My Favorite Travel Photos of 2013

Choosing my favorite travel photos of 2013 is a very difficult task. As you saw in my year in travel 2013 piece, I have done a lot of great trips this year and have a ton of great photos. But here are my favorite travel photos of 2013 from all 7 continents in no particular order. Enjoy!

Medjumbe Private Island, Mozambique

A small bird stealing my roll off of my plate at stunning, Medjumbe Private Island, in Mozambique

Emperor Penguins, Antarctica, White Desert

Emperor Penguins on Antarctica

Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands, elephant seals, fighting

Bloodied and beaten elephant seals fighting to the death on the beaches on Sea Lion Island in the Falkland Islands

Torres Del Paine, Chile

The apex of Torres Del Paine National Park after a long hike in the gorgeous Chilean Patagonia

San Pietro, St Peters, Pope, Rome, Italy, Vatican City, Vatican, Pope Francis

Pope Francis up close and personal following a Sunday Mass at the Vatican in Rome

Lee Abbamonte, cowboy, stampede, Calgary

All dressed up for the Calgary Stampede just after terrible floods crippled the great Canadian city.

Golf, Lanai, Challenge at Manele Bay, Four Seasons at Manele Bay, Four Seasons, Hawaii, Bill Gates wedding, Bill Gates, 12th hole at Manele Bay

The amazing 12th hole at Manale Bay Golf Course at the Four Seasons in Lanai

ILTM Asia Shanghai, ILTM Asia 2013, ILTM Asia, ILTM, Shanghai, China, luxury, Pudong, Four Seasons Pudong

Really cool view of Pudong in Shanghai, China at night from a party at ILTM Asia

African Four Corners, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, travel, Africa, Chobe River, Chobe National Park

Taken from a plane over the Chobe River where Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia all meet

Hermanus, South Africa, Birkenhead House, Western Cape, Whale Walk, Whale Watching, Africa, Southern Africa, luxury, luxury boutique hotels, sunset

Stunning sunset over the pool at Birkenhead House in Hermanus, South Africa

Tinian, Atomic Bomb Pits, Enola Gay, World War II, Hiroshima, Pacific

The atomic bomb pits on Tinian Island where the Enola Gay took off from to bomb Hiroshima in WWII

Pohnpei, Micronesia, FSM, Federated States of Micronesia, Nan Madol, kayak, archaeological site

Mysterious Nan Madol on the Micronesian island of Pohnpei

Majuro, Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands, diving, Eneko, beach, boat

Small boat on the small island of Eneko, Marshall Islands

Stonehenge, England, Great Britain, World Heritage Site, Druids, Amesbury, Salisbury

Stonehenge is always awesome

Intercontinental Hotels, IHG Group, Intercontinental Fiji, sunset, pool, Fiji, Pacific, beach

Gorgeous beach in Fiji

BridgeClimb Sydney, Sydney, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia, Opera House at dawn

View of the Opera House climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge at dawn

Montmorency Falls, waterfall, ice climbing, Quebec, Quebec City, Canada

Ice climbing the frozen Montmorency Falls outside Quebec City

Kiritimati, Kiribati, Christmas Island, travel, Fiji, Air Pacific, beach

Fabulous beach and water on Kiritimati, Kiribati

UFC, UFC Training Center, Las Vegas, Vegas, Amir Sadollah, MMA

Sparring with UFC fighter Amir Sadollah at the UFC Training Center in Las Vegas

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  1. Kai Chongloi says

    The pics are awesome! And that pink shirt really suits you! Haha…
    I think you missed out one pic though – Rafting the Fraser River
    underneath Mt.
    Robson in the Canadian Rockies. That pic is magical. You should’ve added that too.

  2. Very cool

  3. You should have included the picture of you on the plane when the oxygen masks came down on your emergency landing flight. Either way, amazing pics.

  4. Not many can say they’ve visited 7 continents in a lifetime let alone a year. Merry Christmas, Lee.

  5. Those are some amazing and gorgeous photographs! That island in Mozambique (only if I can see it peeking out behind that little bird) looks gorgeous!

  6. Amazing pics Lee. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from a huge fan in Oklahoma!

  7. Just the fact that you went to Guantanamo Bay should make it the top picture of 2013.

  8. I think the one of Prince Harry is your best of the year or at least most exciting!

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