The 2018 Winners Of The Landscape Photographer Of The Year Awards Are Announced, Here Are 103 Of The Best

Just in case you ever needed a reminder that our planet is a stunningly beautiful place, the fifth annual Landscape Photographer of the Year competition have been announced and they don’t disappoint.

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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Adam Gibbs

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Peter Svoboda

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Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana, USA, Roberto Marchegiani

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Calafuria Cliffs, Tuscany, Italy, Nicola Pirondini

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Tatra Mountains, Slovakia, Milosz Wilczynski

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Falls Creek, Victoria, Australia, Mark Greenland

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Dolomites, Italy, Peter Svoboda

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Solbjørnvatnet, Lofoten, Norway, Daniel Laan

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Vik, Iceland, Matthew Reilly

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Golling Falls, Austria, Daniel Trippolt

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National Park Harz, Niedersachsen, Germany, Bertram Kösler

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Yellowstone National Park, USA, Huibo Hou

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Badlands, Utah, USA, Huibo Hou

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Monte Fitz Roy, Patagonia, Argentina, Xiao Zhu

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Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California, USA, Miles Morgan

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Iceland, Chris Byrne

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Kimberley, Western Australia, Mat Beetson

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Guejdal Lake, Piatra Neamt, Romania, Adrian Petrisor

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Badlands, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona, David Swindler

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Between Waynoka and Enid, Oklahoma, USA, John Finney

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White Mountains, California, USA, Werner van Steen

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Torres del Paine National Park, Chile, Weimin Chu

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San Antonio Pass, Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru, Matt Jackisch

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Langgletscher Loetschental, Valais, Switzerland, Lionel Favre

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Aappilattoq, Greenland, Matt Jackisch

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South East coast of Australia, Warren Keelan

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South East coast of Australia, Warren Keelan

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Al Qudra, Dubai Deserts, United Arab Emirates, Cuma Cevik

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Den Helder, North Sea, Netherlands, Danial Laan

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Oslo, Norway, Ann Kristin Lindaas

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Oslo, Norway, Ann Kristin Lindaas

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Narvtinden, Lofoten, Norway, Daniel Laan

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Trango Towers, Northern Pakistan, Weimin Chu

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Kimberley, Western Australia, Mieke Boynton

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San Josef Bay, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, Adam Gibbs

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Rub Al Khali (Empty Quarter), United Arab Emirates, Rene Algesheimer

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Sheffield, Tasmania, Australia, Mieke Boynton

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Gobi Desert, Mongolia, Ignacio Palacios

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Southern Iceland, Tommy Clarke

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Eastern Sierra, California, USA, Cindy Lee Hoover

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National Park, Central Balkan, Bulgaria, Veselin Atanasov

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Washougal, Washington, USA, Miles Morgan

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Fjallsárlón, Iceland, Chung Hu

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Appenzell, Switzerland, Simone Cmoon

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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, Indonesia, Weimin Chu

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Alps, Austria, Peter Svoboda

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Kambalda, Western Australia, Ty Stedman

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Inland Central California Industrial Area, USA, Paul Hoelen

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Iceland, Tommy Clarke

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Lapland, Finland, Ignacio Palacios

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White Mountains National Forest, New Hampshire, USA, Matt Macpherson

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Golden Ears Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada, Karina Mikertumova & Amir Hariri

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Oregon, USA, Nico Rinaldi

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Nockberge Mountains, Austria, Daniel Trippolt

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Torres del Paine National Park, Chile, Xiao Zhu

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Maria Island, Tasmania, Australia, Robin Williams

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Paria, Utah, USA, Dylan Fox

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Imperial Dunes, California, USA, Greg Boratyn

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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Julie Fletcher

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Namib – Naukluft National Park, Namibia, Tom Putt

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Namib – Naukluft National Park, Namibia, Tom Putt

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Southern USA, Thorsten Scheuermann

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Towards Ben Lomond Summit, Queenstown, New Zealand, Melanie Sinclair

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Sződliget, Hungary, Gabor Dvornik

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Guejdel LAke, Romania, Lazar Ovidiu

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Valensole, France, Peter Lik

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Keetmanshoop, Namibia, Anfrey Omelyanchuk

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Imhanri Pine Grove, South Korea, Nathaniel Merz

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Tolbachik, Kamchatka, Russia, Xiao Zhu

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Pindan shoreline, near Broome, Western Australia, Mat Beetson

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Red Sand Garden – Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne, Victoria, Australia, Peter Virag

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Veadeiros Tablelands National Park, Brazil, Marcio Esteves Cabral

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Oregon, USA, Yan Zhang

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Argovia, Switzerland, Oliver Wehrli

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Mount Bromo, Java, Indonesia, Callie Chee

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Timor Sea, Northern Australia, Tania Malkin

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Death Valley National Park, California, USA, Greg Boratyn

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La Perouse, Sydney, Australia, Federico Rekowski

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Newhaven Harbour, East Sussex, England, Edward Hyde

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Los Glaciares National Park, Patagonia, Argentina, Greg Boratyn

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Patagonia, Torres del Paine, Chile, Peter Svoboda

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Southern USA, Thorsten Scheuermann

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Ferndale Estate, Balingup, Western Australia, Mark Greenland

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Mt Whitney, Lone Pine, California, United States, Miles Morgan

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Skogafoss, Iceland, Jose D Riquelme

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Hokkaido, Japan, Kath Salier

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Hokkaido, Japan, Kath Salier

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Highlands of Iceland, Tom Hegen

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Los Glaciares National Park, Patagonia, Argentina, Greg Boratyn

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Badlands, Utah, USA, TJ Thorne

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Hanksville, Utah, USA, Miles Morgan

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Seceda, Dolomites, Italy, Nico Rinaldi

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

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Danco Island, Antarctica, Anil Sud

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Derby, Western Australia, Carolyn Cheng

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Slovenia, Ales Krivec

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The Enchantments, Washington, USA, TJ Thorne

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Golden Ears Provincial Park, Brittish Columbia, Canada, Adam Gibbs

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Botanical Bay, Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island, Brittish Columbia, Canada, Adam Gibbs

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Greenbushes, Western Australia, Mark Greenland

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Buzludja Peak National Park, Central Balkan, Bulgaria, Veselin Atanasov

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Huson Caves, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, Bob Wild

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South Eastern USA, Paul Marcellini

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