Mark Broadhead PRO 9:08pm, 9 January 2012
Below are the top five winners. Congratulations to all of you. Thanks as always to everyone for participating. Could the top five winners please send me the story behind the photo (how they came to take the photo) and I'll post it below the image.

Could the photographer placed first contact Mark (LP) via flickrmail with their choice of guide and their postal address. Mark is currently on holiday, but he’ll post your book as soon as he gets back.

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In first place with 44 votes is "Tunnel view. Yosemite. California." by Sapna Reddy Photography

I have always been inspired by the work of Ansel Adams and truly love Yosemite. The iconic tunnel view has been made famous by innumerable photographers. I wanted to show the transition between fall to winter with the fall colors in the foreground and the snow capped mountains in the distance. I was also hoping for mist to add a dynamic perspective. This image was taken around midnight with the full moon to light El Cap and Half Dome as the mist made its way silently through the valley. This was my moment of Zen.

In second place with 28 votes is "Quebrada de Palala" by Garwin Liu

This picture was taken on a 3 day 2 night tour from Tupiza to Uyuni in Bolivia.

In third place with 24 votes is "Kjenndalsbreen, Norway" by weesam2010

Kjenndalsbreen is one of the more accesible tongues of Jostedalsbreen, the largest glacier in Europe. It's a 20 minute hike from an access road.
The valley was completely deserted, unusual for such a spot in mid summer; but not so unusual considering the weather. It is difficult to see here, but the rain was bucketing it down.
I set the camera up on a tripod and took off my jacket and used it to keep the camera and lens as dry as possible. Which was a fruitless exercise - the rain was slanting in horizontally and there was spray from all waterfalls. The lens' front element was getting continuously soaked. I took a shot, reviewed it for water smears, wiped the lens and kept trying to get a clean shot. After several attempts managed to get this shot. Was far from perfect, but the weather was closing in so quickly, the light was fading, the rain getting (even) worse and the temperature dropping.
Despite this, I think the rain and low grey cloud have made a very atmospheric photo.

In fourth place with 23 votes is "Walking on the dragon's back" by Dan Wiklund

In fifth place with 20 votes is "Almost at Everest" by MysticalAlchemist
Sayarma PRO 4 years ago
Garwin Liu 4 years ago
Thank you for your votes

Quebrada de Palala
weesam2010 Posted 4 years ago. Edited by weesam2010 (member) 4 years ago
Kjenndalsbreen, Norway by weesam2010

Kjenndalsbreen, Norway
MysticalAlchemist 4 years ago
Thanks a lot for your votes everyone!
Almost at Everest by MysticalAlchemist
newone0718 4 years ago
Thanks a lot for your votes!

Unrefined gold - Tibet by newone0718
rovinglight PRO 4 years ago
Thanks! :)

Road through Alamut Valley
๑۩๑ V ๑۩๑ 4 years ago
Thanks for all the votes!

Suru Valley (India) - view of the valley
Óli Már 4 years ago
Thank you for your votes.
Þakgil by Óli Már
MRKem PRO 4 years ago
Thanks for all the votes!

Sunrise over temple by MRKem
Kuba Abramowicz PRO 4 years ago
thanks for voting :)
tea plantations by Kuba Abramowicz
Dan Wiklund PRO 4 years ago
Thank you for the votes.
Walking on the dragon's back

Thanks for your votes.
Evgeni Zotov 4 years ago
Tashakkur :)

Wakhan valley
Hamo - the original 4 years ago
Thanks for taking the time to look!

Petitecornichon PRO 4 years ago
Thanks kindly for your votes!

Mirador de Bacunayagua, Cuba
scb.mypics 4 years ago
thanks folks
Monument Valley by scb.mypics
Gem E Piper 4 years ago
Thank you!!
Rainy Wales- Nant Peris valley (Snowdonia)
mousstique PRO 4 years ago
rwchicago PRO 4 years ago

Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park
Ernie Reyes 4 years ago
Route to Rongbuk and Everest Base Camp
Jοel 4 years ago
Thanks for the votes!
dusk falls over Nice
O1e9 PRO 4 years ago
ranuchakraborty 4 years ago
Thanks everyone !!! :D :D :D

oarranzli 4 years ago
Thank you for your votes!
Jiuzhaigou (I) by oarranzli
Siyad Ma PRO 4 years ago
Thanks for your votes!
Remote Norwegian Village
calzean PRO 4 years ago
Franz Josef Glacier Up
PascalBo PRO 4 years ago
Pra Gra - Arolla - Switzerland
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