The amazing winners of a 2022 landscape photography contest that has strict rules on photoshopping

This is landscape photography at its most unfiltered.

These breathtaking pictures are prizewinners in the 2022 Natural Landscape Photography Awards (NLPA), an annual contest that honours photographers who ‘value realism and authenticity in their work’.

The contest has strict rules in place to ‘avoid the types of deceptive digital editing techniques that have become commonplace in landscape photography’. Simple post-processing techniques are permitted, but extreme photoshopping tricks – such as introducing or removing elements like trees or birds – aren’t allowed. The result? Incredible landscape photography that guarantees the viewer won’t feel ‘deceived’ if they see the subject of the

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