TravelSupermarket has launched a new World Photography Map, following an incredible response to its Capture the Colour photography competition. The exceptional quality of the images submitted by entrants prompted the creation of the interactive map, encouraging people to see the world differently and inspire them to visit somewhere new.
The Capture the Colour competition required travel bloggers to submit their photographic interpretations of the colours blue, yellow, green, red and white. The competition attracted 587 entries, with each blogger submitting five photos. TravelSupermarket’s panel of photograph experts then judged thousands of amazing images from all over the world to find a winner for each category.
The World Photography Map offers insight into the entrants’ most popular travel photography locations, pinpointing where in the world the entries were taken:
· Asia and Europe are the most popular destinations for travel photography, with over half of the images coming from these continents;
o Nearly a third (32 per cent) taken in Asia
o Over a quarter (26 per cent) from Europe
· There were also entries which included images taken as far afield as Russia, the African Coasts and the polar continents.
Digging deeper into the continent galleries, the photos submitted highlighted interesting trends between destinations and colours:
· South America was portrayed with the majority of white themed photos
· Asia was portrayed with predominately red images of traditional dress and costume
Visitors to the site can browse a large selection of the travel photos by clicking the continents on the map to bring up photo galleries from that part of the world. The interactive design allows visitors to get a real sense of the atmosphere and beauty of different destinations around the globe.