Wow, so many wonderful and WANDER-ful entries — from Colombia to Egypt to Uzbekistan — this week for our Instagram Challenge #PPexploremore with Zeal Optics; in fact, this had our most entries to date with over 700 tags, so thank you to all who participated and made this a success!
Congratulations to this week’s honorable mentions who will each receive vouchers for 50% off! They are (left to right, starting top-left): @jessicambosse, @suzywasick, @lerause, @stolenti, @sarahanne138, @cynthiasundin, @ibhee_maulana, @ashelphotog, and @bethkellmer. Take a minute to head over to their individual feeds for their write-ups.
The first winner of this week’s challenge is @kimoxenham who will receive a pair of sunglasses whose photo entry and write-up are below!
“Life on Mars. Sahara el Beyda, Egypt. In stark contrast to the chaos of Cairo, the vast expanse of the White Desert gives a sense of being on another planet. the endless horizon is broken only by the striking chalk rock formations. All you can do is sit back in wonderment and take it in before the sun sets and stars light up the night sky.”
The second winner of this week’s challenge is @thekc_99 who will receive a pair of sunglasses whose photo entry and write-up are below!
“Kilauea, on the island of Hawaii, is the most active volcano in the world. The location where the scalding lava (>1,000 C) meets ocean water took three hours of strenuous hiking on sharp volcanic rock to get to. I took this shot close to the lava bench, an unstable structure created by newly cooled lava. The sights and sounds of that evening will never be forgotten.”
The third winner of this week’s challenge is @thephotosonmywall who will receive a pair of sunglasses whose photo entry and write-up are below!
“Driving around Iceland involves constant wonder and adventure. But deciding to follow that bumpy gravel road through the barren landscape further proved my long-held theory that the worse the road, the better the destination. I will never forget the power of the water rushing down and following a path it has carved over thousands of years between the towering canyon. As I sat here, it could have been a thousand years ago, time was irrelevant; the sheer force of the water had me mesmerized.”