Landscape Photo Contest Winners Capture Earth’s Diversified and Mesmerizing Beauty

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Christian Fletcher

The International Landscape Photographer of the Year  is a new global competition purely for the showcase of landscape photography. They have recently announced winners list for their first contest, which awarded prizes for the best photographer as well as the best single landscape photo.

Australian landscape photographer Christian Fletcher got the first place with a cash prize of US $5000, a bespoke copy of the International Landscape Photographer of the Year book printed by Momento, and a trophy. Christian documented industrial impacts on the landscape. Fletcher said of his photos:

“My aim was to produce striking images from the air that had an industrial theme. I am concerned about the path we are heading down. By showing what is beyond the view of most of the public, I hoped to create a conversation about why we are heading down that path and if it is necessary… As a photographer I feel it is my duty to capture the world we live in, be it pristine wilderness or industrial oblivion. Both are inspiring in a photographic sense but only one is sustainable.”

In second place was Tom Putt and third place Will Dielenberg, both from Australia. The contest was operated by an Australian web company and over 2200 entries were considered by a panel of five judges. Check out the winners’ photos below, and view the top 101 photos here.

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First Prize International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014: Christian Fletcher of Australia. Mining from the air near Kalgoorlie, Australia / Christian Fletcher
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First Prize International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014: Christian Fletcher of Australia. Photo taken near Kwinana, Australia./ Christian Fletcher

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First Prize International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014: Christian Fletcher of Australia. Photo taken during a flight over the Fremantle area near Perth, Western Australia. / Christian Fletcher

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First Prize International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014: Christian Fletcher of Australia. Bauxite Mine, Collie, Australia. / Christian Fletcher

 

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The 2014 Fuzzy Water Award: Ted Grambeau of Australia / Ted Grambeau

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The 2014 Lone Tree Award: Mark Seawell of Germany / Mark Seawell

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Third Place International Landscape Photograph of the Year 2014: Bas Meelker of the Netherlands. Photo taken at Lake IJsselmeer, the Netherlands. / Bas Meelker

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The 2014 Sunset Award: Marcos Furer of Argentina / Marcos Furer

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Second Place International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014: Tom Putt of Australia / Tom Putt

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Second Place International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014: Tom Putt of Australia. Photo taken in Iceland. / Tom Putt

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Second Place International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014: Tom Putt of Australia /Tom Putt

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The 2014 Jetty Award: David Anderson of Australia / David Anderson

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First Prize International Landscape Photograph of the Year 2014: Craig Parry of Australia. Photo taken after a bushfire in Lennox Head, Australia. / Craig Parry