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Mountain rescue: Why bothies need a helping hand – a photo essay

Mountain rescue: Why bothies need a helping hand – a photo essay Bothies, free to use by anyone out in remote parts of the UK, are more popular than ever. But they’re maintained by veteran volunteers and need younger blood if they are to survive for future generations The Mountain Bothies Association (MBA) is a charity made up of volunteers who maintain more than 100 remote shelters across England, Wales and Scotland. It was founded in 1965 by Bernard Heath after he spotted a remark in the visitor book at the Backhill of the Bush bothy in Galloway Forest park, suggesting the setting up of a club to save a growing number of deserted farm buildings from ruin. Continue…

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Readers’ travel photography competition: 2018 winners

Readers’ travel photography competition: 2018 winners Here are the best shots from the thousands entered in our monthly competition. The prize for the overall winner, chosen by Mick Ryan of fotoVUE, is a trip to Greenland with Wild Photography Holidays Continue reading… Go to Source Author: Tweet

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Readers’ travel photography competition: December winners

Readers’ travel photography competition: December winners Our final selection of the year ranges from New York cops to Venice shops, camel fairs to penguins. Scroll to see the winner – chosen by Mick Ryan of fotoVUE – who receives a £200 voucher for an i-escape holiday property. The overall 2018 prize is a trip to Greenland with Wild Photography Holidays Continue reading… Go to Source Author: Guardian readers Tweet

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Ice hotel opens with new designs in Swedish Lapland – in pictures

Ice hotel opens with new designs in Swedish Lapland – in pictures The Ice Hotel returns with new suites featuring a candy shop, an aquarium and a bathing icewoman Continue reading… Go to Source Author: The Guardian Tweet

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Travel Photographer of the Year 2018: the winners

Travel Photographer of the Year 2018: the winners Photographers from 142 countries submitted more than 20,000 images for this year’s TPOTY. Winning images will be displayed at a free exhibition at London Bridge City in the spring Continue reading… Go to Source Author: The Guardian Tweet

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Readers’ travel photography competition: November winners

Readers’ travel photography competition: November winners This month’s entries are as varied as the destinations they were captured in. Scroll to see the winner – chosen by Mick Ryan of fotoVUE – who receives a £200 voucher for an i-escape holiday property. The overall 2018 prize is a trip to Greenland with Wild Photography Holidays• Enter our December competition Continue reading… Go to Source Author: Guardian readers Tweet

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The Japanese beach that became an Instagram sensation

The Japanese beach that became an Instagram sensation Chichibuga beach on Shikoku island was barely known until photographs of stunning sunsets started to appear on social media. Now visitors flock to capture images of the fiery sea and skies at dusk People were running down the beach. Not for exercise but to get into position before the sun slipped below the horizon. I hurried along, swept up by the sense of urgency. Mini tripods were lined up on the sand at the water’s edge, and selfie sticks were held aloft. Groups of friends, silhouetted against the pink sky, were trying to synchronise their star jumps, while women instructed their boyfriends on exactly how to photograph them as they stared…

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Tea and history: an evocative brew in Chengdu, China

Tea and history: an evocative brew in Chengdu, China This centuries-old teahouse in Sichuan province and its regulars are a world away from China’s modern megacities Out in the western suburbs of Sichuan’s capital, Chengdu, the town of Pengzhen is home to what’s said to be the oldest teahouse in China. About 300 years old, the Guanyin Pavilion is at the heart of a tiny community of historic streets where, against a tide of rapid modernisation, the local population proudly preserves its heritage and traditional way of life. Continue reading… Go to Source Author: Simon Urwin Tweet

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Readers’ travel photography competition: October winners

Readers’ travel photography competition: October winners This month’s picks range from epic landscapes to city scenes. Scroll to see the winner – chosen by Mick Ryan of fotoVUE – who receives a £200 voucher for an i-escape holiday property. The overall 2018 prize is a trip to Greenland with Wild Photography Holidays • Enter our November competition Continue reading… Go to Source Author: Guardian readers Tweet

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Siena International Photo Awards 2018

Siena International Photo Awards 2018 A volcanic eruption and a curious orangutan are two of the many highlights from the 48,000 images entered for these prestigious awards Continue reading… Go to Source Author: Tweet

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