Ghostface in a frozen lake and spectacular surfing: Epic winners of the One Eyeland photo contest

From an image of a troop of snow monkeys in a gaggle cuddle in Japan to a snowy lake resembling ‘Ghostface’ in Poland, these photographs unsurprisingly amazed the judges in a prestigious photograph contest.

The One Eyeland Photography Awards 2021 got down to ‘crown the perfect’ skilled and beginner photographers across the globe ‘based mostly on originality and high quality of execution’.

Based in India, the photo-sharing web site One Eyeland was based by photographer Sharad Haksar in 2008. In its awards, an ‘illustrious jury comprising inventive professionals from the fields of promoting and artwork’ have been tasked with selecting the general winners from over 3,300 photographs from 56 completely different nations.

Covering a broad vary of images kinds, photographers have been ranked in classes akin to ‘Architecture – Cityscapes’, ‘Nature – Landscapes’ and ‘Sports – Extreme Sports’.

Other standout photographs that impressed the judges embrace a shot of a magical, misty image of a fort within the Czech Republic, a glittering image of Manhattan by night time and a wide ranging image of a surfer ‘inside’ a wave off the coast of Sydney.

Scroll right down to see a number of the spectacular winners and finalists…

This haunting drone image is the work of Polish professional photographer Arkadiusz Dalak, snared in Lagiewnicki Forest in the Polish city of Lodz. Dalak says of the setting: 'It is one of the largest forest areas within the city limits in Europe (it covers  1,205 hectares / 2,978 acres). When this shape appeared on the [drone] controller screen, I couldn't believe my eyes!' He notes that Norwegian painter Edvard Munch's 1893 masterpiece The Scream 'immediately came to mind' when he took the picture, which is appropriately titled 'Scream of the Forest'. Moviegoers, meanwhile, would also see the similarity with the Ghostface mask from the Scream franchise. Dalak adds: 'It's amazing what kind of images nature itself can shape! It's as if the forest wanted to tell us something, or maybe shout out?' The shot bagged a silver medal in the 'Nature - Aerial' category

This haunting drone picture is the work of Polish skilled photographer Arkadiusz Dalak, snared in Lagiewnicki Forest within the Polish metropolis of Lodz. Dalak says of the setting: ‘It is among the largest forest areas throughout the metropolis limits in Europe (it covers  1,205 hectares / 2,978 acres). When this form appeared on the [drone] controller display screen, I could not imagine my eyes!’ He notes that Norwegian painter Edvard Munch’s 1893 masterpiece The Scream ‘instantly got here to thoughts’ when he took the image, which is appropriately titled ‘Scream of the Forest’. Moviegoers, in the meantime, would additionally see the similarity with the Ghostface masks from the Scream franchise. Dalak provides: ‘It’s wonderful what sort of photographs nature itself can form! It’s as if the forest needed to inform us one thing, or perhaps shout out?’ The shot bagged a silver medal within the ‘Nature – Aerial’ class 

This adorable picture, which is part of a wider portfolio that won a bronze award in the 'Nature - Wildlife' category, is the work of New Zealand photographer Stue Rees. It shows two brown bear cubs 'play fighting' in Silver Salmon Creek in Lake Clark's Cook Inlet in Alaska. Rees was also named 'Photographer of the Year' in the overall 'Nature' category

This lovely image, which is a part of a wider portfolio that gained a bronze award within the ‘Nature – Wildlife’ class, is the work of New Zealand photographer Stue Rees. It exhibits two brown bear cubs ‘play combating’ in Silver Salmon Creek in Lake Clark’s Cook Inlet in Alaska. Rees was additionally named ‘Photographer of the Year’ within the total ‘Nature’ class 

Above is another striking shot by professional photographer Rees, this time showing a brown bear 'shaking down after feeding on salmon' in the Katmai National Park and Preserve in southern Alaska

Above is one other hanging shot by skilled photographer Rees, this time exhibiting a brown bear ‘shaking down after feeding on salmon’ within the Katmai National Park and Preserve in southern Alaska 

Above is a third photograph from Rees' impressive portfolio, this time showing a pair of 'courting' silvereye birds in New Zealand

Above is a 3rd {photograph} from Rees’ spectacular portfolio, this time exhibiting a pair of ‘courting’ silvereye birds in New Zealand 

Amateur photographer Thomas de Franzoni behind the lens for this dramatic shot, which shows a scene in the Dolomites mountain range in his native Italy. It's from a wider portfolio of work by de Franzoni, which earned a silver award in the 'Nature - Landscapes' category

