2013 Travel Photo Winners

Each week we award prizes for our favorite travel photos from around the world. Winners receive a Reader t-shirt or hat and are posted in this photo gallery. Winning travel photos are also printed in the Gather No Moss section of the Reader's print edition. Upload a photo to be automatically entered into the contest. You can enter every week!

Fire and ice: sunrise on frozen Lake Kimball in Minong, WI. (12/5/12)
While trekking up this wadi outside of the city of Muscat, Oman, there were several instances where I had to dive under rocks and through water caves to get through to the other side. As we headed further and further up, the vegetation grew sparser.
From Mather Point in the Grand Canyon National Park.
Spruce Street Bridge, Hillcrest
Just outside of Joshua Tree National Park, 12/21/12. This lunar halo, caused by reflection and refraction from tiny ice crystals in the sky, appeared early in the night and continued for hours.
Cathedral Beach Yosemite 2012
A walk around Blarney Castle in Ireland.
Barn near Norway, Illinois, about 70 miles west of Chicago.
Marilyn Monroe makes her debut in Palm Springs, CA. once again!  This larger then life statue is 26 feet in height and wieghs 34,300 pounds.  She's beautiful and make sure you bring a camera or your cell phone to take all those photos to share with your friends.  
Vilma Ruiz Pacrem
Cabo San Lucas is home to amazing rock formations and crystal clear water.
PAG in Dalmatian Coast, Croatia
African Light
Fog lifting off Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park.
Dogsledding action in Godwin Glacier, Alaska.
Muir Woods outside of San Francisco.  (12/26/12)
Spouting Horn ~ Kauai HI
Monserrat, Spain, during sunset.
A small island on Big Bear Lake
Thunderstorm rolls in off the coast of O'ahu.
Teatro Juarez, a vibrant cultural center in the heart of Guanajuato, Mexico.
A sloth at Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica
Diwali chalk painting.  Diu, India.
Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii

Shot by me, Melissa Emmons.
Beautiful scene of Mount Fuji in July.
Vernal Falls in Yosemite.
Along the coast of Kauai
OLYMPIC RINGS IN TIJUANA'S SPORTS TRAINING CENTER COURTYARD/Aros Olimpicos en ingreso a Centro de Alto Rendimiento en Tijuana.
Birdhouses for sale in Amish Country, Lancaster County, PA
This baby scallop is about 1/2" across, and it's got a tiny shrimp on it's back. Taken while diving the Elly oil rigs off Huntington Beach.
Saigon market
A morning hike through the mountains. (Coclé, Panama)
Hiking in Laguna Mountains.
Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro. Taken from an airplane in May 2012.

