Lovers of natural light capture the best landscape photography

Via Creative Boom submission. All images courtesy of the artists

Light casts its magic on these 10 beautiful photographs, which are finalists in the annual Velux Lovers of Light competition.

The landscape photography event invites photographers to capture the beauty of natural light as it illuminates our world.

This year, judges sifted through over 15,000 entries from amateur and professional photographers to select the finalists. Judges will now decide the ultimate winners of these 10 final images, which all convey a strong sense of light. There are two titles up for grabs: best daylight photo overall and best daylight photo taken on a mobile phone.

Writer, broadcaster, and member of the judging panel, Tom Dyckhoff, said: "As well as considering the composition and technical ability of each photograph, we also looked for emotion and feeling in each of the entries. We wanted to choose entrants who we felt had truly embraced and been inspired by natural light.”