This month we got over 500 entries and all of those were beautiful photographs. Going through all these amazing pictures was almost as satisfying as going on these treks. Our judges have selected the winners. The trekker’ choice award is given to the photo with the most number of votes.
Scroll down to see the results
Winner- Trek Photographer of the Month
Breathtaking meadows of the Kashmir valley – Gaurav Shah, Kashmir Great Lakes
This is what trekking in Kashmir looks like. The grazing sheep, meadows and the clouds add so many details to the picture. The play of light and shadows on the meadows below bring contrast to the photograph. A perfect wallpaper material.
First Runner Up
A local establishment in Lidderwat valley – Vaishali N, Tarsar Marsar
The sun peeking from behind the mountains is making the photograph dreamy. This place looks like a perfect place to live in. The photographer has brilliantly conveyed the beauty of the area.
Second Runner Up
The Old man and the mountains -Aditi Mukherjee, Hampta Pass
This is a commonly used angle in trek photography. The picture is what a trekker sees while on the trek. Amazing choice of including the trekker as a subject in the picture. The long valley in the front adds depth. The dramatic sky adds to the aesthetic appeal of the picture.
Trekkers’ Choice Award
Reaching for the heavens – Yash Rathi, Hampta Pass
As the title suggest, a heavenly picture. There is a beautiful depth to the picture added by flowers in the foreground. Amazing choice of angle.
Mystical Gadsar Lake- Surya Raizada, Kashmir Great Lakes
The morning light is bringing in contrast to the photograph. We should appreciate the photographer’s choice of angle. Patterns in the mountains are so sharp and crisp. This picture looks like an invitation to the lake. A beautiful capture of this magical lake.
Golden Sunrise – Ajay, Tarsar Marsar
A magical picture of the golden hour. The morning colours make the picture delightful. The orange reflection in the water below makes this photograph even more appealing.
A magical sunset at Balu ka Ghera campsite – Guneeta Singh Bhalla, Hampta Pass
Another golden hour picture which looks almost unrealistic. A smartphone photograph which proves that it’s not always about the camera. Just looking at the picture makes you want to go there.
A view of the valley of flowers – Sivakumar, Valley of flowers
Delightful green and blue make the perfect combination for a beautiful photograph. You can see the entire valley in front of you. The pleasant weather helped in making the photograph idealistic.
Captivating Chandratal – Rekha, Hampta Pass
The framing of the photograph is wonderful. Gives a feeling that the viewer in actually touching the water. The clear blue waters of Chandratal is matching with the blue sky.
The path less travelled – Vijay Gupta, Kashmir Great Lakes
A clear sharp photograph from Kashmir. The trails and the cloud patterns are merging to the centre which gives a depth and perspective to the picture. Vibrant blue and green are bringing in drama to the picture
And, that were all the nominations and winners for this month’s photo contest. Tell us which one you liked us the most by dropping a comment below. We would love to hear your thoughts!
What you should do now
1. If you’d like to see a few great photo stories from our treks: You’ll find our photo stories on this page.
2. If you’re a professional photographer: Perhaps we could sponsor your trek! We take photo trekkers on our treks if they can showcase our beautiful Himalayas with their skills. To apply, send your portfolio to [email protected] and tell us why you want to be a photo trekker with us.
4. If you want to see some videos on how to manage camera gear: Watch this video.
5. If you ended up here by chance and were actually looking for treks to do: Then head over to our upcoming treks page. You’ll find all our Himalayan treks there.
6. If you want to see the 13 best treks of India: Then get our guide here.