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

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 »
en voir plus sur Maxi Tendance

Deep Forest
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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

5 Landscape Photography Tips for Mountain Travelers

You don’t have to be a professional photographer with an expensive camera body to take great landscape photos while on vacation. Follow these five tips and take your next landscape photos from good to great!

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more Mountain Photography in:
Lens Magazine
#31 – April 2017

Alaskan Legacy

How Robert Glenn Ketchum became a leading advocate for the preservation of Southwest Alaska’s ecosystems and economies.
By Wes Pitts / Photography By Robert Glenn Ketchum

The approximate location of the proposed Pebble mine. If it were to be built, this view would be an industrialized hole in the ground over two miles across and 2,000 feet deep.

One of many spectacular lake basins in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Twin Lakes would actually be quite near the mine site and the haul road from the mine would run along part of the park boundary.

Referred to by local pilots as “Beverly Hills” because there are so many “swimming pools,” this aerial of the broad terrain shows the astounding abundance of lakes, streams, creeks and rivers that comprise the Bristol Bay watershed.

“The Channels” of the Kvichak River are a very desirable fishing location. The Kvichak flows from Lake Iliamna to Bristol Bay and is the largest and most productive river and watershed in the fishery.

Some of the many islands in Lake Iliamna, one of the largest bodies of freshwater in the world. Iliamna is also home to a unique species of freshwater seal. The ore haul road of the Pebble Mine will be built along a substantial portion of the north shore of the lake, bridging (and likely destroying) numerous salmon-spawning sidestreams. Air quality, water quality and the quiet and solitude of wilderness are likely to be affected as well.

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Alaskan Legacy
more at Outdoor Photographer

Mario Haberl | Melancholy Art

Melancholy Art
Interview with Mario Haberl

I like to travel and take pictures of things that catch my eye and touch my heart on some level, that alone is my main inspiration. Sometimes, to realize my vision I use stock photos and mix them with my own photographs. Most of my images are already in my head. I usually create work based on an experience but sometimes I base my images on a song that I find inspirational.

Mario Haberl | Melancholy Art
more in Adore Noir Magazine