Mayo gentleman wins earth images award

A Mayo male has been named Globe Landscape Photographer of the 12 months.

Felix Sproll’s graphic of waves crashing into the coastline at Doolin in Co Clare was picked as the profitable entry, from a subject of extra than 6,500 photos submitted on-line in current months.

“Atlantic Wintertime Storm satisfies Ireland” was taken on a Nikon D750 digicam.

Judges explained it as owning “energy, depth and [that it] conveys tons of emotion”.

The 29-year-previous, from Ballinrobe, started taking pictures landscapes seven or 8 several years ago.

He claimed ailments ended up good when he travelled to the spot in question to test to capture the shot final winter.

Mr Sproll mentioned he used about an hour using photographs of waves battering the coast and subsequently picked what he assumed was the image that ideal confirmed the force of mother nature.

The Environment Landscape Photographer level of competition was to begin with created to be a one particular-off contest all through the pandemic final calendar year.

However, it had these kinds of an charm that organisers resolved to make it an once-a-year event.

Entrants fork out a £10 rate to enter, with proceeds staying donated to environmental charities.

Mr Sproll says he does not generally enter competitions and had no expectation when he submitted a couple of entries last February.

He gained a Nikon ZII as to start with prize, which he explained was handy, “as I essential a new digital camera”.

Additional than 1,400 photographers took part in this year’s levels of competition.

Winning images can be viewed at: worldlandscapephotographer.com