20 breathtaking photos from #ETBestOf2017

Published: January 2, 2018
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They say one picture is worth a thousand words. A large majority around the globe don’t really understand how beautiful Pakistan really is. This year, The Express Tribune, with the help of its supremely talented readers and Instagrammers held a competition to give the world a tiny glimpse into the Pakistan they don’t know about.

Photographers from all over Pakistan took some of the most breathtaking pictures and used the hashtag #ETBESTOF2017 to enter the competition. While all our entries were phenomenal, due to space constraints we are producing 20 of the most-liked photos here:

1. Majestic View of snow clad mountains from Ayubia National Park, Muree.

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PHOTO: @jawad.ahmed.photography 

2. This picture perfectly preserves the epitome of innocence, a child’s smile.25036456_156573341737095_8986781109064826880_n
PHOTO: @roufsadiqtantray

3. Brilliant view of a musical school located at one of the most beautiful places in Pakistan, Hunza Valley. 25008148_135868447128180_370134363104346112_n
PHOTO: @_the.lost.soul

4. Celebrating the colors of Autumn in Hunza, Gilgit-Balitistan.25014740_2002096690066121_1478331527149387776_n
PHOTO: @mr.hunzai

5. Breathtaking sunset shot in Shigar Valley. 25013804_2003361563239141_2274434269860331520_n
PHOTO: @crvazeers

6. This picture captures the stunning beauty of Neelum Valley, Azad Kashmir.25017797_1742843809123249_6878394363676721152_n

PHOTO:  @nadeem_clicks1

7. Watching the day end from Gorakh Hill Station, Sindh.25013263_1718825308149144_618794934975070208_n

PHOTO:  @anwar.soha

8. Children on their way to school in Sardaryaab, Charsadda.
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PHOTO: @haziq_bin_zubair

9. Beautiful snowfall covering the hills of Muree, Pakistan.25017948_1675566875861433_1321385532298625024_n
PHOTO: @jawad.ahmed.photography

10. Aerial view of Wazir Khan Mosque and its surroundings in Lahore, Pakistan.25021469_1598563250181807_7675214146882764800_n
PHOTO: @alisjafri

11. View of Hiran Minar, dating back to early 17th century in the town of Sheikhupura, Punjab.25038005_1535406249870793_6776289126896369664_n

PHOTO: @zahrakhandurrani

12. Manthokha Waterfall in Kharmang Valley, Skardu, Pakistan .25013513_157029238251806_125440219301281792_n
PHOTO: @syedshoaibhasan

13. Mastering the art of making puri’s in the streets of Lahore.25008552_201335070440253_3893072375591206912_n
PHOTO: @haziq_bin_zubair

14. Spellbinding beauty of Taobat in Azad Kashmir.25014573_1896218140707122_2589839694367817728_n
PHOTO: @miesamjafry

15. Aerial view of Alpurai, capital of Shangla in K-P after a recent snowfall.

25011282_625252737598500_7597350130722799616_nPHOTO: @adnaanmunir

16. En route to the magnificent Khunjerab Pass.

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PHOTO: @sheraliphotography

17. View of Ormara beach, Gwadar -Balochistan.

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PHOTO: @rehmanali4

18. Aerial view of Faisal Mosque in Islamabad. 

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PHOTO: @murtazakh

19. Splendid beauty of Attabad Lake in Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan.

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PHOTO: @k.e.h.k.i.s.h.a.n 

20. The best reflection of emotion is through one’s eyes.

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PHOTO: @balochlens 

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Imtiaz Ahmed
    Jan 2, 2018 - 10:37PM

    AmazingRecommend

  • Parvez
    Jan 2, 2018 - 11:40PM

    lovely pictures.Recommend

  • smalee
    Jan 3, 2018 - 8:26PM

    Master piece, Superb, Bohat AAlaaa
    Very Nice

    The much needed article after a long time.Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Jan 4, 2018 - 6:14PM

    I was in Srinagar , Kashmir in 84 – too young to appreciate the beauty then . some of these pics remind me of Switzerland . both side so the border are blessed with abundant natural beauty .Recommend

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