The incredible photographs collected all over the world have crippled judges at the EPSON International Pano Awards.
A series of enthusiastic pictures from talented Aussie photographers drew the attention of the competition judges, who received almost 5000 entries from 74 countries.
The awards are celebrating photographic panoramas and this year, a stunning series was presented in the two main categories: Nature / Landscape and Built Environment / Architecture.
Looking as if he had been occupied in a land long ago, Dylan Toh took his sixth place by hitting the rugged landscape around Lake Oberon in Tasmania.
Pointing to the amazing natural beauty of Australia, Toh describes the shot title Cradle of life as one of his "pride and joy" at Instagram.
And we would not blame you for Tom Putt's bold picture was actually a canvas painting.
In fact, it was a scene conquered in Iceland. Compiled River of Fire, saw Putt claiming the Carolyn Mitchum Award, which rewards the photo that carries a "sentiment" and tells a story. And with the landscape seemingly in motion despite the steady image, it is easy to understand why it received such high praise.
American friend Colin Sillerud proved that good things can happen after all seemingly go wrong.
His photo, Spark, showing nature with full power between the rocky setting of the Grand Canyon, saw him win the EPSON Digital Art Award. And while it took months to prepare, it had to face many obstacles.
"The age of the monsoons is my beloved, the air breathes with energy and uncertainty, the bloating can turn into a freezing catastrophe within minutes," said Sillerud.
Emergencies delayed his departure for two weeks and feared he had lost the season. When he eventually departed, if the predictions predict the blue sky.
"The only remaining moisture was a tear in my eye," he said.
Then Sillerud changed his destination, and while the sky was clear upon his arrival, conditions changed soon.
"By 1am, three storms surround me, each one breaks out a bolt every 5-10 seconds. I'd shoot automatically and after hours of ecstasy I collapsed like a toddler."
Back home, Chandra Bong is placed on the top 50 in the amateur division with the photograph of an Australian ocean pool.
While swimmers may have a leisurely swim, just below the waves they put the rocky edges in striking contrast.
Aussie Ignacio Palacios ran to Finland to capture some incredibly frozen trees that seem to lean under the weight of their temporary frozen weight.
At Instagram, Palaus said the landscape was "absolutely amazing."
"I had never seen anything like that," writes Palaus in a caption.
"It was like being on another planet with minimal temperatures of -28 degrees Celsius."
A representative of EPSON Australia said: "The great thing about photography is that the rewards and challenges are very personal, every photographer is on his own journey."
The details of the competition for the next year's competition have not yet been announced.