Top 10 Travel Shots From 2014

I am creative at heart. I want to do things differently to what others have done and I respect people who stand out from the crowd.

I will always remember 2014 as one of the most important years in my career, as this is the year when I moved to photography as a full-time profession. Being able to combine my passion for photography and travel is a dream come true. I’ve put together a post of all the images that a) I feel made me a better photographer and b) that I feel really capture the essence of the places that we’ve seen and the people that we’ve met.

Sunset in Siem Reap

This shot gave me nothing but happiness. I was cycling around Siem Reap trying to catch the sunset when I stopped in a field. Before I clicked it, I knew it was a money shot.

Angkor Complex

Taken at the UNSECO World Heritage Site of Angkor. If you haven’t been, you should put this one on the list.

Kids playing in Vietnam

I clicked this on the second day of our trek in Sapa. These kids were playing with their sticks but the moment they saw me they started moving away briskly. I hope this picture shows you their innocence.

An Indian Sadhu

This Baba ji was a funny character. He was posing for an American tourist in Udaipur, India while I clicked this. Baba ji wasn’t happy when I walked away without paying him.

Dalat, Vietnam Mountains

We used a bus to get from Dalat to Nha Trang in Vietnam. The views from our seat were beautiful. This one is my favourite from that bus ride.

The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal has been a photographer’s inspiration for centuries. It swept me off the ground when I first saw it. Life would have been incomplete without this one.

Vietnamese folk artists

Po Nagar temple in Nha Trang, Vietnam is a very, very old Hindu temple. When we were here, we were fortunate to witness a local folk dance done by the Cham people. I took this while they were resting post-performance.

These two are one of the cutest kids we saw in Vietnam. They were trying to cross the busy street in the Hoi An Old town on their scooter. I clicked this while the kid was waiting for a scooter to pass

These two are some of the cutest kids that we saw in Vietnam. They were trying to cross a busy street in the Hoi An old town. I clicked this while the kid was waiting for a scooter to pass.

Sunset in Koh Lanta Thailand

If you’ve been following our blog, you will know that we were totally overwhelmed by the sunsets on the island of Koh Lanta in Thailand. This view brought me to peace – peace that I’d been looking for most of my adult life.

Andrea Anastasiou

There are two ladies in my life that I love like no other. One’s my mother and the other is the one in the picture. She inspires me, gives me strength to move on and the courage to stand up when I’m down

Which is your favourite of Ankit’s images? And what’s your favourite travel photo from 2014? Share it below in the comments!


  • Wonderful images, Ankit! Do you sell you shots on stock photography sites? I especially love the portrait of Andreas.

    • Thank you Amelie. I’m yet to start doing that. Do you?

      • No, I took the decision to travel with second hand, lower quality equipment rather than my professional photography gear for fear of breaking it and the quality of my images is not high enough for stock photography. I’m kind of regretting my move now though… 😉

        • Oh. I don’t really have a professional gear to be honest. I’m using my semi-pro Nikon with the stock lens and my tripod. Also, somehow I’ve always been put off by the idea of selling the shots on a stock photography website. You sell thousands of your precious photographs for a couple of 100 USD (not my cup of tea). I would rather not sell any.

          • Yeah I totally understand your point of view. Personally I have been working as a professional photographer for over 6 years and I think my photographs have lost a lot of their worth to my eyes (especially the wedding photos, LOL) It’s just work to me. I would be so happy if I could make a few bucks from selling my shots, but alas my photos are to crap, haha! 😉

          • I’ve seen your shots and I can tell you, they aren’t crap. I tell Andrea from time to time how much I like your shots.
            I do understand what you mean by earning some money off the shots. I feel the same way and I try not to cave into stock sites. Photography is an overcrowded market afterall.

          • Thank you, Shutterstock begs to differ 😉

  • I have to say that my favourite is the bus shot in Vietnam…all the different hues of the blues to greens look amazing and give such a character to the landscape. I haven’t been to Vietnam but that image sort of captures how I imagine the country to be like!

    • Thank you Emily :).
      It is a beautiful country and I’m sure you’ll love it too! A lot of the landscape does look like that in the photograph. Da Lat to Nha Trang is a beautiful track if you are using road transport. You go pass the villages where you get to see a lot of rice paddies, hills, etc.

  • Agness

    The snapshot of Angkor Wat wins!!!! Absolutely wonderful!

  • amberjitsingh12

    Dear A&A,
    I can’t help but fall in love simply with the way you guys blend travel, expenditures, heritage, beauty and everything the world offers. Nice clicks Ankit, as usual. I loved the Reap sunset view and its quiet an eye- catcher. Keep doing this amazing work together and waiting for your next.

    • Andrea

      Thank you very much for your kind words 🙂

    • Ankit Rawat

      Thank you so much Amberjit. I am humbled by your words. 🙂