#Nature Photo Contest Winner

The Trover community has voted and the spectacular sight from Iceland’s Sigöldugljúfuris is the winning entry of our #Nature Photo Contest! Congratulations to Lubos Capcara for his majestic capture. Enjoy your $2000 Expedia travel prize! See the winning image below and get more details from the traveler behind the lens.

Glacier blue river flowing through canyon and volcanic landscape.

Lubos Capcara’s winning #Nature photo from Iceland.

Sigöldugljúfur, also known as the Valley of Tears, is an awe-inspiring world of volcanic landscapes awash in colorful flora, cascading waterfalls and glacier blue rivers. Lubos shares that “I have a lot of landscape photos but this one is, in my opinion, one of a few that got the raw nature feeling. It was my first time visiting Iceland and it’s hard to imagine a better place to shoot landscapes. It’s so diverse and otherworldly. I have to go back sometime.” Lubos also notes that you’ll need a “proper 4×4 car to get there but it’s really worth it.” We absolutely agree! Thank you, Lubos, for sharing your amazing #Nature find with the Trover community. Follow Lubos for more travel inspiration and see if he heads back to Iceland or ticks Patagonia off this travel wishlist!

Thank you to the Trover community for sharing your wonderful #Nature discoveries and voting for your favorites. Explore the full list of #Nature photos and travel tips—be sure to thank and follow your fellow Trovers. Trove on!

August 2019 Trover Travel Scholarship

We are inspired every day by the beautiful discoveries you share with us. To honor the vibrancy and value that each of you brings to Trover, we created the $500 Trover Travel Scholarship. Each month, we award it to one traveler who has particularly inspired us with their photos and stories.

This month, we’re thrilled to award the Trover Travel Scholarship to Project Forever!

Woman standing at grand canyonMeet Sofia Viertola, a.k.a Project Forever! This Finnish adventurer and nature lover works in a hospital while filling her vacations and long weekends with travel. In 2018, Sofia spent 4 months on a globe-trotting adventure checking 11 countries off her list. A self-described travelholic, Sofia loves exploring new places and getting to know different cultures. Sofia notes that “food is a great way to start to get to know a foreign country. . . cuisine is a big part of a region’s culture.” If she’s not on the road, Sofia gets her travel fix with books, travel shows & documentaries about nature and cuisine.  When on the go, she travels light with small cameras that fit inside my purse and are easy to carry around, currently opting for Olympus mirrorless cameras. Her secret travel tip is to “always smile and be respectful towards the locals, and you might benefit, too!” We asked Project Forever to tell us about her favorite experiences she’s shared on Trover. Take it away, Sofia. . .

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#Nature Photo Contest — Win $2000 for Travel

We asked YOU to pick the theme of our next photo contest, and you responded overwhelmingly for the greatest show on earth—#Nature! Share your new #Nature discoveries with Trover for your chance to win $2000 for travel! From pocket parks and your favorite hiking trails to jaw-dropping natural wonders, share your best photos & tips featuring #Nature. Upload your new photos & tips by July 22nd. Include the tag #Nature in your description to enter. We’ll pick the finalists based on the photo, description, and an accurate geo-tag. The Trover community will decide the final winner. Add your discoveries now!


Have you captured the kaleidoscope of colors at Yellowstone’s Grand Prismatic Spring or soaked up the surreal site of Australia’s Pink Lake? Whether you’re a wildlife watcher, mountain climber, desert trekker or reef snorkeler, share your #Nature discoveries—you could win $2000 for your next outdoor adventure. Your photo & tip might feature:

  • Hiking trails
  • Waterfalls
  • Tropical reefs
  • Wildlife
  • Camping destinations
  • Natural wonders

Share your #Nature photos by July 22, 2019. Write a few lines about your travel find and tag each one #Nature to enter our contest—you could win a $2000 Expedia Travel Prize. Get some inspiration and see what the Trover community is sharing here!

#Nature Photo Contest – a photo list by Trover

How to Enter the #Nature Photo Contest:

1) Upload an original photo of an interesting discovery or experience that prominently features or fits the #Nature theme. You can upload to Trover.com or the iOS App or Android AppBe sure to upload before the contest ends at 11.59 p.m. PT on 22 July 2019.

2) Write a couple of lines about your discovery. This could be details about the destination or activity, tips on how to find it or what to do there, or any interesting facts or stories about your discovery. Include “#Nature” in the description field.

3) Et voila! You’re entered to win a $2000 Expedia travel prize!

This is a judged contest. Eligible images must be clear, include a unique description about your discovery, and have an accurate and specific geo-tag. You may upload an unlimited number of eligible photos.

This contest is only open to NEW Trover photos. Add yours by July 22nd to be considered!

Read contest terms and conditions.

Questions? Talk to us at feedback@trover.com.

July 2019 Trover Travel Scholarship

We are inspired every day by the beautiful discoveries you share with us. To honor the vibrancy and value that each of you brings to Trover, we created the $500 Trover Travel Scholarship. Each month, we award it to one traveler who has particularly inspired us with their photos and stories.

This month, we’re thrilled to award the Trover Travel Scholarship to Michael Schuier!

Meet Michael Schuier! This avid traveler recently made the leap from gerontology student to full-time photographer. You can see what this pro is shooting with down below! A longtime member of the Trover community, he started out sharing finds close to home in Georgia. The feedback from fellow Trovers pushed his photography and travels further. His adventures often focus on the United States where he can travel longer and more frugally, noting there’s a lot to see! In addition to photos, Michael collects sand as a keepsake of his adventures. His mantle proudly displays a colorful array of sandy souvenirs from Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Utah, North Carolina’s Topsail Island, the black sand beaches of Iceland, and many more. As he pursues photography fulltime, Michael hopes to meet more members of the Trover community.  We asked Michael to tell us about his favorite experiences he’s shared on Trover. Take it away, Michael. . .  Continue reading

#Culture Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Sam Antonio for his dynamic discovery from Arizona! This colorful capture of traditional Native dance from the Heard Museum’s World Championship Hoop Dance Contest is the winning entry of our #Culture Photo Contest. Congratulation, Sam—enjoy your $2000 Expedia travel prize!

Person in traditional Native American dress dancing with hoops.

Sam Antonio’s #Culture discovery from Arizona

Trover Ambassador Oneika had a tough time pouring over so many impressive entries, filled with color, life, and amazing info! Oneika notes that she loves the vibrancy, emotion, descriptive info, and unique cultural phenomenon Sam shared from Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. The museum is “dedicated to the advancement of American Indian art” and hosts the annual Hoop Dance World Championships. Sam shares that “hoop dancing is a long-standing tradition in many Native cultures. Passed down from one generation to the next, hoop dancing communicates individual and tribal stories using hoops to create symbols and depict animals of great meaning in Native communities. The continuous circle of the hoops symbolizes the circle of life and the continual changing of the seasons.” Thank you, Sam, for sharing your spectacular photos and highlighting this beautiful art! Check out more of Sam’s finds and follow him on Trover to see what he discovers next.

Thank you to Oneika for making the tough decision and to all of the Trover community for sharing your extraordinary examples of #Culture! See the full list to discover the mosaic of awesome all around us!