Memorial María Luisa

28th Memorial María Luisa. Photo Contest

Ice where we hang our lives. Endless snow slopes. Walls leading to heaven or death. Dreamlike scenes of heartrending beauty. Impossible balancing acts. Silence that shouts at you. Ridges between life and death. Vertical challenges.



very year around this time, the small Asturian village of Infiesto (Spain) becomes the epicenter of mountain, nature and adventure photography, when the results of the María Luisa Memorial Photo Contest are announced. The jury, after assessing 15,000 photographs sent in by 1,586 registered photographers, from 89 countries spanning five continents, has chosen those that turned out to be the most technically commendable and visually striking. You can see part of their decision within these pages.

The photograph that has been crowned the overall winner in the Mountain and Adventure section, the Liberbank Grand Award, is the cover of this article. Its author is Sebastian Wahlhuetter (Austria); and its title “Northern Portal”.

The collection of photographs is now available at Although as always, the real moment to enjoy them will be the audiovisual and outdoor exhibition at the awards ceremony and other commemorative events in Infiesto and Oviedo on 4th and 5th May. The Hotel de La Reconquista in Oviedo will once again host the awards gala, and admission is free.

Thank you Memorial María Luisa for allowing us once more to share these images with our readers.










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