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Majestic views: The winners of the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards

Majestic views: The winners of...
Mount Bromo, Java, Indonesia. From the top 101 entries
Mount Bromo, Java, Indonesia. From the top 101 entries
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Forest in the Sand - one of the photographs in Adam Gibbs's grand prize winning portfolio
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Forest in the Sand - one of the photographs in Adam Gibbs's grand prize winning portfolio
Quiet Light - one of the photographs in Adam Gibbs's grand prize winning portfolio
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Quiet Light - one of the photographs in Adam Gibbs's grand prize winning portfolio
Trees a Crowd - one of the photographs in Adam Gibbs's grand prize winning portfolio
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Trees a Crowd - one of the photographs in Adam Gibbs's grand prize winning portfolio
Twisted Forest - one of the photographs in Adam Gibbs's grand prize winning portfolio
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Twisted Forest - one of the photographs in Adam Gibbs's grand prize winning portfolio
Imperial Dunes - one of the photographs in Greg Boratyn's second-place winning portfolio of images
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Imperial Dunes - one of the photographs in Greg Boratyn's second-place winning portfolio of images
Mono Cerro Torre - one of the photographs in Greg Boratyn's second-place winning portfolio of images
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Mono Cerro Torre - one of the photographs in Greg Boratyn's second-place winning portfolio of images
Singled Out - one of the photographs in Greg Boratyn's second-place winning portfolio of images
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Singled Out - one of the photographs in Greg Boratyn's second-place winning portfolio of images
The Fallen - one of the photographs in Greg Boratyn's second-place winning portfolio of images
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The Fallen - one of the photographs in Greg Boratyn's second-place winning portfolio of images
Calmness Before the Wind Blows - an image from Peter Svoboda's third-place winning portfolio 
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Calmness Before the Wind Blows - an image from Peter Svoboda's third-place winning portfolio 
Isolated - an image from Peter Svoboda's third-place winning portfolio 
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Isolated - an image from Peter Svoboda's third-place winning portfolio 
Story winds over the Torres del Paine - an image from Peter Svoboda's third-place winning portfolio 
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Story winds over the Torres del Paine - an image from Peter Svoboda's third-place winning portfolio 
When Clouds are Moving - an image from Peter Svoboda's third-place winning portfolio 
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When Clouds are Moving - an image from Peter Svoboda's third-place winning portfolio 
Autumnal Abstract - Winner of the best single landscape photographer of the year
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Autumnal Abstract - Winner of the best single landscape photographer of the year
The Archer - 2nd place in the best single landscape photograph of the year
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The Archer - 2nd place in the best single landscape photograph of the year
Alone - 3rd place in the best single landscape photograph of the year
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Alone - 3rd place in the best single landscape photograph of the year
Blue Ribbons - Winner of the 2018 Abstract Aerial award
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Blue Ribbons - Winner of the 2018 Abstract Aerial award
Clouds Gather in South America - Winner of the 2018 Sunrise/Sunset award
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Clouds Gather in South America - Winner of the 2018 Sunrise/Sunset award
Falling Down - Winner of the 2018 Exemplary Tree award
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Falling Down - Winner of the 2018 Exemplary Tree award
Falling Down - Winner of the 2018 Snow and Ice award
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Falling Down - Winner of the 2018 Snow and Ice award
Rustle of Colorful Leaves - Winner of the 2018 Mist and Fog award
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Rustle of Colorful Leaves - Winner of the 2018 Mist and Fog award
Calafuria Cliffs, Tuscany, Italy. From the top 101 entries
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Calafuria Cliffs, Tuscany, Italy. From the top 101 entries
Falls Creek, Victoria, Australia. From the top 101 entries
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Falls Creek, Victoria, Australia. From the top 101 entries
Solbjornvatnet, Lofoten, Norway. From the top 101 entries
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Solbjornvatnet, Lofoten, Norway. From the top 101 entries
Vik, Iceland. From the top 101 entries
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Vik, Iceland. From the top 101 entries
Yellowstone National Park, USA. From the top 101 entries
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Yellowstone National Park, USA. From the top 101 entries
Badlands, Utah, USA. From the top 101 entries
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Badlands, Utah, USA. From the top 101 entries
Kimberly, Western Australia. From the top 101 entries
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Kimberly, Western Australia. From the top 101 entries
Pindan shoreline, near Broome, Western Australia. From the top 101 entries
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Pindan shoreline, near Broome, Western Australia. From the top 101 entries
Red Sand Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne, Victoria, Australia. From the top 101 entries
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Red Sand Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne, Victoria, Australia. From the top 101 entries
Tolbachik, Kamchatka, Russia. From the top 101 entries
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Tolbachik, Kamchatka, Russia. From the top 101 entries
Imhanri Pine Grove, South Korea. From the top 101 entries
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Imhanri Pine Grove, South Korea. From the top 101 entries
Valensole, France. From the top 101 entries
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Valensole, France. From the top 101 entries
Keetmanshoop, Namibia. From the top 101 entries
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Keetmanshoop, Namibia. From the top 101 entries
