From storms brewing over Oklahoma to haunting shots of European woodlands: The winners of the International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition revealed
- There were almost 3,000 entries from photographers around the globe for the contest’s fifth year
- Adam Gibbs from Canada has been revealed as the ‘photographer of the year’ for his woodland shots
- Paul Marcellini from the U.S. took home the ‘photograph of the year title’ for his striking image of tree trunks
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The winners of the fifth International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition have been announced, with stunning shots documenting everything from magical mountains to glistening lakes and dark, forbidding forests.
There were almost 3,000 entries from photographers around the globe, leaving the judges with a headache to whittle them down.
Adam Gibbs from Canada has been revealed as the ‘photographer of the year’ (an award based on a folio submission of at least four images) with his hauntingly beautiful shots of woodland scenes around Vancouver Island.
Meanwhile, American photographer Paul Marcellini took home the ‘photograph of the year title’ (awarded for a single image) for his striking image of tree trunks reflecting in a pool of water to create an optical illusion.
Here MailOnline Travel presents a selection of the photos that caught the judges’ eyes…
John Finney from the UK took this stormy image while travelling between Waynoka and Enid in Oklahoma
Adam Gibbs from Canada was revealed as the 2018 International Landscape Photographer of the Year, which was awarded based on a folio submission of at least four images. He took the above shot while venturing around Vancouver Island
Gabor Dvornik from Hungary took this foggy image on the outskirts of Szigliget, which is a small village in the west of the country
Chung Hu from the U.S. took this atmospheric aerial shot while exploring the area around Fjallsárlón in Iceland
American Chris Byrne cast his camera over the otherworldly landscape in Iceland to get this awe-inspiring shot
Lazar Ovidiu took this stunning shot of eerie reflections shimmering on Cuejdel Lake in Romania. It’s the biggest natural dam lake in the country
Daniel Laan from the Netherlands captured sheets of pancake ice bathing in pink sunlight while travelling through Lofoten in Norway
Xiao Zhu from China photographed Mont Fitz Roy in Patagonia looking particularly majestic with a pink-hued sky swirling above
Tania Malkin from Australia took this stunning aerial image showing a tributary flowing into the Timor Sea in northern Australia
David Swindler from the U.S. photographed an undulating area of the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona. This monument covers 293,689 acres, with elevations ranging from 3,100 feet to 6,500 feet above sea level
Thorsten Scheuermann from the U.S. journeyed to the southern states to take this watery shot of tree trunks reflected in a still body of water
Thorsten Scheuermann captured a tree in the southern U.S covered in ‘old man’s beard’, with the cobweb-like weed looking particularly eerie as mist creeps into the picture
Nicola Pirondini focused on this unusual rock formation while exploring the Calafuria Nature Reserve in Tuscany
It’s difficult to see where these tree trunks start and where they end in this artistic shot taken in the south east of the U.S by American photographer Paul Marcellini. This single image landed him the International Landscape Photograph of the Year award
A stunning evening sky unfolds over a field of lavender in Valensole, France, in this breathtaking photo by America’s Peter Lik
Veselin Atanasov ventured into a woodland in Bulgaria’s Central Balkan National Park to take this atmospheric shot
A wave on the south-east coast of Australia is perfectly captured as it crests in this moody photo by Australian photographer Warren Keelan
A ghostly group of frozen trees in Finnish Lapland was captured by Australian photographer Ignacio Palacios
Edward Hyde from the UK captured a stormy day down at Newhaven Harbour in East Sussex with waves smashing over the barriers and spray misting the air. Here, one wave looks like the head of a dragon
Nathaniel Merz from Korea used two trees to frame his shot of the pine grove at Imhan-ri in South Korea with fog preventing the viewer from seeing beyond the tree line