Landscape photographer Destin Sparks famously said that a photography is a story that one fails to put into words.
A matter of timing and technical prowess, it is the dedication that has to go in capturing a shot that is often overlooked in the equation of what goes into a great photography. Less so when photographing in urban areas, capturing nature and landscape on film often involves great dedication and lengthy preparations. It is only when one reads the stories behind those epic Natural Geographic photos that true perspective is attained.
In recognition of the thousands crisscrossing the globe in pursuit of that once-in-a-lifetime shot, here are 13 amazing examples of landscape photography.