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Highlights from the International Landscape Photographer of the Year

Highlights from the Internatio...
Top 100. Born of Fire. Fagradalsfjall area, Iceland
Top 100. Born of Fire. Fagradalsfjall area, Iceland
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Photographer of the Year. From Twilight To Light. Kazbek Mountain, Georgia
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Photographer of the Year. From Twilight To Light. Kazbek Mountain, Georgia
Photographer of the Year. Story Of Ages.
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Photographer of the Year. Story Of Ages.
Photographer of the Year - Second Place. The Dark Lord. Vallée de la Clarée, French Alps
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Photographer of the Year - Second Place. The Dark Lord. Vallée de la Clarée, French Alps
Photographer of the Year - Third Place. 3000.
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Photographer of the Year - Third Place. 3000.
Photograph of the Year - Third Place. Reflector. Lake Bonney, South Australia
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Photograph of the Year - Third Place. Reflector. Lake Bonney, South Australia
Photograph of the Year - Second Place. The Drumlins in Winter. Menzingen, Switzerland
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Photograph of the Year - Second Place. The Drumlins in Winter. Menzingen, Switzerland
Photograph of the Year. Comet NeoWise Setting. Mt. Tamalpais, Marin, CA, USA
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Photograph of the Year. Comet NeoWise Setting. Mt. Tamalpais, Marin, CA, USA
The Monochrome Award. Winter Forest. Neunkircher Höhe, Hesse, Germany
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The Monochrome Award. Winter Forest. Neunkircher Höhe, Hesse, Germany
The Amazing Aerial Award. Depths of Hell. Iceland
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The Amazing Aerial Award. Depths of Hell. Iceland
The Snow and Ice Award. The Winter of the Lake. Lago Laceno, Italy
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The Snow and Ice Award. The Winter of the Lake. Lago Laceno, Italy
Top 100. Pine Field Imhanri. Imhan-ri, South Korea
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Top 100. Pine Field Imhanri. Imhan-ri, South Korea
Top 100. Spearhead. Gulf of Carpentaria, North Queensland, Australia
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Top 100. Spearhead. Gulf of Carpentaria, North Queensland, Australia
Top 100. Fire. Yosemite National Park, USA
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Top 100. Fire. Yosemite National Park, USA
Top 100. Compelled by the Core. Near Moddergat, the Netherlands
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Top 100. Compelled by the Core. Near Moddergat, the Netherlands
Top 100. Tooms. Moddergat, the Netherlands
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Top 100. Tooms. Moddergat, the Netherlands
Top 100. The Outcasts. Mount Seymour, British Columbia, Canada
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Top 100. The Outcasts. Mount Seymour, British Columbia, Canada
Top 100. Dogoda. Sydney, Australia
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Top 100. Dogoda. Sydney, Australia
Top 100. War of the Worlds. Dartmoor National Park, Devon, UK
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Top 100. War of the Worlds. Dartmoor National Park, Devon, UK
Top 100. Midwinter Morning. Northern Lapland, Sweden
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Top 100. Midwinter Morning. Northern Lapland, Sweden
Top 100. When Seasons Collide. Yosemite Valley, USA
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Top 100. When Seasons Collide. Yosemite Valley, USA
Top 100. The Cap on the Snowy Mountain. Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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Top 100. The Cap on the Snowy Mountain. Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
Top 100. The Intruder. Wistman's Wood, Dartmoor, UK
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Top 100. The Intruder. Wistman's Wood, Dartmoor, UK
Top 100. Social Distancing. Canton of Zug, Switzerland
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Top 100. Social Distancing. Canton of Zug, Switzerland
Top 100. Peaceful Existence. Northern Arizona, USA
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Top 100. Peaceful Existence. Northern Arizona, USA
Top 100. Grand Finale. Abraham Lake, Alberta, Canada
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Top 100. Grand Finale. Abraham Lake, Alberta, Canada
Top 100. Frozen Dunes. Mountains Dolgie, Orenburg region, Russia
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Top 100. Frozen Dunes. Mountains Dolgie, Orenburg region, Russia
Top 100. Framed Nature. Pollino National Park, Basilicata, Italy
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Top 100. Framed Nature. Pollino National Park, Basilicata, Italy
Top 100. Mountain of Ice. Jokulsarlon, Iceland
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Top 100. Mountain of Ice. Jokulsarlon, Iceland
Top 100. Shadow of Mordor. Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile
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Top 100. Shadow of Mordor. Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile
Top 100. Artists Palette. Useless Loop, Western Australia
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Top 100. Artists Palette. Useless Loop, Western Australia
Top 100. Alone. Kumtag Desert, Xinjiang Province, China
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Top 100. Alone. Kumtag Desert, Xinjiang Province, China
Top 100. Ice Cells. Cuejdel Lake, Romania
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Top 100. Ice Cells. Cuejdel Lake, Romania
Top 100. Tree Frame. Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile.
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Top 100. Tree Frame. Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile.
Top 100. Born of Fire. Fagradalsfjall area, Iceland
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Top 100. Born of Fire. Fagradalsfjall area, Iceland
Top 100. Access. Navajo Lake, Utah, USA
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Top 100. Access. Navajo Lake, Utah, USA
Top 100. Fire in the Hole. Fagradalsfjall Volcano, Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland
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Top 100. Fire in the Hole. Fagradalsfjall Volcano, Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland
Top 100. Golden Desert. Badain Jaran Desert, Western Inner Mongolia, China
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Top 100. Golden Desert. Badain Jaran Desert, Western Inner Mongolia, China
Top 100. Collapse. Cape Disappointment, Washington, USA
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Top 100. Collapse. Cape Disappointment, Washington, USA
Top 100. Primeval Arch and Columns. Mono Lake, Lee Vining, California, USA
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Top 100. Primeval Arch and Columns. Mono Lake, Lee Vining, California, USA
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Cementing its position as one of the most spectacular photo contests on the annual circuit, the International Landscape Photographer of the Year again delivers a stunning assortment of images, from mythical shots of snow-covered forests to awe-inspiring descents into hellish fiery volcanos.

