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June 23, 2012 | Los Angeles Times
For the final leg of his six-month backpacking adventure last year, Robert Fawcett took a 12-day trip to Antarctica. Although he had traveled to 11 countries and visited destinations such as Everest Base Camp in Nepal and Angkor Watt in Cambodia, the frozen continent still left him awestruck. "The sheer beauty of the ice, coupled with extremely intimate wildlife encounters, made for a trip that was pure magic," he said. The Santa Monica resident used a Canon EOS 60D.     View past photos we've featured . To upload your own, visit our reader travel photo gallery . When you upload your photo, tell us where it was taken and when.
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NEWS
June 26, 2011
Inspired by friends' photos, Randy Berler and his wife traveled to Morocco in May to experience the country firsthand. Captivated by the desert bathed in the day's receding light, he snapped this photo while on a camel trek to the dunes of Erg Chebbi. "The early evening sun made for spectacular colors," the Torrance resident said. Berler used a Canon EOS 50D. View past photos we've featured . To upload your own, visit our reader travel photo gallery . When you upload your photo, tell us where it was taken and when.
NEWS
March 24, 2012
Russ Fega captured this photo of an eatery near the National Capitol Building in Havana, which he visited in February. "What drew me to this, initially, were the faded colors, the flooring and the sense of everyday life that emanated from within," Fega said. "The man selling apples out front was a bonus!" The Altadena resident used a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. View past photos we've featured . To upload your own, visit our reader travel photo gallery . When you upload your photo, tell us where it was taken and when.
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June 9, 2012 | Los Angeles Times
Clifford's Tower, perched atop a steep mound outside York, England, is most of what remains of York Castle, originally built by William the Conqueror in the 11 th century. Andrew Smith of Birmingham, England visited the ruins in May. As he was leaving, ominous clouds gathered overhead. "I like the way the building stands strong against the looming clouds," he said. Smith used a DMC-LX5. View past photos we've featured . To upload your own, visit our reader travel photo gallery . When you upload your photo, tell us where it was taken and when.
NEWS
March 31, 2012
Deborah Kolb traveled to Venice, Italy, in February to check out the city's carnival celebrations. She was visiting St. Mark's Square at sunrise one morning when she happened upon this scene. "It was beyond my expectations. I found out that people such as these two ladies come from all over the world to participate," she said. The Los Angeles resident used a Canon EOS 5D. View past photos we've featured . To upload your own, visit our reader travel photo gallery . When you upload your photo, tell us where it was taken and when.
NEWS
February 22, 2011
Los Angeles Times readers, let's face it: You've been around. Obscure places, well-known places. You've gone to southwest France , Morocco, Tahiti and Hong Kong, just to mention a few. We can tell. You've been sending us your photos. Lots of photos. That's why we want to start highlighting a few of the most intriguing. Every day, we'll choose a reader photo to upload and post on our Travel Blog . Today's photo of Crown Fountain in Chicago's Millennium Park was taken by "Robin Z. " The fountain, designed by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, is composed of a shallow reflecting pool flanked on each end by a 50-foot-tall glass pillar.
NEWS
June 5, 2011
Graveyards aren't your typical tourist attraction, but this one drew the attention of Colleen Riemer. Last year the West Covina resident was in Pomfret, Vt., where she visited her best friend's childhood home – which happened to be across the street from a cemetery. "The shadows cast from the tombstones and the parting storm clouds in the distance caught my eye, and since I've always enjoyed photographing graveyards, I just had to get some shots," Riemer said. She used a Nikon CoolPix S3000.
NEWS
December 31, 2011
Lee Cohen celebrated his 56 th birthday in April by trekking on the back roads of California's Central Coast. Near the end of his trip, he visited Oso Flaco Lake Natural Area just north of Pismo Beach. Standing on the bridge that spans the northern end of the lake, Cohen shot this photo as "the last rays of the sun shone over the ocean and the lake, ending a remarkable day on the California coast. " The Signal Hill resident used an Olympus Pen E-P2. View past photos we've featured . To upload your own, visit our reader travel photo gallery . When you upload your photo, tell us where it was taken and when.
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March 25, 2011
Visiting the International Market Place in Waikiki, on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu,  Times reader "corich.mv" came across two blue-and-yellow macaws nonchalantly grooming themselves as curious tourists walked by. If you decide to look for these guys, head for Kalakaua Avenue, a little north of the Honolulu Zoo. The open-air market, with over 130 shops and vendors, has been around for more than 50 years.  For more information on the islands,...
NEWS
April 21, 2012
To celebrate his mother Eleanor's 90 th birthday, Robert Murphy and his family traveled to Southeast Asia in December. In Thailand, the group visited the Patara Elephant Farm in Chiang Mai, where Murphy's grandson, then-8-year-old Luca, met this baby elephant. "What I like best is the innocent childlike connection between the two," Murphy said. The Oxnard resident used a Nikon D40X. View past photos we've featured . To upload your own, visit our reader travel photo gallery . When you upload your photo, tell us where it was taken and when.
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