IGPOTY Overall Winner: 'The Vaia Storm' by <a href="http://www.albertceolan.com/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Albert Ceolan</a> (Italy)
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IGPOTY Overall Winner: 'The Vaia Storm' by Albert Ceolan (Italy)

About this photo: This photograph documents the natural destruction of pine forest by storm 'Vaia' in late October 2018. Wind speeds peaked at over 120mph, which led to the felling of over 14 million trees and claimed 17 human lives. In the background stands the magnificent Mount Catinaccio, bearing witness to the storm at just under 3,000 metres high.

Location: The Dolomites, South Tyrol, Italy