Amateur photographer Thomas de Franzoni behind the lens for this dramatic shot, which exhibits a scene within the Dolomites mountain vary in his native Italy. It’s from a wider portfolio of labor by de Franzoni, which earned a silver award within the ‘Nature – Landscapes’ class 

Professional photographer Kantapat Phutthamkul, who hails from Thailand, captured this mesmerising photograph of New York City. Unsurprisingly, it impressed the judges and earned a bronze award in the 'Architecture - Cityscapes' category

Professional photographer Kantapat Phutthamkul, who hails from Thailand, captured this mesmerising {photograph} of New York City. Unsurprisingly, it impressed the judges and earned a bronze award within the ‘Architecture – Cityscapes’ class 

Phutthamkul also snared this magical shot of Kirkjufell, a 463m- (1,519ft) high hill, under the Northern Lights in western Iceland. Titled 'Light Up The Sky', the image landed a bronze award in the 'Nature - Landscapes' category

Phutthamkul additionally snared this magical shot of Kirkjufell, a 463m- (1,519ft) excessive hill, underneath the Northern Lights in western Iceland. Titled ‘Light Up The Sky’, the picture landed a bronze award within the ‘Nature – Landscapes’ class 

This mesmerising image of an Alpine church before the 'Tre Cime di Lavaredo' peaks in Italy's Dolomites snapped up a bronze award in the 'Nature - Landscapes' category. Commenting on the shot, Swiss professional photographer Matteo Rolfi says: 'Here I tried to frame the mountains a bit differently, looking for a not-so-common composition. The colour of the tent on the right was, by chance, perfectly matching the roof of this little church'

This mesmerising picture of an Alpine church earlier than the ‘Tre Cime di Lavaredo’ peaks in Italy’s Dolomites snapped up a bronze award within the ‘Nature – Landscapes’ class. Commenting on the shot, Swiss skilled photographer Matteo Rolfi says: ‘Here I attempted to border the mountains a bit in another way, on the lookout for a not-so-common composition. The color of the tent on the best was, by likelihood, completely matching the roof of this little church’ 

Every evening beginning at dusk, the falls of Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada, are illuminated in a multi-coloured light show. Canadian photographer Alex Doroshev captured this event in January of this year, the result of which is this enchanting photograph, which received a bronze award in the 'Nature - Landscapes' category. Amateur photographer Doroshev notes that there was 'a lot of snow around and the falls [had] almost frozen after few days at -15/-20 degrees Celsius (five / minus four degrees Fahrenheit)'

U.S professional photographer Peter Lik captured this stunning autumnal shot, titled 'Infinity Tree', which nabbed a bronze award in the 'Nature - Trees' category

LEFT: Every night starting at nightfall, the falls of Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada, are illuminated in a multi-coloured light show. Canadian photographer Alex Doroshev captured this occasion in January of this 12 months, the results of which is that this enchanting {photograph}, which obtained a bronze award within the ‘Nature – Landscapes’ class. Amateur photographer Doroshev notes that there was ‘plenty of snow round and the falls [had] nearly frozen after few days at -15/-20 levels Celsius (5 / minus 4 levels Fahrenheit).’ RIGHT: U.S skilled photographer Peter Lik captured this beautiful autumnal shot, titled ‘Infinity Tree’, which nabbed a bronze award within the ‘Nature – Trees’ class

This powerful shot of two short-eared owls fighting over a vole was taken by Canadian professional photographer Tin Sang Chan. Catching the attention of the judges, it earned a bronze award in the 'Nature - Wildlife' category

This highly effective shot of two short-eared owls combating over a vole was taken by Canadian skilled photographer Tin Sang Chan. Catching the eye of the judges, it earned a bronze award within the ‘Nature – Wildlife’ class 

Picking up a bronze award in the 'Sports - Water Sports' category, this dynamic photograph was taken by Australian photographer Steve Turner in January of this year on Maroubra Beach, Sydney. It shows local surfer Lukas 'captured in that special moment of intense concentration' while riding a wave, professional photographer Turner reveals. Turner was also named 'Photographer of the Year' in the overall 'Sports' category

Describing this captivating shot, U.S professional photographer Aaron Lynton says: 'Two sub-adult [an animal that is not yet fully adult] humpback whales dance and play in the clear waters of French Polynesia.' Lynton's picture earned a bronze award in the 'Nature - Wildlife' category

