From eerie swamps to dramatic mountain ranges, here are some of the finest panos of the year
By Ed CunninghamOctober 30, 2021
Unless you were expressly told, you wouldn’t necessarily know it was a photograph. With a splash of vivid yellows and blues, the above image looks more like someone’s thrown a bucket of paint at a canvas, Jackson Pollock-style. Taken by Spanish photographer Manuel Enrique González Carmon, it is an overhead shot of a copper mine in Huelva, southern Spain.
In his own words: “Minerals, water and water currents are the ingredients with which nature creates these ephemeral landscapes. With each rainy period, the canvas is transformed…”
Ranging from eerie forest landscapes to dramatic mountain ranges and hypnotising architectural patterns, the 2021 EPSON Pano Awards honours the world’s best panoramic photographs, and Carmon’s image was one of this year’s winners. Here are a few more of our faves from 2021.