People travel from the dawn of civilization. World is and has ever been in motion! Crossing lands can lead to barriers or obstacles, such as rivers, canyons, creeks and deep valleys, even islands, not easy to pass by. Building the structures like bridges, viaducts or piers help overcome natural barriers and shorten the distances.


So, following story is about the structures that let us shorten our travelling paths. TopLighthunters (HTL) and PhotoMondial organized joint thematic photo contest “Bridges” on HTL Facebook pages. More than forty photographers of all skill levels participated, submitting interesting and technically excellent works.

Selecting only a couple of images as contest winners was everything but easy. Our Editors used a complex set of objective criteria: motive; composition; light; overall impression; art; technical excellence and other. Some authors presented us more than one image that may have qualified for prize. However, we respect all authors and keep our rule: one prize per author.

Contest winners list in alphabetical order and their respective winning images:


Large bridges:


Biserka Vrdjuka - Krk island bridgeBiserka Vrdjuka - Krk island bridge, Adriatic Sea, Croatia 




 Božic Valčić - Most Slobode Zagreb, Croatia

Božica Valčić - Most Slobode (Freedom bridge), Zagreb, Croatia




 Ernesto Pini - Pag island bridgeErnesto Pini - Pag island bridge, Adriatic sea, Croatia





Jelena Puškarić - Slavonski BrodJelena Puškarić - Slavonski Brod, Croatia 





Milanka Dimić - Brankov mostMilanka Dimić - Brankov most (Branko's bridge), Belgrade, Serbia



 Mirjana Boćina - Anaabella - DubrovnikMirjana Boćina Anabella - dr. Franjo Tuđman bridge, Dubrovnik, Croatia




 Tome Grbeša - Pedestrian bridge by night, Osijek, CroatiaTome Grbeša - Pedestrian bridge by night, Osijek, Croatia




Other bridges and structures 



Aleksaandar Dekanski - DrinaAleksaandar Dekanski - Višegrad bridge, on Drina river, nearby Serbia and Bosnia Herzegovina border




Davorka Trbojević - Troubled sea bridgeDavorka Trbojević - Troubled sea bridge, Croatia





Frane Pavić - Sitting on the dockFrane Pavić - Sitting on the dock, Zadar, Croatia




Sanja Bradić v- Jelenski jarakSanja Bradić - Jelenski jarak - Deer's ditch, Croatia





Vanja Vukadinović - KamačnikVanja Vukadinović - Kamačnik, Croatia