Winners of the 2021 Natural Landscape Photography Awards – The Atlantic

The winning images from the first-ever Natural Landscape Photography Awards were recently announced. The competition was started to “promote the very best landscape photography by digital and film photographers who value realism and authenticity in their work,” with rules set up to prevent deceptive editing techniques. More than 1,300 photographers entered from 47 countries. The organizers were kind enough to share the following winners and runners-up from this year’s contest.
Winner, Nightscape: Lightning strikes the summit of the Matterhorn.
Winner, Photographer of the Year (1 of 3)
Winner, Photographer of the Year (2 of 3)
Winner, Photographer of the Year (3 of 3)
Winner, Photograph of the Year: a landscape image made from an iceberg resting on a black-sand beach in Iceland, alongside a small orange rock
Winner, Project: “ASH” documents the unprecedented fires in Tasmania in 2019 (1 of 3).
Winner, Project: “ASH” documents the unprecedented fires in Tasmania in 2019 (2 of 3).
Winner, Project: “ASH” documents the unprecedented fires in Tasmania in 2019 (3 of 3).
Winner, Aerial: a view from above, looking down at a landscape feature in the Australian desert
Runner-Up, Project: “The Drakensberg,” images from the Drakensberg mountains in southern Africa (1 of 3)
Runner-Up, Project: “The Drakensberg,” images from the Drakensberg mountains in southern Africa (2 of 3)
Runner-Up, Project: “The Drakensberg,” images from the Drakensberg mountains in southern Africa (3 of 3)
Winner, Intimate & Abstract: An autumn view of aspen trees in the eastern Sierra Nevada mountains
Runner-Up, Photographer of the Year (1 of 3)
Runner-Up, Photographer of the Year (2 of 3)
Runner-Up, Photographer of the Year (3 of 3)
Winner, Grand Landscape: A misty view of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley
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A snowstorm in Moscow, a vintage-car race in England, flooding in British Columbia, smoggy skies in India, big-wave surfing in Portugal, and much more
Images from the Pacific Northwest, hard-hit by heavy rains
A Hindu festival in Bangladesh, snowfall in northern China, fighting in Yemen, a plane crash in Brazil, a gathering of pelicans in Israel, Bonfire Night in England, and much more
One last look at the colorful beauty of this autumn, seen across the Northern Hemisphere

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