The Guardian Monthly Travel Photo Competition – February 2018 Winners

Here are the February’s winners of the Guardian’s Monthly Readers’ Travel Photography competition which attracts thousands of entries every year. This month grand-winner is photographer Eloise Campbell who had the opportunity to live with the Dukha, the reindeer herders of Mongolia, and took a beautiful and inspiring picture of a woman, single mother, now grandmother, who brought up her two girls while caring for more than 50 reindeer. You can enter the March competition by following the link below.

The Guardian Monthly Travel Photo Competition – February 2018 Winners
Katherine Bridgestock, runner-up – The heavens opened and the streets around Shibuya, Tokyo, were suddenly drenched in even more colour and movement. I was taking photos (my friend was holding the umbrella) when I noticed this woman at the crossing. I’m pleased with the futuristic feel of the image. – MICK RYAN, JUDGE: A rich spectrum of colour, neon lights, a glistening street and a woman with an umbrella all combine with great composition to make this a very appealing photograph. Quite nearly perfection, if it wasn’t for the slightly distracting objects top left and bottom right.
The Guardian Monthly Travel Photo Competition – February 2018 Winners
Eloise Campbell, winner – The Dukha, the reindeer herders of Mongolia, live up in the mountains and reside in teepees. I had the pleasure of living with the Dukha and spending time with this women, a single mother, now grandmother, who bought up her two girls while caring for more than 50 reindeer. – MICK RYAN, JUDGE: Some say that travel photography images should be candid but if they aren’t candid they should always tell a story and if possible have a unique perspective. While this isn’t perfectly executed (the woman’s face could be better positioned) it speaks volumes about her way of life.
The Guardian Monthly Travel Photo Competition – February 2018 Winners
Brenda McCulley – The island of Burano, in the Venice lagoon, allows you to immerse yourself in colours galore amid its Lego-like buildings. It’s a stunning little island where you can disappear into a mesmerising world.
The Guardian Monthly Travel Photo Competition – February 2018 Winners
Kenneth Horne – The swirling dancers of Tribu Pangat depict a fire at Dinagyang, a religious and cultural festival in Iloilo City in the Philippines.
The Guardian Monthly Travel Photo Competition – February 2018 Winners
Coltrane Koh, runner-up – In Bali, on a hot afternoon after school, a group of children play on a dam. MICK RYAN, JUDGE: What a joyful photograph of these four boys cooling off. Set up or not, it made me happy, especially with the snow and wind raging outside my door at the time of judging. Great composition, lovely colour and the water expertly frozen.

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