In pictures: Stunning images celebrate world's landmarks in 2020 Historic Photographer of the Year Awards

Andy Wells
·Freelance Writer

These astonishing images show off the majesty of some of the world’s greatest landmarks in a whole new light.

From skydivers over the Great Pyramids of Giza to a Welsh farmhouse, the pictures were all submitted for the 2020 Historic Photographer of the Year Awards.

The awards called on photographers to capture “history all around us”, in the form of historical places and cultural sites around the globe.

Astonishing images of civilisation’s most iconic landmarks, including the Taj Mahal, Pompeii and the Palace of Versailles are just some of the historical sites featured.

But the overall winner out of thousands of entries in the worldwide competition was awarded to Michael Marsh, for his sombre picture of Brighton Palace Pier, captioned “standing in the full force of weather and time”.

Entries were judged on composition, originality and technical proficiency alongside the story behind the submission and its historical impact.