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

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Kim Lee
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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B
Community Member
1 year ago

Groot's grandad.

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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

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tuzdayschild
Community Member
1 year ago

Amy Pond's bedroom wall

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#4

Madeira, Portugal, By Anke Butawitsch

Madeira, Portugal, By Anke Butawitsch

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Kim Lee
Community Member
1 year ago

Reminds me of a fairy tale

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#5

Second Place: Bonaire, Dutch Carribean By Sander Grefte

Second Place: Bonaire, Dutch Carribean By Sander Grefte

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Kim Aroeman
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

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

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Kim Lee
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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Water Bottle
Community Member
1 year ago

The contrast against the bird pleases me

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#8

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

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

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Zara VP
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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Sterrinatu
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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Mascha Claessens
Community Member
1 year ago

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
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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Kim Lee
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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Lisa Salchak
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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Kenny Kulbiski
Community Member
1 year ago

Beyond the Wall.

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#15

Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile By Yuekai Du

Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile By Yuekai Du

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Ashley Maurer
Community Member
1 year ago

IT LOOKS LIKE A PETRIFIED SEA MONSTER

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#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

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Kim Lee
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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Hermione Granger
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

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

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Andres Tejeda
Community Member
1 year ago

looks like a fairy tale forest.

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#19

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

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

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Kim Lee
Community Member
1 year ago

Breathtaking!

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#20

The Lone Tree Award: Madeira, Portugal By Anke Butawitsch

The Lone Tree Award: Madeira, Portugal By Anke Butawitsch

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Annette Christopherson
Community Member
1 year ago

The Host.

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#21

Bromo Volcano National Park, Indonesia By Tony Wang

Bromo Volcano National Park, Indonesia By Tony Wang

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miten sasmita
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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elfin
Community Member
1 year ago

Waiting for it to hatch.

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#23

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

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

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Anna Miller
Community Member
1 year ago

Look like a painting

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#24

Tumpak Sewu Waterfall, Indonesia By Tony Wang

Tumpak Sewu Waterfall, Indonesia By Tony Wang

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Kim Lee
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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Kim Lee
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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Colleen Garland
Community Member
1 year ago

Fascinating.

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#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

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So_Long_And_Thanks_For_All_The_Fish
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh my God the colours in the sky are so beautiful!

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#28

Winner: Bláfellsá, Iceland By Oleg Ershov

Winner: Bláfellsá, Iceland By Oleg Ershov

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Catlady6000
Community Member
1 year ago

Frozen water? Or dragon skin?

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#29

Kimberley, Western Australia By Mat Beetson

Kimberley, Western Australia By Mat Beetson

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rai mei
Community Member
1 year ago

wait... what am I looking at?

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#30

Mount Baker, Washington, United States By Matt Jackisch

Mount Baker, Washington, United States By Matt Jackisch

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Annette Christopherson
Community Member
1 year ago

Peace of Winter.

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#31

Walakiri Beach, Sumba Islands, Indonisia By Sarah Wouters

Walakiri Beach, Sumba Islands, Indonisia By Sarah Wouters

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#32

Mount Rainier, Washington, USA By Greg Boratyn

Mount Rainier, Washington, USA By Greg Boratyn

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Jerry Stover
Community Member
1 year ago

Been there in September and there are still wildflowers- Beautiful and peaceful.

#33

Iceland By Tom Putt

Iceland By Tom Putt

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#34

Killcare Heights, Australia By Tony Law

Killcare Heights, Australia By Tony Law

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Jerry Stover
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow- can't believe this didn't win.

#35

Lincoln’s Rock, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia By Benjamin Maze

Lincoln’s Rock, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia By Benjamin Maze

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Hanna
Community Member
1 year ago

STUNNING!!

#36

North East Greenland National Park, Greenland By Craig Mcgowan

North East Greenland National Park, Greenland By Craig Mcgowan

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#37

Biei, Hokkaido, Japan By Craig Mcgowan

Biei, Hokkaido, Japan By Craig Mcgowan

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#38

Badlands, Utah, USA By David Swindler

Badlands, Utah, USA By David Swindler

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Dawn Ours
Community Member
1 year ago

Life finds a way

#39

Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland By Patrick Hertzog

Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland By Patrick Hertzog

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
1 year ago

Doorway to a magical world!

#40

Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California, USA By Helder Silva

Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California, USA By Helder Silva

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Dawn Ours
Community Member
1 year ago

I Like it ...I'd live in that

#41

Torres Del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile By Rodrigo Viveros

Torres Del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile By Rodrigo Viveros

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#42

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA By Stas Bartnikas

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA By Stas Bartnikas

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Spikey Bunny
Community Member
1 year ago

A beautiful eye!

