1st Place - Outstanding Achievement
An aerial of the complex flow of an ice river in the Icelandic highlands. This was shot from a Cessna from about 400m altitude.
Biography: Hans Strand was born in 1955 in Marmaverken, Sweden. Hans has always felt himself drawn to the untamed and unmanipulated that he finds in Nature. As Hans use to say “ The wilderness is the mother of all living things. It is always true and never trivial”. Over the years Strand has had the entire world as his workplace.His work has been displayed in numerous exhibitions and published in many international photography magazines. He has received 12 international awards for his photography. He has published 5 books with landscape photographs. The latest one is ICELAND Above & Below.