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Best of International Landscape Photographer of the Year awards

By THE REDIFF NEWS BUREAU
February 13, 2020 08:09 IST

It's hard not to get skin tingles when you see these stunning images. 

They are winning pictures and shortlisted entries from the sixth annual International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.

More than 3,400 photos were entered into the contest from both amateur and professional photographers from around the globe. The shots feature everything from remote beaches to moody mountain ranges. 

 

Amateur Russian photographer Oleg Ershov has won the International Landscape Photographer of the Year award with a folio of spectacular vertical images.

Scroll down to see beautiful images from the contest.

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The Lone Tree Award went to Anke Butawitsch for this gorgeous image taken in Madeira, Portugal. Photograph: Anke Butawitsch/International Landscape Photographer of the Year

The Kaçkar Mountains that rise above the Black Sea on the east coast of Turkey. Photograph: Aytek Çetin/International Landscape Photographer of the Year

This image of a SpaceX rocket exhaust plume over the Sierra Nevada mountains in California won the Heavenly Cloud award. Photograph: Brandon Yoshizawa/International Landscape Photographer of the Year

Romanian photographer Daniel Mîrlea ventured into the 171 square kilometre Cozia National Park in Romania to take this snowy mountain image with its gravity-defying subject. Photograph: Daniel Mîrlea/International Landscape Photographer of the Year

Canary-yellow plants growing in the arid ground of the Badlands of Utah, USA. Photograph: David Swindler/International Landscape Photographer of the Year

Waves break on Bronte Beach, seven kilometres east of Sydney. Photograph: Gergo Rugli/International Landscape Photographer of the Year

A brilliant image of Mount Rainier in Washington, USA, beneath the stars. Photograph: Greg Boratyn/International Landscape Photographer of the Year

The snow-frosted Californian Sierras beneath a lavender sky. Photograph: Greg Stokesbury/International Landscape Photographer of the Year

Ignacio Palacios received the Abstract Aerial Award. Photograph: Ignacio Palacios/International Landscape Photographer of the Year

Monte Fitz Roy, a mountain in Patagonia, on the border of Chile and Argentina. Photograph: Kelvin Yuen/International Landscape Photographer of the Year

The stunning Wangu Falls in Northern Taiwan. Photograph:  Kuo Zei Yang/International Landscape Photographer of the Year

The Vestrahorn in Iceland is captured beneath the alien-green glow of the Northern Lights. Photograph: Nico Rinaldi/International Landscape Photographer of the Year

An image of a stone in the sand of Fleswick Bay in Cumbria, left, was part of the collection of pictures that won amateur Russian photographer Oleg Ershov the title of Landscape Photographer of the Year. Photograph: Oleg Ershov/International Landscape Photographer of the Year

The remote Kvalvika Beach in Lofoten, Norway. Photograph: Rafal R Nebelski/International Landscape Photographer of the Year

The Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia on the southern tip of Chile. Photograph: Rodrigo Viveros/International Landscape Photographer of the Year

A stark image of the white clay pan of Deadvlei in Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia. Photograph: Tomasz Szpila/International Landscape Photographer of the Year

An icy shot in Southeast Alaska, the northern terminus of the Inside Passage cruise and shipping route. Photograph: Weihao Pan/International Landscape Photographer of the Year

An image of jagged mountains and a mirror-shine lake was taken in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile. Photograph: Yuekai Du/International Landscape Photographer of the Year

 

 
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