Epic Entries To Washington Posts 2017 Travel Photo Contest

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During the 18th year, Washington Posts Travel asked readers about their best photos. This sample shows that the competition has some tough competition.

“The combination of earth, sky and light in this place is simply magical,” Marc Franco wrote of his presentation made in the Arizona Navajo Monument Valley Tribal Park. “It’s no wonder why Native Americans consider this place sacred.” The 57-year-old from Hughesville, Maryland, was part of a small group in which a Navajo resident lived. Apply for the annual contest here. (Photo by Mark Franko / 2017 Washington Post Photo Contest)
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Epic Entries To Washington Posts 2017 Travel Photo Contest
Lucia Hatch, 81, of the county, participated in a photo studio in Scotland when she took this image in Tobermory on the island of Mull. (Photo by Lucia Hatch / 2017 Washington Post Photo Contest)
Epic Entries To Washington Posts 2017 Travel Photo Contest
In 27-year-old Jogjakarta, Indonesia, 27-year-old Sara Hodge, in this quiet moment captured this shot in the traditional market of the old quarter of Pasar Beringarho. “The market is extremely massive, stretches a few blocks and a few stories,” – wrote a resident of Alexandria, Virginia. “It has a lot of batik shops, cookware sellers, satin stalls, as well as in the rear, butchers and vegetable sellers.” (Photo by Sarah Hodge / 2017 Washington Post Photo Contest)
Epic Entries To Washington Posts 2017 Travel Photo Contest
54-year-old Ken Smiy of Stevens City, Virginia, took this image during a morning walk in Lucca, Italy. (Photo by Ken Smeey / 2017 Washington Post Photo Contest)
Epic Entries To Washington Posts 2017 Travel Photo Contest
44-year-old Gibran Hajj-Chih took this sunrise in the Delaware Buffalo Park during a family visit on Thanksgiving Day. “I hope this photo encourages others to view less visited destinations when they explore America,” wrote a resident of Chicago. (Photo by Gibran Hadj-Chikh / 2017 Washington Post Photo Contest)
Epic Entries To Washington Posts 2017 Travel Photo Contest
“The journey through the Coco-End Gardens adjacent to Himeji Castle was an unexpected event in our visit,” Jeff Solar, 64, of Silver Spring, Maryland, wrote of his trip to Japan. “The autumn colors were outstanding, and the gardens were both amazing and profitable deals (just a few Yen added to the cost of entering the Himeji castle).” (Photo by Jeff Solar / 2017 Washington Post Photo Contest)
Epic Entries To Washington Posts 2017 Travel Photo Contest
In Lisbon, the 32-year-old Shady Salehi from the area captured this scene from San Miguel when she was on a walking tour of the city. (Photo by Shadi Salehi / 2017 Washington Post Photo Contest)
Epic Entries To Washington Posts 2017 Travel Photo Contest
“For this snapshot, I noticed a very colorful large bus approaching my photographic plan and used a three-second exposure to capture traffic during rush hour, unlike the immovability of perpetual monuments,” wrote 50-year-old Christopher Bouossio of Falls Church, Virginia , About his photos from the district. (Photo by Christopher Buoscio / 2017 Washington Post Photo Contest)
Epic Entries To Washington Posts 2017 Travel Photo Contest


37-year-old Chris Tereila of Frederick, Maryland, was on a honeymoon in Italy when he took this photo in Venice. “One sunny day suddenly started to rain. I was able to capture this picture of a sunny rainy day. (Photo by Chris Tereyla / 2017 Washington Post Photo Contest)
Epic Entries To Washington Posts 2017 Travel Photo Contest
“After standing for more than an hour on the frosty slope in Skofie-Lok, Slovenia, waiting for the sun to rise over the misty valley, I was blessed with the ten-minute appearance of St. Thomas’s Church,” wrote Joseph LaRoz, 71, from Cherry Hill, New -Jersey (photo by Joseph LaRose / 2017 Washington Travel Photo Contest)

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