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Breathtaking Winners of the 2019 International Landscape Photographer of the Year Contest

International Landscape Photograph of the Year Contest

Bonaire, Dutch Carribean by Sander Grefte (Netherlands), Second Place, The International Landscape Photograph of the Year 2019.

Nearly 850 landscape photographers from around the world submitted their best work to the 2019 International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. The expert panel of judges, which includes last year’s winner, narrowed a field of 3,400 images to select the best portfolio and single photograph. In the end, it was Russian photographer Oleg Ershov who took home the top prize for his incredible range of landscape photography from England and Iceland.

Ershov beat Chinese photographer Yang Guang, who had an impressive showing with his collection of images from the Badain Jaran Desert. The best single image was awarded to French photographer Magali Chesnel for her aerial photo of the salt marshes in Grussain, France. Several special awards were also handed out for the best single photos that excelled in the following categories: Snow and Ice, Abstract Aerial, Wildlife in Nature, Lone Tree, and Heavenly Cloud.

All of the winners, as well as the top 101 finalists, show just how diverse landscape photography can be. Brandon Yoshizawa’s photograph of the SpaceX rocket’s smoke plume hovering over mountains demonstrates man’s impact on the environment, while Peter Adam Hoszang’s stunning photograph of Oman’s Sharqiya Sands Desert at night highlights the quiet power of nature untouched.

The top three winners for best portfolio and single image divided a cash prize of $10,000, while the special category winners each received a one meter framed print. All of the top 101 finalists will have their work featured in the annual International Landscape Photographer of the Year book, which is produced by Momento Pro.

Here are the incredible winners of the 2019 International Landscape Photographer of the Year contest.

Badain Jaran Desert, China

Badain Jaran Desert, China by Yang Guang (China), Second Place, The International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2019.

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Bláfellsá, Iceland by Oleg Ershov (Russian Federation), Winner, The International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2019.

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Gruissan, France by Magali Chesnel (France), Winner, The International Landscape Photograph of the Year 2019.

Sharqiya Sands Desert in Oman at Night

Sharqiya Sands Desert, Oman by Peter Adam Hoszang (Hungary), Third Place, The International Landscape Photograph of the Year 2019.

Plume of Smoke from SpaceX Rocket

SpaceX rocket exhaust plume, Sierra Nevada, California, USA by Brandon Yoshizawa (United States), The Heavenly Cloud Award 2019.

Mountain Landscape

Grizzly Lake, Yukon, Canada by Blake Randall (Canada), Third Place, The International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2019.

Abstract Aerial Photography

Lençóis Maranhenses, Brazil by Ignacio Palacios (Australia), The Abstract Aerial Award 2019.

Landscape of West Mongolia

West Mongolia by Ricardo Da Cunha (Australia), The Wildlife in Landscape Award 2019.

Tree in Eastern Sierra California

Eastern Sierra, California, USA by Carlos Cuervo (United States), Top 100, The International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2019.

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Kimberley, Western Australia by Mat Beetson (Australia), Top 100, The International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2019.

Badain Jaran Desert, China

Badain Jaran Desert, China by Yang Guang (China), Second Place, The International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2019.

Moss Covered Tree in the Woods

Madeira, Portugal by Anke Butawitsch (Germany), The Lone Tree Award 2019.

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Fleswick Bay, England by Oleg Ershov (Russian Federation), Winner, The International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2019.

Ramshead Tor, Kosciuszko, New South Wales, Australia

Ramshead Tor, Kosciuszko, New South Wales, Australia by Blake Randall (Canada), Third Place, The International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2019.

Crashing Waves at Bronte Beach

Bronte Beach, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia by Gergo Rugli (Australia), Top 100, The International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2019.

Abstract Aerial Photography

Lençóis Maranhenses, Brazil by Ignacio Palacios (Australia)

Ice Cave at Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland

Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland by Patrick Hertzog (France), The International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2019.

Night Sky Through a Canyon in Arizona

Page, Arizona, USA by Craig Bill (United States), Top 100, The International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2019.

Snow Covered Trees in the Forest

Central Balkan, Bulgaria by Veselin Atanasov (Bulgaria), The Snow and Ice Award 2019.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.

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