WOW!   Show off your Best Photos

Welcome to Round 92 of #PhotoRoulette

Since 2010, travel bloggers have been competing in this illustrious game; which lets us show off our favorite photos from around the world.

Each round’s theme is chosen by the winner of the previous round.

Which means, thanks to Travis at Flashpacker HQ, I’m proud to announce that Round 92′s theme is…

WOW!

The view from Glacier Point at sunrise.
The view from Glacier Point at sunrise.

 

The Manhattan skyline; as seen from the top of Rockefeller Center
The Manhattan skyline; as seen from the top of Rockefeller Center

 

The 12,999 monk alms procession in Chiang Mai, Thailand
The 12,999 monk alms procession in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Let’s talk about WOW!

It’s a new year full of endless possibilities and limitless creativity. Let’s be free of constraints and share images that make our hearts sing!

I want to see a photo that you love.

A photo that you look at and say,

WOW!

Holy moly!

This may be my favorite photo!

I can’t believe I took that.

It’s amazing.

I’m so proud.

I totally rock!

 

That’s it… share your WOW with the world!

 

 

 

A  N  D     T  H  E     W  I  N  N  E  R     IS . . .

CLAIRE FROM ZIG ZAG ON EARTH!!!

WOW! I mean, WOW! I’ve spent the past decade traveling our world and have never seen anything like Claire’s photo.

The image succeeds on so many levels. Technically, it makes great use of the road as a leading line; and the lone car provides an epic sense of scale.

It also stimulates my imagination; as I find myself totally drawn into the photo and getting lost in the wall of ice.

Finally, the fact that Claire made the photo from a bus window is icing on the cake. If anything, it reminds us all that just because you’re going 80 kph doesn’t mean you can’t take a great photo.

WOW!

 

Submitted by Claire at ZigZag on Earth

I recently visited Iceland and have some great shots of stunning landscapes. However there is this one pretty simple pictures that each time I look at it I think WOW, it was really awesome and I can’t believe I took it from the bus. 


Submitted by Clelia from Keep Calm and Travel
Submitted by: Clelia from Keep Calm and Travel

It’s a spectacular sunset in Indonesia. Why this photo has the “Wow” factor? two reasons:

1) I still can’t believe I took this picture! seriously. It’s too good to be mine!

2) I wasn’t expecting to see such an incredible sunset. I got lost into the jungle and when I found my way out of it, guess what were my first words? “WOW” !

 

 

This is sunset over Sentinel Peak, Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa. I just love this shot.
Submitted by: Travel Addicts

This is sunset over Sentinel Peak, Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa. I just love this shot.

 

 

Submitted by Claire at ZigZag on Earth

I recently visited Iceland and have some great shots of stunning landscapes. However there is this one pretty simple pictures that each time I look at it I think WOW, it was really awesome and I can’t believe I took it from the bus.

 

 

Submitted by WanderFit
Submitted by WanderFit

We really enjoy the beauty in simple nature shots; just seeing so many wonderful features of our planet going on with their life is a pleasure.

 

 

Submitted by Dare2Go
Submitted by Dare2Go

This sight literally made me jump out of bed and grab my camera (and I’m usually a slow starter in the mornings, I need my breakfast and coffee first), so that was certainly a “wow” moment.

When we arrived in the afternoon, the Perito Moreno glacier was covered in mist and slight drizzle – not much to see. So we camped there (in our RV) over night, and the next morning the sun rose over the glacier, with dark cloud rolling in from the mountains.
Within less than 15 minutes everything was again covered in low cloud and rain…

 

 

Submitted by Zara Quiroga at Backpack ME
Submitted by Zara Quiroga at Backpack ME

This photo of the Northern Lights (aka Aurora Borealis) was taken last December in Tromso, Northern Norway.

It is not easy to “catch” the Northern Lights but after driving away from town to a dark area, we managed to see this show put up by Nature in the sky.

Amazing waves of bright green light were above us and we managed to capture this one on an image. Surreal and so beautiful, it almost made us forget that the temperature was -20C!!

 

 

Submitted by Charli and Ben at Wanderlusters
Submitted by Charli and Ben at Wanderlusters

We’re submitting this shot of a moray eel tucked away in the depths of New Zealand’s Poor Knights Island. Underwater photography poses a whole host of additional challenges such as low light levels and the fact that you’re dependant on your buoyancy and a steady hand to focus your shot.

