Nature & Landscape

Photo © András Dobi

1st classified

Morning View in Situ Patenggang
by Robert Lie


It was a beautiful and cold morning when I shot this picture. The lake was silent and the ray of light came upon a small ship around there.

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Runner up

Winter Bird
by George Digalakis


A composite, black and white image depicting a bare tree with birds in the lake of Kastoria, Greece, in a misty winter day.

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Highly commended

Natural
by Marcin Giba


This photo was taken from a drone at a landfill at a former mine excavation in central Poland. Ash, slag and calcium carbonate create abstract forms visible only from this perspective.

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Highly commended

Big Cloud
by Tomas Tison


After sunset I took this photo of a beautiful cloud on a furrowed field . I used the furrows of the field as the leading lines to this cloud.

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Highly commended

Shy Soul
by Carlo Traini


Spiritual rebirth. A blossoming tree with bird-shaped leaves, starting another life-cycle. Shy Souls testifies one's own quest for the silent, imaginary world inside every human being, spawned by mysterious sources dwelling every soul. A bitter fruit that man has been collecting...

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Highly commended

Silky Hat
by Takashi Nakazawa


When the clouds cleared, there was Mt Fuji with a silky hat. To make it even more impressive, I used a long exposure and then made it black and white monotone.

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Breathe
by Suzanne Nelson


An emotive image symbolic of my father's journey with Emphysema. He stands and fights as the tree, grasping to hold on to this world, struggling to breathe, in the parched arid landscape. The ceiling of his life closing in, as tendrils of the disease slowly wind their way through...

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Commended

Vitruvian Frog
by Kai Kolodziej


This common frog (Rana temporaria) was photographed in Vienna, Austria. I used a flash and a EWA Marine underwaterhousing, the frogs were busy with spawing and totally ignored me. This picture reminded me a bit of Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man.

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Commended

Highlands
by Tatsiana Yafimenka


One of the best locations in the whole of Iceland to shoot! Kerlingafjöll's geothermal springs boil and steam clubs completely conceal the mountains.

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Commended

The Eyes of the Snowy Owl
by Grégory Pol


Sometimes snowy owls make long trips to feed when there is not enough prey for everyone in the North. I went every day for a week, always dressed the same way, to try to approach this one. I never use food to attract them, so my photographs are less spectacular than those made by...

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Commended

The Moon Above a Red Fuji
by Takashi Nakazawa


I tried to shoot a scene of Pearl Fuji where the moon climbed from the top of Mount Fuji. However, clouds appeared at the top of the mountain, making it impossible to capture Pearl Fuji. In a hurry, I moved to a new location and photographed the moment when the moon came right ab...

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Flooding
by Gianluca Gianferrari


Last flooding was in November 2019. Nature is both beautiful and dangerous... I went for the flooding of the Po' River, I saw many houses submerged up to the roof. I searched for some beauty in that drama.

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Commended

In the Darkest Hours
by Michael Nguyen


From the series: "Nature is within us" Michael Nguyen's photographic artworks are paintings that take us into our secret dreams. What is outside is no longer outside. Trees, forests, mountains, rivers, lakes. Michael Nguyen has transformed these elements in his artworks into feel...

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Commended

The Portal
by Caterina Bruzzone


The man, wrapped in a gloomy atmosphere, walks uphill, looking for an escape route through the portal, towards the light.

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Duality
by Armand Sarlangue


I shot this image at sunrise at Segla, Senja Island. It was the third or fourth day of our trip in Norway, and we had only storm, rain, and overcast sky until that. But on that morning, the sky opened for a moment to create this kind of dual world.

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Commended

The Lone Tree
by David G Jones


This image was captured in Wales at a well known location at sunrise. A long exposure created a mirror like surface which I have enhanced with a cool tone to create a dramatic view of this iconic tree.

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