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2018 International Landscape Photographer Of The Year Contest Winners and Participants

 Bask in the breathtaking glory of nature captured in 2018 all around the world. Here are some of the best award-winning and noteworthy photographs submitted to the 5th annual International Landscape Photographer Of The Year competition.

In this photo gallery, you will find everything starting from the arctic tundra blanketed in a thick cloak of snow to the golden, minimalist desert dunes, and everything in-between. Everyone will surely find a personal favorite, as the variety of locations and the range of artistic styles is endless.

1. The Photographer of the Year Winner

Author: Adam Gibbs

Location: Botanical Bay, Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

The 2018 International Landscape Photographer Of The Year Contest Botanical Bay

2.

Author: Weimin Chu

Location: Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, Indonesia

The 2018 International Landscape Photographer Of The Year Contest Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

In 2018, nearly 3.000 entries from 863 photographers competed to win the best landscape photographer award, and Canadian photographer Adam Gibbs was this year's honorary choice. Gibbs is an experiences landscape photographer, working in the industry since 1992, who managed to master a variety of styles during his extensive career.

3.

Author: Weimin Chu

Location: Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile

The 2018 International Landscape Photographer Of The Year Contest Torres Del Paine National Park

4.

Author: Daniel Laan

Location: Solbjørnvatnet, Lofoten, Norway

The 2018 International Landscape Photographer Of The Year Contest Solbjørnvatnet, Lofoten, Norway, Daniel Laan

Apart from a varied portfolio, Gibbs is known for using little-to-no post-processing and aims to capture the natural beauty of landscapes in their natural lighting. Good lighting, as he points out, is key to get the perfect shot. 

5. 2018 The Snow & Ice Award

Author: Ignacio Palacios
Location: Lapland, Finland
The 2018 International Landscape Photographer Of The Year Contest 2018 The Snow & Ice Award, Lapland, Finland, Ignacio Palacios

6.  2018 International Landscape Photograph Of The Year Winner

Author: Paul Marcellini
Location: South Eastern Usa
The 2018 International Landscape Photographer Of The Year Contest Paul Marcellini southeastern usa
Another key aspect of capturing the best possible shot is composition. Paul Marcellini, the winner of the best picture award captured the Floridian mangrove forests in perfect symmetry. The amazing contrast between the textured dark indigo tree barks and a burning red sunset reflected on the smooth surface of the water also helped create a truly impactful image.
7.
Author: Thorsten Scheuermann
Location: Southern Usa
The 2018 International Landscape Photographer Of The Year Contest Southern Usa, Thorsten Scheuermann

8.

Author:  Ignacio Palacios
Location: Gobi Desert, Mongolia
The 2018 International Landscape Photographer Of The Year Contest Gobi Desert, Mongolia, Ignacio Palacios
At other times, what defines a stunning shot is its exotic and distant location, like this photo taken in the Gobi desert in Mongolia photographed by Ignacio Palacios. To capture this amazing photo, for example, the artist had to travel to one of the largest wastelands on Earth, infamous for its extreme weather conditions with rapid temperature changes and strong howling winds.

9.

Author: Dylan Fox

Location: Paria, Utah, Usa

The 2018 International Landscape Photographer Of The Year Contest Paria, Utah, Usa, Dylan Fox

10.

Author: Matt Macpherson
Location: White Mountains National Forest, New Hampshire, Usa
The 2018 International Landscape Photographer Of The Year Contest White Mountains National Forest, New Hampshire, Usa, Matt Macpherson
But let's discuss the competition itself a little more. From the pool of 3.000 pictures, judges had to pick 101 best images of the year (a selection of which we have displayed in this article). From these best photographs, they then had to choose 2 main prizes: the Photograph of the Year and the Photographer of the Year.
11.  2018 International Landscape Photograph Of The Year 2nd Place
Author: Miles Morgan
Location: Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California, Usa
The 2018 International Landscape Photographer Of The Year Contest 2018 International Landscape Photograph Of The Year 2nd Place, Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California, Usa, Miles Morgan
12. 
Author: Daniel Trippolt
Location: Nockberge Mountains, Austria
The 2018 International Landscape Photographer Of The Year Contest Nockberge Mountains, Austria, Daniel Trippolt

The former is the best single landscape image, and the latter required a set of 4 best images to deserve the title of the best photographer. And though we agree that Marcellini and Gibbs displayed exceptional skill and vision in their work, we can't help but ponder if the definition of an amazing photo lies in the eye of the beholder, as out personal favorite is the last image in this collection.

13. 

Author: John Finney
Location: Between Waynoka And Enid, Oklahoma, Usa
The 2018 International Landscape Photographer Of The Year Contest Between Waynoka And Enid, Oklahoma, Usa, John Finney

14. 

Author: Warren Keelan
Location: South East Coast Of Australia
The 2018 International Landscape Photographer Of The Year Contest South East Coast Of Australia, Warren Keelan

15.

Author: Simone Cmoon

Location: Appenzell, Switzerland

The 2018 International Landscape Photographer Of The Year Contest Appenzell, Switzerland, Simone Cmoon
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