The very best of the Pano Awards – the world’s most spectacular picture contest

Arguably the world’s most spectacular pictures competitors, the Pano Awards continues to ship awe-inspiring photos with a powerful array of awarded photographs celebrating the artwork of panoramic pictures, from fairy-tale sunrises to surreal cities poking by means of the clouds.

“We thought 2020 was a difficult yr however 2021 took issues to an entire new stage,” says David Evans, curator of the competitors. “That mentioned, regardless of the pandemic and so many different challenges the entries this yr had been nothing wanting wonderful.”

Third Place – Open, Nature and Landscapes. Purple Desert. Badain jaran, China

Jinyi He

In its twelfth yr the competitors obtained greater than 5,000 entries from 97 nations. The classes are easy. There are Open and Newbie competitions with every cut up into Nature/Landscapes or Constructed Environments. The one main requirement of entry is the pictures are offered in broad or tall facet ratios.

The general Photographer of the Yr prize went to Joshua Hermann for a sequence of beautiful photographs highlighting the legendary great thing about swamp and marshlands in southern Louisiana.

First Place - Open, Nature and Landscapes. Eternal Triangle. Southern Swamps, USA

First Place – Open, Nature and Landscapes. Everlasting Triangle. Southern Swamps, USA

Joshua Herrmann

“Rising up in south Louisiana and coming to know the swamp and marshlands from an early age, the distinctive magnificence and fascinating ecology of the realm has caught with me all through my life,” Hermann says. “I hope to share the great thing about these locations by means of my imagery, enable individuals to get a better look into the individuality of those areas and in the end to tell them of the significance of defending these wetlands.”

The Newbie Photographer of the Yr award went to Austrian photographer Daniel Trippolt. His awarded photographs spanned a number of continents however all shared a standard aesthetic, exemplified by Shining Coronary heart, a shocking shot capturing a heart-shaped street in Slovenia.

Highlight - Amateur, Built Environment. Shining Heart. Slovenia

Spotlight – Newbie, Constructed Atmosphere. Shining Coronary heart. Slovenia

Daniel Trippolt

“After numerous makes an attempt, the second got here when all of the elements for an ideal picture got here collectively,” Trippolt explains. “I already knew had been to place myself in order that the angle of the guts street was proper. Then I had the precise morning temper, the place the fog moved into the image from left to proper, then a automotive drove throughout the road in order that the chilly road turned a stinging coronary heart.”

Highlight - Open, Nature and Landscape. Into the Vortex. Vik, Iceland

Spotlight – Open, Nature and Panorama. Into the Vortex. Vik, Iceland

Larryn Stuart Rae

Different highlights embody a hanging broad shot of cormorants claiming a a number of boats in early morning gentle, an impossibly excellent shot of a determine encased within the reflection of an aurora in Iceland, and a number of other dreamlike dawn panorama photographs that really feel from one other world.

First Place - Amateur, Built Environment. City in the Clouds. Dubai, UAE

First Place – Newbie, Constructed Atmosphere. Metropolis within the Clouds. Dubai, UAE

Florian Kriechbaumer

Have a look by means of our gallery at extra highlights from this excellent pictures competitors.

Supply: The Pano Awards

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