LEFT: Picking up a bronze award within the ‘Sports – Water Sports’ class, this dynamic {photograph} was taken by Australian photographer Steve Turner in January of this 12 months on Maroubra Beach, Sydney. It exhibits native surfer Lukas ‘captured in that particular second of intense focus’ whereas driving a wave, skilled photographer Turner reveals. RIGHT: Describing this charming shot, U.S skilled photographer Aaron Lynton says: ‘Two sub-adult [an animal that is not yet fully adult] humpback whales dance and play within the clear waters of French Polynesia.’ Lynton’s image earned a bronze award within the ‘Nature – Wildlife’ class

Lynton also captured this spectacular shot of professional surfer Nathan Florence, which was a finalist in the 'Sports - Extreme Sports' category. Sharing the story behind the picture, which was captured on Peahi beach on the north shore of Maui, Hawaii, Lynton says: 'Nathan Florence was able to stick a heavy air drop [a surf move], but was forced to go straight. As the avalanche of white water exploded, it sent him cartwheeling underwater hundreds of metres'

Lynton additionally captured this spectacular shot {of professional} surfer Nathan Florence, which was a finalist within the ‘Sports – Extreme Sports’ class. Sharing the story behind the image, which was captured on Peahi seaside on the north shore of Maui, Hawaii, Lynton says: ‘Nathan Florence was capable of stick a heavy air drop [a surf move], however was compelled to go straight. As the avalanche of white water exploded, it despatched him cartwheeling underwater a whole lot of metres’ 

This heartwarming picture of a troop of Japanese macaques, also known as snow monkeys, in the 'bitter cold winter' claimed a bronze award in the 'Nature - Wildlife' category. Japanese amateur photographer Hiromichi Shimizu was behind the lens, and notes that the behaviour of the monkeys taught him 'what [a] "bond" should be, which we humans must emulate'

This heartwarming image of a troop of Japanese macaques, often known as snow monkeys, within the ‘bitter chilly winter’ claimed a bronze award within the ‘Nature – Wildlife’ class. Japanese beginner photographer Hiromichi Shimizu was behind the lens, and notes that the behaviour of the monkeys taught him ‘what [a] “bond” needs to be, which we people should emulate’ 

This magical shot - part of a portfolio that received a bronze award in the 'Nature - Landscapes' category - is the handiwork of Czech professional photographer Jan Bavor. It shows the mist surrounding Kuneticka hora, a 15th-century castle by the village of Raby in the Czech Republic's Pardubice Region. In the awards, Bavor was also named the Czech Republic's overall 'Photographer of the Year'

This magical shot – a part of a portfolio that obtained a bronze award within the ‘Nature – Landscapes’ class – is the handiwork of Czech skilled photographer Jan Bavor. It exhibits the mist surrounding Kuneticka hora, a Fifteenth-century fort by the village of Raby within the Czech Republic’s Pardubice Region. In the awards, Bavor was additionally named the Czech Republic’s total ‘Photographer of the Year’ 

Bavor was also behind the lens for this beautiful picture of Hradec Kralove, a city in north-central Czech Republic. The city's history is thought to date back to the 10th century

Bavor was additionally behind the lens for this lovely image of Hradec Kralove, a metropolis in north-central Czech Republic. The metropolis’s historical past is assumed to this point again to the tenth century  

Above is yet another atmospheric, misty shot by Bavor, this time depicting Nachod Castle, a 13th-century fortress that lies near the Polish border in the Czech Republic

Above is yet one more atmospheric, misty shot by Bavor, this time depicting Nachod Castle, a Thirteenth-century fortress that lies close to the Polish border within the Czech Republic 

This striking photograph shows Danish post-punk band The Minds of 99 performing before a crowd of 50,000 people at Denmark's Parken stadium last September. Danish photographer Morten Rygaard, who captured the shot, notes that the concert was the biggest show to take place in Europe in the wake of the pandemic. 'The Minds of 99 gave people an experience they won't forget soon,' the professional photographer says. The picture was part of a wider portfolio that earned a silver award in the 'Editorial - Photo Essay' category

This hanging {photograph} exhibits Danish post-punk band The Minds of 99 performing earlier than a crowd of fifty,000 individuals at Denmark’s Parken stadium final September. Danish photographer Morten Rygaard, who captured the shot, notes that the live performance was the largest present to happen in Europe within the wake of the pandemic. ‘The Minds of 99 gave individuals an expertise they will not overlook quickly,’ the skilled photographer says. The image was a part of a wider portfolio that earned a silver award within the ‘Editorial – Photo Essay’ class