Granma selects and publishes Cuba's Top 10 Natural Wonders in photos

Posted: 05-Oct-15 15:08

Cuba's national newspaper has recently published their pick of top photographs showcasing Cuba's most stunning natural wonders. A total of 10 photos have grown through the final stages of the selection process and have been crowned the winners in a contest that sought to find Cuba's Top 10 Natural Marvels in images. The chosen ones were picked from 24 finalist photos published in August, all of which were sent by readers. The occasion of the competition was to mark Granma's 50th anniversary as the country's official newspaper.

Granma selects and publishes Cuba's Top 10 Natural Wonders in photos

As part of a series of special activities leading up to the 50th anniversary of Granma, Cuba’s national newspaper and official government voice, the final 10 photographs of a nationwide competition to snap up the country’s most amazing natural wonders, have been finally selected and announced.

Chosen among a total of over 500 initial hopefuls submitted by Granma readers and photography aficionados, the final 10 photos have also been selected as the final Top 10 Natural Wonders in Cuba.

After eight months, 379 pre-selected participants (out of the initial 500+ as only this amount passed the pre-requisites specified) and 130 different Cuban landscapes and natural sites, an expert team conducted an in-depth analysis to crown the very best and see them through to the final stages.

In August the last 24 photographs were shortlisted and chosen as finalists to go to the last stage.

The final round was decided by public vote and readers selected their favourite via post, email and the newspaper’s online voting system.

The results show that whilst not all provinces in the country were represented in the final Top 10, the invitation remains open for photographers to discover a lot more enchanting places in more off the beaten path trails in Cuba yet to be photographed.

The Viñales Valley in Pinar del Rio was the absolute winner with two photographs of this protected natural park scooping up first and second place in the total number of votes. Cuba's eastern province of Granma grabbed the second spot in popularity as three photos in the top 10 were of places in that region.

The final 10 images represent the following Cuban natural sites, they were picked in the order they listed here: Viñales Valley, the Saturno Cave in Matanzas, Caleta Buena in Playa Giron, El Yunque in Baracoa, the Sierra Maestra in Granma, the Salto Sendero de Vegas Grande waterfall in Topes de Collante, Punta de Farallones in Granma, Hoyo de Morlotte also in Granma and Salto el Guayabo waterfall in Holguin.


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