A look at the winners of the international landscape photography competition

A look at the winners of the international landscape photography competition

One Of The Attractive Photography Contests Of The Year Is The International Landscape Photography Contest, Which Has Been Held For More Than Five Years And Includes Many Of The Most Amazing Landscapes In The World.

The International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition, which has been held since 2014, has two parts; In one section, single photos compete, and in the other section, a collection of photos taken from a subject and make a story of the issue.

Photographing and documenting what is happening in the past or present shows the high importance of local environments. Most events happen in real-time in regional settings. In the global climate crisis era, when more than 40% of the world’s population has access to the Internet, there is often an attitude of “it’s happening somewhere else” regarding real-life environmental impacts.

Photography can show environmental issues to a broader audience; in a way that communicates with them more quickly than facts and figures. Probably, the effect of a photo of a cigarette pack left in nature is many times more than reading various articles on the destructive impact of garbage on wildlife.

Can you imagine thousands of migratory birds in flight? Photographs help us fully understand the proportions and complex natural phenomena; For this reason, the impact of one photo may be more significant than thousands of articles.

Everyday Climate Change is an Instagram feed of photographers worldwide that focuses on capturing visual evidence of climate change.

In this feed, people share their images and provide a suitable ground for reducing harmful effects and even a potential solution.

The images you capture with your camera and present to the world may be shocking to someone living on the other side. You can help people living far away to compare their environment with the world around them. You never know, But the important thing is that wherever we live on this earth, we should not abandon our environment and care for it.

Therefore, photography of nature and landscapes is one of the essential branches of photography, highlighting the need to preserve and respect the environment.

Sometimes we humans must be reminded that our planet is incredible. In this context, the annual landscape photography contest winners are announced yearly to remind us that our world is fantastic.

The international competition of photographer of the year and landscape photography has announced its winners in 2019; Images that remind us many times how diverse and beautiful the earth is and what unique elegances each part of it has.

In 2019, this competition had 3403 entries from 840 participants.

The six photo contest judges, including Adam Gibbs (last year’s winner), determined that Oleg Ershov of Russia should be named the 2019 International Landscape Photographer of the Year after carefully reviewing all the submitted landscape photos. Also, Magali Chesnel from France was awarded the international landscape photo of the year.

There are ten thousand dollars in cash prizes in photography awards for the best photo and photographer of the year. Organizers further explained that each of the eleven winners of the photography contest would receive a physical copy of the annual awards book, proudly printed by Momento Pro.

Photographic entries of landscapes submitted for judging must have been taken on the camera, But after recording the photo, there is no limit.

This means that participants were allowed to use HDR, simulation, focus overlap, etc. The only rule was that all post-production steps had to be that particular photographer’s work. They cannot force someone else to edit or work on their images.

 Antorno Lake

  • Image location: Dolomites, Italy
  • Photographer name: Miller Yao

Lake Antorno is small in size, two kilometers away from the famous Misurina lake, and with its eye-catching beauty, it is located on the access route to the three Lavardo peaks. In the summer, this lake hosts people interested in fishing. Many hiking trails around it extend to the surrounding mountains.

Eastern Sierra

  • Image location: California, USA
  • Name of the photographer: Carlos Cuervo

The Eastern Sierra is a region in California that includes the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada and Mono and Eno counties. Bishop is the largest city in this region, A sparsely populated city famous for its many sights. Among the essential sightseeing spots of this city, we can mention Mono Lake, Mammoth Lakes, Manzanar, and parts of Yosemite National Park and Death Valley National Park.

Page Arizona

  • Image location: United States of America
  • Photographer’s name: Craig Beale

Page is a city located in Coconino (Arizona, USA). The town is located near Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell. According to the 2005 census, the population of this city is estimated at 6794. Arizona is one of the American states located in its southwestern region. This state is a part of the western region of America and its mountainous region. Arizona is the sixth largest state and the sixteenth most populous state in the United States, and Phoenix is ​​its capital and most populous city. Arizona is the most populous landlocked state in the United States. The Grand Canyon National Park, one of the most famous ecosystems in the world, is located in this state. Arizona is home to several national forests and parks. About one-fourth of Arizona is public land, home to some Indian tribes such as the Navajo, Hopi, Tohono Odham, Yume, Apache, Yavapai, and Hualapai.


