The 12th EPSON International Pano Awards is dedicated to the craft and art of panoramic photography and is the world's largest competition devoted to the genre.

The contest showcases the best work of panoramic photographers around the world. The organizers received 5,378 entries from 1,245 professional and amateur photographers in 97 countries this year, competing for the top spots in five categories. 

'Eternal Triangle' by American photographer Joshua Hermann taken in a swamp in Louisiana won first prize. 

Meanwhile, the photo capturing the immense terraced fields in Vietnam by Spanish author Felipe Souto was among the best photos in the 'Natural landscape' category of amateur photographers. 

Through the lens of Spanish photographer Felipe Souto, the picture has featured the unique beauty of the fields stretching along the overlapping mountain slopes in northwestern Vietnam.

According to contest judge, David Evans, the standard of entries has reached new heights. Despite the pandemic and so many other challenges, photographers can still deliver incredible images.

Terraced fields are a long-standing farming method, a technique passed down through generations and the brainchild of people living in mountainous areas of Vietnam.

This method is completely different from other countries that use wet rice cultivation in Southeast Asia. The terraced fields of Viethna show a knowledge and understanding of how to take advantage of terrain and water.

Capturing the panorama, Felipe Souto's photo harmonises muted colours with a majestic natural background.

Here are the best photos of the contest:

Ruộng bậc thang,Tây Bắc,Cuộc thi ảnh

'Eternal Triangle' by American photographer Joshua Hermann taken in a swamp in Louisiana won first prize. 

Ruộng bậc thang,Tây Bắc,Cuộc thi ảnh
Ruộng bậc thang,Tây Bắc,Cuộc thi ảnh
Ruộng bậc thang,Tây Bắc,Cuộc thi ảnh
Ruộng bậc thang,Tây Bắc,Cuộc thi ảnh
 
Ruộng bậc thang,Tây Bắc,Cuộc thi ảnh
Ruộng bậc thang,Tây Bắc,Cuộc thi ảnh
Ruộng bậc thang,Tây Bắc,Cuộc thi ảnh
Ruộng bậc thang,Tây Bắc,Cuộc thi ảnh
Ruộng bậc thang,Tây Bắc,Cuộc thi ảnh

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Vietnam wins Honorable Award at Nature Conservancy Photo Contest 2021

Vietnam wins Honorable Award at Nature Conservancy Photo Contest 2021

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