Landscape Award April 2022


  • color aerial landscape photograph of water formation. in southern Brazil by Kevin Krautgartner

    Winning Photographer Kevin Krautgartner

    Winning Photographer Kevin Krautgartner

    Title: “Reef Shapes” - Southern Brazil
    From "Art of Water", an aerial photography journey showcasing some of the world's most beautiful, surreal, and unique landscapes which were formed by water. Experience the element in all its diversity, colorfulness, an abundance of form, and fragile beauty and aesthetics. The interplay of colors turns oceans, rivers, and lakes into unique works of art. The landscape photographs blur the boundaries between natural and man-made water colorations. © Kevin Krautgartner
  • color aerial landscape photograph of sand dunes in Namibia by Brooke Holm

    Second Prize Brooke Holm

    Second Prize Brooke Holm

    “Namibia from above” - Namibia
    "I traveled to Namibia to seek out the oldest desert in the world, the Namib Sand Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, the tallest sand dunes tower hundreds of meters into the sky. From dawn until dusk the colors of the dunes shift with the sun in stunning gradients of burnt reds and dusty pinks. From this perspective, the dunes bear a resemblance to the human form, an array of fleshy tones blending and cascading in symphony, bringing to mind our complicated relationship with Nature and its magnetic pull on the human subconscious." © Brooke Holm
  • color landscape photograph of the Dolomite mountains in the Italian Alps by Nicolò Taborra

    Third Prize Nicolò Taborra

    Third Prize Nicolò Taborra

    “Aerial view of mine” - Dolomites, Italy
    In the late summer afternoons, sunlight during the sunset is very soft and creates a soft color pallet over the Dolomite mountains in the Italian Alps.⁠ © Nicolò Taborra
  • color aerial landscape photograph of pink salt pools in Salt Lake City, USA by Laurel Anderson

    Finalist Laurel Anderson

    Finalist Laurel Anderson

    “Pink Pools” - Salt Lake City, USA
    The unexpected beauty of industry outside Salt Lake City. © Laurel Anderson
  • color landscape photograph of a wild sea at night in Norway by Deryk Baumgaertner

    Finalist Deryk Baumgaertner

    Finalist Deryk Baumgaertner

    “The Perfect Storm” - Norway
    A scene like from the movie “The Perfect Storm”. The wild sea with hurricane-like and very cold winds, the whipping snow, and the northern lights shimmering through for a short time represented a combination of situations that you will probably only experience very rarely. © Deryk Baumgaertner
  • color aerial landscape photograph of Yuanyang Rice Terraces, Yunnan, China by Florian Delalee

    Finalist Florian Delalee

    Finalist Florian Delalee

    “Millennium Man Shaped landscape” - Yuanyang Rice Terraces, Yunnan, China
    Yuanyang's terraces are in the south of the Ailao Mountains in China's Yunnan province. For generations, the local Hani people built terraces on hillsides with slopes between 15 and 75 degrees. The terraced fields stretch across Honghe, Yuanyang, Luchun, and Jinping counties south of Honghe — 'the Red River'. © Florian Delalee
  • color aerial landscape photograph of Icelandic rivers by Anderson Cunha de Sao Sabas

    Finalist Anderson Cunha de Sao Sabas

    Finalist Anderson Cunha de Sao Sabas

    “Lungs” - Iceland⁠
    "As seen from above, Iceland's rivers form various abstract shapes and structures. Whenever I look this picture, I see a lung. Maybe you'll see something else." © Anderson Cunha de Sao Sabas
  • color landscape photograph of the Larung Gar Buddhist Academy in Sichuan, China by Attila Balogh

    Finalist Attila Balogh

    Finalist Attila Balogh

    “Larung Gar” - Sichuan, China
    Located in the Sichuan province, The Larung Gar Buddhist Academy is the world’s largest monastery and highest slum, home to around 4,000 monks and nuns. © Attila Balogh
  • black and white landscape photograph of Aiguilles d’Arves mountains in France by Yann Calonne

    Finalist Yann Calonne

    Finalist Yann Calonne

    “Majestic” - Aiguilles d’Arves, France
    Always in awe of the mountains, feeling like being small and insignificant compared to these majestic giants of ice and rocks. The North face of the Aiguilles d’Arves (3500m) located in the Maurienne valley. In the heart of the French Alps, the Maurienne Valley was the ancestral passage between France and Italy. © Yann Calonne
  • color landscape photograph of mountains in Preikestolen, Norway by Samuel Hardwick

    Finalist Samuel Hardwick

    Finalist Samuel Hardwick

    “Preikestolen” - Preikestolen, Norway
    Surrounding mountains in Preikestolen, Norway. © Samuel Hardwick

Finalists

Jury's Feedback

  • Color photo of Kai Hornung photographing in Iceland
    © Kai Hornung

    Judge: Kai Hornung

    Kai Hornung is a landscape and fine art photographer based in Hanover, Germany. He has won several international awards and his work has been frequently published in magazines such as National Geographic, GEO, Elements, and Condé Nast.

    Making images that have the ability to “sing” is what he aims for. Be it the grand and dramatic, or the small and abstract moments in which he quiets the chaos that surrounds us. Kai Hornung also writes on landscape photography and regularly conducts photography workshops.

Carlo Demicheli
© Carlo Demicheli
color photo of a boy in a train in India by Jose Carpintero
© Jose Carpintero

Current Theme:
Travel Deadline: 31 August 2022

Competition Judge: STEVE MCCURRY

When traveling, the only way to discover the rhythm of life of a place is to experience it. Each place we visit has its own particular look, ambiance, and atmosphere. Understanding its people, customs and traditions is vital and there’s always something unique to capture.

This summer we want to see images that communicate the life of a place in all its splendor and trigger our memories. Whatever the subject may be: Street, Portrait, Landscape, Documentary… We want to share your journey, visually and intellectually – Let’s travel together!


1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400

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