An International Photo Competition Illuminates the Captivating and Remarkable Sights of Earth’s Landscapes
Comet NeoWise Setting, Marin photographed by Tanmay Sapkal, Mt. Tamalpais, Marin, California, USA
From the brilliant dancing aurora of Iceland to Comet NeoWise hurtling above Mount Tamalpais, the winning shots of the 2021 International Landscape Photographer of the Year contest capture a diverse and captivating array of Earth’s topographies and phenomena. The annual competition is in its eighth year and garnered more than 4,500 entries centered on a variety of subject matter, including a mystical wood at Alcornocales Natural Park in Cadiz, the fairytale-esque flowers of France’s Vallée de la Clarée, and a wildlife fire in Yosemite National Park that appears more like a sunset on the horizon than massive blaze.
We’ve included our favorites from the 101 winners below, and you can see the entire collection on the contest’s site. For a deeper dive into the stories behind the photos, pick up a copy of the 2021 book.
Dancing Queen photographed by Roksolyana Hilevych, Arnarstapi, Iceland
Ghost Cave photographed by José D. Riquelme, Kirkjufell, Iceland
Silvia photographed by David Aguilar, Alcornocales Natural Park, Cadiz, Spain
Earth’s Calling photographed by Pierandrea Folle, Pollino National Park, Serra delle Ciavole, Italy
Party in the Valley photographed by Kassem Kalo, Vallée de la Clarée, France
The Cap on the Snowy Mountain photographed by Jana Luo, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
Compelled by the Core photographed by Daniel Laan, Near Moddergat, the Netherlands
Fire photographed by Marcin Zajac, Yosemite National Park, USA
Primeval Arch and Columns photographed by Simon Xu, Mono Lake, Lee Vining, California, USA
Born of Fire photographed by Filip Hrebenda, Fagradalsfjall area, Iceland
Long To Be photographed by Kai Hornung, Highlands, Iceland