“Planet Earth”

The Maria Luisa Memorial Competition in Spain is the world’s most prestigious contest for mountain photography. In 2008, MFF’s 1994 photograph “Planet Earth,” a panoramic mountain view of South China, was awarded the Grand Prize. This classic landscape photograph became the focus of the web project “The Most Expensive Photograph In The World.” “Planet Earth,” set a new world record for the price of photographic art at an estimated value of 3.5 Million U.S. Dollars.

• Different terrain types of Southern China, where the “Planet Earth” photograph was taken

Art of Sergey Melnikoff