, I see that my shot of the staircase of colored gentle “to describe what we take for granted” couldn’t have been extra apt. The museum is a gallery of up to date avenue artwork that extends into the encircling streets. It’s unbelievable for photographers to go to because the works are so inventive and inspiring, and photography is welcomed contained in the gallery. Entry is free and it’s open once more.
Free entry, open Tues-Sun,
Jude Bytheway

SUPrise in Barcelona

SUP Barcelona Photograph: Katy Dixon

If you need to keep away from the hustle and bustle of the attractive Barcelona metropolis, be part of “supsuprise” at 5.30am for a shocking dawn. Bruno, an area resident, runs morning periods earlier than his day job and affords a beautiful option to begin the day. I’ve performed it 4 occasions and it nonetheless amazes me every time I’ve watched the solar rise over the nice and cozy waters. An unforgettable expertise.
Katy Dixon

A saunter in Sutherland

Scotland Photograph: Sarah


I took this {photograph} wanting forward on the Bealach na h-Uidhe move as we walked from Inchnadamph en path to Glencoul bothy and again once more. We had hiked this path as a part of the Cape Wrath trail a number of years in the past, in superb sunshine, and we by no means thought it potential to get the identical unbelievable circumstances once more. Yet we did! In the midst of this ongoing pandemic we have been reacquainted with area, peace and essentially the most unbelievable views – precisely what we would have liked, two people and our two attractive rescue canines out within the wilds of lovely Scotland. It was magical.

Lapping it up in Llandudno

Llandudno sheep Photograph: Alison

Llandudno has all of it for a go to: seaside points of interest, sensible walks (uphill) and cycle paths (flat) alongside the seafront. Every yr we go to Llandudno to have fun my birthday by marching over the Great Orme headland. Orme is my mom’s household title and 5 June can be Saint Tudno’s day on the pretty church on the Orme (Saint Tudno is the patron saint of Llandudno). Good to comply with with Fish Tram Chips for a pleasant chippy dinner. We typically keep on the Empire Hotel (doubles from £65 room solely) which makes an excellent contribution to the celebration, with pretty rooms and excellent breakfasts. Dining at Dylan’s, within the magnificent Grade-II listed former Washington Hotel constructing on the promenade is a beautiful option to end the day.

A trek and a trot in Mongolia

Mongolia Photograph: Nadia Zuberi-Clow


In 2015 I took a two-week solo journey to Mongolia. While there I went on seven-day horse group trek with Stepperiders. It was below £500 for the week. Having simply been via a tough breakup it was enormously cathartic galloping over the steppe with new associates, tenting by evening, and having fun with homecooked meals day-after-day. I actually felt as if I used to be away from all of it. Staying in Ulaanbaatar itself was protected, reasonably priced and pleasant. I met so many feminine solo travellers on my journey too, a few of whom I’m nonetheless in contact with. I’m not somebody who usually travels alone, however I got here again feeling very a lot empowered by it.
Nadia Zuberi-Clow

Peak Patagonia

Mount Fitz Roy Photograph: Marian Michie

This is Mount Fitz Roy, within the southern Andes. We began our journey at El Chalten, a frontier city stuffed with walkers and climbers; past that there’s solely the mountains then the Southern Patagonian Icefield, stretching to the Pacific by way of Bernardo O’Higgins and Torres del Paine nationwide parks. The everlasting winds blowing off the ice discipline imply unhealthy climate is frequent, and we had ready for the chance that in our three-day keep we’d not be capable to see and do something a lot. But we obtained fortunate. Pictured is our first view of the mountains, on the lengthy drive throughout the Argentinian steppe. It maybe captures a little bit of our awe and pleasure, however not the fierce wind that made merely getting out of the automobile difficult. And the following two days’ strolling have been magnificent.
Marian Michie

A storm within the Atacama, Chile

Atacama storm Photograph: John Main


And we thought it by no means rained in Atacama. Marian isn’t posing on this image, within the Tebenquiche nature reserve close to San Pedro de Atacama. She had simply purchased the white hat – for about £5 – to guard her from the limitless searing desert solar. Made of paper, it was not suited to the mom of all thunderstorms approaching. Marian had been attempting to {photograph} lightning, unsuccessfully because it occurred. The usually apocalyptic air suited the occasions – it was March 2020, Covid was sweeping the globe, and the locals have been despondent concerning the complete collapse of the vacationer commerce. All the extra cause to return in the future, spend freely, and see the warmth haze shimmering over the sun-baked salt flats of Atacama.
John Main


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Megalith rays, Lewis, Outer Hebrides

Callanish stones Photograph: Diane Le Count

I travelled with two digicam buddies, exploring the Outer Hebrides. We selected late November to keep away from midges and to hopefully have the place to ourselves. The Callanish standing stones are a world-famous sequence of megaliths on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis. We arrived earlier than daybreak to plan our place and to arrange our tripods and cameras. I ensured there have been seen gaps within the stones earlier than ready patiently for a sunburst that I might solely dream about capturing. I waited and I used to be rewarded.
Diane Le Count

Desert varnish, Namibia

Nambia Photograph: Frances Valdes

This picture brings again reminiscences of a tremendous journey, exploring and tenting within the deserts of Namibia. To some, this picture is empty, however to not us. This no less than 55-million-year-old desert is the oldest on this planet, and the panorama narrates its previous. The shine on boulders is desert varnish: they’re polished by centuries of sand-laden wind. Distant mountains are inscribed with tales from pre-historic bushmen. A barely perceptible space of inexperienced reveals the place the Huab river sometimes flows, and during which we watched a herd of elephants. The picture depicts our love affair with the abundance of deserts.
Frances Valdes

Bath time for Tara, India

Roy Messenger Photograph: Roy Messenger

Meeting Tara, the heroine of Mark Shand’s epic story Travels on My Elephant, was an unforgettable expertise. Tara is a resident at Kipling Camp, in Madhya Pradesh’s Kanha national park. We adopted her and her two mahouts, Lavkush and Diva, on their each day 20-minute stroll to the river, amazed at how shortly she walked for somebody of her measurement. Nearing the water, she raced forward and ultimately we heard an enormous splash and noticed ripples. After luxuriating within the water, Tara was led to a shallow part the place we had enjoyable scrubbing her with stones earlier than being rewarded with a trunk bathe.
Roy Messenger

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