This magical woodland shot wins 2020 Landscape Photographer of the Year

Nov 9, 2020

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

This magical woodland shot wins 2020 Landscape Photographer of the Year

Nov 9, 2020

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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© Chris Frost/Landscape Photographer of the Year

Landscape photography is one of my favorite genres. So, I’m thrilled to share with you this year’s winners of the Landscape Photographer of the Year contest. The overall winner and the category winners have recently been announced, and they will teleport you to the beautiful landscapes all over the world. You’ll agree, that’s what we all need right now.

The Landscape Photographer of the Year 2020 is Chris Frost with his magical photo of Woolland Woods in Dorset. Winning the 13th annual contest earned him not only the flattering title of Photographer of the Year, but also the £10,000 prize.

“Taken in spring of 2018 in a wooded area close to Milborne St. Andrew in Dorset, this was the third visit to the area in a matter of days,” Chris explained. “On the previous days, both devoid of morning mists, the light had been harsh and unappealing but the third day delivered stunning conditions with mist swirling through the trees. The low shooting position allowed more emphasis to be placed on the wild garlic and pathway.”

The contest also recognizes the Young Landscape Photographer of the Year. This year’s title is awarded to Joshua Elphick for his image Counting Sheep.

“I captured this photo on the South Downs in East Sussex whilst out on a walk with my sister. We spotted this sheep standing well away from its herd. As I slowly approached the fence – trying my best not to scare it – I knelt down beside it and took the photo. Although some may think this image may have looked better and cooler if it were something like a Deer stood in its place, I personally like that it is a sheep because I think many believe that there is not much point taking a photo of a sheep because we see them all the time. I personally think that the image shows to appreciate the landscape around us and not take everything we have for granted.”

© Joshua Elphick/Landscape Photographer of the Year

Other than the overall winners, Landscape Photographer of the Year also recognizes winners in four categories and four special categories. You can check out the remaining winning photos below, and make sure to visit the contest’s website for more stunning images from this year’s contest.

Category winners

© Leigh Dorey/Landscape Photographer of the Year, Classic View winner 
© George Robertson/Landscape Photographer of the Year, Urban Life winner
© Aleks Gjika/Landscape Photographer of the Year, Urban Life winner, Your View winner 
© Neil Burnell/Landscape Photographer of the Year, Black and White winner 

Special Awards winners

© Brian Nunn/Landscape Photographer of the Year, Lines in the Landscape in association with Network Rail winner 
© Graham Mackay/Landscape Photographer of the Year, Historic Britain in association with The Sunday Times winner
© Graham Eaton/Landscape Photographer of the Year, Changing Landscapes in association with MPB winner 
© Alyn Wallace/Landscape Photographer of the Year, Landscapes at Night is association with Light and Land winner 

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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11 responses to “This magical woodland shot wins 2020 Landscape Photographer of the Year”

  1. Don Navarro Avatar
    Don Navarro

    This is the best landscape shot from 2020? ?

    1. anthony marsh Avatar
      anthony marsh

      Yes if you value grossly manipulated images that have little if any photographic merit.

      1. TByte Avatar
        TByte

        Very little manipulation in this image.

  2. anthony marsh Avatar
    anthony marsh

    I am viewing many of what appear to be grossly manipulated images either in machine (digital) or in PHOTOSHOP. NO thank you!

  3. Benson Stein Avatar
    Benson Stein

    One or two good ones. The rest are Video Game imagery, not photography.

  4. Timothy Kieper Avatar
    Timothy Kieper

    Perhaps should have been titled, “The Best edited photo of 2020”?
    And, still 2 months to go. Don’t declare victory too early! A lesson for everyone, I hope?

  5. spacebar2011 Avatar
    spacebar2011

    Lol.. best of digital manipulation 2020 rather.

  6. Regen Avatar
    Regen

    They all look cgi. Sad really…Photography is dead, long live photography.

  7. Gojabo Avatar
    Gojabo

    Are you guys saying the images are too overdone in the post processing? Because I look at the last photo of that light ship and I can see how he could have naturally done that. He’s bumping up a few things just like the first black and white photo but I don’t see too much that’s that bad, I don’t know what resolution you people shoot in or if you shoot film but I do both so when I shoot digital I shoot full frame at 42 megapixels and it looks crazy to some people’s eyes because of the crazy high dynamic range that I can get out of the camera, it almost looks video game like if you will at some times when I mess with the color temp. I’m not sure whether or not this deserves best nature or landscape photography but they are definitely some great images. What else can you ask for?

  8. James Higgins Avatar
    James Higgins

    George Robertson photo I’ve got one similar how the hell you get a prize for that, iam a beginner ?

  9. John Beatty Avatar
    John Beatty

    …So the painter admits he used acrylic at an oil paint contest, is the painting beautiful or not?