Time has flown by, and suddenly we find ourselves in the final month of CEWE’s Our World is Beautiful photography competition. Each month we’ve been selecting the best UK entries and rewarding one lucky winner with a CEWE Photoworld voucher, so let’s take a look at our favourite photos from May.
This month’s prize goes to Chee Hoong Loh for his striking shot of a glistening pool amongst the sand dunes in Brazil. Beautiful colours and an other-worldly feel that really caught our eye.
Lost Mirror – Chee Hoong Loh
Taken in Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, Brazil
“A little fresh water pool in the famous sand dunes of Lençóis Maranhenses National Park in Brazil.”
As usual, we were spoilt for choice when picking a winner last month, so here are a few of our other favourites from May.
What’s For Dinner? – Gintaras Grigaitis
Taken in China Town, London, UK
“Looking around at China Town.”
Falls of Dochart – Ben Bremner
Taken in Killin, Scotland
Eyes of Havana – Angelika Adamczyk
Taken in Havana, Cuba
The Lost City of the Incas – Daniel Burton
Taken in Machu Picchu, Peru
“January heralds the start of the rainy season in Peru’s Urubamba Valley. The abandoned Inca citadel at Machu Picchu perches precipitously amidst the mountain peaks and overlooks the jungle below. The world’s fascination with the site has burned brightly since Hiram Bingham’s publicised ‘rediscovery’ in 1911, and it is instantly recognisable. After the rain cleared the crowds and the sun peeped through the clouds, then at last magisterial Machu Picchu presented itself in all its glory.“
Green Hands – Goran Erfani
Taken in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“This is an image of local women who are working in a shared rice field taken at Rambeanak village in Indonesia.”
Red Arrows – Paul Ratcliffe
Taken in Cleethorpes, UK
“The Red Arrows perform at Armed Forces Day, Cleethorpes 2016.”
Sundial – Daniel Burton
Taken in Deadvlei, Namibia
“The remnants of a forest frozen in time, two fossilised camel thorn trees stand isolated in Namibia’s Namib-Nakluft National Park. The area is known as the Deadvlei and is a clay pan into which seasonal rainfall used to flood from the Tsauchab river. When the rains failed and the river dried up, the trees were left to die in the desert heat, cut off by the shifting dunes. Here, the scene resembles a sundial; the foreground tree is the gnomon which casts a shadow onto the white pan or dial below.”
Feeling inspired to capture your own winning image for Our World is Beautiful? You can enter up to 25 of your best photos across six different categories, but don’t delay, as the competition ends on 30th June, so you’ve only got a few more weeks.