A decade of award-winning British landscape photography

A new book brings together the UK’s greatest landscape photographers, who have captured everything from violent seas to tranquil mountains.

Featuring more than 250 beautiful images from a hugely popular series that has sold more than 100,000 copies, this celebratory special edition will grace any coffee table. Supported by VisitBritain and Network Rail, the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition was launched Charlie Waite, one of today’s best-known landscape photographers, in 2006. The Special Edition looks back at the panels of respected judges, all big names in the photography field, that have helped him to choose winners of the sought after accolade ‘Landscape Photographer of the Year’ over the last decade.

Printed on sumptuous art paper, this special edition features everything the British landscape is renowned for – classic shots of rural countryside, rugged lochs, mountains and moorland and stark industrial scenes capturing the beauty and diversity of Britain in the 21st century. Landscape Photographer of the Year: 10 Year Special Edition is a glorious celebration of a much-loved competition and an object of desire for everyone with an interest in photography as well as those who love the British countryside.

Old Man in the Trees, Kelly Hall Tarn, Cumbria, by Chris Shepherd
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Danny MacAskill on The Inaccessible Pinnacle, Isle of Skye, Scotland, by Chris Prescott
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Mist and Reflections, Crummock Water, Cumbria, England, by Tony Bennett
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Starlings over Carmarthen, Southwest Wales, by Nigel McCall
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Ghost of Rannoch Moor, Scotland, by David Breen
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Comedy Carpet, Blackpool, Lancashire, England, by Gary Telford
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Landscape Photographer of the Year: 10 Year (Hardback)
Charlie Waite (author), AA Publishing (author)

via the guardian

Gardens At Night

This was a winner for me early on in the submission stage. Magical reflections, image full of interest, the colours are glorious, I’m glad the photographer didn’t enhance them I really like the pastel tone to the whole image. The bridge perfectly set in the composition. It’s not crystal sharp but that gives it an ethereal feel. Even the shard of light on the left adds to the image. Well done seriously jealous to have been there let alone take the picture……..

Light up in the garden of Eikando Temple by Patosan
Judge Winner
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There were a few entries of these Super Trees but this one took it with its sharpness, composition and sheer amount within the image…… This is a perfect advert for one of the worlds greatest attractions. The detail is gorgeous and I really like the close framing at the edges, great positioning of trunks and inclusion of whole circle walkway. Thank you for including it in my contest, very jealous.

Supertrees at Night by Mathew Browne
Crowd Winner
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Very nice inclusion to the contest, a supreme example of how b/w makes an image. The subtle tone makes it stand out and the lighting caught my eye instantly. Nice composition of the whole photo vanishing of to the left and the dark light split on the right side, the hazy blur and the heavy visible trunks, magical.

Turkish garden after watering by psilo
Judge 4th – Crowd 9th
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Nightglow by Kevin Childress
Judge Commended – Crowd 2th
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Untitled by Arkady
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Gardens At Night
Created by Simon Hadleigh-Sparks

more at Photocrowd

La beauté du Japon prend des airs d’aquarelles | Takashi Komatsubara

Le Japon est un pays magnifique : sa nature est régulièrement célébrée par les artistes de l’image que ce soit au printemps ou tout au long des autres saisons. Pour ce qui est de Takashi Komatsubara, ses photos enchanteresses rappellent une nouvelle fois la fascinante beauté de ce pays.

Frozen Autumn Woods
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Shadow of TORII
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Ray of Light
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« Sur ces Photos la Beauté du Japon Prend des Airs d’Aquarelles — by Nat »
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Deep Forest
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Around the City

Алексей Ермаков | Alexey Ermakov

Биение города
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Верблюд
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Свинец
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Around the City
Алексей Ермаков | Alexey Ermakov

more at 35photo

Western United States Aerial Photos by Niaz Uddin

Niaz Uddin is photographer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Uddin’s speciality is taking pictures from extraordinary heights. Aerial, drone, and travel photography that Uddin takes are simply breathtaking. Sometimes he flies with doors off a helicopter and capture the beauty of nature from 15,000 feet above the sea level. Spectacular pictures from a bird-eye perspective of the American West is what you are about to see scrolling down the page. Take your time to enjoy them because they are really appealing and give a sense of harmony to the observer…

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Western United States Aerial Photos by Niaz Uddin
more at The Awesome Daily

International Garden Photographer of the Year

International Garden Photographer of the Year is the world’s premier competition and exhibition specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography.

Purple Swirl by Jackie Kramer
Finalist – Macro Art
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Red Ribbons by Linde Stewart
Finalist – Macro Art
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Standing Alone by Yi Fan
2nd place – Wildflower Landscapes
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Marbled White Butterfly by Ross Hoddinott
1st place – Wildlife in the Garden
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Noir Flohay by Bart Heirweg
2nd place – Trees, Woods & Forests
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All Together by Mauro Tronto
2nd place – Breathing Spaces
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The Miao Terraces by Mingli Tian
3rd place – Bountiful Earth
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Congratulations to everyone who won this year and thank you to everyone who took part in our 10th Anniversary competition.

more finalists and winners at igpoty

The Circle of Life | Chris Schmid

Award-winning nature photographer captures stunning imagery of African wildlife; depicting the harsh realities of survival in the wild.

Photographer Chris Schmid set out on an awe-inspiring photography expedition to the dry salt planes of Namibia.

The shoot was part of Chris’ documentary ‘The African Survivors’; filming and photographing endangered species across Africa; looking at how the same animals behaved differently in differently environments.

The enigmatic beauty of the wild is enriched through the lens of Sony’s RX10 III camera; combining an extended 24-600mm 25x super-telephoto zoom with a powerful sensor poised to capture sensational close-up detail.

Award winning photographer Chris Schmid, commented: “I find photographing the local nature in Namibia fascinating; seeing how the animals have adapted their behaviour to be able to survive is a wonderful story to tell through the camera lens. Vegetation and water supplies are a lot more limited in such dry environments, we see that groups of animals split up more often when hunting for their next food source. With precious few places to hide, this makes the territory extremely effective and deadly.”

The Circle of Life
more at Sony