20 Photos Contest From The International Landscape Photographer 2018

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.

But what makes a great landscape photographer? Is it persistence? Experience? Luck? Passion?

“Looking at Adam Gibbs’ winning portfolio, we can see a diversity of views, an understanding of light and the expert use of framing and composition,” the judges explained. “From sandy aerials to icy mountain locations, Adam’s portfolio demonstrates a range of topics, an essential component when it comes to convincing our judges that you are the International Landscape Photographer of the Year.”

Adam’s skill was perfectly complimented by the rich beauty of his native country, in particular his local area of Vancouver Island. “It is an exceptional place,” he said. “The landscape is rugged, but not in your face and extremely challenging, especially the forests. I love it. However, other than the popular Canadian Rockies, the rest of British Columbia and Canada itself are highly underrated, in my opinion, as prime photo destinations for those seeking raw wilderness experiences.”

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!”

Scroll down below to check out other selected wonders from the competition, and bask in the magnificence of Mother Nature. Do you agree with the winning choices? Which ones are your favorites? Let us know in the comments!

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1. Appenzell, Switzerland, Simone Cmoon

2. Landscape Photographer: Winner, Botanical Bay, Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island, Brittish Columbia, Canada, Adam Gibbs


3. South East Coast Of Australia, Warren Keelan

4. Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, Indonesia, Weimin Chu

5. Between Waynoka And Enid, Oklahoma, Usa, John Finney

6. Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile, Weimin Chu

7. Nockberge Mountains, Austria, Daniel Trippolt

8. Solbjørnvatnet, Lofoten, Norway, Daniel Laan

9. 2018 International Landscape Photograph Of The Year 2nd Place, Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California, Usa, Miles Morgan

10. 2018 The Snow & Ice Award, Lapland, Finland, Ignacio Palacios

11. Paria, Utah, Usa, Dylan Fox

12. White Mountains National Forest, New Hampshire, Usa, Matt Macpherson

13. Grosser Rachel, National Park Bayerischer Wald, Bavaria, Germany, Lukáš Veselý

14. Gobi Desert, Mongolia, Ignacio Palacios

15. Southern Usa, Thorsten Scheuermann

16. Oregon, Usa, Nico Rinaldi

17. 2018 International Landscape Photograph Of The Year Winner, South Eastern Usa, Paul Marcellini

18. Sződliget, Hungary, Gabor Dvornik

19. Sheffield, Tasmania, Australia, Mieke Boynton

20. 2018 The Sunrise / Sunset Award, Monte Fitz Roy, Patagonia, Argentina, Xiao Zhu

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