Epic Entries To Washington Posts 2017 Travel Photo Contest

For the 18th year, Washington Posts Travel asks readers for their best photos. This sampling shows that the contest has some stiff competition.


“The combination of earth, sky and light in this location is simply magical”, wrote Mark Franko about his submission taken in Arizona’s Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. “It is no wonder why the Native Americans hold this place sacred”. The 57-year-old from Hughesville, Md., was part of a small group that was hosted by a resident Navajo family. Submit to the annual contest here. (Photo by Mark Franko/2017 Washington Post Travel Photo Contest) Continue reading »

Russian Fisherman Posts Terrifying Creatures Of The Deep Sea, And People Want Him To Stop

Russian fisherman Roman Fedortsov’s twitter account is flooded with photos of the most bizarre deep sea beings ever. The man behind the camera works on a fishing trawler in Murmansk (extreme northwest of Russia), and uses his phone to document the “monstrous” creatures that get pulled in the fishing nets. Some argue that the strange fish look like something from a horror movie. Continue reading »