In its eighth year, the International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition presents a fantastic snapshot of the aesthetic diversity in landscape photography. The competition is simple. There are no specific categories, and competition chairman Peter Eastway says there is no strict definition of what a landscape photograph should be.

Top 100. Framed Nature. Pollino National Park, Basilicata, Italy
Top 100. Framed Nature. Pollino National Park, Basilicata, Italy

“Our philosophy is that all approaches to landscape photography are valid,” said Eastway. “It is not up to us to say whether an image is a landscape or not … the history of landscape art is much broader than merely creating a record of nature. It is interpretive, imaginative and inspirational. Some photographers take their captures and re-map the tonality; others take several captures to produce a landscape of the mind.”

The competition centers around two main prizes: Photographer of the year (for a portfolio of at least four images) and Photograph of the Year. Turkish photographer Aytek Cetin won the top portfolio prize with a collection of gorgeously evocative images.

Photograph of the Year. Comet NeoWise Setting. Mt. Tamalpais, Marin, CA, USA
Photograph of the Year. Comet NeoWise Setting. Mt. Tamalpais, Marin, CA, USA

The top single photograph of the year prize went to amateur US photographer Tamnay Sapkal. The shot, taken on Mt. Tamalpais, north of San Francisco, took a great deal of planning and multiple visits.

“It wasn’t possible to line up the comet exactly above the foreground I wanted, so I decided to take two separate exposures,” explained Sapkal. “It took a couple of visits to get just the right amount of fog on the hills to create the dreamy setting and then I waited patiently for some cars to drive by and create a blanket of light under the fog.”

The Amazing Aerial Award. Depths of Hell. Iceland
The Amazing Aerial Award. Depths of Hell. Iceland

The competition also awards a number of annual special prizes that can vary from year to year. One of this year’s special award highlights was Chris Byrne’s Amazing Aerial Award-winning shot offering a mind-bindingly abstract glimpse inside a volcano in Iceland.

Take a closer look through our gallery at some more handpicked highlights from this essential landscape photography competition.

Source: International Landscape Photographer of the Year

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2 comments
2 comments
TpPa
where as some are really interesting and beautiful to looks at, most look like they were subjected to a half an hour of photoshopping each, sorry they just look fake - unreal , etc.
Tony Loro
Great work and yes photoshop figures. None look unreal.