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Dramatic View Of Mount Rainier Wins USA Landscape Photographer Of The Year Competition

An atmospheric shot of Mount Rainier has won the top prize in the USA Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.

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Mount Rainier

 © Alex Noriega, USA Landscape Photographer of the Year Overall Adult Winner 

 

A visually stunning and dramatic view of Mount Rainier has won the top prize in this year's search for USA Landscape Photographer of the Year’s winning entry.

Portland-based photographer, Alex Noriega becomes the third person to win the overall title and the $15,000 prize. His picture of Mount Rainier as it rises above low clouds, seen from high above Tipsoo Lake was chosen, by the judges, from the thousands of entries received from over 40 countries.

Charlie Waite, founder of the Awards, who's also the founder of the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition in the UK, spoke about this year's competition: "Apart from the pleasure I enjoy from my own landscape photography, there can be few experiences that come near the huge enjoyment and admiration that I have had from looking at photographs submitted to the USA Landscape Photographer of the Year.

I have been truly overwhelmed by the high quality, considered and finely crafted images that we have seen from so many talented photographers who have contributed for the third USA Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016. From the start of the contest, the standard of landscape photography has been as high as it ever has been. The wonderful images that I have seen are testament to not only every photographer’s passion but for the obvious joy they receive from their creativity and indeed from fully engaging with some of the greatest landscapes on the planet."

The Young Landscape Photographer of the Year title has been awarded to Raiatea Arcuri, who captured coastal lava tubes along the Kona coast on the Island of Hawaii.

Coastal lava tubes, Kona© Raiatea Arcuri, USA Landscape Photographer of the Year Overall Youth Winner 

 

Commenting on her image, Raiatea said: "What makes the Big Island special is the presence of lava tubes around the island. Some of these lava tubes at the coast will make amazing water motion as the waves push water in and out. It can be quite an epic experience capturing it. The water can easily surge up to your waist level and quickly recede back into the tube, creating a nice waterfall."

The Digital Photography Review Special Award was offered for the photograph judged to best convey how people interact with the American landscape and Michael Shainblumss image titled 'Endless' took the title. Micahel had to endure extreme heat, it was about 105 degrees Fahrenheit, to capture his image entered into the 'Life in the Landscape' category and the judges agreed it certainly met the requirements for this Award, capturing a 'truly magical moment'.

This year's other Special Award, 'Wild Landscape, The Future Publishing Award' was won by Terrence Bond for his photograph 'The Real Duck Dynasty'. 

For more information on the awards and to see the full list of winners, visit the USA Landscape Photographer of the Year website

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RobboB Plus
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1 Nov 2016 10:20AM
Pleased to say that my Chrysler Building image was awarded Highly Commended in the Urban category.
1 Nov 2016 10:50AM

Quote:Pleased to say that my Chrysler Building image was awarded Highly Commended in the Urban category.


That's great to hear - well done! Smile

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