Cuejdel Lake, Romania. From the top 101 entries
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Cuejdel Lake, Romania. From the top 101 entries
Sződliget, Hungary. From the top 101 entries
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Sződliget, Hungary. From the top 101 entries
Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia. From the top 101 entries
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Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia. From the top 101 entries
Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia. From the top 101 entries
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Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia. From the top 101 entries
Lake Eyre, South Australia. From the top 101 entries
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Lake Eyre, South Australia. From the top 101 entries
Nockberge Mountains, Austria. From the top 101 entries
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Nockberge Mountains, Austria. From the top 101 entries
Oregon, USA. From the top 101 entries
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Oregon, USA. From the top 101 entries
White Mountains National Forest, New Hampshire, USA. From the top 101 entries
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White Mountains National Forest, New Hampshire, USA. From the top 101 entries
Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, Indonesia. From the top 101 entries
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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, Indonesia. From the top 101 entries
Mt Whitney, Lone Pine, California, USA. From the top 101 entries
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Mt Whitney, Lone Pine, California, USA. From the top 101 entries
Washougal, Washington, USA. From the top 101 entries
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Washougal, Washington, USA. From the top 101 entries
Hanksville, Utah, USA. From the top 101 entries
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Hanksville, Utah, USA. From the top 101 entries
Buzludja Peak National Park, Central Balkan, Bulgaria. From the top 101 entries
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Buzludja Peak National Park, Central Balkan, Bulgaria. From the top 101 entries
National Park, Central Balkan, Bulgaria. From the top 101 entries
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National Park, Central Balkan, Bulgaria. From the top 101 entries
Eastern Sierra, California, USA. From the top 101 entries
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Eastern Sierra, California, USA. From the top 101 entries
Gobi Desert, Mongolia. From the top 101 entries
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Gobi Desert, Mongolia. From the top 101 entries
Rub Al Khali (Empty Quarter), United Arab Emirates. From the top 101 entries
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Rub Al Khali (Empty Quarter), United Arab Emirates. From the top 101 entries
Sheffield, Tasmania, Australia. From the top 101 entries
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Sheffield, Tasmania, Australia. From the top 101 entries
Trango Towers, Northern Pakistan. From the top 101 entries
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Trango Towers, Northern Pakistan. From the top 101 entries
Narvtinden, Lofoten, Norway. From the top 101 entries
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Narvtinden, Lofoten, Norway. From the top 101 entries
Den Helder, North Sea, Netherlands. From the top 101 entries
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Den Helder, North Sea, Netherlands. From the top 101 entries
Al Qudra, Dubai Deserts, United Arab Emirates. From the top 101 entries
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Al Qudra, Dubai Deserts, United Arab Emirates. From the top 101 entries
South-east coast of Australia. From the top 101 entries
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South-east coast of Australia. From the top 101 entries
South-east coast of Australia. From the top 101 entries
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South-east coast of Australia. From the top 101 entries
Aappilattoq, Greenland. From the top 101 entries
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Aappilattoq, Greenland. From the top 101 entries
White Mountains, California, USA. From the top 101 entries
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White Mountains, California, USA. From the top 101 entries
Between Waynoka and Enid, Oklahoma, USA. From the top 101 entries
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Between Waynoka and Enid, Oklahoma, USA. From the top 101 entries
Huson Caves, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. From the top 101 entries
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Huson Caves, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. From the top 101 entries
Danco Island, Antarctica. From the top 101 entries
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Danco Island, Antarctica. From the top 101 entries
Badlands, Utah, USA. From the top 101 entries
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Badlands, Utah, USA. From the top 101 entries
Highlands of Iceland. From the top 101 entries
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Highlands of Iceland. From the top 101 entries
Hokkaido, Japan. From the top 101 entries
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Hokkaido, Japan. From the top 101 entries
Hokkaido, Japan. From the top 101 entries
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Hokkaido, Japan. From the top 101 entries
Ferndale Estate, Balingup, Western Australia. From the top 101 entries
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Ferndale Estate, Balingup, Western Australia. From the top 101 entries
Southern USA. From the top 101 entries
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Southern USA. From the top 101 entries
Newhaven Harbour, East Sussex, England. From the top 101 entries
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Newhaven Harbour, East Sussex, England. From the top 101 entries
La Perouse, Sydney, Australia. From the top 101 entries
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La Perouse, Sydney, Australia. From the top 101 entries
Mount Bromo, Java, Indonesia. From the top 101 entries
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Mount Bromo, Java, Indonesia. From the top 101 entries
Veadeiros Tablelands National Park, Brazil. From the top 101 entries
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Veadeiros Tablelands National Park, Brazil. From the top 101 entries
Oregon, USA. From the top 101 entries
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Oregon, USA. From the top 101 entries

