The results of our competition to photograph the IoS in the weirdest locations in the world
Sunday 02 November 1997
Alex Hargreaves from Leeds, for example, was willing to read her IoS in a smoking, sulphorous volcanic crater. Lawrence Hene of Stockport lugged his copy all the way out to the Great Wall of China, and Anna Coleman of London laid hers down to be pecked at by stuffed vultures in South Africa. As for Mrs Edwards, of St Albans, she browsed through her paper while windsurfing (the photos do not show what happened in the seconds following the initial shot). Finally, Kevin Mansell sent in a picture of himself sitting on rocks in the Juan de Fuca Straits between Canada and the USA; to reach the rocks, he tells us, he first had to obtain permission from the Canadian military, then ride by sea-kayak across perilous tidal waters pursued by elephant seals.
The winner? After much deliberation we chose Niamh Delaney from the Netherlands - she is seen here quietly reading the IoS in the middle of a plateau in the Pays Dogon, in Mali, West Africa. To Niamh go a pair of return tickets to any destination in Europe or America.
We also liked the lady's bottom by Guy Moberley, of Middlesex, and the picture of a captive monkey reading the paper in Marrakesh (no jokes about the intelligence of the average IoS reader, please) by Howard Bourne from Shrewsbury. The picture from C Bielckus of Southampton of a statue holding the paper, was also arresting.
Finally, a big thanks to everyone else who sent in pictures and apologies to those whom I could not mention here.
The Independent travel offers: Discover a world of inspiring destinations
- 2 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 3 #FreeTheNipple: Women in Iceland bare breasts in solidarity with trolled student
- 4 Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories
Win a trip to Tobago for two
Dreamland: Britain's oldest amusement park is set to reopen this summer in Margate
The Atlas of Beauty: Photographer travels around the world to capture cultural diversity through stunning portraits of women
The 10 Best lightweight luggage
Germany's great outdoors: The Black Forest, wine country and Saxon Switzerland
Nigel Farage brands LGBT activists 'filth' and 'scum' and accuses them of scaring away his children after they invade his local pub
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Germanwings plane crash live: Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz wanted to 'do something people would remember him for'
£24,000 pa, plus benefits: SFL Group: Looking for a hard-working and self-moti...
£16000 - £17000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This rapidly expanding travel c...
£24000 - £28000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Do you have a strong record of ...
£24000 - £28000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: You will have demonstrable unde...