We love the composition, colour and sharp focus of this shot, it’s one of our favourites from our live aboard dive trip in NZ!

 

 

Submitted by Jeremy at Living the Dream RTW
Submitted by Jeremy at Living the Dream

My favorite WOW photo comes from Easter Island where we had Ahu Tongariki all to ourselves and spent some time getting a jumping selfie using my SLR on self-timer. We got this shot right before my tripod fell apart (in my hands, thankfully).

 

 

Submission by Chris at Backpacker Banter
Submitted by Chris at Backpacker Banter

My WOW moment comes from Byron Bay in Australia. I’ve dabbled in surf photography a bit but it’s incredibly frustrating and a combination of skill and sheer luck!

This shot of my buddy Pat getting tubed is easily my best in water shot – nicely framed, great colours and captured at the right split second. Every time I look at it I’m still as stoked as when I saw it in the camera display on the beach!

I got totally nailed in the head by the wave he was on (and a couple after) but it was totally worth it!

 

 

Submitted by Quit Job Travel World
Submitted by Quit Job Travel World

Our WOW photo was taken at the Ardbeg Whisky Distillery on the island of Islay, Scotland. We are both whisky “enthusiasts” (see: booze hounds) and spent 2 weeks driving all over Scotland visiting distilleries before we left the UK, and we had an incredible time.

I took this quick panorama on my phone, and when looking back at it later thought it was a great photo and it always reminds me of that trip. It was a stunning day to sit in the Ardbeg warehouse drinking drams drawn right from the cask.

 

 

Submitted by Dana Buhnea of Keychain Photographer
Submitted by Dana Buhnea at Keychain Photographer

PRIVATE SUNSET: Watching the sun go down from our own very private island in Honduras! This whole day was WOW and I can’t believe I actually lived to have a private island all to myself for 2 days…WOW!!!

This little beauty was similar in size to the one you can see in the distance, near the sun going down. Renting it for one night was simply one of the most incredible experiences of my life and this photo talks about that experience

 

 

Submitted by James at Fly Icarus Fly
Submitted by James at Fly Icarus Fly

Here’s my WOW moment, taken in the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania. Just the perfect backdrop of flamingo-filled lake with zebras in the forefront. One of the most spectacular places I’ve ever been!

 

 

Submitted by Lauren at The World Please
Submitted by Lauren at The World Please

Here’s mine, taken a few months ago in Kampala’s Bwaise slum. These kids were running around like mad chooks in their shanty village, posing for every camera and every photo…but I managed to snap this little boy in a rare moment of seriousness. His eyes just get me every single time I look at them.

 

 

Submitted by Irina at Trips That Work
Submitted by Irina at Trips That Work

We were the last people at this very popular lookout in Torres del Paine national park in Chile. It was past 8 pm and we were about to leave when this fox entered the scene. It walked very confidently around the whole place, moving rocks and foraging for food dropped by tourists.

It was very comfortable around me and I just couldn’t believe my luck! I must have taken a hundred shots, but none of them could get the mountains in until this one – my favourite.

 

 

Submitted by Nomadic Lives
Submitted by Nomadic Lives

We were driving to the timeless lake of Ullswater in the Lakelands of North-west England when we turned a bend and caught a break from the absolute enchanting cover of pine trees on our left. We passed the clearing in a moment since we were moving at a fair speed, but we simply couldn’t come to peace with having passed such an unbelievable sight and took a U-turn after a couple of kilometers.

After using multiple filters, changing countless settings & god knows how many attempts on the DSLR, we finally managed to capture this incredible sunset…the beauty of this moment can only be expressed by the fact that this picture, as amazing as it is…still doesn’t do much justice to the real sight :)

 

 

Submitted by Gianni at Nomad is Beautiful
Submitted by Gianni at Nomad is Beautiful

This was taken in Greece. The historical bridge of Plaka is the widest single arch stone-made bridge in the Balkans. For me the WOW factor was this simple reflection. You could see this ‘ring’ only in that exact spot. Only few centimetres left or right, or one step ahead or back and this magic would no be available to the eyes. Photos like this always teach me that exploring and researching different angles can change completely the view of a place.

 

 

Submitted by Carole
Submitted by Carole at Berkeley and Beyond

I shot this urban scene in Reykjavik, Iceland. It depicts the purple WOW Airlines building, as seen from the 1909 Höfði House where presidents Mikhail Gorbachov and Ronald Reagan met for the Reykjavik summit in 1986.

