Last month we asked you to send us your photos that best summed up tradition in places you’d visited around the world in our second Travel Photo Competition with Rough Guides.
We were inundated with pictures in the office and you certainly didn’t disappoint us. With so many great entries to choose from, we had a tough task selecting our shortlist.
However, the decision is now out of our hands as it’s over to you to decide the winner!
To vote for your favourite, check out the finalists’ entries below and click on the thumbs up sign underneath the one that you like best. The photographer who receives the most votes will be crowned the winner and receive a copy of Earthbound: A Rough Guide to the World in Pictures.
Here are the nominees…
1. Tea Drinking in Morocco
In this picture four men are enjoying a Moroccan mint tea. Mint tea is traditionally prepared by the head of the family and is served as a hospitality drink for guests.
2. The Fire Dance
The Tinadou villagers in this photo are performing the Fire Dance- a tradition that dates back many generations to a pact they made with the God of Fire. To protect their families in the year ahead the dancers must show their prowess by doing daring stunts.
In this picture gymnasts are performing a gymnastic routine in the May Day Stadium, Pyongyan. A total of 100,000 took part in the performance.
In this picture locals and tourists are taking part in a spot of ice bathing in the freezing cold ocean at the Strand Van La Marina in Spain.
These two boys take part in the traditional Muslim greeting of Eid Mubarak. Muslims wish each other Eid Mubarak after performing the Eid prayer. This celebration continues until the end of the day for Eid ul-Fitr and continues a further three days for Eid ul-Adha.
6. Self Defensive
These two men are practising the self-defense of Subak. It is a form of empty-hand fighting and the principal of the martial art is always to strike first and never allow the aggressor to put his hands on you. Subak originated in South Korea.
Are you a budding photographer but didn’t submit an entry in time? Fear not! We will be running another competition on a different travel related theme next month. Stay tuned on the blog and check out our Flickr Group for more information nearer the time!