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Last month we’ve asked you to take part in our travel photo of the year 2010 photo competition. We were looking for a travel photo that would capture the “travel spirit” the best.

A few days ago the jury got together at the tripwolf office in Vienna and clicked through hundreds of photos to choose a winner.

We’re proud to present our Photo of the year 2010 on the tripwolf blog. Our user sve is the lucky winner with the photo she took in Egypt on the back of a camel:


On the back of a camel in Marsa Alam, Rea Sea, Egypt

Congrats, sve!

Moritz Schell, a professional photographer, who was part of the jury alongside of the singer Coshiva and tripwolf CEO Sebastian Heinzel, explained to us why the photo won: “Perfect composition, matching colors, it captures the dynamic of traveling, the camels and the desert are both old symbols of traveling and the western tourists as dark shadow on the sand add (even if most likely not intentional) a sociocritical element to the picture”

Coshiva, singer of the hit Butterfly” and keen traveler herself thinks that, “the picture really gets you in the mood for traveling!” and is looking forward to her next trip, which will take her to India.

Sebastian Heinzel, CEO of tripwolf about the photo: “Among all entries, this is the one that convinced me the first time I saw it: it instantly makes you feel like you’re right there in the desert!”

Those 9 pictures also made it into the Top 10:


Sikh in front of the golden tempel in Amritsar, Indien, by tripwolf user lukas


Doves in Venice, Italy, by tripwolf user amyv83


Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Chile, by tripwolf user belet



Glen Canyon Dam, Arizona, USA
, by tripwolf user Chrissimaus


Early morning in Mathura, India, by tripwolf User lukas


In Marsa Alam, Red Sea, Egypt, by tripwolf user sve


Jaipur, India, by tripwolf user lukas


Ely, Nevada, USA
, by tripwolf user Chrissimaus


San Antonio, Texas, USA
, by tripwolf user c_baltusch

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8 Comments

  1. PhilippNo Gravatar
    Posted January 5, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    Great selection of photos!

  2. AdenaNo Gravatar
    Posted January 5, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful photos, and very inspiring!

  3. WalterNo Gravatar
    Posted January 5, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    Wow! Nice shots!

    I also compiled a few colourful photos from a roundtrip in India’s Rajasthan on my travel blog.

  4. AnnetteNo Gravatar
    Posted January 5, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

    the photo of the bridge witht the shadow on the ravine is amazing !!

  5. RSA QLDNo Gravatar
    Posted January 5, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    Such far flung places! Great pictures

  6. Suzanne
    Posted January 6, 2011 at 3:36 am | Permalink

    Such beautiful pictures!!!!!

  7. pilarNo Gravatar
    Posted January 9, 2011 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    Quisiera opinar que la mejor fotografia fue la tomada en chile parque nacional torres del paine .

  8. SandyNo Gravatar
    Posted January 20, 2011 at 1:58 am | Permalink

    Wow, talk about some winners! Fantastic photos, contributers. The Red Sea, Egypt one is amazing… the capture of the red in the middle of that? Timing is impeccable. The early morning shot in India is very moody and tangible…canvas wallhanger for sure. But the Glen Canyon Dam catches my eye the most. Wonderful, all.

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