 

 

Submitted by Dave at Travel Transmissions
Submitted by Dave at Travel Transmissions

Scanning through my photos, the Schwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar made my eyes bug outta my head. I’d forgotten about the splendor of its gold plated walls and its 76 karat diamond tip.

 

 

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Submitted by Daniel from GlobeTrekking

How to Submit

Entering the contest is super easy.  Just leave a comment below with a link to the image. Please also include a little story about why this is your WOW image.

Once you’ve added your comment, I’ll add the image to the contest.  Don’t forget to check back in during the week to see the other submissions and join the conversation by leaving comments for others.

The contest runs for 7 days starting January 12th and ending January 19th at 12:00 PST.  

Feel free to share this post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Trover and StumbleUpon so more people can join the contest – make sure to use the hashtag #PhotoRoulette

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The Fine Print

Here’s the skinny: Winner of the last round of Travel Photo Roulette hosts the next round on their blog.

Our friend, the winner, picks a new theme and invites bloggers to submit photos over the course of one week(ish). At the end, a new winner is chosen.

Lather, rinse, repeat. Couldn’t be easier.

. . .

Rules

  • One submission per blog
  • Post processing/digital editing/retouching/cropping/whatever you want… for this round, it’s all allowed!
  • Abstract submissions are welcome. But if you want to win, it’s probably best that the judge understands your interpretation.
  • Hosts should keep themes general so all bloggers can participate. Avoid specifics like ‘Eiffel Tower’; instead choose a more open theme, like ‘monuments’ or ‘monuments at night’.
  • Abstract thoughts can be fun, as long as everyone can understand. ‘Overlooking creation’ is good, ‘Kafkaesque’ is not.
  • No obscene photos or themes allowed. Suggestive themes and photography might be accepted, but be careful. Remember, the host is all-powerful.
  • Themes may be reused after a period of time; however new photos must be submitted. Keep it fresh!
  • You do not have to take the photo within the week of the contest period to submit it.
  • Most importantly: ALL PHOTOS MUST BE YOUR OWN.
  • Spread the word about Travel Photo Roulette and use the hashtag #PhotoRoulette.
  • Last, but not least: It’s a game, so have fun with it.

Past winners and hosts

Here it is… the #PhotoRoulette Hall of Fame. Click on any site name to see their round.

