Exploring the Elements

I was invited by four amazing travel bloggers (Suzanne from The Travelbunny, Le and David from Wise Monkeys Abroad, Shikha from Why Waste Annual Leave and Nita from Spilling the beans) to take part on the travel photoblogging challenge proposed by Thomas Cook.

The challenge is all about the four elements, water, fire, earth and air. Each blogger should present these four elements in photos and spread the word by inviting other 5 bloggers to take part. Interesting challenge isn’t it? It will be hard to win the prize of £5,000, but the try is not only worth it, but also fun!


When I think of Earth, I remember the time I was in the Ecuador, at the Galapagos Islands, when I was walking through a volcano at Isabela Island. It was still possible to smell the strong scent of sulphur from its last eruption (3 years before) such a unique experience.

Volcano at Isabela Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.

Volcano at Isabela Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.


 Sun, my first thought. Sun setting. Sunset. Incredible nature, it never ceases to impress me.

Sunset in Kas, Turkey

Sunset in Kas, Turkey


 Underwater. Water flow. Fish going with the flow, as a group. Vibrant energy. Underwater life.




 My beloved underwater World. How privileged we humans are to be able to breath underneath you. Oxygen bubbles.

Diving in Egypt

Diving in Egypt

I pass on the challenge to:

Anna from Go Home and Away 

Gin from Darwin on the rocks and around the World

Gail from Gail at Large

Helene from Dancing with Shadows

Anna Carolina from Blog Follow me

Remember: you only have 3 more days to participate!

And good luck to all amazing travel photographers taking part on the contest!

About Allane

A Brazilian living in Germany. Married to W. mommy to a baby girl and a Golden Retriever. Traveler, writer, aspiring photographer, diver, wine appreciator, Formula 1 fan, avid reader of historical and young adult fictions books. City girl, nature lover, believer of a better world, one little change at a time.

  • Oh Isabela Island, my favourite island 🙂 I remembered the hike to the volcano, that was really impressive 🙂

    • My favourite Island too!!! I want to go back there sooo bad <3 yes the hike was veeery impressive. I will never forget that day!! Did you go by yourself or with a group?

  • As for the challenge, I’m not sure I will have time, I will see 😉 Thanks !

  • The pictures are all beautiful! Wish you good luck in the challenge 🙂

    • Thank you Hanne 😀 no chance with so many wonderful shots out there 😉

  • Awesome choices, I couldn’t wait to see them when I noticed Le and David nominated you as well! 😀 I love the water and air photos! <3

  • Beautiful photos 🙂

  • Absolutely wonderful photos!!! LOVE them all…. not sure if we can choose one that stands out more… very very creative 🙂

    PS – it’s so coincidental that you chose a photo from Isabela Island for this challenge because we have just posted a photo of the Wall of Tears from Isabela for the weekly photo challenge. How about that, huh?

  • Ah, not your ordinary meme… there’s DINHEIRO involved! And stuff! According to the judges, they want to see creativity. I wish I’d tagged my 37,000+ photos better, my archive diving would be faster.

    OBRIGADA for the heads-up, bom fin de semana!

  • Very impressive photos! And GOOD LUCK. 🙂 Kamila

  • These photos are wonderful, Allane! Glad to see them 🙂 All the best!

  • Shikha (whywasteannualleave)

    Yay, I’m so glad you entered! I knew you’d come up with some great pics and I had a secret feeling your water one would be something spectacular ☺ Good luck with the competition Allane!

  • I love the Air one!

  • Good luck! Great photos Allane

  • Gorgeous shots but I especially like your water and air images – such vibrant colours and clever interpretations. Good luck 🙂

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  • Your air and water photos are so unique. Especially your take on air! I am going to think hard about what to post in mine…

  • Well represented images!! Best wishes to you too Allane! I love the last image – very smart choice!

  • gorgeous! Love the post!