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These mind-boggling snaps triumphed at the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards

From fairytale hill snaps to eerie caves, these are the year’s best landscape photographs

Ed Cunningham
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Ed Cunningham
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The best landscape photography doesn’t just capture a natural environment in a single frame (though that’s a bit of a given). The finest landscape shots are also really varied: they can range from spectacular shots of mountains or forests to mesmerising environmental patterns.

The International Landscape Photographer of the Year awards celebrate those kinds of landscape photos, featuring some of the most boggling and captivating wide-angle shots of the year. Like the above snap, for instance, which was taken by Tony Wang in Sichuan, China, and features some marvellously textured green hills under a shimmering rainbow. It’s positively fairytale-esque.

The 2022 International Landscape Photographer of the Year awards in 2022 shortlisted 101 photographs of note. You can find out more about those here (and check out the official eBook). In the meantime, here are a few of our favourites.

‘Flooded Cave’ by Martin Broen

The 9th International Landscape Photographer of the Year
Photograph: Martin Broen / The 9th International Landscape Photographer of the Year / http://www.internationallandscapephotographer.com

‘Dusk of the Alpine’ by Mitja Kobal

The 9th International Landscape Photographer of the Year
Photograph: Mitja Kobal / The 9th International Landscape Photographer of the Year / http://www.internationallandscapephotographer.com

‘Rhythm of Life’ Liu Bai

The 9th International Landscape Photographer of the Year
Photograph: Liu Bai / The 9th International Landscape Photographer of the Year / http://www.internationallandscapephotographer.com

‘The Network’ by Ghoerghe Popa

The 9th International Landscape Photographer of the Year
Photograph: Ghoerghe Popa / The 9th International Landscape Photographer of the Year / http://www.internationallandscapephotographer.com

‘Project Green Glow’ by Daniel Laan

The 9th International Landscape Photographer of the Year
Photograph: Daniel Laan / The 9th International Landscape Photographer of the Year / http://www.internationallandscapephotographer.com

‘Andes Interior’ by Benjamin Briones

The 9th International Landscape Photographer of the Year
Photograph: Benjamin Briones / The 9th International Landscape Photographer of the Year / http://www.internationallandscapephotographer.com

‘Brisa Suave’ by Benjamin Briones

The 9th International Landscape Photographer of the Year
Photograph: Benjamin Briones / The 9th International Landscape Photographer of the Year / http://www.internationallandscapephotographer.com

‘Grandi Conversion’ by Benjamin Briones

The 9th International Landscape Photographer of the Year
Photograph: Benjamin Briones / The 9th International Landscape Photographer of the Year / http://www.internationallandscapephotographer.com

‘After the Snowstorm’ by Tony Wang 

The 9th International Landscape Photographer of the Year
Photograph: Tony Wang / The 9th International Landscape Photographer of the Year / http://www.internationallandscapephotographer.com

‘Summer Window’ by Max Rive

The 9th International Landscape Photographer of the Year
Photograph: Max Rive / The 9th International Landscape Photographer of the Year / http://www.internationallandscapephotographer.com

Did you see that these fascinating shots triumphed at the Historic Photographer of the Year Awards?

Plus: these spellbinding shots won at the Natural Landscape Photography Awards.

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