12 Months Of The Expeditioner’s Photo Contest Winning Shots

Monday, January 24, 2011

Great things are happening over at TheExpeditioner.com’s travel photography group at Flickr and we invite you to get in on the action. Just over a year ago, we created the group as a platform to help our readers share their memorable pictures from all over the world. In that time, we’ve begun a few forum discussions regarding travel and photography, helped a few photographers get published, and seen some absolutely stunning shots! Just another day at the office, right?

For those of you new to Flickr, the site allows people to upload digital photos, videos, and graphics. It is a great way to share these with friends; you can find contacts, join themed groups you are interested in, or lose a few hours in the wonderland of  photos found throughout the site. There is a trial account, free of charge, in which you can upload a maximum of 200 photos — but that wouldn’t cover the last road trip you took, would it? Otherwise, for $25 you can become a “pro” with unlimited storage. And it doesn’t matter if you have a disposable or a professional style camera — come one, come all.

The Expeditioner.com group is aimed at travelers from every walk of life. With a similar mission as our website, we aim to inspire people to travel; to get them to want to book a flight right away and head off to somewhere in the world. Once you have an account, all you need to do is join our group and begin submitting your shots. It’s as easy as that. You may even see one of your shots on our site!


We’ve recently made a few improvements to the group we’d like to share. First, everyone digs cool comments on their own photos, so we created a small graphic (above) that can easily be copy and pasted in the comment section of photos you think are particularly “sweet” — the code to paste is found on the group’s homepage. There are loads of sweet shots, so don’t feel bad slapping that graphic all over the place. Secondly, we added a small chart mapping our daily growth that we think is pretty neat-o. Lastly, don’t forget to check back often for our monthly theme contests in the forums. Each contest winner receives a featured post on the site with insight straight from the photographer’s mouth . . . and lens.

So, for our one year anniversary of the group, we thought a walk down memory lane is in order. The following photographs are each of the twelve monthly winners revisited. Which is your favorite? An overdose of escapism courtesy of The Expeditioner:

January winner: “Sunset at the Drum Tower” taken in Beijing, China by Jonny Gilbert. Read the feature post here.

February winner: “Puddle Jumper” taken in San Francisco by Jason Rodman. Read the feature post here.

March winner: “Man Vs. Robot” taken in Venezuela by Diego Cupolo. Read the feature post here.

April winner: “Love Bug” taken in Vancouver by Jules Andre Brown. Read the feature post here.

May winner (Landscape): “Camels In Erg Chebbi” taken in Morocco by Kimondo. Read the feature post here.

June winner (Faces In Places): “Wise Man” taken in Varanasi, India by Monica Forss. Read the feature post here.

July winner (Urban Jungle): “Flash Flood” taken in Helsinki, Finland by Aaron S. Read the feature post here.

August winner (Animals of the World): “Thirsty Elephants” taken in Botswana by Kimondo. Read the feature post here.

September winner (World Icon): “The Incredible Colours Of India” taken at the Taj Mahal by Craig Kassover. Read the feature post here.

October winner (Adventure Travel): Vietnam motorcycle taken in Hoi An by Phong Cao. Read the feature post here.

November winner (World Festivals): “Carnival” taken in San Francisco by Gabriela Bhaskar. Read the feature post here.

December winner (Christmas Around the World): “Balloon Gazing” taken in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by AMASC. Read the feature post here.

By Jon Wick


About the Author

Jon lives in Butte, Montana, spending most of his time on skis or bikes; sometimes both. He began travel writing while teaching in Korea and is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Technical Communication at Montana Tech. Jon has begun writing his first book, The Story of Will, whose movie rights are still (very) available. Catch more of Jon at TheJonWickproject.wordpress.com. (@ExpedJon)

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