Desert Poplar Trees On The Lake
Populus euphratica (also known as Desert poplar tree) often grows in the desert and has strong vitality, resistant to cold, water, drought, salt and alkali. As it is hiding in the desert suburban of Weili, very few know this mysterious place. I climbed up to the top of the desert on the opposite side of the lake to take this photo. Xinjiang, west of China, October 22nd, 2019.
Art PH Chen
The Perfect Night
After having studied and analyzed the movement of the milky way during the summer months, I decided to visit the Dolomites with friends. We visited places like Cinque Torri and the lake Sorapis, but eventually, we decided to spend the last few days at the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. We started from the Rifugio Auronzo reaching Forcella Lavaredo and later we finally reached Rifugio Locatelli. From there it is possible to have a panoramic view of Tre Cime di Lavaredo. We began to scour the area looking for excellent photographic points that would have been useful during the photo sessions. After having photographed until and beyond sunset time, we began to see the rising of the milky way. We were at the right time at the right place to photograph the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Monte Paterno and Rifugio Locatelli, with the Milky Way as the protagonist, as expected.
Marco Daniele Calandra
Night In The Mountain
A Panoramic taken in the area of the three peaks of Lavaredo in the Italian Dolomites, where you can see apart from the three peaks, the Locatelli refuge, and the Piani lakes. From this elevated position, you have an incredible panoramic view of one of the most beautiful mountain environments in Europe.
Julio Castro Pardo
La Coruña, Spain
This unique image was taken in the famous Kirkjufell.
José D. Riquelme
Pray For Earth
That night was very cold, with temperatures reaching -20º C. It was probably one of the best shows of watching and photographing the Northern Lights I’ve ever experienced with such a magical foreground and the kp5/kp6 Aurora Borealis dancing all night long. The shape of the ice looks like the hands that pray for our planet Earth.
The alien-like “Venus” was taken in Utah, USA. This photo was taken in January 2019. It was taken by aerial photography, and the tension of the composition line was created in panoramic mode. The terrain contour leads to the distant mountain. Kelvin reckoned that he had to be quick to shoot as he had only 5 minutes after sunset because when the sun is shining, the contrast of the light may be too high, the visual effect is not ideal, but when shooting 5 minutes after sunset, the light at that time would be relatively softer and more pleasing. The sky is a little red, which can emphasize the mountain’s shape and the landscape’s lines, and the fantastic terrain here resembles the effect of aliens in the movie.
Kelvin Sze Lok Yuen
Hong Kong, Hong King
After the Jury completesd their scoring the shortlist was automatically generated and submitted to the Awards Committee who applied additional scoring criteria that either added points or deduct points thus creating the final seven Nominees published on this page.
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