  • Image location: Portugal
  • Photographer’s name: Anke Botavich

Madeira Islands is an autonomous region of Portugal in the North Atlantic Ocean. This island is one of the farthest regions of the European Union (dependent on Portugal) and is located on the Caribbean Sea, North America, and Europe shipping routes. The Funchal port is an important port on this route. The area of Madeira island is 801 square kilometers. There are several beaches for swimming in Madeira; However, this island is not well known among tourists looking for a beach vacation. One of the reasons for this may be that the main attraction of Madeira is the beautiful rocks connected to the sea. The city of Madeira is, in the true sense, a modern city in the heart of pristine nature; The internal constructions of these islands are designed to cause minor damage to vegetation and natural resources.

The island of Madeira consists of a series of volcanic peaks that jut out of the sea, and the oceanic climate makes it spring all year round in Madeira. In these islands, from the top of the rocks, when you look at the sea, a halo of fog fills the gap between the blue sea and the greenery of the hills, and this natural magic has made this city attract many travelers for centuries. The unique taste of exotic juices from the plants and fruits of this island is one of the delights of tourists.


  • Image location: Dutch Caribbean
  • Illustrator Name: Sundar Griffith

The Caribbean islands of the Netherlands, Abkhazia, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba, are in the Caribbean Sea. This complex is also known as Bonaire, Sint Eustises, and Saba or BAS.

Badain Jaran Desert

  • Picture location: China
  • Photographer’s name: Yang Guang

Badain Jaran Sand Dunes are the highest dunes in Asia, located in the Badin Jadran Deserts in the Mongolian and Gobi China deserts. Badain Jaran covers part of the Gansu, Ningxia, and Inner Mongolia provinces. The area of ​​the Badain Jaran desert is 49,000 square kilometers, the third largest desert in China. Some of the highest fixed dunes on the planet can be seen in this desert. The height of some of them reaches more than 500 meters. Of course, the average size of most of them is about 200 meters.

In this desert, there are more than 100 small lakes in the middle of the dunes, which draw water from numerous springs. Some of these lakes’ water is sweet, and others’ water is very salty. Because of the presence of these lakes, this dessert is called the “Desert of Mysterious Lakes.” A river passes through this desert called Ruo Shui (slow water), forming an alluvial plain.


  • Picture location: Iceland
  • Photographer’s name: Kai Horan

Sharqiya Sands Desert

  • Picture location: Oman
  • Photographer’s name: Peter Adam Hong

This region was named after the Bani Wahiba tribe and is divided between the northern and southern provinces in the eastern part of Oman. This region is defined with a border of 180 km from north to south and 80 km from east to west, with an area of ​​12,500 square kilometers. This desert has received scientific attention since 1986 when it was documented by the Geographical Society of the Royal Geographical Society. In this desert, sixteen thousand invertebrates, 200 species of other wild animals, and 150 species of native plants have been registered. This desert was formed in the Quaternary period due to the southwest monsoon and the wind coming from the east. Based on the types of dunes in the area, it is divided into high, high, or low Wahiba.

Hoh Rainforest

  • Image location: Washington, USA
  • Illustrator Name: Blake Randall

Hue Rainforest is one of the natural wonders of Washington state. Seattle is known for being rainy. About 3 feet of rain falls in Seattle each year. This amount of rain in this forest has caused its green color to be seen differently and earned the title of the greenest forest. In comparison, Hoh Rainforest receives 426 cm of rainfall annually, clearly defining why this beautiful forest is known as a rainforest.

Hue Rainforest is one of the four rainforests of the Olympic Peninsula. Hoh Forest is also the first rainforest registered by UNESCO. The unique ecosystem of this region, which has remained unchanged for thousands of years, is considered one of its attractions today. Various lush trees grow in this forest, many of which are covered with moss. Mosses are aerial plants that can quickly grow on another plant without harming it. Aerial plants get their moisture from the air, fog, and rain, and the raininess of this area makes them grow more.

