Travel writer Max Wooldridge’s story behind the photo

June 26, 2012 by Flight Centre UK

Our star-studded World’s Worst Travel Photographer judging panel includes a host of travel photographers and writers poised to pick the travel snapper most in need of photographic reform. Here, travel writer Max Wooldridge shares the story behind one of his own shots.

Max Wooldridge is one of Britain’s top freelance travel writers and is the former Observer Young Travel Writer of the Year. Specialising in the more quirky and adventurous stories (overnighting in an old Soviet prison in Latvia for instance!), Max believes the story behind a travel shot is key.

Here, Max reveals the story behind one of his favourite shots, taken in Table Mountain:

Max says:

“I like images that tell a story.  Some of the best pictures you just stumble across.  I was visiting Table Mountain in Cape Town and waiting for the cable car back down when I saw this warning sign.  With the city’s financial district as a backdrop I couldn’t resist it.  Plenty of people have come across financial reptiles at some point in their life, thought this illustrated it rather well!”

We believe that every travel snap tells a story – even the crap ones. If you’ve got a travel #crapsnap to share, enter them into our competition to find the World’s Worst Travel Photographer. You could win a Fuji X-S1 camera from Dixons Travel and a photography course to set you on the straight and narrow!

Want to find out more about Max’s adventures? – such as attending a rodeo school in the Aussie outback and firing a B40 rocket-propelled grenade in Cambodia! – visit his website.

This competition is now closed for entries. Thanks to everyone who sent their crapsnaps our way.