2 Years of Photographic Excellence

Terra Quantum has been launched with the goal of gathering the most beautiful pictures of our planet and of providing an international reference for exceptional landscape photography.
To achieve this excellence, a permanent jury carefully considers each photo that is submitted to decide whether it will be published on the site.

2 years later we are happy to welcome a community of 900 registered members. Among them, 220 photographers from around the world have published a total of around 400 images.

Latest shots


Selection of January 2018: Arashiyama by Sandra Herber
Feb 10, 2018

This image happened almost by accident. I went to the famous bamboo grove at Arashiyama to see th...

An Interview with Andrew George by Beata Moore
Jan 21, 2018

Andrew George was born in Nijmegen, the Netherlands and as a child, he was fascinated by photography of his father. Later in life he became captivated by nature and landscapes. Driven by the need to capture all the surrounding beauty, he gained all the technical knowledge as well as experience and developed into a versatile photographer. Creative freedom is important to him, his images are char...

Selection of December 2017: Atchafalaya River by Roberto Marchegiani
Jan 01, 2018

For December's choice, we fell under the charm of this image taken by Roberto Marchegiani. Frame,...

Selection of November 2017: The winds of Aegean Sea by Alexandros Moustris
Dec 09, 2017

In the Aegan Sea (Greece), this masterful and dramatic capture of the power of the natural elemen...

An Interview with Mieke Boynton by Beata Moore
Nov 18, 2017

Mieke Boynton is the landscape photographer from Broome, Western Australia. She travels regularly, both within Australia and overseas, to capture the wonder and beauty of nature's landscapes. She favours the epic landscapes of Kimberley region where she lives since 2008. Her goal is to convey a little of the awe that she feels for the vast, timeless beauty of her local area. In 2014, she was on...

Selection of October 2017: Moment of Madness by Fred Bucheton
Nov 15, 2017

An impressive shot of Cuernos del Paine by Fred Bucheton. A perfect moment.


IN 1968 I DROVE WITH SOME FRIENDS along old Highway 163 south of Moab where I noticed a sign for a road heading west to the Needles and Anticline Overlooks. Passing such road signs or seeing interesting trails or roads on a map filled me with the desire to explore these unknown places, and I promised myself I would return to the Canyon Country and spend my life seeking out these hidden treasures of silence, stone, and sunburnt majesty.

Now, forty years later, I've done pretty well. I've run all the rivers many, many times, risking life and limb in the process, I hiked hundreds of narrow defiles and swam in water that was dangerously frigid. I visited many canyons where water, rushing from springs, walls, waterfalls and seeps was the main ingredient, creating the lush sandstone temples and cathedrals that dazzle the mind and heart. I hiked with a 45 pound camera pack hundreds, perhaps thousands of miles. I gazed into the abyss and it gazed into me.

I marveled at the work and artistry of the ancients, whose remnants add so much mystery and mood to an already unfathomable landscape. I crawled on my hands and knees countless times, every time thinking of Ed Abbey’s admonishment to do so to really bond with the Colorado Plateau desert. Some people have seen more than I, but not many.

The Canyons of Utah have been photographed a great deal. Inspired by the younger generation, many of whom see photography as a more painterly and impressionistic art form than my generation, I’ve experimented a little with a few of the images here. I don’t believe that the beauty of Utah Canyons needs to be improved by photography but I do believe that the Canyons can be interpreted by photography in different ways.

One thing has not changed. The Canyons of Utah are under constant attack. The ethereal light that bathes them in an other-worldly glow is weakened and strangled at times by dirty air coming from a variety of man-made sources. People now come to these places with no thought of their beauty and fragility. They are unprepared to accept the sand stone majesty and the scope of a landscape so much bigger and more complex than anything they have encountered in their 21st century life.

As we enter the second decade of the new century, there are some signs of hope. Local politicians have in some cases, seen that wilderness and national parks are not liabilities but assets, and that many who initially oppose such land designations find themselves changing their mind as time passes. I believe many of my neighbors in Southern Utah who say they love the land as much as anyone and want to save it unsullied for future generations to enjoy.

Tom Till