While most of Washington’s natural wonders, known as the Washington Seven Wonders, are visited on warm, sunny days, this rainforest is different; the best time to see it is when it is a little wet and rainy; Because at this time, the green color of the forest is different and more beautiful. The Hue Rainforest is very peaceful and quiet. Many people who visit this forest have a hard time liking it; Because its peace and silence are unique. Apart from the beautiful and fantastic scenery, Hohe Forest looks very dreamy and may be one of the places you have seen examples of in fiction. To enjoy this beauty more, some people set up tents in designated spots and spend some time in this environment.


  • Picture location: Slovenia
  • Photographer’s name: Jaka Ivancic

Slovenia is located in the center of the European continent and adjacent to the Alps. This country borders Italy to the west, Austria to the north, Croatia to the south and southeast, and Hungary to the northeast. The Republic of Slovenia is a country in Southern Central Europe, and its capital and largest city are Ljubljana.

Grizzly Lake

  • Image location: Yukon, Canada
  • Illustrator Name: Blake Randall

Badain Jaran Desert

  • Picture location: China
  • Photographer’s name: Yang Guang

Barents Sea

  • Photo location: Tribarka, Russia
  • Name of the photographer: Sergey Semenov

The Barents Sea was the Moorman Sea among the Vikings and Russians in the Middle Ages. Still, in honor of “William Barents,” a Dutch navigator and discoverer of the North-East European passages towards Asia, his name was placed on this sea in 1853. The Barents Sea is a branch of the Arctic Ocean, includes the Svalbard Archipelago, Franz Josef Land, and Novaya Zemlya, and is adjacent to the borders of Northern Europe. The Barents Sea has an area of ​​1,424,000 square meters and a depth of 600 meters.

Teriberka Bay is located in the northern part of the Kola Peninsula and near the coast of Murmansk. This bay has crawled into the land for 9 kilometers and created another peninsula with the same name. In this place, there is a village town that the river flowing from this bay passes through. It is as if time stands in a polar orbit of motion. In summer, the sun will not set; in winter, the nights are endless. All these are part of the wonders of the north, including the sights of Russia.

This area is under the rule of sea waves and winds. The wind speed on the Barents Sea coast reaches 60 meters per second, and anything against it is doomed to fall. The North Russian Sea is turbulent and restless, and it is rare to see pleasant weather in this region. Although winter is the season of cold weather and powerful winds, it is considered the best time to watch the aurora borealis, and photographers cannot miss it.

Central Balkan

  • Picture location: Bulgaria
  • Name of the photographer: Veselin Atanasov

Torres Del Paine National Park

  • Image location: Chile
  • Photographer’s name: Yuikai Do

Torres del Paine is a national park of mountains, glaciers, lakes, and rivers in southern Patagonia, Chile. Bernardo O’Higgins National Park borders this park to the west and Los Glaciares National Park to the north in Argentina. Pin means “blue” in the native Tehuelche language and is pronounced PIE-nay. Torres del Paine National Park is one of the world’s largest and most beautiful national parks, and horse riding, sailing, and spending the night in the heart of the mountain are only part of the entertainment in this national park.

SpaceX Rocket Exhaust Plume

  • Image location: Sierra Nevada, California, USA
  • Photographer’s name: Brandon Yoshizawa

Lençóis Maranhenses

  • Image location: Brazil
  • Photographer’s name: Ignacio Palacios

Lines Marainces National Park is one of Brazil’s most popular tourist attractions, registered as a Brazilian National Park on June 2, 1981. This national park is located in northeastern Brazil and Marano, Brazil. This national park, with an area of ​​15,500 square kilometers, with different distances, soft white sand, and silvery water, has given this national park an extraordinary beauty. This national park, with its watery winding paths made of sand, has caused many tourists to visit Brazil and observe this rare phenomenon up close.

Since it is located on the banks of the Amazon River, the National Park of Linzweiss Marais is flooded during the early part of the year by torrential rains in these dunes. This national park is not full of water all year round, and in the second six months of the year, due to the tropical sun, the water in these wetlands dries up; So that the depth of these wetlands decreases by 8 cm in a month, and after a few months, this area dries up completely. Among the recreations of this national park in Brazil, we can mention off-road, driving a four-wheeled motorcycle, tubing in the river, exciting aerial tours, boating, and parachuting, considered excellent and exciting recreations in the National Park of Linsuis Marlins.

