The beauty of nature

Photo © Sudipta Maulik

1st classified

Sensazioni, Etna in Eruzione
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This image shows the magnificence of erupting magma, ash and gas, during the first days of December 2015, which rose to a height of several kilometers above the summit of Mount Etna.

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2nd classified

Decisive throw
by Mike Korostelev


The bear fishes in the river, he sits down, puts his head under the water and pauses looking for fish. Once the fish begin to ignore him and come closer, he makes a crucial lunge and catches them with his paws or teeth.

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3rd classified

Galaxy Dolomites
by Ivan Pedretti


Panoramic view with the moonset at The Three Peaks of Lavaredo (Italy), also called Drei Zinnen, on a night in July at 2450m, during a photographic weekend with some landscaper friends.

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Honorable mention

Flight of the Phoenix
by Francisco Mingorance


After several days of torrential rain, fresh water has finally cleaned the river, dragging the acid away and turning it into a ecosystem suitable for birds that have come from the neighboring marshes of Odiel. I focused on this flight, which was a flock of pink flamingos.

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Passing by
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Taken in the Austrian Alps, I captured this image from another mountain opposit, about a half a mile of distance. This scene appeared to unfold in front of me, as the high mountain skier was enjoying the soft snow and the beauty of this place.

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Lagoon
by Greg Lecoeur


French Polynesia is an amazing place for nature lovers. I was snorkeling In the lagoon of Moorea photographing marine life, specifically black tip sharks. Swimming or diving with sharks changes your perspective.

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Mangrove
by Greg Lecoeur


The mangroves are a unique and very important ecosystem on Earth. As in all the ecosystems, you can find an apex predator at the top of the food chain to regulate the good health of the ocean. In Cuba, I explored the mangrove and was able to photograph the American crocodile.

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Alba Rossa
by Michele Masullo


This image was realized during a splendid morning characterized by a magical sunrise. I was able to photograph this swan in the moment in which it was rising out of the water, as if it were realizing the beauty that nature was gifting.

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Heaven and earth
by Audun Rikardsen


Jellyfish under the Aurora Borealis off the coast of Northern Norway, close to Tromsø. Single exposure, focus and opening adjusted during the exposure.

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Stars from two worlds
by Audun Rikardsen


Starfish feeding at night, under the sea, illuminated by the celestial stars and the dancing northern lights. This picture was taken as a double-exposure made in the camera.

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Small and giant creatures of the forest
by Alberto Ghizzi Panizza


This autumn picture captures dewdrops and small mushrooms seated at the bottom of a poplar tree from an interesting perspective.

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Firefalls
by Nicki Frates


For two weeks out of the year, the sun aligns just right with Horsetail Falls in Yosemite National Park where the waterfall glows like lava a few minutes before sunset. To get prime real estate for this shot, I set up my tripod six hours before sunset along the bank of the Merced...

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empusa fasciata
by Mehmet Karaca


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Turn to Right
by Andi Abdul Halil


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POSEIDO AWAKENS
by Paolo Lazzarotti


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Mother Earth
by Marco Petracci


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Bruco pavone
by Roberto Aldrovandi


This image was taken in Luzzara, a small town in Reggio Emilia's province, Italia. A caterpillar, completely covered with dew, reflects the colors of a peacock's feathers, creating an astonishing effect.

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The forest
by Mirko Rubaltelli


"The Forest" is the name that we, inhabitants of the lower Po' area, give to these stretches of virtually grown poplar trees in the flood plain along the banks of the great river. The Po river, surrounded and accompanied in his slow passage by these geometric figures, expanses si...

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La foresta in fiamme
by Marco Gaiotti


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Non c'è 2 senza 4
by Roberto Aldrovandi


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Mystic Monument
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I've been thinking about this photo since the morning. Once the moon came out and with such a deep blue sky, I took advantage of the last tourists' cars along the valley to create the light wakes and give everything a mystic touch.

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Dodging Silver Bullets
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During my first day diving in Raja Ampat, I was astonished by such a show, what an explosion of life! I was surrounded by fishes and I could not take any pictures, they were everywhere. I remembered those shots seen in magazines where fishes paint beautiful shapes, but there was...

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Firebird
by Warren Keelan


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Love Magician
by Hasan Baglar


This praying mantis saw two maths butterflies on a branch. It stretched out its arms trying to catch them, but the butterflies felt the danger and flew away.

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Sand lines
by Yousef Masoud


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TREE FLOATING
by Juan Garcia Lucas


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The Gathering
by Jay Roode


This picture, taken in Namibia, shows the migration of a large colony. Every year, large colonies of lesser and greater Flamingos breed on the obsidian brine pans of the Sperrgebiet National Park.

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Im Norden
by Günter Kleber


The picture was taken in Bockhornerfeld, in northern Germany. The shot represents an early morning during winter. The fog dissipating and turning into mist set the surrounding environment's atmosphere for a great shot.

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