  1. Nov 2010 Living the Dream Animals
  2. Nov 2010 Skinny Backpacker Road Signs
  3. Nov 2010 Dream a Little Dream Street Art
  4. Dec 2010 Flashpacker HQ Festival
  5. Dec 2010 Over Yonderlust Landmarks
  6. Dec 2010 Don’t Ever Look Back Beaches
  7. Jan 2011 ThePlanetD Portraits
  8. Jan 2011 Travel with a Mate Motion
  9. Jan 2011 Johnny Vagabond Water
  10. Feb 2011 Ken Kaminesky Urban
  11. Feb 2011 Travels of Adam Friday Night
  12. Mar 2011 Itchy Feet Chronicles The Journey
  13. Mar 2011 Brendan’s Adventures Changing Seasons
  14. Apr 2011 Shutterfeet Storytelling
  15. Apr 2011 10 Times One Piousness
  16. Apr 2011 Beached Eskimo Learning
  17. May 2011 Travel Junkies Architecture
  18. Jun 2011 Destination World Transportation
  19. Jun 2011 Living the Dream Paradise
  20. Jun 2011 Vagabond Quest Clothes
  21. Jul 2011 The Unframed World Symmetry
  22. Jul 2011 Beached Eskimo Home
  23. Jul 2011 BackPackerBanter Inspiration
  24. Aug 2011 WanderingTrader Darkness
  25. Aug 2011 Finding the Universe Tranquillity
  26. Sep 2011 Fearful Adventurer Food
  27. Sep 2011 Adventures of a GoodMan City
  28. Oct 2011 Globe-Trekking.com Reflection
  29. Oct 2011 Scene With A Hart Framing
  30. Nov 2011 Vagabond Quest Silhouettes
  31. Nov 2011 Hecktic Travels Music
  32. Dec 2011 Globetrotter Girls Love
  33. Dec 2011 Man on the lam Humor
  34. Jan 2012 My Walkabout Winter
  35. Jan 2012 The Art of Slow Travel Blue
  36. Feb 2012 Ten times One Depth of the Field
  37. Not Hosted Anymore
  38. Mar 2012 Nomadbiba Sunshine
  39. Mar 2012 Travel With Kat Local Character
  40. Apr 2012 The Travel Bunny Street Scene
  41. Apr 2012 Adventure Crow Spirit of the Country
  42. May 2012 Food Travel Bliss Evening
  43. May 2012 Matt Gibson Adventure
  44. May 2012 Flashpacker HQ Once In A Lifetime
  45. Jul 2012 Skinny Backpacker Surreal
  46. Aug 2012 2away Smile
  47. Aug 2012 Bridges and Balloons Excellent Splendour of the Universe
  48. Sep 2012 The GypsyNester What the ?!
  49. Oct 2012 Runaway Juno Sweet
  50. Nov 2012 GQ Trippin Play
  51. Nov 2012 Life’s Little Victories Friendship
  52. Dec 2012 Breakaway Backpacker Face
  53. Jan 2013 Fly, Icarus, Fly Serendipity
  54. Feb 2013 Travel Transmissions Lost in Thought
  55. Feb 2013 Wanderlusters The Natural World
  56. Mar 2013 Travel Junkies Patterns
  57. Apr 2013 Living the Dream Your First Time
  58. May 2013 Getting Stamped The Sun Goes Down
  59. Jun 2013 The GypsyNester Cheesy Tourist Diversions
  60. Jun 2013 Boomeresque Revolution
  61. Jul 2013 Breakaway Backpacker Colorful
  62. Aug 2013 Around This World Mountains
  63. Aug 2013 Passports and Pamplemousse Hands at Work
  64. Sep 2013 TurtlesTravel Dance
  65. Sep 2013 Keep calm and travel The Sea
  66. Sep 2013 Travel Photo Discovery The Market
  67. Oct 2013 Am I Nearly There Yet? Travel Fails
  68. Oct 2013 The GypsyNester Weird Regional Foods
  69. Nov 2013 Sophie’s World Trees
  70. Nov 2013 SHOuTography Party
  71. Dec 2013 Adventures of a Goodman Ruin
  72. Dec 2013 Have Blog Will Travel Light
  73. Jan 2014 This World Rocks Crowds
  74. Jan 2014 Travel Past 50 Competition
  75. Feb 2014 The Working Traveller Working
  76. Mar 2014 Travels with Carole Umbrellas
  77. Apr 2014 Independent Travel Help Quirky
  78. Apr 2014 Quit Job Travel World Statues
  79. May 2014 Nomad is Beautiful People Sleeping
  80. May 2014 Backpack Me Mouthwatering
  81. Jun 2014 20 Years Hence The Face of A Nation
  82. Jul 2014 Two for the Road Into the Wild
  83. Jul 2014 TurtlesTravel Summer!
  84. Aug 2014 Adventures Around Asia Candid
  85. Aug 2014 Travel with Kevin and Ruth Hiking
  86. Sept 2014 Till The Money Runs Out Transport
  87. Sept 2014 The Crowded Planet Wild World
  88. Sept 2014 ZigZag On Earth The 4 Elements
  89. Oct 2014 Travel Addicts Heritage
  90. Oct 2014 Living the Dream Your Grand Adventure
  91. Oct 2014 Getting Stamped Inspire
  92. Nov 2014 Flashpacker HQ Viewpoint
  93. Jan 2014 Adventures of a GoodMan WOW!
  • http://keepcalmandtravel.com Clelia Mattana

    Hey Greg! it’s been a very long time since I last participated to the Photo Roulette, but I love the theme (and your pictures make it so difficult and intimidating to participate, I mean come on…they are all “wow”!)

    So here’s mine: https://www.flickr.com/photos/klelietta/15644427944/in/photostream/ (I hope you can see it).

    It’s a spectacular sunset in Indonesia. Why this photo has the “Wow” factor? two reasons:

    1) I still can’t believe I took this picture! seriously. It’s too good to be mine!

    2) I wasn’t expecting to see such an incredible sunset. I got lost into the jungle and when I found my way out of it, guess what were my first words? “WOW” !

    So I thought that I had to submit it! Cheers!

    • http://www.AdventuresofaGoodMan.com Greg Goodman

      Thanks so much for your kind words and for your submission. This is a fantastic photo… love the colors and the reflection and the play of shadows and light.

  • Travel Addicts

    Nice theme. Here is our Wow!:
    http://traveladdictsnet.c.presscdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Tintswalo-Atlantic-South-Africa-sentinel-at-sunset.jpg

    This is sunset over Sentinel Peak, Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa. I just love this shot.

