Russian amateur photographer Oleg Ershov won the 2019 International Landscape Photographer of the Year award for a spectacular set of vertical images, according tomedia. This is the sixth year that the event has been going on, and as in previous years, photographers from all over the world bring impressive scenery to people.
It is understood that the competition has two major awards – one is the Best Photography of the Year award and the other is the Photographer of the Year Award. This year, the organizers received more than 3,400 entries from nearly 1,000 photographers.
One of the photos from this year’s award-winning collection
Oleg Ershov, winner of this year’s Photographer of the Year award, said: “My interest in photography began in 2007 when I bought my first SLR camera and signed up for a photo tour in the southwestern United States. I was struck by the rich variety of landscapes, colors and textures of nature. Since then, I have devoted all my spare time to improving my skills and knowledge of landscape photography. Usually I spend six weeks a year on photo trips, sometimes in groups, but usually alone. “
Single Photo of the Year Winner
French photographer Magali Chesnel won the single picture of the year award for taking an incredible aerial photo of the salt marsh after it was harvested. This photo was taken by the DJI Mavic Pro drone.
Chesnel says her award-winning work, which showcases the Salt Marsh of Saint-Martin in Gruissan, France, was inspired by the iconic work of the American abstract painter Mark Roscoe.
Heavenly Cloud Award
Another interesting aspect of the competition is its ever-changing special award. Each year, a number of different awards are awarded to particularly outstanding contestants. Five special awards have been set this year, such as the Lone Tree Award, the Heavenly Cloud Award, and the Abstract Aerial Award.
Lone Tree Award Works
It is reported that the top 101 works will be made into a free e-book and A3 or A4 paper books.
“As humans focus on the challenges posed by climate change, landscape photographers are doing their part to show how amazing our planet is and how it deserves to be saved,” says Peter Eastway, co-founder of the competition and legendary landscape photographer. We believe you will marvel at the diversity of places, revelling in the beauty captured and created in our world. “
Wildlife in Landscape Award
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Enjoy the completion of the winning works can be clicked here