#43

Southeast Alaska, USA By Weihao Pan

Southeast Alaska, USA By Weihao Pan

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Dawn Ours
Community Member
1 year ago

Beautiful and a bit terrifying

#44

Southern USA By Thorsten Scheuermann

Southern USA By Thorsten Scheuermann

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Kim Lee
Community Member
1 year ago

The beautiful bayous of home. In the early mornings, because of the high humidity, the bayous of Louisiana have a fog that rises up and hangs around the trees. The 'Fall' colors here are usually found in the Northern/Central Louisiana areas

#45

Stanley Park, Bc, Canada By Blake Randall

Stanley Park, Bc, Canada By Blake Randall

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Hermione Granger
Community Member
1 year ago

Straight from the forbidden forest!

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#46

Cozia National Park, Romania By Daniel Mîrlea

Cozia National Park, Romania By Daniel Mîrlea

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Jerry Stover
Community Member
1 year ago

Fantastic, even without the goat

#47

Monte Fitz Roy, Patagonia, Argentina By Yuekai Du

Monte Fitz Roy, Patagonia, Argentina By Yuekai Du

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Dawn Ours
Community Member
1 year ago

the redhorn gate Lord of the Rings ? makes me smile

#48

Central Utah Badlands, USA By Armand Sarlangue

Central Utah Badlands, USA By Armand Sarlangue

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#49

Pink Salt Lake, Kalbarri, Western Australia By Mat Beetson

Pink Salt Lake, Kalbarri, Western Australia By Mat Beetson

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#50

Polar Park, Bardu, Northern Norway By Daniel Laan

Polar Park, Bardu, Northern Norway By Daniel Laan

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#51

Nambung National Park, Western Australia By Dylan Fox

Nambung National Park, Western Australia By Dylan Fox

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YsaPur
Community Member
1 year ago

Truly scary.

#52

Sierras, California, USA By Greg Stokesbury

Sierras, California, USA By Greg Stokesbury

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#53

Goatfell, Cìr Mhòr And Beinn Tarsuinn, Isle Of Arran, Scotland By Grzegorz Piechowicz

Goatfell, Cìr Mhòr And Beinn Tarsuinn, Isle Of Arran, Scotland By Grzegorz Piechowicz

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Zara VP
Community Member
1 year ago

Very Lord of the Rings-ish. Love it!

#54

Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile By Leonardo Papèra

Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile By Leonardo Papèra

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#55

Vestrahorn, Iceland By Nico Rinaldi

Vestrahorn, Iceland By Nico Rinaldi

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#56

Kvalvika Beach, Lofoten, Norway By Rafal R. Nebelski

Kvalvika Beach, Lofoten, Norway By Rafal R. Nebelski

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#57

Sandy Point, Broome, Western Australia By Chris De Blank

Sandy Point, Broome, Western Australia By Chris De Blank

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#58

Badlands, Utah, USA By David Swindler

Badlands, Utah, USA By David Swindler

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#59

Lofoten Islands, Norway By Rowena English

Lofoten Islands, Norway By Rowena English

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Hermione Granger
Community Member
1 year ago

I love this one! Wish it were higher.

#60

Deadvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia By Tomasz Szpila

Deadvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia By Tomasz Szpila

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#61

Third Place: Ramshead Tor, Kosciuszko, New South Wales, Australia By Blake Randall

Third Place: Ramshead Tor, Kosciuszko, New South Wales, Australia By Blake Randall

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#62

Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland By Patrick Hertzog

Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland By Patrick Hertzog

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#63

Death Valley National Park, California, USA By Greg Boratyn

Death Valley National Park, California, USA By Greg Boratyn

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#64

Retezat National Park, Romania By Lazar Ovidiu

Retezat National Park, Romania By Lazar Ovidiu

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#65

The Highlands, Iceland By Marco Grassi

The Highlands, Iceland By Marco Grassi

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#66

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

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

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
1 year ago

That looks like a painting!

#67

Reyinisdrangar Rocks, Iceland By Peter Svoboda

Reyinisdrangar Rocks, Iceland By Peter Svoboda

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#68

Badain Jaran Desert, China By Yang Guang

Badain Jaran Desert, China By Yang Guang

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#69

Kackar Mountains, Rize, Turkey By Aytek Çetin

Kackar Mountains, Rize, Turkey By Aytek Çetin

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#70

Icelandic Interior, Iceland.by James Rushforth

Icelandic Interior, Iceland.by James Rushforth

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Jerry Stover
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow

#71

Iceland By Tom Putt

Iceland By Tom Putt

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#72

Winner: Gruissan, France By Magali Chesnel

Winner: Gruissan, France By Magali Chesnel

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Kim Lee
Community Member
1 year ago

Salt mines?

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#73

The Abstract Aerial Award: Lençóis Maranhenses, Brazil By Ignacio Palacios

The Abstract Aerial Award: Lençóis Maranhenses, Brazil By Ignacio Palacios

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Kim Lee
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a beautiful flower carved into the landscape.

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#74

Ramshead Tor, Kosciuszko, New South Wales, Australia By Benjamin Maze

Ramshead Tor, Kosciuszko, New South Wales, Australia By Benjamin Maze

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Kim Lee
Community Member
1 year ago

Skyrim!

#75

River Delta, Iceland By Kevin Krautgartner

River Delta, Iceland By Kevin Krautgartner

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