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Incredibly beautiful and realistic, the winning photos of the photographic contest

Stunningly beautiful and realistic, the winning photos of the 2022 World Natural Landscape Photography Contest have been announced

The Natural Landscape Photography Awards focus on recognizing realism in photography. Photographer Brent Clark won the overall award for his spectacular landscape photos. Although only in its second year, the competition has already received more than 10,700 entries from 1,179 photographers from 55 countries.

Photographer of the Year – First Prize | Brent Clark / Natural Landscape Photography Award 2022

The organization’s award honors genuine, authentic landscape work with minimal editing to ensure the landscapes featured are the same beautiful landscape photographs that are, without much physical editing, soft.

Nine prestigious judges received 10,700 photos from 55 countries by 1,179 photographers. This is the second year that the Natural Landscape Photography Awards recognize realistic, minimally altered landscapes.

His bold use of color and attention to detail won American photographer Brent Clark the top spot. The grand prize includes $5,000 in cash, a camera Canon EOS-R5, camera backpack, tripod, and a one-year membership on the Nature Photographers’ Network Board of Directors. ‘

The contest organizers said: “Now in its second year, the competition was created to promote the best landscape photos by digital and film photographers who value realism, nature and authenticity in their work.

The contest established an important set of rules for avoiding the kinds of digital retouching that have become so common in landscape photography.

American photographer Brent Clark impressed the international jury with a selection of photographs that feature different realistic styles, from surreal shots of desert dunes to close-ups.

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Photographer of the Year – Second Prize | Antonio Fernandez/Natural Landscape Photography Award

2nd place in the Grand Scenic category | Eduardo Blanco Mendizabal/Natural Landscape Photography Award

3rd place in the Mountain category | Alessandro Masiero/Natural Landscape Photography Award

Summary & Details Category Winner | Mieke Boynton/Natural Landscape Photography Award

A total prize pool of $38,750 was awarded to winners, including $17,500 in cash. Additionally, a Canon camera and printer, F-Stop Gear camera bag, FLM tripod, and Nature Photographer Network membership are the remaining title rewards.

Photographer of the Year | Brent Clark/Natural Landscape Photography Award

Third prize in the Environment category | Hal Gage Award/Natural Landscape Photography

Winner of the Desert category | Peter Coskun Prize / Natural Landscape Photography

The winning work of the Project of the Year competition | Daniel Mirlea/Natural Landscape Photography Award

Joint winner of Photography of the Year | Philipp Jakesch/Natural Landscape Photography Award

Joint winner of Photography of the Year | Jim Lamont Prize/Natural Landscape Photography

Nightscape Category Winner | Marley Butler/Natural Landscape Photography Award

Vice-champion in the Air category | Ren Algesheimer/Natural Landscape Photography Award

“Last year’s NLPA was the first photography contest I entered because most contests seemed to reward a style of photography I didn’t really care about and a way of thinking I didn’t really care about. .” contest winner – said Brent Clark from Wisconsin.

“What caught my eye on the NLPA were its esteemed judges and core values, rather than the rewards and recognition that come with victory. I feel like participating is voting for what I want to see more of in the landscape photography community – natural, inspirational, fact-based images.

Although only in its second year, the competition received more than 10,700 entries from 55 countries and a total of 1,179 photographers. The judging elements of the competition are 8 of the world’s top photographers from the United States, Europe and Canada, who follow an agreed judging process to ensure transparency.

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The competition website can be viewed here.

Theo Petapixel