The beauty of nature

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1st classified

Sub Zero
by Tobias Friedrich


Night diving at a temperature of minus two degrees Celsius in Eastern Greenland, swimming among icebergs under the ice of a fjord.

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2nd classified

El Cordón Caulle II
by Francisco Negroni


In 2011 I witnessed an incredible dirty storm that occurred during the furious eruption of the Cordon Caulle, located in the region of the Rivers. The storm scared thousands of people who lived in the areas nearby the volcano. Hundreds of people were evacuated and the enormous am...

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3rd classified

Spanish Moss
by Mauro Battistelli


Early in the morning on a November day, inside the swamp, looking for the magnificent beauty of the Spanish moss. The late autumn colors made it appear almost monochromatic and the Bald Cypress stood in the still water creating an incredible reflection in the misty atmosphere.

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Honorable mention

La Dama Blanca
by Stanislao Basileo


There are still places in the world where fortunately nature reigns. Among them are the wild cliffs of Portugal where it is still possible to observe the nesting of storks.

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Flamingos in Abstract Landscape
by Jose Fragozo


Lake Bogoria is a saline and alkaline lake in the Kenyan Rift Valley that at times is home to one of the world's largest congregations of lesser flamingos. The different phytoplankton species living here, combined with other elements like minerals occasionally create kaleidoscope...

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Unseen Colors
by Thomas Vijayan


Flamingos are found in millions in Kenya. The lake's abundance of algae used to attract a vast quantity of flamingos that famously lined the shore. After many years with little water, in 2013, the lake received an alarming increase in water levels that led to the migration of fla...

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Burning Tree
by Paul Kitagaki Jr.


Sparks fly through the air as strong winds blow through the branches of an oak tree and light up the sky at the Kincade fire in Sonoma County. The fire lasted more than 10 days and subsequently burned 77,758 acres until it was fully contained.

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Honorable mention

Waiting For Winter
by Martin Rak


Leaves against the silhouettes of grey beech trunks in a cold winter forest. This scene immediately caught my eye and I captured it with my telephoto lens.

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Rain's Visitors at Dusk
by Agorastos Papatsanis


The autumn dusk in the woods is always a magical moment. These macrolepiota procera, which can reach up to 30 cm in height, stand on a carpet of pine needles among blue trunks in a fairytale-like atmosphere.

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Honorable mention

Weather Vacuum
by John Finney


This storm raced across Kansas at 60 mph which made it very difficult to chase. The storm smashed up several towns, cut off power and produced golf ball-size hail with 85 mph straight-line winds.

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Green Crown
by Juan Garcia Lucas


One of the most impressive beech trees forest in Europe is the "Enchanted Forest of Urbasa," in Navarra. When the fog floods everything, the silence becomes deafening and the atmosphere enchanted.

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Remarkable Artwork

Earth's Egg Break day
by Yuhan Liao


In this image the cracks are white salt crystals and where soil and salt mix the cracks become dark. In the middle a small green salt lake seems to form a broken egg.

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Remarkable Artwork

Il bosco incantato
by Stanislao Basileo


One winter day, walking along the banks of the river, I noticed a fairytale scenario: several willow branches had fallen and frozen, creating a wonderful landscape.

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Remarkable Artwork

Arctic Fish
by Natnattcha Chaturapitamorn


Seeing an iceberg from an aerial view can be fascinating to look at. In this top-view angle, the iceberg resembles the shape of a fish. The small pond mimicking the eye of the fish, while the breaking ice in the tail helps to create the sense of movement of the fish's tail.

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Remarkable Artwork

TIM BURTON AUTUMN
by Juan Garcia Lucas


The wicker stems of Cañamares, Cuenca, are one of the plant elements that most lend themselves to artistic visualization.

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Yin and Yang
by Gheorghe Popa


This is an aerial view of Lake Cuejdel, the largest natural dam in Romania. The photo was taken just before the full frost when the trees had already lost all their leaves.

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Remarkable Artwork

Luminescent
by Fabian Balint


A small tree with frozen snow on its branches glowing in the mysterious forest. The photo was taken with natural light in a forest near Piatra Neamt, Romania.

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Remarkable Artwork

Water plants and fish at cenote Car Wash.
by Christian Vizl


Water plants and small fish at cenote Aktun Ha, known as Car Wash cenote in Quintana Roo, Mexico. The image was taken during the rain season, when the water becomes green and acts like a filter.

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Remarkable Artwork

Wild sea.
by Sergio Saavedra Ruiz


A spectacular sea storm hits the North coast of Cantabria, Spain. The waves exceeded 12 meters of altitude, leaving overwhelming images, demonstrating the incredible strength of Mother Nature. Due to climate change, the storms are increasingly dangerous in the coast.

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Remarkable Artwork

Oasis
by Armand Sarlangue


Aerial abstract image from the central Utah desert, showing the side of a canyon, the tracks left by the path of water, and the reliefs as they can be only seen from above. The sandstone composing this area can be very colorful, sometimes red, sometimes yellow, and always creatin...

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Remarkable Artwork

Dandelion
by Bence Mate


When I first saw this scene in my garden, I instantly knew that I was going to capture it. One year later it took me 3 weeks to get this image of a young ground squirrel nibbling dandelions, while a few seeds are scattered in the air.

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Nature's Canvas
by Hong Jen Chiang


This aerial image over Iceland shows Braided Rivers with numerous channels that split off and rejoin each other giving this braided appearance. They typically carry fairly coarse-grained sediment down a fairly steep gradient and therefore they usually exist near mountainous regio...

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Remarkable Artwork

The White Coastline
by Stephan Fürnrohr


Year after year the same natural spectacle takes place on the Greenland Icecap. As the summer approaches, large meltwater lakes appear at the edge of the ice. The water filters all spectral colours until only blue tones remain, which are scattered and reflected on the ice.

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Remarkable Artwork

The eye of the Earth
by Stas Bartnikas


This aerial shot of a small glacial lake surrounded by ice was taken in Denali National Park, Alaska from a float plane. It was probably my most memorable visual experience flying over this area.

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