That's a wrap! You sent us the best of your adventure photos, voted over 5000 times to rank your favorites, and now the results for this month's Instagram Trek Photo Contest
First off, a round of applause for all photos submitted.
Your unique take on the great outdoors we all love so much reminds us why we travel to the mountains in the first place.
Through a two-part process, the top three photos were carefully selected by our official judge, Nitish, and the Viewers' Choice Award was chosen by your votes.
Trust us, this was not an easy win. With many photos within a few votes of each other for Viewers' Choice, and a handful of photos up for consideration for the top three overall winners by our judge, the race was close, but only four can grab these coveted awards.
And the winners are...
1st Prize (Bikat Voucher worth INR 10,000): Shubham Rawat
This is called being at the right place at the right time. The subject stands out as an individual against a humongous valley.
2nd Prize (Bikat Voucher worth INR 6,000): Nitish Thakur
The empty area is beautifully filled by the birds and makes it a perfect visual treats for the viewer.
3rd Prize (Bikat Voucher worth INR 4,000): Rabia Singh
It is always difficult to find an appropriate vantage point when you are framing people in landscape pictures. The subject makes it a complete happy trek photo for one of the challenging treks in India.
Bikat viewer" choice Prize (worth INR 5,000): Rajat Shah
The picture got maximum (1592) out of a total of (5009) eligible votes.
A big Congratulations to all the winners!
And once again a huge shout-out and thank you to all who submitted photos and votes.
Didn't see your photo in the finalists? No worries! The next Instagram Trek Photo Contest will be announced soon.
Guest Judge: Nitish Pandey
Nitish has about 5 years of experience in Photography training and Workshops. He has worked for the two known imaging giants, Nikon India Pvt. Ltd. and Canon India Pvt. Ltd among other similar companies. Nitish’s work abides by a certain love for travel and architecture, as he would say his 3 favorite R(s)- Rivers, Ruins, and Rocks, and he never fails to paint the most enthralling of sceneries via light and his camera.