The fifth annual Landscape Photographer of the Year competition winners have been announced and they are an absolute treat to the eye.
Selected from a field of nearly 3000 entries taken by 863 photographers, the judges had the difficult task of narrowing them down to eventual winners. The overall photographer of the year, based on a folio submission of at least 4 images, was Adam Gibbs, from Canada.
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#1 Landscape Photographer: Winner, Botanical Bay, Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island, Brittish Columbia, Canada, Adam Gibbs
Adam says he was originally inspired by a nature photography book written by John Shaw in the 1980s.
“Since I’m still a bit old school from the film days, I tend to try and capture the majority of my images in a single frame. I don’t have strong views on image manipulation, other than I find more joy in capturing great light and composition on site, rather than creating something that didn’t exist when I took the photo. My love of nature and the outdoors is much stronger than my desire to make images, so for me, pictures taken at the moment have far more integrity and personal meaning than those made later in a computer.
Winner of the prize for Landscape Photograph of the Year, based on a single image, is Paul Marcellini, from the USA. Specializing in Florida scenery, Paul’s artistic shot of tree trunks creating an optical illusion in a swamp was simply stunning in its composition. “I seem to love every place I spend some time in, but it is the swamps of Florida that will always be my favorite habitat to explore,” Paul said. “I enjoy the challenge of trying to organize the chaos. It is also a pretty strong bet that I will be the only one out there and the solitude is great!”
#5 2018 International Landscape Photograph Of The Year Winner, South Eastern USA, Paul Marcellini
Scroll down below to check out the other breathtaking wonders from the competition, and get mesmerized by the magnificence of Mother Nature.
#6 Appenzell, Switzerland, Simone Cmoon
#7 South East Coast Of Australia, Warren Keelan
#8 Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, Indonesia, Weimin Chu
#9 Between Waynoka And Enid, Oklahoma, USA, John Finney
#10 Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile, Weimin Chu
#11 Solbjørnvatnet, Lofoten, Norway, Daniel Laan
#12 Nockberge Mountains, Austria, Daniel Trippolt
#13 2018 International Landscape Photograph Of The Year 2nd Place, Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California, USA, Miles Morgan
#14 2018 The Snow & Ice Award, Lapland, Finland, Ignacio Palacios
#15 Paria, Utah, USA, Dylan Fox
#16 White Mountains National Forest, New Hampshire, USA, Matt Macpherson
#17 Southern USA, Thorsten Scheuermann
#18 Grosser Rachel, National Park Bayerischer Wald, Bavaria, Germany, Lukáš Veselý
#19 Gobi Desert, Mongolia, Ignacio Palacios
#20 Oregon, USA, Nico Rinaldi
#21 Sheffield, Tasmania, Australia, Mieke Boynton
#22 Sződliget, Hungary, Gabor Dvornik
#23 2018 The Sunrise / Sunset Award, Monte Fitz Roy, Patagonia, Argentina, Xiao Zhu
#24 San Antonio Pass, Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru, Matt Jackisch
#25 2018 The Exemplary Tree Award, Oslo, Norway, Ann Kristin Lindaas
#26 Newhaven Harbour, East Sussex, England, Edward Hyde
#27 Southern Iceland, Tommy Clarke
#28 Washougal, Washington, USA, Miles Morgan
#29 Landscape Photographer: 3rd Place, Dolomites, Italy, Peter Svoboda
#30 Veadeiros Tablelands National Park, Brazil, Marcio Esteves Cabral
#31 2018 International Landscape Photograph Of The Year 3rd Place, Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana, USA, Roberto Marchegiani
#32 Landscape Photographer: 3rd Place, Peter Svoboda
#33 Trango Towers, Northern Pakistan, Weimin Chu
Do you agree with the winning choices? Which ones are your favorites? Let us know in the comments!