3 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. 3 years later we are happy to welcome a community of 1200 registered members. Among them, 300 photographers from around the world have published a total of around 800 images.

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Selection of October 2018: Stormy winds over the Torres del Paine by Peter Svoboda
Dec 12, 2018

Sumptuous and surreal atmosphere for that selection of the Month. A perfect control of the shutte...

An Interview with Daniel Laan by Beata Moore
Nov 17, 2018

Daniel Laan is professional landscape photographer from the Netherlands, who is passionate about conveying ethereal qualities through both photography and post-processing. His turbulent mind finds serenity in the outdoors and comes alive through a dark and moody visual style which he teaches in photography workshops held throughout Europe. Daniel teaches landscape photography and leads workshop...

Selection of September 2018: Mysterious Porcelain Mushroom by Johan van der Wielen
Nov 17, 2018

A very unique work where everything perfectly goes together: atmosphere, colors and point of view...

Selection of August 2018: Wuthering Heights by Daniel Laan
Oct 27, 2018

This month we have selected this majestic image from Daniel Laan that has been taken in the Dolomites.

An Interview with Samuel Feron by Beata Moore
Oct 03, 2018

Samuel Feron is a landscape photographer and a co-founder of Terra Quantum, a platform that gathers the most beautiful pictures of our planet. He has been photographing landscapes of the world for 15 years. He is particularly drawn to deserts and volcanic areas. Samuel’s work has been awarded in several international competitions - Fine Art Photography Awards (2015, 2016), the Prix de la Photog...

William Neill on Terra Quantum!
Sep 23, 2018

It is with great pleasure that we announce that William Neill will write regularly for Terra Quantum. As a photographer and writer, he doesn’t really need any introductions, as he has long been an iconic nature photographer and contributor to many photographic magazines. His photographic roots go back to working at The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park. William has been a resident o...

Tribute

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