For this month’s photo contest we have 3 winners chosen by our judge Brijesh Tiwari and a special “Trekkers’ Choice Prize” chosen by you!
Congratulations to all the great photographers! Keep trekking and keep inspiring us with lovely pictures!
PHOTO CONTEST WINNER!
Sourasis Das- Hampta Pass
The colors are no less than magical but the best thing about this photo is it’s composition. This flat space on the way to Balu ka Gera with a touch of pink makes it look like it’s straight out of a fairy tale! The element of life in the picture adds to it’s serenity. Perfectly framed! We love it!
1st Runner Up
Ravindra Joisa – Kanamo Peak trek
What a perfectly timing! The lighting is amazing as it beautifully captures the rising dust. Yaks are not very friendly creatures and wild yaks can be dangerous which makes this photo very brave. An excellent action shot.
2nd Runner Up
Ashok KS- Kashmir Great Lakes
This wide angle shot shows the enormity of the Nandkol lake by comparing it with the campsite. The clouds settling on Mount Harmukh in the background add to the drama.
Trekkers’ Choice Prize with 265 votes!
Abhishek – Valley of Flowers
Photographing an insect in flight requires ninja skills, which is why “Bee in a flower” is one of our favorites and yours!
1. Sourasis Das – Hampta Pass
Every trekker who goes to Hampta Pass comes back with wonderful pictures of Chandratal Lake. This photo beautifully captures the oft overlooked route taken to the lake. The play of shadows give rocky mountains look like sheaths of raw silk!
2. Preethi – Hampta Pass
What a great action shot! Stream crossings are everywhere on the Hampta Pass trek. It’s like hopping from one page of a book to another. In this picture you see the change in scenery from coniferous forests to scattered birch trees. A wonderfully captured action shot.
3. Debdatto – Hampta Pass
Tranquility and serenity at Chandratal lake. The colours are out of this world; subtle yet leaves a strong impact on the viewer.
4. Neil de Souza – Kashmir great Lakes
Can you spot the human in this picture? This picture is great just for that!
5. Sanjit Krishnan Kaul – Pin Parvati Pass
The view ahead from Pin Parvati pass leaves trekkers dumbfounded. How would you feel if you came across such a landscape after days of walking through the parched Spiti valley?
6. Pushkar Kanhere – Hampta Pass
Majestically standing, modestly covered in patches of snow is peak 5260. A mesmerizing sight at the Hampta Pass.
7. Ashok KS – Kashmir great Lakes
Kashmir Great lakes trek is without doubt the most photogenic trek we know of. This photo by Ashok KS reaffirms this belief.
A note about our judge: Brijesh Tiwari
Brijesh Tiwari is a traveler at heart. Hailing from Lucknow, Brijesh works in the sales department of ITC. He has been travelling to countries from all over the world for the last 12 years, his latest adventure being in Greenland! His love for trekking comes from exploring non-touristy spots to capture the best landscape shots.
You can take a look at his Imgrum account here – Brijesh Tiwari.