Spectacular views of the Earth in all its glory
• The spectacular scenery of the Earth in all its glory
Of the hundreds of photographs, the winner was the picture of volcanoes Semeru and Bromo in eastern Java, made by the German photographer Adrian Rohnfelderom. Adrian, specialty, which 45 years - project manager. He says, "For me, photography - it is light and color drawing, bright colors and a force of nature - this is what I most want to show in your work."
The picture was taken during a three-week trip to the active volcanoes in East Java, Indonesia. First we climbed Mount Semeru, which is in the background pictures plan, and then went around the crater of Bromo volcano, which is on the left in the picture. "
On the second place - the photo of the Southern Lights made in Tekapo in New Zealand Hamish Burson.
In the competition involved a lot of photos, including those from Hong Kong and California. Many shots were from the UK, including the shot that finished in third place. The picture was taken Tomasz Janicki. The photograph Nash Point Glamorgan Valley. It took him 2 years to make the frame you want. Tomas, 43 years old, born in Poland, but has lived in the UK since 2001. He says: "This is a very difficult place to shoot, and you must have a great desire and patience to show the magic of Nash Point".
Next, a selection of the most highly regarded works, took part in the competition. Milford Sound in New Zealand.
"Sunset at Sheerness."
"The skeleton of Mills", photo taken in Howe Hill in Norfolk.
Big Arroyo stream in Sequoia National Park.
"Far", the Devon.
Mount St. Michael, Cornwall.
Garstang in Lancashire.
"A walk on the beach", beach at Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland.
"Winter warmth", a private garden, Birmingham.
"Snow Field" photo made for the church of St. Remigius in Hezersette, Norfolk.
Deruent Water, Cumbria.
Marine protection Portlevene, Cornwall.
"Sunset", Dungeness in Kent.
Archirondel Tower in Jersey.
"Pastel Sunset" wind power plant on the north coast of Wales.
"Sunset in Hong Kong," Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong.