Nature & Landscape

Photo © Sina Kelvani

1st classified

Secret Garden
by Fenqiang Liu


One day in the Spring of 2020, I was lucky to have captured the Great Egret and the oak tree before the city removed the tree due to its unhealthy condition. The oak branches and hanging Spanish moss framed the egret while I waited for it to take off. Finally, I was able to captu...

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Runner up

Quietly
by Nathan Wirth


A small tree sits on a hill in the Marin County hills in Northern California and watches as the clouds open to the light as if a curtain. The image was captured with an infrared-converted camera.

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Highly commended

Glacier at night
by Patrick Betthaus


The photo was taken in the Stubaital in Austria and shows the Stubai Glacier at night. It was taken with an analogue Mamiya M645. The exposure time was around 6 hours.

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Highly commended

Symbiosis
by Alexandre Manuel


In a remote area far away from the mass tourism of the Halong bay, I just spot this quick scenery when I was on a small boat. The fisherman working on his daily routine and his position in the rock "mouth" make me think about the symbiosis that is possible between the human and h...

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Highly commended

Windy Place
by Tomas Tison


This minimalist image of a lone tree from my "Trees and Fields" series has been taken somewhere in the fields near my hometown. There was a strong wind and there were interesting clouds in the sky.

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Commended

Storm in the Waves of South Moravia
by Zdeněk Vošický


The magical mood of the rolling landscape of South Moravia during the first spring storm captured just before strong rain.

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Commended

Skiing under the Arctic Sky
by Mirto Diego Menghetti


Long exposure of two skiers (Soffia Soley Helgadottir & David Olaf Stöckel), descending a couloir in North Iceland, under the Northern Lights.

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Commended

43.4733° N, 3.7556° W
by Marina Cano


Winter storms hit the lighthouse with waves that can reach more than 40 meters high. It's called Mouro, a little island at the entrance of one of the most beautiful bays on Earth. The lighthouse was inhabited until 1921.

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Commended

Lavender Storm
by Dimo Hristev


The forecasts announced scattered clouds and the sun was expected to come out at some point to illuminate this pleasant sunset over the lavender fields. But the weather surprised me by offering an extraordinary light show.

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Commended

Frozen Dunes
by Evgeny Ivanov


It is an amazing rarity to see Dolgie mountains in such excellent conditions, frozen from the cold and winds, among which a lonely elm lives.

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Moravian waves
by Zdeněk Vošický


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Commended

Inky Sea
by Murielle Etc


A black Sea, black as ink. A Sea where one gets lost. A Sea full of particles that gather and then escape, leaving here and there a few white traces: spots of foam in vaporous shapes. An indomitable and wild Sea, sometimes sleepy and soothing, but often tormented and perilous. A...

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Commended

Breath of Spring
by George Digalakis


A black and white, fine art image of a bare tree and a lonely cormorant on the dry shore of a misty, calm lake with a zen atmosphere.

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Blossom
by Yushen Su


Taiwan Alpine Rhododendron is a rare species and only grows above 3000m altitude, it is not easy to shoot it with such beautiful fully blossom condition along with the Milky Way in April. If you miss this time, you gonna need to wait three years for next fully blossom cycle.

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Umbrella Man
by Pierandrea Folle


The meteor shower of the Perseids, better known as St. Lawrence's tears, one of the most spectacular night events of the year. This is a collection of the largest and brightest meteors photographed on the nights of 12-13-14 August, after the sunset of the moon. It is interesting...

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Commended

Inferno
by Florent Serfati


As a storm is approaching the island of Cozumel, I decided to capture the scene using long exposure infrared photography. The long exposure helped add some tension to the image as we are waiting for that wave to crash and the infrared photography helped create a scene beyond our...

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