The International Landscape Photographer of the Year contest has just announced its 2019 winners, and their pics are the perfect reminders of just how diverse and beautiful our Mother Earth really is.

This year, the competition had 3,403 entries from 840 participants. The cut-off score this year was 85.2%, but the organizers said there were hundreds of images scoring above 80% which could happily sit alongside the best photos in the book they're publishing this year.

After carefully reviewing all of the submitted landscape photos, the six photo contest judges, including last year’s winner, Adam Gibbs, determined that Oleg Ershov from Russia was to be named the International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2019 while Magali Chesnel from France took home The International Landscape Photograph of the Year award.

More info: internationallandscapephotographer.com

#1

Antorno Lake, Dolomiti, Italy By Miller Yao

Antorno Lake, Dolomiti, Italy By Miller Yao

Miller Yao Report

Kim Lee
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Absolutely beautiful. Looks like a set piece from 'Lord of the Rings'

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"There is $10,000 in cash prizes in the photography awards for the best Photograph of the Year (single shot, 1st, 2nd, 3rd) and best Photographer of the Year (portfolio of four photographs, 1st, 2nd, 3rd), and there are five special subject awards (Wildlife in Landscape, Abstract Aerial, Snow & Ice, Lone Tree, Heavenly Cloud) which receive a one-meter print from the high-end photo lab and framer, Created For Life," the organizers explained. "All 11 winners of the photography contest receive a physical copy of the annual Awards book, proudly printed by Momento Pro."

#2

Eastern Sierra, California, USA By Carlos Cuervo

Eastern Sierra, California, USA By Carlos Cuervo

Carlos Cuervo Report

The landscape photography entries presented for judging had to be photographic in origin (taken with a camera) but there were no limits on post-production. This means the participants were allowed to use HDR, tone mapping, cloning, composites, stitching, focus-stacking, etc. The only rule was that all post-production must've been the work of that particular photographer. They couldn't have someone else edit or work on their images.

#3

Page, Arizona, USA By Craig Bill

Page, Arizona, USA By Craig Bill

Craig Bill Report

#4

Madeira, Portugal, By Anke Butawitsch

Madeira, Portugal, By Anke Butawitsch

Anke Butawitsch Report

#5

Second Place: Bonaire, Dutch Carribean By Sander Grefte

Second Place: Bonaire, Dutch Carribean By Sander Grefte

Sander Grefte Report

Kim Aroeman
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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It is where I live! These are salt mountains.

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#6

Second Place: Badain Jaran Desert, China By Yang Guang

Second Place: Badain Jaran Desert, China By Yang Guang

Yang Guang Report

Kim Lee
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That cloud is both cute and menacing at the same time. Absolutely beautifully framed

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#7

Hangandifoss, Iceland By Kai Hornung

Hangandifoss, Iceland By Kai Hornung

Kai Hornung Report

#8

Third Place: Sharqiya Sands Desert, Oman By Peter Adam Hoszang

Third Place: Sharqiya Sands Desert, Oman By Peter Adam Hoszang

Peter Adam Hoszang Report

Zara VP
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The Aladdin theme song started playing in my head

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#9

Hoh Rainforest, Washington, USA By Blake Randall

Hoh Rainforest, Washington, USA By Blake Randall

Blake Randall Report

Sterrinatu
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My favorite place! It's amazing, if you haven't been you must go!

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#10

Slovenia By Jaka Ivancic

Slovenia By Jaka Ivancic

Jaka Ivancic Report

Mascha Claessens
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Never seen this landscape in winter, wow! (but it's gorgeous in summer as well, absolutely breathtaking :) There's still so much to see in Europe...).

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#11

Third Place: Grizzly Lake, Yukon, Canada By Blake Randall

Third Place: Grizzly Lake, Yukon, Canada By Blake Randall

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Liesa Yopp
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So ominous looking, like something from a vampire movie.

