Honored

Winner

Lonely Planet Publication Photo Challenge: Seaside 06/2012

 

Puerto Lopez, on the coast of Ecuador, just one hour away from the party town Montañita. It´s a small quiet fishing town, also the port to visit some outer islands, where people call it The Poor´s Galapagos.

On a late afternoon, I strolled down the long long beach, and I saw a sky full of big birds, turns out it´s a huge flock of Frigate birds shamelessly robbing fishes from fishermen while they were unloading their catch.

Winner

Lonely Planet Publication Photo Challenge: Double 05/2012
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Sea Lions are abundant in Galapagos Islands, it was basically safe for people to get really close to them, unless they have infants around. Actually by day 3 you´ll be sick of them already, cause they really smell.

2nd Place

Lonely Planet Publication Photo Challenge: Freedom 05/2012

 

On 27 March 2012, a 27yrs Tibetan refugee Jamphel Yeshi self immolated himself in New Delhi, in protest of the visit of Chinese government's chairman Hu-Jin-Tao to New Delhi.

Same day in the evening in McLeod Ganj, where is the seat of Tibetan government in exile, residence of Dalai Lama, as well as where this young man lived, hundreds of people took on a peaceful strode with candle lights chanted slogans: “What do we want? Freedom!”

3rd Place

Lonely Planet Publication Photo Challenge: Remote 07/2012

 

After 5 hours of fast tracking, I was disappointed with the view point of Cerro Torre in El Chalten, Argentina, then I went beyond the trail and claimed into a danger zone, where I walked on loose soil, loose big, tumbling, and icy big rocks, along side ice holes and ice cracks, for a closer view. On my way back, I stopped in front of the glacier, had a long silent moment as well as my lunch with the glacier and it's ice wall.

4th Place

Lonely Planet Publication Photo Challenge: Delicate 05/2012

This Jain temple called Chaumukha Mandir in Ranakpur, Rajasthan, has 1444 pillars carved out of marble all with different design, built in the 15th century , is one of the most spectacular of its kind.

4th Place

Lonely Planet Publication Photo Challenge:Customer 02/2012

 

I was waiting for the bus that goes to Cajas National Park in Cuenca, Ecuador. 40 minutes to the departure, so I browsed the nearby wet market, had a fish soup for lunch, then saw this chocolate vendor, two ladies just finished their purchase.

In Peru and Ecuador, they produce lots of chocolate, some are really good quality.

4thd Place

Lonely Planet Publication Photo Challenge: Liquid 01/2012

 

I went to the look out point for Cerro Torre in El Chalten, Argentina, was too disappointed with the view it offered, so I ventured beyond the path, walked down to the little penisula in front of the glacier, ate my lunch box quietly, just me and the ice around me, no one else, I owned that place.

2nd Place

Lonely Planet Publication Photo Challenge: Beloved 08/2012

 

On a 7 days ferry journey up the Amazon River from Manaus to the border town Tabatinga, which connects Colombia and Peru.

Everyone sleep on hammock on the deck, which are tightly hang together, here a mother and a baby both fell into siesta while feeding, hands remain holding!

Winner

Lonely Planet Publication Photo Challenge: Celebration 09/2012

It's a chaos, a celebration, a gig, to watch Boca Junior playing in the Boca Junior Stadium in Bounes Aires, espeically in the club members' area, it's one big party!

2rd Place

Lonely Planet Publication Photo Challenge: Friendship 10/2012

 

A bunch of friends bath in the upper stream of Ganga river in this sacred town Haridwar in Northern India, where water is still so much cleaner.

Winner

Lonely Planet Publication Photo Challenge: Comfort 05/2013

It's a very hot mid-day in Fathepur, 45 mins away from Agra, except for those who were selling food, that was the time to find a shade for a siesta or a paper.

5th Place

Lonely Planet Publication Photo Challenge:Neon 05/2012

5th Place

Lonely Planet Publication Photo Challenge: Sleep 06/2012

 

Winner

Lonely Planet Publication Photo Challenge: Sunworhship 06/2013

 

 

 

5:45am, athletic Brazilian were already out and about along the beach of Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, some were jogging or walking, some were cycling, some swimming. This is such an energetic city powered by the sun.

 

 

 

 

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