Congratulations to the winners of our Egypt photo contest!
Our grand prize winner, Fodor's member Bryan Snider, will receive a suite of Fodor's four-color guidebooks and his photo will be featured in Fodor's Egypt 2011. Thank you to everyone who participated; we were overwhelmed by the number and quality of entries that we received.
Grand Prize Winner
Giza and our Camel
"This picture brings back great memories. My wife and I shared this camel on our way out to the desert to get a panorama view of the pyramids."
Photo by Bryan Snider
Balloon over the Nile
"This scene just stood out with the balloon and the felucca in the foreground. Beautiful colors."
Photo by Beverly Falley
Luxor at Dusk
"This was taken from the cafe area at dusk at the front gate of Luxor."
Photo by tab hauser
"We trekked through a vast, flat expanse of the White Desert for hours before coming upon these otherwordly chalk and limestone formations."
Photo by Andrea W. Blackmer
From one felucca to another...
"We ended our first full day in Cairo with a felucca cruise on the Nile, complete with falafel sandwiches and wine. The rigging of our boat formed the perfect frame for the those in the background."
Photo by Karen Butler
"It was inspiring standing before the great Pyramids, on my first trip to Egypt. The sights and sounds of modern Egypt were all around, but out of the morning mist came this line of camels and their colorfully dressed owners, and suddenly, I was transported back to an earlier time. It was a magical moment."
Photo by Lori Van Pelt
"Egypt is full of ancient wonders such as this yet the amazement never ceases. This photo shows the amazing detail that was rampant throughout Egypt. The architecture of ancient Egypt was so finely executed that it lives on today for so many to enjoy."
Photo by Tessa Crandall
The Devil in Disguise
"These guys make for amazing photos, but they will hound unsuspecting tourists without mercy if you let them (the guy in front, not the camels, they remain pretty aloof). Hard to blame them, but look out for the old, young and inexperienced if you are on a tour. They may need to be rescued. If you avoid eye contact, and don't engage in conversation, you'll be largely left to yourself."
Photo by Pete Foley
"Seeing this site was well worth the early morning bus ride."
Photo by Lori Rudanec
Pensive moment at Karnak
Photo by Elizabeth_S
Welcome or Warning?
"We may think today's politicians are shameless self-promoters but they pale in comparison to Ramesses II who had gigantic figures of himself carved into a mountainside as either a welcome or warning to travelers entering Egypt."
Photo by Bob_Porter