Spectacular Winning Photos Of The Epson International Pano Awards 2023
The 14th edition of the Epson International Pano Awards has unveiled its champions, with Spanish photographer José D. Riquelme earning the top spot. This competition, dedicated to celebrating the finest panoramic photography from around the world, is recognized as the foremost global platform for panoramic imagery.
Hailing from Murcia, Spain, Riquelme is a passionate landscape and night photographer. Remarkably, despite his extensive background in graphic design and printing, he only delved into photography eight years ago. During his initial two years, he exclusively used his smartphone, ingeniously seeking captivating compositions in commonly overlooked and less photogenic settings.
Open Photographer of the Year: The Bridge, Iceland by Jose D Riquelme
“After a dozen visits to Iceland, exploring its majestic lands, during a rest stop, I decided to change my perspective and launch my drone. To my amazement, I captured this incredible image. From above, lines form a bridge extending from left to right, while on the ground, abstract shapes emerge from the flowing river water originating from the glacier,” Riquelme explains of his overall winning image, The Bridge.
Open Photographer of the Year: Ghost Cave, Iceland by Jose D Riquelme
Open Photographer of the Year: Alone in the Dark, Namibia by Jose D Riquelme
Overall Runner-Up: Vortex of Ducks, Vietnam by Cao Ky Nhan
Amateur Photographer of the Year: Jack Fish Art, Baja California Sur, Mexico by Merche Llobera
Amateur Photographer of the Year: All you can eat, Baja California Sur, Mexico by Merche Llobera
Amateur Photographer of the Year: Spirits of the Sea, South africa by Merche Llobera
Amateur Overall Runner-Up: Mystical Inca, Peru by Hung Chang Lin
Epson Digital Art Prize: Disney Concert Hall, LA, USA by Swee Choo Oh
Curators Award: Church, Slovenia by Krzysztof Browko, Poland
Nikon Australia Award: Leap out of the back, Western Australia by Jon Vause
Raw Planet Award: Yellow Net, Vietnam by Teo Chin Leong
Special Award: Above the Clouds, Liwa Desert, Abu Dhabi by Spencer Cox
Special Award: Focus, Taiwan by Chang Di
Special Award: Entangled in the Mist by Michael Lees
Special Award: Frayed Ends of Sanity by Blake Randall
Special Award: Zaanse Schans, Netherlands by Obed Garcia
Special Award: Curve Phantom Osaka, Japan by Shuchuan Liu
Special Award: Lines of Nature, Iceland by Markek Biegalski
Open Nature/Landscapes: Robert E Clay