Stunning image of Cappadocia wins International Landscape Photographer of the Year

The 8th International Landscape Photographer of the Year
1st place for portfolio submission (Image credit: Aytek Çetin - The 8th International Landscape Photographer of the Year)

The 2021 International Landscape Photographer of the Year (ILPOTY) winners have been announced and the top prize has been awarded to Turkish photographer Aytek Çetin. Now in its eighth year, the competition received more than 4,500 entries from all over the world, all hoping to take home a share of the $18,000 prize pool.

Aytek Çetin won first place and took home a $10,000 cash prize for a series of stunning images taken at Cappadocia. This central region of Turkey is known for its towering honeycomb hills, cavernous natural architecture and cone-shaped rock formations. Çetin’s images look other-worldly and his careful use of composition and natural light really accentuates the area's magic. 

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Paul Burrows

Paul has been writing about cameras, photography and photographers for 40 years. He joined Australian Camera as an editorial assistant in 1982, subsequently becoming the magazine’s technical editor, and has been editor since 1998. He is also the editor of sister publication ProPhoto, a position he has held since 1989. In 2011, Paul was made an Honorary Fellow of the Institute Of Australian Photography (AIPP) in recognition of his long-term contribution to the Australian photo industry. Outside of his magazine work, he is the editor of the Contemporary Photographers: Australia series of monographs which document the lives of Australia’s most important photographers.