The International Landscape Photographer of the Year awards have just announced their winners for 2017. Now in its fourth year, the competition celebrates all genres of landscape photography, presenting 101 of the best submissions in a downloadable book.

International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017 Winners Unveiled

There were 3518 images entered into the International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017 by 866 photographers from all over the world. This year, for the first time in the competitions history, the ‘Photographer of the Year’ also won the ‘Photograph of the Year’. Introducing Dutch photographer, Max Rive.

Max Rive took home the top prize after submitting four of his best images. Having been raised in the flats of the Netherlands, Rive visiting the high mountains of Switzerland at the age of 5 and found a deep passion for mountains and landscapes. Now he regularly takes photography tours to likes of China, Russia, Canada, Kyrgyzstan, Peru and New Zealand.


The winning image for ‘Photograph of the Year’ was taken on the Argentinian side of Patagonia, and showcases Rive’s signature darkening of the image with key areas in the composition lightened. The results are images that are as dramatic as they are unique, and offer a humbling perspective on the vastness and staggering beauty of the natural world.


Other award winners include Marcio Cabral for ‘The Long Exoposure Award’, while ‘The Abstract Aerial Award’ went to fellow Brazilian Cristiano Xavier for his image of Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. UK photographer Alex Nail also won ‘The Mountainous Award’.


Check out the full list of winners for the International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017 over at their Website and download the book for the Top 101 here.


If you love your landscapes as much as we do, check out our favourite nature photography accounts on Instagram, including Max Rive!



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