Nature

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1st classified

Extragalactic
by Martin Sanchez


The intense and glorious moments during an erupting volcano with an exclusive view from the inside. Captured in Iceland.

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The Great Divide
by Janessa Anderson


Ice sheets drift apart on a glacial fed lake providing a brief opportunity for exploration. With one path to continue moving forward, moving towards hope, this vast expanse of ice provides a look into the power and grandeur that nature possesses.

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Highly commended

Camel Shadows at Sunset
by Jim Picôt


Flying the drone over the ocean, I spotted the approaching Camels, with human guests on board, and noticed the beautiful light, and shadows, and also the eloquent wave patterns on the shoreline.

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The Mighty Ruacana
by Jan Roode


The Kunene River travels through Angola and surges over a mighty precipice on the Namibian border at the Ruacana waterfalls. Here a young Baobab Tree clings to a rocky outcrop as the waters of the Ruacana rage around it.

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Pure Power
by Phil De Glanville


Like people, each wave has a unique journey with the power to inspire. Photo captured off the South West coast of Western Australia.

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Solid Water Flow
by Henrique Murta


Jostedal Glacier, sliding down and crushing hard rocks, all the way to lake Nigardsbrevatnet.

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Flamingos Flying Over Lake Magadi
by Ying Shi


Aerial photo of Magadi Lake, located in Kajiado county, shot from an helicopter. This is a salt lake, whose water is colorful and changes with climate conditions, and is a habitat for flamingos.

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Volcano show
by Oleg Rest


This photo of Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland was taken in April 2021. Magma flows from above resemble me a bizarre fan.

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Entrance to Another World
by Laura Bennett


In a remote, rugged canyon in Utah, sunset lit the walls of the canyon to provide a surrealistic impression. It reminded me of cinematic productions of other worlds.

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Lake Natron
by George Steinmetz


Salt-loving algae gives a red color to the hyper-saline waters of Lake Natron in the Great Rift Valley on the border between Tanzania and Kenya. The lake has an unusual mineral content that is leached from the surrounding volcanoes. The temperatures in the salty mud can reach 50...

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Melting Ice Cap
by Florian Ledoux


In summer 2020, Svalbard archipelago has recorded the highest temperature ever since the start of meteorological records. The air temperature suddenly reached 21,7 degrees Celsius. This aerial image brings evidence of the amount of fresh water falling from the melting Austfonna i...

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High Tide
by Reza Bagheri


I took this shot in Zanzibar Archipelago. On a tiny boat and in search of a spot to photograph one of the most majestic sunsets I had ever witnessed, I came across these gorgeous trees which were half submerged in water during high tide.

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Poodle in Rapeseed
by Jan Ulicki


A small poodle-shaped forest surrounded by rapeseed fields. You think it’s a gossip? No need. In those fields of rapeseed A cute doggy lives and stressful minds relieve.

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City of Angels
by Silvano Paiola


In the beginning of November I spent some days around some Serbian Villages. That day was a typical autumn day and the sky was solid gray. I stayed about three hours flying above the area looking for some interesting photo-spot. The area is widely covered by one of the largest po...

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Tree of Life
by Jay Roode


Suspended in time, a sense of waiting pervades this valley where nothing has happened for a thousand years. The shadow of an ancient Camel thorn tree reaches out, like a blackened hand to the tracings of the Tsauchab River, yearning for the life that once was. The petrified trees...

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Labyrinth of Time
by Tomáš Neuwirth


This digital collage was created by photographing a labyrinth during two seasons. The labyrinth is located in the park of the Priessnitz Spa.

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Herding Song of Autumn
by Weimin Qi


The first autumn snow washed the sky and the earth beautifully. In the early morning, in order to shoot the morning light of the plateau pastures, I climbed up the cliff with difficulty, just in time for the herdsmen to start grazing. The flowing sheep, the gurgling stream, and t...

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Above Si'ine pillars
by Alexey Kharitonov


Sinyaya river (Si'ine in Yakutian), is a tributary of Lena river. For tens of kilometers along its banks, majestic groups of rocks made of Cambrian limestone rise. It's one of my favorite places on the Earth, I travelled here several times, and the summer of 2020 was lucky to ma...

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Wild Night in the Adriatic
by Miroslav Zadravec


This drone shot features Stari Grad town located on Hvar Island together with 2 lightnings and a waterspout that struck out on the open sea.

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