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Travel Image of the Month - February 2020 Winner

Many thanks to the 30 photographers that entered our Travel Image of the Month competition for February, as ever there have been some amazing shots from a wide variety of locations from across the globe that has made it especially difficult for our judge to select just one as a winner.

In his comments he made particular note of the way our community of photographers were interpreting 'sense of place', with special reference to the mood and emotions that was being portrayed by the shots, these were photographs that portrayed a feeling as well as a sense of being in the location. 

However, he was asked to select just one as this month's winner, and that honour goes to Stu Thompson for his shot 'Lone Walker at Kerlingafjoil, Iceland'. The judge's  rationale for the selection was ..

"There were several strong contenders for winning this month's competition.  From these I selected Lone Walker at Kerlingafjoil, Iceland. It captures the sense of place, and in particular the vastness and isolation of the location. The eponymous lone walker emphasises the scale and challenge of the terrain, and transforms the image from being a pure landscape

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Congratulations to Stu, who has asked that we include his website address along with his name here, allowing you to see some of the other work he has done as a travel photographer. www.stuthompsonphotography.com  

• The 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 this year's winner to date.

Christmas Celebration In Lalibela
CREDIT: Bob Chiu
Christmas Celebration in Lalibela
Jolly Lolly
CREDIT: Neil Harris
Jolly Lolly
Parisian Dancers
CREDIT: Ian Hardacre
Parisian Dancers
DSC03842
CREDIT: John Cartwright
Climbing the Cumbres Pass
Girl Talk
CREDIT: Jeremy Richards
Girl Talk
Paris Skyline
CREDIT: Ted Burchnall
Paris Skyline
Baggy Trousers
CREDIT: Alistair Cowan
Baggy Trousers
Street Life, Trinidad De Cuba
CREDIT: Valerie Mather
Street Life, Trinidad De Cuba
Live Reporting Tasman Style
CREDIT: Andy Kumaria
Live Reporting Tasman Style
An Ancient Market
CREDIT: Tony Au Yeong
An Ancient Market
Off To The Ministry
CREDIT: Rob Morgan
Off To The Ministry
The Mountain Guide South West China
CREDIT: Sandy Fothergill
The Mountain Guide, South West China
To Touch A Poet, Tomb Of Hafez, Shiraz, Iran
CREDIT: Sandra Mason
To Touch a Poet, Tomb of Hafez, Iran
MAKING PORRIDGE
CREDIT: George Pearson
Making Porridge
Snapping Back By Steve Jones
CREDIT: Steve Jones
Snapping Back, Laos
LONE WALKER AT KERLINGAFJOIL, ICELAND
CREDIT: Stu Thompson ARPS
Lone Walker at Kerlingafjoil, Iceland
Bringing Home The Herd
CREDIT: Andy Pinch
Bringing Home the Herd
Inquisitive Children
CREDIT: Liz Bugg
Inquisitive Children
Night In La Habana
CREDIT: Kai Kong Wong
Night in La Habana
Two Giggling Girls, Cape Verde Islands
CREDIT: Barbara Fleming
Two Giggling Girls, Cape Verde Islands
Tea Pickers' Harvest Weigh In
CREDIT: Michael Cook
Tea Pickers' Harvest Weigh-In
The Sleeping Guard
CREDIT: Peter Spring
The Sleeping Guard
The Red Window Atlantic Coast Barbados
CREDIT: Janice Clark
The Red Window Atlantic Coast Barbados
Seychelles Beach
CREDIT: Stephen McDonald
Seychelles Beach
Godrevey Beach And Lighthouse, Cornwall
CREDIT: Andrew Gasson
Godrevey Beach and Lighthouse, Cornwall
Family Selfie In Newquay Red Skies
CREDIT: Nav Kukadia
Family Selfie in Newquay Red Skies
A Helping Hand, Jodhpur
CREDIT: Ian Wright
A Helping Hand, Jodhpur
Sunday Service, Pavia, Italy
CREDIT: Liz Rhodes
Sunday Service, Pavia, Italy
Rusting In The Desert
CREDIT: Rob Kershaw
Rusting in the desert
The Horse Dealer
CREDIT: Glyn Paton
The Horse Dealer