Ruairidh McGlynn Edinburgh United Kingdom 1st Place Trees
Ruairidh McGlynn is a mobile photographer specializing in landscapes. When not at work he can often be found exploring the mountains. While on a trip to Qatar earlier this year I met up with a photographer that I d connected with on Instagram. We ventured out into the desert bordering Saudi Arabia. As the light faded and the mist set in we passed lone outposts and camels in search of the perfect tree. Faint outlines grabbed our attention. This image was one of a series of unique trees we captured that day. It s one of those moments I won t forget.