Digital Cameras

The Pano Awards celebrate the best panoramic photographs of 2018

A highlight from the top 50 images in the Open, Nature category of this year's Pano Awards
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Open, Nature category of this year's Pano Awards
View 41 Images
Open Photographer of the Year. Winner, Nature / Landscape. Combing The Sunlight, Tuscany, Italy
1/41
Open Photographer of the Year. Winner, Nature / Landscape. Combing The Sunlight, Tuscany, Italy
Overall Amateur Prize. Winner, Nature / Landscape. Royal Ceremony, Daedunsan, South Korea
2/41
Overall Amateur Prize. Winner, Nature / Landscape. Royal Ceremony, Daedunsan, South Korea
Open Winner, Built Environment / Architecture. Life In Complex, Gifu, Japan
3/41
Open Winner, Built Environment / Architecture. Life In Complex, Gifu, Japan
Amateur Winner, Built Environment / Architecture. Highest scoring vertical image. The Blue Whale, Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom
4/41
Amateur Winner, Built Environment / Architecture. Highest scoring vertical image. The Blue Whale, Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom
Carolyn Mitchum Award Winner. Wedded Rocks, Japan
5/41
Carolyn Mitchum Award Winner. Wedded Rocks, Japan
2nd Place, Carolyn Mitchum Award. River Of Fire, Iceland
6/41
2nd Place, Carolyn Mitchum Award. River Of Fire, Iceland
3rd Place, Carolyn Mitchum Award. Misty Bayou, Lake Martin, Louisiana, United States
7/41
3rd Place, Carolyn Mitchum Award. Misty Bayou, Lake Martin, Louisiana, United States
Winner, Epson Digital Art Prize. Spark, Grand Canyon, United States
8/41
Winner, Epson Digital Art Prize. Spark, Grand Canyon, United States
2nd Place, Epson Digital Art Prize. Swirl, Hamnøy, Lofoten, Norway
9/41
2nd Place, Epson Digital Art Prize. Swirl, Hamnøy, Lofoten, Norway
3rd Place, Epson Digital Art Prize. Intimate Tulips, Flevoland, The Netherlands
10/41
3rd Place, Epson Digital Art Prize. Intimate Tulips, Flevoland, The Netherlands
Curators Award. Black Mamba, Maloyapass/Switzerland
11/41
Curators Award. Black Mamba, Maloyapass/Switzerland
Highest Scoring IAPP member in Open category
12/41
Highest Scoring IAPP member in Open category
Highest Scoring Stiched Image
13/41
Highest Scoring Stiched Image
Highest Scoring Image from Film Capture / Highest Scoring Aerial Image (Tied Score)
14/41
Highest Scoring Image from Film Capture / Highest Scoring Aerial Image (Tied Score)
Highest Scoring Aerial Image (Tied Score)
15/41
Highest Scoring Aerial Image (Tied Score)
Highest Scoring IVRPA member in any category
16/41
Highest Scoring IVRPA member in any category
Highest Scoring Gigapixel Image
17/41
Highest Scoring Gigapixel Image
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Open, Nature category
18/41
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Open, Nature category
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Open, Nature category
19/41
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Open, Nature category
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Open, Nature category
20/41
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Open, Nature category
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Open, Nature category
21/41
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Open, Nature category
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Open, Nature category
22/41
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Open, Nature category
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Open, Nature category
23/41
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Open, Nature category
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Open, Nature category
24/41
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Open, Nature category
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Open, Nature category of this year's Pano Awards
25/41
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Open, Nature category of this year's Pano Awards
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Open, Nature category
26/41
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Open, Nature category
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Open, Built Environment / Architecture category
27/41
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Open, Built Environment / Architecture category
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Open, Built Environment / Architecture category
28/41
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Open, Built Environment / Architecture category
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Open, Built Environment / Architecture category
29/41
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Open, Built Environment / Architecture category
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Open, Built Environment / Architecture category
30/41
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Open, Built Environment / Architecture category
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Open, Built Environment / Architecture category
31/41
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Open, Built Environment / Architecture category
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Open, Built Environment / Architecture category
32/41
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Open, Built Environment / Architecture category
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Amateur, Nature category
33/41
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Amateur, Nature category
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Amateur, Nature category
34/41
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Amateur, Nature category
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Amateur, Nature category
35/41
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Amateur, Nature category
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Amateur, Nature category
36/41
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Amateur, Nature category
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Amateur, Nature category
37/41
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Amateur, Nature category
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Amateur, Built Environment / Architecture category
38/41
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Amateur, Built Environment / Architecture category
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Amateur, Built Environment / Architecture category
39/41
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Amateur, Built Environment / Architecture category
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Amateur, Built Environment / Architecture category
40/41
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Amateur, Built Environment / Architecture category
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Amateur, Built Environment / Architecture category
41/41
A highlight from the top 50 images in the Amateur, Built Environment / Architecture category

The Epson International Pano Awards is an extraordinarily spectacular showcase for the world's best photographic panoramas. With entries from over 70 countries, this year's winning images serve up a sublime array of striking shots affirming the vivid immersive capacity of panoramic photography.

Unlike many other photographic competitions, the Pano Awards are relatively simple in scope, with just two main categories: Nature/Landscape and Built Environment/Architecture. Entries are submitted in either the Amateur competition or the Open Competition, and the only major stipulation is they must be presented in at least a 2:1 or 1:2 aspect ratio.

Open Photographer of the Year. Winner, Nature / Landscape. Combing The Sunlight, Tuscany, Italy
Open Photographer of the Year. Winner, Nature / Landscape. Combing The Sunlight, Tuscany, Italy

The overall Open competition winner this year was Bulgarian photographer Veselin Atanasov, with one specifically highlighted image featuring a gorgeous sunrise in Tuscany, Italy. Nathaniel Merz, based in South Korea, took the top prize in the Amateur competition with a series of amazingly composed tree-focused vistas.

Overall Amateur Prize. Winner, Nature / Landscape. Royal Ceremony, Daedunsan, South Korea
Overall Amateur Prize. Winner, Nature / Landscape. Royal Ceremony, Daedunsan, South Korea

While the competition allows for a small degree of post-manipulation in general entries, there are two extra awards specifically geared towards celebrating both digital post-processing, and untouched images composed in-camera. The Carolyn Mitchum Award homes in on images that are mostly created in camera, and this year's award went to an astounding shot from Australian photographer Anastasia Woolmington featuring the Wedded Rocks in Japan.

Carolyn Mitchum Award Winner. Wedded Rocks, Japan
Carolyn Mitchum Award Winner. Wedded Rocks, Japan

The Epson Digital Art Prize sits at the other end of the spectrum, with no limitations on the level of retouching, this award focuses on digital post-processing skills. Colin Sillerud, from the United States, snagged the top prize here with a truly surreal shot of lightning blasting down over the Grand Canyon.

Winner, Epson Digital Art Prize. Spark, Grand Canyon, United States
Winner, Epson Digital Art Prize. Spark, Grand Canyon, United States

Take a look through our gallery for more stunning shots from the 2018 Pano Awards.

Source: Pano Awards

0 comments
There are no comments. Be the first!
Thanks for reading our articles. Please consider subscribing to New Atlas Plus.
By doing so you will be supporting independent journalism, plus you will get the benefits of a faster, ad-free experience.