Wangu Falls

  • Picture location: Northern Taiwan
  • Illustrator Name: Ko Ziyang

Floe Lake

  • Photo location: Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada
  • Photographer’s name: Matt Jackish

Flow Lake is a lake in Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada. This lake is only accessible by a ten-kilometer walking path.


  • Image location: Portugal
  • Photographer’s name: Anke Botavich

Bromo Volcano National Park

  • Image location: Indonesia
  • Photographer name: Tony Wang

One of the most famous volcanoes in Indonesia, Mount Bromo, is located on the island of Java. Smoke always comes out of the crater of this active volcano, and occasionally, it erupts. The last eruption of this volcano happened in 2012. It is much easier to reach Mount Bromo’s peak than to get to Kamchatka’s volcanoes, which are only 2392 meters high. For this reason, this volcano is famous, and hundreds of tourists visit it daily.

Bromo’s burn cone lies in a sea of volcanic sand surrounded by high cliffs from the crater’s rim. Besides Mount Bromo, there are four other volcanoes: Mount Batok (2,470 meters), Mount Korsi (2,581 meters), Mount Watangan (2,661 meters), and Mount Vidodarn (2,650 meters); However, Bromo is the only active volcano among them. A little further from this area, there are many peaks, one of which is Mount Semro (3676 meters), which is the highest peak on Java Island and an active volcano.

Flitwick Bay

  • Image location: England
  • Name of the photographer: Oleg Ershov

Bronte Beach

  • Photo location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Name of the photographer: George Rogli

Bronte Beach is located two kilometers from Bondi Beach in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. In December, there are long-distance swims between Bronte Beach and Bondi Beach. Bondi, Coogee, and Bronte are all three beaches connected by a coastal and paved path, one of the favorite paths of tourists, runners, and walkers. In addition to the popularity of Bronte Beach among surfers, this beach with rock pools is also a good place for beginner swimmers. On public holidays, the park becomes a sea of ​​chaos. When the waves of the sea descend from the rocks and stones to the beach, it conveys a strange feeling to the visitors.

Tumpak Sewu Waterfall

  • Image location: Indonesia
  • Photographer name: Tony Wang

Tampok Su is a spectacular waterfall between the three districts of Pronojiwo, Lumajang, and Ampelgading, in the eastern part of Java, which is located in Indonesia. Tampoksu waterfall is under the shadow of a large volcanic mountain called Semeru. The word “Tampukso” is rooted in the Indonesian language and Javanese dialect and means “thousands of waterfalls”; It is as if thousands of waterfalls gathered their strength and brought them all together to Tampoksu.

Tampoksu is one of the essential sights of East Java, A tourist attraction that hosts many tourists every week, especially during weekends. When you get to Tampok Su waterfall, you will see several different waterfalls that have created a captivating view next to each other. Reaching the spectacular parts of this waterfall and leaving them requires physical strength and crossing various obstacles.

West Mongolia

  • Picture location: Mongolia
  • Photographer’s name: Ricardo Laconia


  • Picture location: Taiwan
  • Photographer’s name: Peng Gang Nish

Kaohsiung is a huge port city in southern Taiwan, famous for its diverse parks.

Capitol Reef National Park

  • Image location: Utah, USA
  • Name of the photographer: Armand Selangor

Capitol Reef is a natural park located in the state of Utah, USA. This park has an area of ​​979 square kilometers.


  • Picture location: Iceland
  • Photo name: Oleg Ershov


  • Image location: Western Australia
  • Photographer’s name: Matt Bateson

Kimberley is one of the nine districts of the state of Western Australia, which is the northernmost district. This area is adjacent to the Indian Ocean and the Timor Sea from the north and the Sandi Desert and the Tanami Desert from the south. The site is named after Sir John Wedhouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley. During World War II, Japanese forces could land in a small part of this area; but they left there the next day (January 20, 1944). This area is one of the hottest areas in Australia, with an average temperature of 27 degrees Celsius. The average annual rainfall in this area is 50 inches, 90% of which is recorded from November to April (spring, autumn, and winter).

Mount Baker

  • Image location: Washington, USA
  • Photographer’s name: Matt Jackish