Lonely Planet Writer

Masters of Landscape Photography: new book showcases the best in the art form

Anybody who has tried to capture the beauty of a natural scene in front of them knows how difficult it can be. That’s why many of us continue to be blown away by the skill and innovation shown by the very best landscape photographers.

Masters of Landscape Photography is published by Ammonite Press and is a stunning collection of work by some of the leading lights in the genre. It features incredible shots of landscapes as diverse as China, Germany, New Zealand and Chile.

As well as a visual feast, it includes interviews with 16 of the photographers who share their working practices, techniques and equipment to help enthusiastic amateurs improve their photography while on their own travels.

These images have been reprinted from Masters of Landscape Photography published by Ammonite Press. Available online and from good bookshops at GBP £25.

 

Alsek Lake, Canada. This image  was used to convince lawmakers in Canada and the US to oppose the development of a massive copper mine and instead create the Tatshenshini-Alsek Park. Photo by Art Wolfe
Alsek Lake, Canada. This image was used to convince lawmakers in Canada and the US to oppose the development of a massive copper mine and instead create the Tatshenshini-Alsek Park. Photo by Art Wolfe
Speulder Forest, the Netherlands. Photo by Lars Van de Goor
Speulder Forest, the Netherlands. Photo by Lars Van de Goor
Lago Grey, Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile. Photo by Marc Adamus
Lago Grey, Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile. Photo by Marc Adamus
Northern Matterhorn, Reine, Lofoten Islands, Norway. You can also see the Northern Lights from here sometimes. Photo by Daniel Kordan
Northern Matterhorn, Reine, Lofoten Islands, Norway. You can also see the Northern Lights from here sometimes. Photo by Daniel Kordan
A cosmic shot in Emäsalo, Finland. Photo by Mikko Lagerstedt
A cosmic shot in Emäsalo, Finland. Photo by Mikko Lagerstedt
Mount Huangshan, Anhui, China. Photo by Thierry Bornier
Mount Huangshan, Anhui, China. Photo by Thierry Bornier
An autumnal Wanaka Tree in New Zealand. Photo by Tom Mackie
An autumnal Wanaka Tree in New Zealand. Photo by Tom Mackie
The 'Gesperterwald' or Spooky Forest, Nienhagan, Germany. Photo by Sandra Bartocha
The 'Gesperterwald' or Spooky Forest, Nienhagan, Germany. Photo by Sandra Bartocha
Trango towers, Pakistan. Photo by Colin Prior
Trango towers, Pakistan. Photo by Colin Prior
'God’s Palett': the Yuanyang rice terraces, Yunnan province, China. Photo by Thierry Bornier
'God’s Palett': the Yuanyang rice terraces, Yunnan province, China. Photo by Thierry Bornier