#FriFotos: Houses of the Holy

This week’s #FriFotos theme is HOLY PLACES, so we decided to run this stunner that Ken Thorne submitted to National Geographic Traveler‘s 24th annual Photo Contest in the “Sense of Place” category. This photo of a grove of ancient baobab trees, sacred to the Malagasy people, was taken near Morandava, Madagascar. “Walking amongst these giants is like nothing else on this planet,” he writes in his caption. “It is a spiritual place, almost magical.” We are right there with you, Ken!

The contest runs through July 11th, so you still have plenty of time to enter for a chance to win one of these amazing prizes: a National Geographic Galápagos Photography Expedition; a Santa Fe Workshop; a National Geographic Traveler SeminarNational Geographic Traveler Seminar; and $200 gift certificates to B&H Photo. You can submit digital photos online in any of these four categories: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Scenes; Sense of Place; and Spontaneous Moments. Enter today!

Want to see one of your photos featured on our website or Intelligent Travel blog? Make it happen by uploading your favorite travel pics (don’t forget to add a caption!) to ngm.com/yourshot. Tag all your submissions #travelshot – then look for your photos in one of our My Shot galleries or on our blog.

#FriFotos is a weekly themed Twitter chat founded by @EpsteinTravels where travelers share their favorite pics. Search #FriFotos on Twitter to see the latest submissions or tweet one of your own.


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