With a gorgeously composed set of almost mythical fantasy-styled images, Canadian photographer Adam Gibbs has taken the top prize in this years International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards. In its fifth year this impressive competition reveals a hundred of the most spectacular landscape photographs from the past twelve months.

"Landscape photographers are a passionate lot!" explains Peter Eastway, chairman of the judges. "Some are passionate about discovering remote locations under exceptional light, while others are passionate about using their imagination to create landscapes of the mind."

Twisted Forest - one of the photographs in Adam Gibbs's grand prize winning portfolio
Twisted Forest - one of the photographs in Adam Gibbs's grand prize winning portfolio

The competition features two main awards, Photographer of the Year – based on a body of four images, and Photograph of the Year – the best single image. There are also special single awards that are different every year. For this competition those special categories were: Sunset/Sunrise. Abstract Aerial, Snow and Ice, Mist and Fog, and Exemplary Tree.

Winning the best single photograph of the year award was a beautiful mind-bending shot from Paul Marcellini entitled Autumnal Abstract. Marcellini's extraordinary shot presents a surreal combination of color tones achieved almost completely in-camera with minimal post-processing.

Autumnal Abstract - Winner of the best single landscape photographer of the year
Autumnal Abstract - Winner of the best single landscape photographer of the year

"I think art is art and there are no rules, but composite photographs in landscape and nature should be disclosed to the audience," says Marcellini. "Swapping skies or subject matter is deceptive and not true photography in my opinion."

When Clouds are Moving - an image from Peter Svoboda's third-place winning portfolio 
When Clouds are Moving - an image from Peter Svoboda's third-place winning portfolio 

The top 101 images of the year were chosen from 3000 entries by a jury of five experts. As you'll see in our gallery, the result is a gloriously diverse photographic collection – from classic panoramic shots to hauntingly abstract portraits of natural beauty.

Source: International Landscape Photographer of the Year

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