See the breathtaking winners from the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2020

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By Luke Rix-Standing, PA

From the landscape paintings of Constable to the poetry of the Ancient Greeks, the beauty of the natural world has inspired Earth’s greatest artists and writers for longer than history can record.

Today, it’s doing the same for photographers, and the seventh annual International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards challenged snappers to present our planet at its best. Over 3,800 entries flooded in from all over the world, and the 101 top-ranking images will feature in a book showcasing the best of 2020’s efforts.

These are our favourite shots, from the peaks of the Swiss Alps to the depressions of Death Valley…

The Life And The Volcano by Isabella Tabacchi – Kamchatka, Russia

(Isabella Tabacchi/International Landscape Photographer of the Year/PA)

Yin And Yang by Gheorghe Popa – Lake Cuejdel, Romania

(Gheorghe Popa/International Landscape Photographer of the Year/PA)

Secret Valley by Miller Yao – Java, Indonesia

(Miller Yao/International Landscape Photographer of the Year/PA)

Jurassic World by Miller Yao – Java, Indonesia

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(Miller Yao/International Landscape Photographer of the Year/PA)

Chaos Over Kansas by Frederic Couzinier – Winona, Kansas

(Frederic Couzinier/International Landscape Photographer of the Year/PA)

Northern Forest by Zhu Xiao – Kola Peninsula, Russia

(Zhu Xiao/International Landscape Photographer of the Year/PA)

Manhattan by Laurent Lacroix – New Mexico

(Laurent Lacroix/International Landscape Photographer of the Year/PA)

Sprout by Shashank Khanna – Fremont, California

(Shashank Khanna/International Landscape Photographer of the Year/PA)

Window To The Past by Roksolyana Hilevych – Pollino National Park, Italy 

(Roksolyana Hilevych/International Landscape Photographer of the Year/PA)

The Roots Of Eternity by Isabella Tabacchi – Zermatt, Switzerland

(Isabella Tabacchi/International Landscape Photographer of the Year/PA)

First Light In The Adirondacks by Nikhil Nagane – New York State

(Nikhil Nagane/International Landscape Photographer of the Year/PA)

Life Stream by Kai Hornung – The Highlands, Iceland

(Kai Hornung/International Landscape Photographer of the Year/PA)

Finding A Way by Nate Merz – Gochang, South Korea

(Nate Merz/International Landscape Photographer of the Year/PA)

Spring Symphony by Wayne Suggs – Organ Mountains, New Mexico

(Wayne Suggs/International Landscape Photographer of the Year/PA)

Evening Reflection by Christopher Anderson – Scoresby Sound, Greenland 

(Christopher Anderson/International Landscape Photographer of the Year/PA)

Agricultural Art by Paola Crocetta – Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy

(Paola Crocetta/International Landscape Photographer of the Year/PA)

Hintersee On Fire by Alexander Leuterbach – Berchtesgaden National Park, Germany

(Alexander Leuterbach/International Landscape Photographer of the Year/PA)

El Bufadero by Ivan Miljak – Tenerife, Spain

(Ivan Miljak/International Landscape Photographer of the Year/PA)

Ibex Dunes by Evan Will – Death Valley National Park, California

(Evan Will/International Landscape Photographer of the Year/PA)

Coast Of New Zealand by Sergey Aleshchenko – Motukiekie Beach, New Zealand

(Sergey Aleshchenko/International Landscape Photographer of the Year/PA)

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