Thirst Quenching – Photo Roulette *114

Who doesn’t love stunning travel photos?

Photo Roulette is an ongoing game and an opportunity for travel bloggers to show off examples from their travel photo portfolio –
Earlier this year I won Photo Roulette #97 that had the theme “Frozen” –

Hoar frost on the top of a gate in Scptland

As the winner, I selected and hosted the next round, It’s all in the Detail
Click through to see the 14 entries I received, and whose image I chose as winner!

Well, I’ve done it again!
In the last round hosted by Dare2Go the theme was Reflection.
Here is my winning entry 🙂

Kings Canyon

 A reflection of Kings Canyon in Australia’s Red Centre.

The theme for Photo Roulette #114 is
Thirst Quenching

While we all have to drink for survival…

Kangaroo and her joey quenching their thirst at a creek

Quenching our thirst is tied into cultures across the globe through ceremonies and social gatherings. We meet in cafés and pubs to talk and share ideas, and raise a glass to celebrate beginnings, unions and ends –

Many a travel memory is formed partaking in a local beverage …

Glass of wine and a pastry

And our thirst for travel adventures is permanently being quenched as we view wonders of the world – Such as cooling luscious waterfalls in luxuriant rainforests.

Image of waterfalls that cool and refresh

And the winner is…

I received thirst quenching entries from Australia, Morocco, Thailand, Hawaii and New York all illustrating luscious images of waterholes, waterfalls, water speckled flowers, coconuts, coffee making and Japanese slipper cocktails that all quenched my thirst in different ways so it was tricky selecting one!

But the winner of this round is:

Amanda ~ Not a Ballerina

Thai tea maker pouring at arms length

Travel Photo Roulette Guidelines

  • One submission per blog, so sites that have 2+ authors only get one entry.
  • Post processing is permitted, but photo altering (i.e. using Photoshop to remove elements) is not.
  • Abstract submissions welcomed as long as it fits within the interpretation of the chosen phrase – And the connection is comprehensible!
  • Keep your images medium-sized and web-optimized (800 pixels wide is good)
  • If you win, you will host the next round (runs for 7 days) and so choose the next theme: Keep phrases general so that all bloggers can participate. Specific items like “Eiffel Tower” should be avoided but rather made open-ended like “monuments” or with a dash of focus such as “monuments at night”, which most of us have pictures of. Phrases can be generic ‘signs’, or abstract ‘religion’, but keep it within the realm that all readers will understand. No “Kafka-esque,” or “Overlooking Creation.” Themes can be reused after 1 year, however new photos must be submitted.
  • No obscene pictures or phrases allowed. Suggestive phrases and photography can be accepted, but please keep it within reason.
  • Keep the ideas and photos fresh!
  • Pictures from your entire portfolio are fair to submit. You do not have to take the photo within the week of the contest period to submit it.
  • Most importantly, all photographs must be your own.
  • One last rule, since this is a competition for travel and photography bloggers, you must have a travel/photography blog to enter. Sorry!

How to Submit Your Entry

To enter the Travel Photo Roulette competition simply leave a comment below with:

  • a link to the image (whether Flickr, 500px, Trover, Smugmug, etc. or your own site) and
  • a short description/background/caption as to where/why/how this image quenches your thirst.

I’ll be uploading *your* photos into the post during the week so check back to watch the competition grow.

Submissions closed on Sunday October 25th at midnight GMT.
I’ll select and announce (plus notify by email) the winner on Monday 26th October.
The winner will then host the next round of Travel Photo Roulette #115.

And don’t forget to show the love sharing on your social media channels
with the hashtag #photoroulette
The more participants, the better the array of images and the more fun for viewing 😀

The Entries for this round are now closed 🙂

1.) Red Nomad Oz

“The day was hot and muggy as only the sub-tropics can be.  Then the shimmering reflections of the melaleucas in a little lake behind the beach drew me closer – and tempted me to quench the thirst threatening to overcome me.  And feet in the water, camera in hand, water dancing before me, my thirst magically disappeared!”

Reflections in the water

………. ***** ……….

2.) Anne ~ Let Me Be Free

“Sitting by the camp fire makes me want to have a drink and a good old chat!”