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#12

Second Place: Badain Jaran Desert, China By Yang Guang

Second Place: Badain Jaran Desert, China By Yang Guang

Yang Guang Report

Kim Lee
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Where the snow and sand exist together

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#13

Barents Sea, Teriberka, Russia By Sergey Semenov

Barents Sea, Teriberka, Russia By Sergey Semenov

Sergey Semenov Report

Lisa Salchak
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This almost looks apocalyptic. It would make a good book cover for a apocalyptic dystopia.

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#14

The Snow And Ice Award: Central Balkan, Bulgaria By Veselin Atanasov

The Snow And Ice Award: Central Balkan, Bulgaria By Veselin Atanasov

Veselin Atanasov Report

#15

Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile By Yuekai Du

Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile By Yuekai Du

Yuekai Du Report

#16

The Heavenly Cloud Award: Pacex Rocket Exhaust Plume, Sierra Nevada, California, USA By Brandon Yoshizawa

The Heavenly Cloud Award: Pacex Rocket Exhaust Plume, Sierra Nevada, California, USA By Brandon Yoshizawa

Brandon Yoshizawa Report

Kim Lee
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Living in California, I can attest that these are very alien to see in the sky in person. When SpaceX was testing their rockets for the first few times, people here were panicking and reporting UFO sightings and possible invasions.

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#17

Lençóis Maranhenses, Brazil By Ignacio Palacios

Lençóis Maranhenses, Brazil By Ignacio Palacios

Ignacio Palacios Report

Hermione Granger
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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow I love how big this scene is compared to the one palm tree!

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#18

Wangu Falls, Northern Taiwan By Kuo Zei Yang

Wangu Falls, Northern Taiwan By Kuo Zei Yang

Kuo Zei Yang Report

#19

Floe Lake, Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada By Matt Jackisch

Floe Lake, Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada By Matt Jackisch

Matt Jackisch Report

#20

The Lone Tree Award: Madeira, Portugal By Anke Butawitsch

The Lone Tree Award: Madeira, Portugal By Anke Butawitsch

Anke Butawitsch Report

#21

Bromo Volcano National Park, Indonesia By Tony Wang

Bromo Volcano National Park, Indonesia By Tony Wang

Tony Wang Report

miten sasmita
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Been there. It is truly breathtaking. Lots of small volcanoes on a fast sand sea.

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#22

Winner: Fleswick Bay, England By Oleg Ershov

Winner: Fleswick Bay, England By Oleg Ershov

Oleg Ershov Report

#23

Bronte Beach, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia By Gergo Rugli

Bronte Beach, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia By Gergo Rugli

Gergo Rugli Report

#24

Tumpak Sewu Waterfall, Indonesia By Tony Wang

Tumpak Sewu Waterfall, Indonesia By Tony Wang

Tony Wang Report

Kim Lee
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fun Fact: It takes an hour to hike to any viewpoint position in the canyon.

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#25

The Wildlife In Landscape Award: West Mongolia By Ricardo Da Cunha

The Wildlife In Landscape Award: West Mongolia By Ricardo Da Cunha

Ricardo Da Cunha Report

Kim Lee
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great lighting control and white balance here. Love that you can see the various layers of snow and feel the depth

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#26

Kaohsiung, Taiwan By Peng-Gang Fang

Kaohsiung, Taiwan By Peng-Gang Fang

Peng-Gang Fang Report

#27

North Caineville Mesa, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA By Armand Sarlangue

North Caineville Mesa, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA By Armand Sarlangue

Armand Sarlangue Report

#28

Winner: Bláfellsá, Iceland By Oleg Ershov

Winner: Bláfellsá, Iceland By Oleg Ershov

Oleg Ershov Report

#29

Kimberley, Western Australia By Mat Beetson

Kimberley, Western Australia By Mat Beetson

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#30

Mount Baker, Washington, United States By Matt Jackisch

Mount Baker, Washington, United States By Matt Jackisch

Matt Jackisch Report

Note: this post originally had 88 images. It’s been shortened to the top 30 images based on user votes.