    • http://www.AdventuresofaGoodMan.com Greg Goodman

      Mmmm, this makes me feel all warm and warm and, you guessed it, warm. Beautiful sunset, thanks for sharing.

  • Claire @ZigZag On Earth

    Hi Greg. I love your shot with the monks.

    I recently visited Iceland and have some great shots of stunning landscapes. However there is this one pretty simple pictures that each time I look at it I think WOW, it was really awesome and I can’t believe I took it from the bus. http://zigzag-on-earth.smugmug.com/Travel/Iceland/All-photos-Iceland/i-HwzpJHZ/0/M/P1020088-M.jpg

    • http://www.AdventuresofaGoodMan.com Greg Goodman

      Holy guacamole! That officially just won “best photo from a bus” of all time. Thanks so much for submitting. I’m in awe.

  • Wander Fit

    We really enjoy the beauty in simple nature shots; just seeing so many wonderful features of our planet going on with their life is a pleasure.

    http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0718/5953/t/2/assets/slideshow_1.jpg?249

    • http://www.AdventuresofaGoodMan.com Greg Goodman

      We really do live in a beautiful world! Thanks so much for your submission. If you have a moment, could you please check the link I used by your photo? Want to make sure that WanderFit Trainer is the right one. Thanks.

      • Wander Fit

        Thanks Greg; forgot to mention the location of the photo is from Costa Rica. The website should be: http://www.WanderFit.co

        • http://www.AdventuresofaGoodMan.com Greg Goodman

          Updated with the proper URL and location. Thanks!

          • Wander Fit

            still not quite right, points to your site.
            :-)

      • Wander Fit

        Greg, can you please update our link to http://www.WanderFit.co

  • http://dare2go.com dare2gocom

    This sight literally made me jump out of bed and grab my camera (and I’m usually a slow starter in the mornings, I need my breakfast and coffee first), so that was certainly a “wow” moment. When we arrived in the afternoon, the Perito Moreno glacier was covered in mist and slight drizzle – not much to see. So we camped there (in our RV) over night, and the next morning the sun rose over the glacier, with dark cloud rolling in from the mountains. Within less than 15 minutes everything was again covered in low cloud and rain…
    http://41.media.tumblr.com/b27098980af8ac78cc18392299a240f9/tumblr_n842o7NirH1tg15oyo1_1280.jpg

    • http://www.AdventuresofaGoodMan.com Greg Goodman

      Oh man, so jealous that you made it to Perito Moreno. My wife and I were recently in Patagonia but didn’t have time to make it up there. Spectacular photo.

      • http://dare2go.com dare2gocom

        There’s so much to see in Patagonia… You could spend 3 or 4 months or longer – if the weather wouldn’t be so discouraging… We really started to hate these constant strong winds and the cold!
        Cheers Juergen

  • Zara Quiroga @ Backpack ME

    Hi,

    Nice choice of topic! :)

    This is our entry: http://bkpk.me/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/20141221-DSC_0010.jpg

    This photo of the Northern Lights (aka Aurora Borealis) was taken last December in Tromso, Northern Norway. It is not easy to “catch” the Northern Lights but after driving away from town to a dark area, we managed to see this show put up by Nature in the sky. Amazing waves of bright green light were above us and we managed to capture this one on an image. Surreal and so beautiful, it almost made us forget that the temperature was -20C!!

    • http://www.AdventuresofaGoodMan.com Greg Goodman

      Ahh, the Northern Lights… one of my photography bucket list’ers. Great photo… thanks for submitting.

  • Charli & Ben

    WOW, love your choice of theme. So great that you’re encouraging people to give themselves a well earned pat on the back!

    We’re submitting this shot of a moray eel tucked away in the depths of New Zealand’s Poor Knights Island. Underwater photography poses a whole host of additional challenges such as low light levels and the fact that you’re dependant on your buoyancy and a steady hand to focus your shot. We love the composition, colour and sharp focus of this shot, it’s one of our favourites from our live aboard dive trip in NZ!

    https://wanderlusters.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/grey-moray-poor-knights.jpg

    • http://www.AdventuresofaGoodMan.com Greg Goodman

      Bubbule bubble bubble… ssss, hiss, silence. Ahh, I sure do love scuba diving. Great photo… I know how hard it is to get a good one while you’re underwater, so bravo!