Campfire by a lake

………. ***** ……….

3.) Cindy ~ A Move to Morocco

“Here I am drenched by waterfalls and ambushed by monkeys. Ouzoud Falls, located 150 kilometers from the homes of my coworkers and me in Marrakech, looks like a set for yet another Indiana Jones movie to be filmed in Morocco. These super-sized cascades crashing from rocks where monkeys rule quench my thirst for adventure, beauty, and relationship. The Atlas hideaway hydrates with adrenaline, awe, and laughter each time we row into the spray.”

Ouzoud Falls Quench Thirst for Adventure

………. ***** ……….

4.) Jo ~ Zigazag 

“With blistering hot summers and (apparently) more sunshine per day than any other city in Australia, Perth can be hot and hard on flora. When I see morning droplets of rain or dew on flowers I feel as if their thirst for life is being quenched and it makes me feel at peace with the world. This photo was taken on an early morning walk in a stunning botanical park, Araleun, 30 mins from Perth where shady glades and tulips begged to be photographed at every turn.”

Image: pink tulip with droplets of dew

………. ***** ……….

5.) Suzanne ~ Boomeresque

“I had to choose between two photos: one of immense amount of water pouring over the impressive Iguazu Falls in Argentina or almost the polar opposite, a beautiful hibiscus by the side of a busy street in Honolulu (Waikiki) after one of the fleeting, sudden showers common on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. I chose the more subtle rain kissed hibiscus—just enough thirst quenching rain to keep the flowers blooming year round.”

Orange Hibiscus with water droplets on it

………. ***** ……….

6.) Kathy ~ 50 Shades of Age

“We had just driven across the centre of Australia from the Northern Territory to the border into Queensland. The landscape was flat, dry and barren without a creek or river in sight, as the outback was undergoing a severe drought. We arrived at Camooweal and the Georgina Billabong which was bursting with waterbirds and beautiful water lilies. Such a delight after so much dry terrain.”

Billabong with lilies and birdlife in northern Australia

………. ***** ……….

7.) Amanda ~ Not a Ballerina

“In the bustle of Bangkok’s massive Chatuchak Markets, my friends and I stood staring at this coffee maker and marvelling at his ability to mix the drinks without spilling a drop. And then, just as we too were jostled by some of the crowd walking by, he actually did let a little spill over the sides. Sadly we’d just come from a cafe and didn’t need to buy a drink, but next time our first stop would be his stall.”

Tea making in Bangkok

………. ***** ……….

8.) Carol ~ Berkeley and Beyond

“Feeling the summer heat in NYC, these three compadres are refreshing their systems with coconut water sipped from a coconut purchased at a Chinatown produce stand. Even with that plastic wrapping, the coconut still manages to do the job.”

Drinking from coconuts through a straw

………. ***** ……….

9.) Kate ~ Adventure Mumma

“It was taken recently on a weekend break with the kids up at my girlfriends house on the Atherton Tablelands. As you can guess, having kids can be thirsty work & it’s nice to chill with friends & be able to unwind & let the kids play freely (you can see them in the background saying hi to the cow)”

green cocktail that looks thirst quenching

………. ***** ……….

10.) Amy ~Two Drifters

“After weeks of driving across the dusty Australian outback, we came to an oasis in the Northern Territory: Katherine. Sweet and refreshing as her name would suggest, this town is home to stunning, magnificent gorges. In an area where many lakes and rivers are infested with saltwater crocodiles, the Katherine Gorges remain a place free of danger where the most blissful swim awaits.”

Katherine Gorge Northern Territory Australia

………. ***** ……….

