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    • Chernobyl & Pompeii: 2018 Historical Photographer of The Year Names Finalists
    • Chernobyl & Pompeii: 2018 Historical Photographer of The Year Names Finalists
    • Chernobyl & Pompeii: 2018 Historical Photographer of The Year Names Finalists
    • Chernobyl & Pompeii: 2018 Historical Photographer of The Year Names Finalists
    • Chernobyl & Pompeii: 2018 Historical Photographer of The Year Names Finalists
    • Chernobyl & Pompeii: 2018 Historical Photographer of The Year Names Finalists
    • Chernobyl & Pompeii: 2018 Historical Photographer of The Year Names Finalists
    • Chernobyl & Pompeii: 2018 Historical Photographer of The Year Names Finalists
    • Chernobyl & Pompeii: 2018 Historical Photographer of The Year Names Finalists
    • Chernobyl & Pompeii: 2018 Historical Photographer of The Year Names Finalists
    • Chernobyl & Pompeii: 2018 Historical Photographer of The Year Names Finalists
    • Chernobyl & Pompeii: 2018 Historical Photographer of The Year Names Finalists
    • Chernobyl & Pompeii: 2018 Historical Photographer of The Year Names Finalists
    • Chernobyl & Pompeii: 2018 Historical Photographer of The Year Names Finalists
    • Chernobyl & Pompeii: 2018 Historical Photographer of The Year Names Finalists
    • Chernobyl & Pompeii: 2018 Historical Photographer of The Year Names Finalists
    • Chernobyl & Pompeii: 2018 Historical Photographer of The Year Names Finalists
    • Chernobyl & Pompeii: 2018 Historical Photographer of The Year Names Finalists
    • Chernobyl & Pompeii: 2018 Historical Photographer of The Year Names Finalists
    • Chernobyl & Pompeii: 2018 Historical Photographer of The Year Names Finalists
    • Chernobyl & Pompeii: 2018 Historical Photographer of The Year Names Finalists
    The medieval island commune of Le Mont-Saint-Michel sits off the north-western coast near the border between Brittany and Normandy in France. It is one of the most recognisable and visited historical landmarks in the region. The surrounding bay provides more peace, however. This photograph, taken during the spring tide in early March 2018, shows the curious land formations known locally as ‘Les Méandres’. The channels fill up in late afternoon, reflecting the setting sun to create a mirror pool effect.

    Famous places and cultural sites all around the world, from popular national treasures to hidden pearls not widely known, are celebrated in the awards.

    The 2018 Historical Photographer of The Year is a competition that is judged according to originality, composition and technical learning, as well as the story motivating the submission and its historical meaning. Sputnik's photo gallery gives you a glimpse into some of the most interesting places of historical significance.

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