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Mesmerising winners of the Epson panoramic awards

October 30, 2020 08:05 IST
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Truly, a sight for lockdown-weary eyes.

These mesmerising panoramic shots have been revealed as the winners and shortlisted entries in the 2020 Epson International Pano Awards.

Organisers reported that they received 5,859 entries from 1,452 photographers in 96 countries this year, competing for the top spots in five categories, for several special awards, and for some of the cash prizes offered.

 

Scroll down to see the shots the judges declared had the wow factor...

An eye-catching picture of Dubai taken by Spanish photographer Sebastian Tontsch. Photograph: Sebastian Tontsch/The 11th Epson International Pano Awards

The Sydney Opera House looks extra-striking in this image taken by Australian photographer Graeme Gordon. Photograph: Graeme Gordon/The 11th Epson International Pano Awards

A stunning composite image showing four seasons in one image near the city of Carei in Romania by Romanian art photographer Ovidiu Dumitru. Photograph: Ovidiu Dumitru/The 11th Epson International Pano Awards

This hypnotic image was taken in Madagascar's Avenue of the Baobabs by Russian photographer Dmitry Arkhipov. Photograph: Dmitry Arkhipov/The 11th Epson International Pano Awards

Kyoto's jaw-dropping bamboo forest, captured by Piriya Wongkongkathep. Photograph: Piriya Wongkongkathep/The 11th Epson International Pano Awards

Hong Kong has never looked so alluring as in this picture by Cp Lau, who hails from the city. Photograph: Cp Lau/The 11th Epson International Pano Awards

The overall winning shot. Jackisch explained how his gold-medal-luring picture came to pass: 'I spent a blissful day snowshoeing in the British Columbia Coastal Mountains in March. With such a deep snowpack, it was still very wintry up high. I find the more time I spend alone in nature, the quieter my mind gets. The quieter my mind gets, the more subtleties I notice in my surroundings. I only saw this tree because of that state of being. This image was a product of solitude and mindfulness.’ Photograph: Matt Jackisch/The 11th Epson International Pano Awards

This amazing picture was taken by the grand prize winner, Matt Jackisch - but it's not his winning shot. It shows Mount Assiniboine in Canada (the sharp snow-covered peak at the back) and the amazing surrounding landscape. Matt said of the picture: 'A cloud enveloped us completely and my heart sank. But then... the cloud passed and the scene changed completely. Light began pouring into the valley. The lakes began to calm. And Assiniboine herself peaked out to give us a royal wave hello'. Photograph: Matt Jackisch/The 11th Epson International Pano Awards

This is the winning shot in the Amateur Built Environment/Architecture category. It shows the Cuatro Torres financial complex in Madrid. Photograph: Juan Lopez Ruiz/The 11th Epson International Pano Awards

A sunrise over Venice, captured by Carsten Bachmeyer. It came 20th in the Open Built Environment/Architecture category. Photograph: Carsten Bachmeyer/The 11th Epson International Pano Awards

This amazing picture of a lightning strike over Porto, Portugal, was taken by UK photographer Mara Leite. Photograph: Mara Leite/The 11th Epson International Pano Awards

This image won the first place, Open - Built Environment/Architecture in Collie, Australia. Photograph: Colin Leonhardt/The 11th Epson International Pano Awards

This image won the Highest Scoring Aerial Image and was shot in Iceland. Photograph: Manish Mamtani/The 11th Epson International Pano Awards

This image was the highest scoring IVRPA member in any category. Photograph: Pietro Madaschi/The 11th Epson International Pano Awards

This incredible shot was taken by 33-year-old photographer Alessandro Cantarelli, from Rome, 9,000ft up in the Italian Dolomites, with the moon illuminating the Three Peaks of Lavaredo. Photograph: Alessandro Cantarelli/The 11th Epson International Pano Awards

A stunning shot by Austrian amateur photographer Stefan Thaler of a fog-enveloped Civita di Bagnoregio - a hilltop village in central Italy. Photograph: Stefan Thaler/The 11th Epson International Pano Awards

The Hall Of Buddha photographed in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. Photograph: Tien Sang Kok/The 11th Epson International Pano Awards

This stunning image was photographed on the coast of the Barents Sea in Russia's Murmansk region. Photograph: Vitaliy Novikov/The 11th Epson International Pano Awards

A stunning image of Lake Bled in Slovenia by German photographer Carsten Bachmeyer. Photograph: Carsten Bachmeyer/The 11th Epson International Pano Awards

This image called Dot Matrix was shot in London, England. Photograph: Mathew Browne/The 11th Epson International Pano Awards

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