photographer: Walter O. Beys da Silva
Multnomah Falls
Lama on the trail in the EASTERN SIERRA MOUNTAINS at 10,000 ft.
Street Party in San Agustin Etla
Buffaloes on Catalina Island.
Copenhagen Sand Sculpture
A clown smoking in front of his 원룸 / studio apartment in Bupyeong.
Popocatépetl volcano from the city of Puebla.
A statue of St. George slays a dragon on the wall of the Münster, Basel's nearly 1,000 year old church.
Sunset solitude in Pauma Valley.
Painted Bamboo on the Road to Hana in Maui
Temple of the Masonry Altars at Altun Ha
Tower of books at the Lincoln center washington dc.  right across the street from the fords theater.
Hidden Lake in Glacier National Park.
Congo market on the shore of Lake Kivu. The DRC is in the background 23 miles away.
Snake charmer in Marrakesh
backyard resident  - Whidbey Island,Washington
Teeth-like rocks guard Isla De Hornos from the West.
South Park Abbey
Angkor Wat Temple, Cambodia
Burj Kalifa and Fountains, Dubai UAE
Blue Lagoon bathing area
Perverts have a long history.  This one is featured in the Vatican Museum, Rome, Italy
Little boy placing a candle on his deceased relative’s grave at the Xoxocotlan Cemetery
Mission San Xavier Del Bac
Churro salesman on the Tijuana border takes a break from sales to give a thumbs-up for the camera.
Megatransect, Bald Eagle Mountains
Classic Catalina Island. Photographer: Robert Chartier
Balloon vendor in Elysian Park, Los Angeles
Galpin Car Museum
Big Anaconda at Los Hatos Reserve
Joshua Tree, CA
Santa Monica Pier roller coaster
A bust of the composer outside of the Richard Wagner Museum in Lucerne.
Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
Little girls showing off their handmade homage to a rich mayan heritage in Guatemala
Taken on a beach in Maui. The shells were so small. The "rocks" in this picture is actually the sand at the beach.
Matanuska Glacier
Los Llanos Cowboys
Montmorency Falls
Under the Maple - at the Portland Japanese Garden
A scenic view of the snow-capped Pyrenees and La Garrotxa's volcanic hills above the terrace of the old chapel.
Salton Sea
City Fair in Portland, Oregon.
My husband at The Wave, Vermilion Cliffs, UT/AZ.
Calico Ghost Town
Hard to miss on a casual stroll through Sans soucci Park.
Yosemite: Robert Chartier, Photographer.
Victorian homes line the hills of Astoria, Oregon, overlooking the lower Columbia River.
Tunnel in Manchester, England.
Frank Gehry's Dancing House in Prague
Warning sign about kayaking around alligators
Remains of St. Paul's Cathedral
Chihuly Gardens in Seattle
Friends forever: Egyptian guide and his camel in front of Khafre's Pyramid.
Yes, those are human bones.
Neighborhood Photos
TIJUANA,BAJA CALIFORNIA
Urban art in Tijuana's Sixth Avenue/Arte Urbano en la Calle Sexta de Tijuana
There is never a shortage of taxis in Bohol
"LOVE WINS." Palestinian children walk home at dusk along the Israel / West Bank separation wall in Bethlehem.
Armadale, Isle of Skye. The row boat that almost became my five-star hotel for a night.
On a visit to Los Angeles, I enjoyed this art exhibit across the street from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It's called "The Wall Along Wilshire," and consists of 10 sections of the original Berlin Wall. Various artists added new images; the images on the right four sections are original graffiti art. There are also new paintings on the reverse side of the sections (the never-painted East German side).
Traditional Burmese Parasol Workshop, Pathein, Myanmar (Burma)
Dublin 2013
Strasbourg Cathedral de Notre-Dame - Gothic Cathedral in Strasbourg, France
St. Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cork
The golf of Thailand
Santorini's white-washed buildings
Looking through the forest while hiking in the Sierras.
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Sleepy Hollow Cemetary - New York
 Tulum Mayan Ruins, 2013
I traveled in Kien Giang Viet Nam. I took my Vietnamese friends. They were going harvest their crops with smiley face.
Rock Creek.  Mack Lake. July 20th, 2013
Salinas, Asturias, Spain
Kauai, HI
Palace at Royal Lazienki Park
"Shredded" Wheel and tire of a old broken down CIRCA late 20's early 30's truck tire of gold mine working vehicle in "JOSHUA TREE" National Park.
Houseboat Summer on Lake Powell
Wahkeena Falls
Frozen Viewfinder in Niagara Falls
Panaitan island indonesia early sunrise around 530am to 6am surf trip One palm
Teton Range at Grand Teton National Park, WY
In the heart of the Luray Caverns, "Dream Lake" behaves like a reflecting pool, despite the shallowness of the water: At its deepest point, it measures only six inches.
Atop the Andes, a Technicolor Panorama
Russian Orthodox Church in Sofia
The Grand Canal, Venice
View from the top of mountain, Gunung Raya looking South on the wonders of Malaysia.
Rainbow over Honolua Bay









Maui, Hawaii
Burano, Italy.
Yucantan Heavens
The private beach of Tavajun bay.
Tanzania, East Africa.
Cano Cristales, the most beautiful river in the world
Lake Moraine in Banff National Park
View from the beach at Monterosso al Mare, Italy looking south. Other Cinque Terre towns, including Vernazza, are slightly visible at the base of the hills.
Ephesus, Turkey was crowded so I went to the library courtyard and took the picture from a different angle
Wat Arun or the "Temple of Dawn" seen at night along the bank of the Chao Phraya River.
Bridge in Zelenograd, Moscow, Russia.
Rapperswil Castle dates back around 1220 and looms over the race start.
Santorini, Greece 
A beautiful view
San Juan Beach
porto, portugal
Karakorum, Pakistan.
A lone long tail boat - Koh Phi Phi, April 2013.
Dawn patrol El Tunco, El Salvador. First surf trip out of the country to this beautiful crazy place.
Travel Photos
MEXICO
Cathedral in Mexico City / Catedral en la Ciudad de Mexico.
A Palace in Seoul, South Korea
Overlooking Paris, France, from Montmartre.
Two man standing beside an antique car in Havana, Cuba
Ian Harrington Productions
Monrovia, Liberia Taxi Driver Corner 2013
Southeastern Alaska June 2013
This was taken on our honeymoon in Cancun a tropical storm was brewing and made for breath taking views!!!!
San Marcos Square Down Pour. Venice.
Calico Tanks
Puerto Vallarta, MX
Vejer De La Frontera, Andalucia Spain.  

One in the myriad of winding backstreets.
This photo was taken while hiking the Alakai Swamp Trail in the Koke`e State Park in Kauai, Hawaii.
Cattle on the Beach at Playa El Espino, El Salvador
Beautiful architecture along the streets of Boston's Back Bay
Lunch with a view in Santorini
Location: Colonia, Uruguay
Photographer: Steven Williams
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Masai women in Kenya going to get water for their famiilies.  I took this picture in May 2013 on our trip to Africa
Chefchaouen "The Blue City," Morocco 
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Agua Azul in the beautiful Mexican state of Chiapas
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