Previous Winners…

  1. Nov 2010 Living the Dream: Animals
  2. Nov 2010 Skinny Backpacker: Road Signs
  3. Nov 2010 Dream a Little Dream: Street Art
  4. Dec 2010 Flashpacker HQ: Festival
  5. Dec 2010 Over Yonderlust: Landmarks
  6. Dec 2010 Don’t Ever Look Back: Beaches
  7. Jan 2011 ThePlanetD: Portraits
  8. Jan 2011 Travel with a Mate: Motion
  9. Jan 2011 Johnny Vagabond: Water
  10. Feb 2011 Ken Kaminesky: Urban
  11. Feb 2011 Travels of Adam: Friday Night
  12. Mar 2011 Itchy Feet Chronicles: The Journey
  13. Mar 2011 Brendan’s Adventures: Changing Seasons
  14. April 2011 Shutterfeet: Storytelling
  15. April 2011 10 Times One: Piousness
  16. April 2011 Beached Eskimo: Learning
  17. May 2011 Travel Junkies: Architecture
  18. June 2011 Destination World [-404-]: Transportation
  19. June 2011 Living the Dream: Paradise
  20. June 2011 Vagabond Quest: Clothes
  21. July 2011 The Unframed World: Symmetry
  22. July 2011 Beached Eskimo: Home
  23. July 2011 BackPackerBanter: Inspiration
  24. Aug 2011 WanderingTrader: Darkness
  25. Aug 2011 Finding the Universe: Tranquillity
  26. Sep 2011 Fearful Adventurer: Food
  27. Sep 2011 Adventures of a GoodMan: City
  28. Oct 2011 Globe-Trekking.com: Reflection
  29. Oct 2011 Scene With A Hart: Framing
  30. Nov 2011 Vagabond Quest: Silhouettes
  31. Nov 2011 Hecktic Travels: Music
  32. Dec 2011 Globetrotter Girls: Love
  33. Dec 2011 Man on the lam: Humor
  34. Jan 2012 My Walkabout: Winter
  35. Jan 2012 The Art of Slow Travel: Blue
  36. Feb 2012 Ten times One: Depth of the Field
  37. Feb 2012 Runaway Juno: … Digital Nomad Moment
  38. Mar 2012 Nomadbiba: Sunshine
  39. Mar 2012 Travel With Kat: Local Character
  40. April 2012 The Travel Bunny: Street Scene
  41. April 2012 Adventure Crow [-404-]: Spirit of the Country
  42. May 2012 Food Travel Bliss [-404-]: Evening
  43. May 2012 Matt Gibson: Adventure
  44. May 2012 Flashpacker HQ: Once In A Lifetime
  45. July 2012 Dusty Main: Surreal
  46. Aug 2012 2away: Smile

    1. Aug 2012 Bridges & Balloons: Splendour…
    2. Sep 2012 The GypsyNester: What the ?!
    3. Oct 2012 Runaway Juno: Sweet
    4. Nov 2012 GQ Trippin: Play
    5. Nov 2012 Life’s Little Victories: Friendship
    6. Dec 2012 Breakaway Backpacker: Face
    7. Jan 2013 Fly, Icarus, Fly: Serendipity
    8. Feb 2013 Travel Transmissions: Lost in Thought
    9. Feb 2013 Wanderlusters: The Natural World
    10. Mar 2013 Travel Junkies: Patterns
    11. April 2013 Living the Dream: Your First Time
    12. May 2013 Getting Stamped: The Sun Goes Down
    13. June 2013 The GypsyNester: Cheesy Tourist Diversions
    14. June 2013 Boomeresque: Revolution
    15. July 2013 Breakaway Backpacker: Colorful
    16. Aug 2013 Around This World: Mountains
    17. Aug 2013 Passports & Pamplemousse Hands at Work
    18. Sep 2013 TurtlesTravel Dance
    19. Sep 2013 Keep calm and travel The Sea
    20. Sep 2013 Travel Photo Discovery: The Market
    21. Oct 2013 Am I Nearly There Yet?: Travel Fails
    22. Oct 2013 The GypsyNester: Weird Regional Foods
    23. Nov 2013 Sophie’s World: Trees
    24. Nov 2013 SHOuTography: Party
    25. Dec 2013 Adventures of a Goodman: Ruin
    26. Dec 2013 Have Blog Will Travel: Light
    27. Jan 2014 This World Rocks: Crowds
    28. Jan 2014 Travel Past 50: Competition
    29. Feb 2014 The Working Traveller: Working
    30. Mar 2014 Travels with Carole: Umbrellas
    31. April 2014 Independent Travel Help Quirky
    32. April 2014 Quit Job Travel World Statues
    33. May 2014 Nomad is Beautiful People Sleeping
    34. May 2014 Backpack Me: Mouthwatering
    35. June 2014 20 Years Hence: The Face of A Nation
    36. July 2014 Two for the Road: Into the Wild
    37. July 2014 TurtlesTravel: Summer!
    38. Aug 2014 Adventures Around Asia: Candid
    39. Aug 2014 Travel with Kevin and Ruth: Hiking
    40. Sept 2014 Till The Money Runs Out: Transport
    41. Sept 2014 The Crowded Planet: Wild World
    42. Sept 2014 ZigZag On Earth: The 4 Elements
    43. Oct 2014 Travel Addicts: Heritage
    44. Oct 2014 Living the Dream: Your Grand Adventure
    45. Oct 2014 Getting Stamped: Inspire
    46. Nov 2014 Flashpacker HQ: Viewpoint
This list was re-formatted by dare2go.com. If you like to use this two-column layout in your post please download the code here and follow instructions on same page.

