2019 The American Landscape Contest Finalists

We received more than 1,700 submissions to our 2019 The American Landscape Photography Contest. The following slideshow displays our 25 finalist images, as well as the three winning shots!

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Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park

Photographer: Jeffrey Lapid

Description: At 5 a.m., I arrived at the sand dunes. While initially disappointed at the cloud cover, the sunrise resulted in an evolving light show. In my work, I try and capture the moment of collective awe, when something transcends the landscape—when light, shadow and an arrangement of shapes come together in unison. Sometimes I'm lucky to be there when all the elements fall into place.

Gear & Settings: Nikon D850, 24-70mm lens at 70mm. Exposure: ƒ/2.8. ISO 1000.

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