  • Jeremy Jones

    My favorite WOW photo comes from Easter Island where we had Ahu Tongariki all to ourselves and spent some time getting a jumping selfie using my SLR on self-timer. We got this shot right before my tripod fell apart (in my hands, thankfully).

    http://www.livingthedreamrtw.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/DSC_0279-600×402-.jpg

    Blog – Living the Dream – http://www.livingthedreamrtw.com

    • http://www.AdventuresofaGoodMan.com Greg Goodman

      Yay! What a happy fun photo. Nothing like a great jumping photo in front of a super iconic location. Love it!

  • Chris Stevens

    My WOW moment comes from Byron Bay in Australia. I’ve dabbled in surf photography a bit but it’s incredibly frustrating and a combination of skill and sheer luck!
    This shot of my buddy Pat getting tubed is easily my best in water shot – nicely framed, great colours and captured at the right split second. Every time I look at it I’m still as stoked as when I saw it in the camera display on the beach!
    I got totally nailed in the head by the wave he was on (and a couple after) but it was totally worth it!

    http://www.backpackerbanter.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/cstevens-travel-roulette-surfer-byron-bay-26.jpg

    • http://www.AdventuresofaGoodMan.com Greg Goodman

      Wow.. that’s such a cool shot and perspective. I’ve always loved surfing photos… never met anyone who actually took one… until today… if you call meeting on the message board of my blog “meeting” :)

      • Chris Stevens

        Cheers buddy – much appreciated!
        …and yeah that totally counts as meeting :P

  • http://www.quitjobtravelworld.com/ QuitJob TravelWorld

    Our WOW photo was taken at the Ardbeg Whisky Distillery on the island of Islay, Scotland. We are both whisky “enthusiasts” (see: booze hounds) and spent 2 weeks driving all over Scotland visiting distilleries before we left the UK, and we had an incredible time. I took this quick panorama on my phone, and when looking back at it later thought it was a great photo and it always reminds me of that trip. It was a stunning day to sit in the Ardbeg warehouse drinking drams drawn right from the cask.

    http://quitjobtravelworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/IMG_2607.jpg

    • http://www.AdventuresofaGoodMan.com Greg Goodman

      That’s a fantastic panorama! Really draws me in and makes me feel like I’m there. Thanks for sharing.

  • Dana Buhnea

    PRIVATE SUNSET: Watching the sun go down from our own very private island in Honduras! This whole day was WOW and I can’t believe I actually lived to have a private island all to myself for 2 days…WOW!!! This little beauty was similar in size to the one you can see in the distance, near the sun going down. Renting it for one night was simply one of the most incredible experiences of my life and this photo talks about that experience

    http://www.keychainphotographer.com

    • http://www.AdventuresofaGoodMan.com Greg Goodman

      What a stunning sunset. I love the framing and the little bit of the beach that made it into the shot. Well done. Where was the island? Near the Bay Islands? I learned to scuba dive in Honduras… still seek out baleadas every chance I get.

      • Dana Buhnea

        Thanks! Yeap, 30-minute boat ride from Utila ;)

  • http://flyicarusfly.com/ Fly, Icarus, Fly

    Hey Greg:

    Here’s my WOW moment, taken in the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania. Just the perfect backdrop of flamingo-filled lake with zebras in the forefront. One of the most spectacular places I’ve ever been!

    James
    http://www.flyicarusfly.com

    • http://www.AdventuresofaGoodMan.com Greg Goodman

      I love all the layers in this photo… It’s like three, maybe four different levels. So lucky to have seen that… let alone have a photo of it.

  • Lauren Ashleigh Crabbe

    Hey mate :)

    Here’s mine, taken a few months ago in Kampala’s Bwaise slum. These kids were running around like mad chooks in their shanty village, posing for every camera and every photo…but I managed to snap this little boy in a rare moment of seriousness. His eyes just get me every single time I look at them.

    (Hope the pic will blow up in size properly!)
    http://www.theworldplease.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/SAM_5554.jpg

    • http://www.AdventuresofaGoodMan.com Greg Goodman

      What a face! I’m totally mesmerized by his eyes and expression. Cant… stop… looking…

  • http://www.tripsthatwork.com/ Irina

    Hi Greg,

    Here’s my submission from a recent trip

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/irina_callegher/16257549436/

    We were the last people at this very popular lookout in Torres del Paine national park in Chile. It was past 8 pm and we were about to leave when this fox entered the scene. It walked very confidently around the whole place, moving rocks and foraging for food dropped by tourists. It was very comfortable around me and I just couldn’t believe my luck! I must have taken a hundred shots, but none of them could get the mountains in until this one – my favourite.

    • Claire @ ZigZag On Earth

      WOW! How lucky you were! I love it

    • http://www.AdventuresofaGoodMan.com Greg Goodman

      Wowskies! That’s a great photo of Torres. I was there for a day and had only a few minutes of a fog-less view of the rocks. I would love this photo even without the fox; but it being there really does make this a WOW!

    • Dana Buhnea

      Excellent capture!

  • sanketdhume

    http://nomadiclives.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Speechless.jpg

    We were driving to the timeless lake of Ullswater in the Lakelands of North-west England when we turned a bend and caught a break from the absolute enchanting cover of pine trees on our left. We passed the clearing in a moment since we were moving at a fair speed, but we simply couldn’t come to peace with having passed such an unbelievable sight and took a U-turn after a couple of kilometers. After using multiple filters, changing countless settings & god knows how many attempts on the DSLR, we finally managed to capture this incredible sunset…the beauty of this moment can only be expressed by the fact that this picture, as amazing as it is…still doesn’t do much justice to the real sight :)

    • http://www.AdventuresofaGoodMan.com Greg Goodman

      Really a beautiful scene. Love the orbs and sunflares you captured!!! Thanks for submitting.

  • Nomad is Beautiful

    Hello Greg. Great theme for this round. Here is our entry:

    http://nomadisbeautiful.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Plakas-Bridge-Greece.jpg

    This was taken in Greece. The historical bridge of Plaka is the widest single arch stone-made bridge in the Balkans. For me the WOW factor was this simple reflection. You could see this ‘ring’ only in that exact spot. Only few centimetres left or right, or one step ahead or back and this magic would no be available to the eyes. Photos like this always teach me that exploring and researching different angles can change completely the view of a place.

    Gianni

    • http://www.AdventuresofaGoodMan.com Greg Goodman

      Great reflection, Gianni. I really love the simplicity of this… really draws me into the scene.

  • Carole Terwilliger Meyers

    WOW! I’d like to submit this image.

    I shot this urban scene in Reykjavik, Iceland. It depicts the purple WOW Airlines building, as seen from the 1909 Höfði House where presidents Mikhail Gorbachov and Ronald Reagan met for the Reykjavik summit in 1986.

    • http://www.AdventuresofaGoodMan.com Greg Goodman

      WOW! That’s sure a literal submission based on the theme. You instantly win the creativity and “found in my archives” prize!

  • Wander Fit

    Greg, how are you not understanding? Our website is http://www.WanderFit.co – not WFTraining, not yousite/WanderFit. It’s http://www.WanderFit.co, http://www.WanderFit.co, http://www.WanderFit.co Please update. Thank you

    • http://www.AdventuresofaGoodMan.com Greg Goodman

      WOW! That’s an incredibly rude post. Might there be some other way to express your frustration?

      To you I say, how do you not understand that there might be some technical issues in the backend that have caused me to correct your link — only to have to the entire competition page to an old version of this post that still had the old wrong address and completely redo lots of entries?

      How do you not understand that I would happily fix it again… if you had not been so rude?

      • Wander Fit

        I asked a question, stated some facts, said please and thank you. It’s too bad you incorrectly interpreted that as frustration and rudeness. Perhaps you need a vacation to one of these WOW locations.

  • http://www.traveltransmissions.com/ Dave @ Travel Transmissions

    Scanning through my photos, the Schwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar made my eyes bug outta my head. I’d forgotten about the splendor of its gold plated walls and its 76 karat diamond tip.

    http://traveltransmissions.com/blog/images/posts/myanmar/schwedagon-pagoda-yangon-myanmar-burma.jpg

    • http://www.AdventuresofaGoodMan.com Greg Goodman

      Oh man, what a magical place the Pagoda is. Great shot too… I love the way the gold stands out against the black night sky.

  • Daniël
    • http://www.AdventuresofaGoodMan.com Greg Goodman

      Great photo… thanks so much for sending it in. I have a very similar one. Possibly from the same intersection :)

  • Claire @ ZigZag On Earth

    Thanks Greg! WOW I was not expecting to win! There were some great shots.
    I will be launching the next round on Monday.

    • http://www.AdventuresofaGoodMan.com Greg Goodman

      You deserved it!


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