The winners and themes in 2015. Click the link to go directly to that entry to see some fab photographs.

    1. Jan 2015 Adventures of a GoodMan: WOW!
    2. Jan 2015 ZigZag On Earth: Roads and Tracks
    3. Feb 2015 Where’s The Gos?: Street Art
    4. Mar 2015 Ice Cream and Perma Frost: Frozen
    5. Mar 2015 Journey Jottings: Detail
    6. April 2015 House Sitting Travel: What’s your Angle?
    7. April 2015 JetWayz: Spiritual Beauty
    8. April 2015 The Trading Travelers: Celebrate
    9. May 2015 Street Food World Tour: Epic
    10. May 2015 Next Stop Who Knows: Landscape
    11. May 2015 We Travel Together: Wildlife
    12. May 2015 Vagabond Way: Festival
    13. June 2015 Travel Addicts: Landmarks
    14. June 2015 TravelnLass: Wrinkles
    15. July 2015 Anita’s Feast: Food Markets
    16. July 2015 Dare2Go: Dry
    17. August 2015 Travel Past 50: Home
    18. August 2015 Barefoot Nomad: Door
    19. September 2015 House Sitting Travel: Shapes
    20. September 2015 Berkeley and Beyond: Cemeteries
    21. October 2015 Dare2Go: Reflections
    22. October 2015 Journey Jottings: Thirst Quenching

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41 thoughts on “Thirst Quenching – Photo Roulette *114

  1. The day was hot and muggy as only the sub-tropics can be. Then the shimmering reflections of the melaleucas in a little lake behind the beach drew me closer – and tempted me to quench the thirst threatening to overcome me. And feet in the water, camera in hand, water dancing before me, my thirst magically disappeared!

    http://www.redzaustralia.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/1-A-Melaleuca-Reflections.jpg
    Red Nomad OZ recently posted..U is for Uluru: 11 Photos; 9 Bloggers; One Awesome Rock!My Profile

    • Thanks for breaking the ice and being my first entry in this round Red!
      I know that feeling well – Of being totally parched in the heat of the day, your lack of water exacerbating your thirst when the simple act of accessing and submerging your feet quenches the desire – Delicious 🙂

    • Sharing travelling tales around the camp fire with a drink in hand quenches both thirsts!
      Love the way the flames are lapping up at the trees on the opposite side of the lake 🙂

  2. Top/ Cover Image of Ouzoud Falls: http://amovetomorocco.com/2015/10/18/living-large-and-small-at-ouzoud-falls/

    Here I am drenched by waterfalls and ambushed by monkeys. Ouzoud Falls, located 150 kilometers from the homes of my coworkers and me in Marrakech, looks like a set for yet another Indiana Jones movie to be filmed in Morocco. These super-sized cascades crashing from rocks where monkeys rule quench my thirst for adventure, beauty, and relationship. The Atlas hideaway hydrates with adrenaline, awe, and laughter each time we row into the spray.

