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Travel Image of the Month - June 2021 

Our judge for this month, Richard Lewis ARPS commented,

Another fine crop of entries – both in quantity and quality.  As usual, there are several strong contenders for the top spot, but after thorough review of all of them the winner was clear to me.  By way of an observation, it would be good if all images included their location within their titles.

WINNER: A Norwegian Summer, Lofoten - Dan Bronish

A satisfying composition that captures its location within its elements – the stark rocky mountain, the forested shores with colourful buildings in typical Nordic architecture, the waterside and the golden timbered boat in the foreground to give depth and interest. It paints a complete picture of its place.


Poster & Tourist Bus NY : Jay Charnock

The location is clear – very NY.  It's in your face.  The minimal colour palette – white/red/black provide a simple stark image, and the timing was just right as the passenger hasn't yet covered that lower bull's eye, yet all the bus passengers are well balanced across the width of the image, and provide a sense of travel as they look around at the sights.

NY Subway : Steve Jones

Sense of place – again very evident with the Stars and Stripes reflected and the implied hustle and bustle of the moving subway train.  Timing is good in this one also, with the traveller caught through the window.  Something about the colour of the ambient light that exudes subway. All combine to give a strong sense of travel.

The Icy Mermaid : Gabriele Dellanave 

This is fun – we can see exactly where the title comes from and it's captured from exactly the right camera position.  Its location is also very clear, with the mother ship in the background, not your typical cruise ship.

To the Lighthouse, Londrangar, Iceland : Sue Hutton

This goes beyond a landscape to portraying the bleakness of the location, and enters the realm of travel. Well composed with its strong converging roadside edges, the silhouette of the lighthouse and the storm clods a gathering. Very atmospheric.


• Congratulations to Dan, his winning shot will be added to the Travel Image of the Month page on the website, with the overall monthly winners competing to be the Group’s best travel photograph of the year.

Click here to see winning images from previous years or here to see 2019 winners, here to 2020 winners, and here for 2021 winners.

A Norwegian Summer, Lofoten
CREDIT: Dan Bronish
A Norwegian Summer, Lofoten
Poster And Tourists Bus, Jay Charnock
CREDIT: Jay Charnock
Poster and Tourists Bus, New York
 The Icy Mermaid 2
CREDIT: Gabriele Dellanave
The Icy Mermaid
New York Subway By Steve Jones
CREDIT: Steve Jones
New York Subway
6 The Monk Watching At Leh
CREDIT: Ian Silvester
The Monk Watching at Leh
Route 66, Holbrook, Arizona
CREDIT: David Cummings
Route 66, Holbrook, Arizona
Sunrise Over Avonmouth, Bristol
CREDIT: Suzanne Johnson
Sunrise Over Avonmouth, Bristol
Punting On The River Cam
CREDIT: Catherine Phillips
Punting on the River Cam towards the Bridge of Sighs
2Camels Rest
CREDIT: John Clare
Camels at Rest, Sinai Desert
Painting In Curacao
CREDIT: Graham Vulliamy
Painting in Curacao
What's In The Paper?
CREDIT: Liz Bugg
What's In The Paper?
Herbal Medicine Doctor, Dhaka
CREDIT: Dennis Anguige
Herbal Medicine Doctor, Dhaka
Flags Aloft Ladakh
CREDIT: Jane Tearle
Flags Aloft, Ladakh
BRIGHTON; After The Burn Up
CREDIT: Sue Lambert
BRIGHTON; After the Burn Up
Colourful Entrance. Tomb Of Itmad Ud Daula, Agra, India
CREDIT: Jeremy Richards
Colourful entrance. Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula, Agra, India
Going To The Wedding
CREDIT: Gareth Hughes
Going To The Wedding
Pollution Revoltion L Golightly
CREDIT: Lynda Golightly
Pollution Revolution
Dragon Boat Festival, Hong Kong
CREDIT: Kai Kong Wong
The Dragon Boat Festival, Hong Kong
Start Of Rolex Middle Sea Race,Malta
CREDIT: Arthur Bower
Start of Rolex Middle Sea Race, Malta
Storm Clouds Over Dungeness Beach, Kent, UK
CREDIT: Stu Thompson
Storm Clouds Over Dungeness Beach, Kent, UK
Evening On The Beach, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall
CREDIT: Robert Akester
Evening on the beach, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall
Portpatrick (1 Of 1)
CREDIT: Allan Hartley
Angels Of Acri
CREDIT: Francesco Pennacchio
Angels of Acri
To The Lighthouse
CREDIT: Sue Hutton
To the Lighthouse, Londrangar, Iceland
Willy Lotts Cottage
CREDIT: Mike Read
Willy Lotts Cottage
The Bus Now Arriving...
CREDIT: Neil Harris
The Bus Now Arriving
Berlin Break
CREDIT: Phillip Walton
Berlin Wall Rest Stop
Shoreham Heavy Horse Show By Brian Tabor Large Version
CREDIT: Brian Tabor
Shoreham Heavy Horse Show