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IN PICS | Top shots in the International Landscape Photography Awards

Out of more than 3,800 entries, these are the spectacular images chosen as the best for 2020

21 November 2020 - 07:30 By Elizabeth Sleith
Magical Night, Norway, Tromsø.
Magical Night, Norway, Tromsø.
Image: Kelvin Yuen

The winners of the seventh annual International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards have been revealed, showcasing 101 incredible landscape photos taken all over the world.  

Professional and amateur photographers around the globe were invited to enter the competition, which every year collects the top images into a book, which is available online and can be bought in hardcover.  

Out of more than 3,800 entries, here are some that were chosen as the best for 2020:

International Landscape Photographer of the Year

The International Landscape Photographer of the Year title recognises the skill and discipline it takes to consistently capture outstanding images. This is the major prize and the winner is chosen based on a portfolio of four images, rather than just one.

This year's winner is Kelvin Yueng of Hong Kong, who won with these four — the image above and the three below.

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, US.
Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, US.
Image: Kelvin Yuen
Flow, Highland, Scotland.
Flow, Highland, Scotland.
Image: Kelvin Yuen
Alien Landscape, Dolomites, Italy.
Alien Landscape, Dolomites, Italy.
Image: Kelvin Yuen

International Landscape Photograph of the Year

This is the competition's second major prize, awarded for a single spectacular shot. Below is this year's winner, taken by Kai Hornung of Germany.

Life Stream, Highlands, Iceland.
Life Stream, Highlands, Iceland.
Image: Kai Hornung

Special Awards                

This is a series of special awards based on popular landscape themes. The themes change every year — “to keep things interesting”, the organisers say.

Dark and Moody Award:

Primordial Echoes, Morton National Park, Australia.
Primordial Echoes, Morton National Park, Australia.
Image: Grant Galbraith

Amazing Aerial Award:

Cuejdel Lake, Romania, just before the complete frost.
Cuejdel Lake, Romania, just before the complete frost.
Image: Gheorghe Popa

Snow & Ice Award:

Nordland, Northern Norway.
Nordland, Northern Norway.
Image: Hong Jen Chiang

Night Sky Award:

Spinning Time, Sohra, Mehgalaya, India
Spinning Time, Sohra, Mehgalaya, India
Image: Himadri BhuyanIndia

Incredible Horizon Award:

Dunes, Death Valley National Park, California, US.
Dunes, Death Valley National Park, California, US.
Image: Evan Will