  3. With blistering hot summers and (apparently) more sunshine per day than any other city in Australia, Perth can be hot and hard on flora. When I see morning droplets of rain or dew on flowers I feel as if their thirst for life is being quenched and it makes me feel at peace with the world. This photo was taken on an early morning walk in a stunning botanical park, Araleun, 30 mins from Perth where shady glades and tulips begged to be photographed at every turn.
    http://zigazag.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/ARALUEN-PNG-0001-57126986.png

  4. I had to choose between two photos: one of immense amount of water pouring over the impressive Iguazu Falls in Argentina or almost the polar opposite, a beautiful hibiscus by the side of a busy street in Honolulu (Waikiki) after one of the fleeting, sudden showers common on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. I chose the more subtle rain kissed hibiscus—just enough thirst quenching rain to keep the flowers blooming year round.

  5. We had just driven across the centre of Australia from the Northern Territory to the border into Queensland. The landscape was flat, dry and barren without a creek or river in sight, as the outback was undergoing a severe drought. We arrived at Camooweal and the Georgina Billabong which was bursting with waterbirds and beautiful water lilies. Such a delight after so much dry terrain. http://www.50shadesofage.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/0371.jpg

    • Such precious water resources in such an arid terrain is a magnet for anything that lives to quench its thirst –
      A billabong bursting with life 🙂

    • Thanks Patti –
      Don’t you have a thirst quenching photo from walking the Camino?
      Arriving into town after a day’s hike with your tongue hanging out and ordering a… ? 😉

  6. This guy’s not in a blog post yet but he just seems right for the topic:
    https://www.facebook.com/NotABallerina/photos/a.147780171952005.33898.144233385640017/1006279496102064/?type=3&theater

    In the bustle of Bangkok’s massive Chatuchak Markets, my friends and I stood staring at this coffee maker and marvelling at his ability to mix the drinks without spilling a drop. And then, just as we too were jostled by some of the crowd walking by, he actually did let a little spill over the sides. Sadly we’d just come from a cafe and didn’t need to buy a drink, but next time our first stop would be his stall.
    Amanda Kendle recently posted..Why I’m not finished with Iceland yetMy Profile

    • Such simple marketing!
      Getting your attention with his showmanship…
      And then tempting your palate with the smell wafting from the drink as he pours –
      As you visualize it pouring down your throat… and your thirst quenched 🙂

  7. I LOVE that reflection shot Linda….and i’m a BIG fan of Kings Canyon – spent my teen years in the Northern Territory so love the big reds & stark whites & blues of the territory (& secretly miss them).

    My Pic can be found via this link on Twitter >> https://twitter.com/AdventureMumma/status/658107345600311296
    It was taken recently on a weekend break with the kids up at my girlfriends house on the Atherton Tablelands. As you can guess, having kids can be thirsty work & it’s nice to chill with friends & be able to unwind & let the kids play freely (you can see them in the background saying hi to the cow)

  8. After weeks of driving across the dusty Australian outback, we came to an oasis in the Northern Territory: Katherine. Sweet and refreshing as her name would suggest, this town is home to stunning, magnificent gorges. In an area where many lakes and rivers are infested with saltwater crocodiles, the Katherine Gorges remain a place free of danger where the most blissful swim awaits.

    http://www.twodrifters.us/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/DSC_0391-e1445805256759.jpg

  9. All entries are stunning. Hope I can shoot lovely views same as these entries. I don’t have any pics with me to share. I just enjoyed watching all of the photos being submitted and shared.

    • It’s wonderful to watch the different perspectives of a theme unravel over the week –
      You never know what will turn up next!
      And the entries were varied in how each perceived what ‘thirst quenching’ was to them 🙂

  10. Sorry Linda, I’ve been in very spotty wifi lately so didn’t get a photo in time. But today we hiked across Phi Phi Island in Thailand and as we emerged from the jungle back into civilization (sweating and red-faced) I had a watermelon shake, which was the most thirst-quenching thing I’ve ever tasted!
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    • Now that watermelon shake sounds divine!
      And what a fabulous experience hiking through jungle terrain to cross a tropical island in the Andaman Sea.
      I’ve been following your Thai trip with envy 😀

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  12. Awesome! Well done Amanda! What an amazing picture of an incredible task at hand. Mind you I loved all the photos, and some of the descriptions were short stories in themselves. Thanks for hosting Linda 🙂

    • Loved your beautiful tulip Jo –
      In Australia’s heat plants that grow from bulbs are so precious!
      Needing the cold in winter to germinate and moisture in the spring to survive – neither of which are in great abundance down under 😉

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