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Poisoned River
by Gheorghe Popa


This is a detailed photograph of one of the small rivers filled with poison. “Poisoned Beauty” is a personal project that tells the story of the natural disaster in the “Apuseni Mountains”, but in a beautifully abstract way. This abstract colorful pattern is created by nature com...

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Caleidoscopio
by Paolo Crocetta


This shot was inspired by the colorful patterns of the Navajo people. The bright colors of the containers and the diagonals created by the play of light and shadow give life to an interesting pattern.

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Duoyishu Terraces
by Ran Tian


A spectacular aerial view of the famous Duoyishu terraces where rice is grown. The shades of colors of the different levels of the rice fields create a unique effect.

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Chessboard
by Cezar Gabriel Popescu


Aerial view of a private beach in Mamaia. Seeing the aligned umbrellas, I was sure that the view from above would be interesting, once the shadows will be in the right spot. In order to take this shot I had to wait for the sun to be high enough in the sky.

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Dali's Dream
by Ignacio Medem


An extraction in an arid terrain together with a cold white balance gives us back a figurative 8 finger hand, which would have been Dali's Dream.

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Like a Tree
by Istvan Csak


A lot of parking cars in Mohács, drawing a tree shape in the fresh snow. After snowing it was beautiful from above. Flying with a drone gives a unique perspective for the photographers.

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Tailing Dam Abstract
by David Dahlenburg


This image was captured over a copper, gold and uranium mine in a remote location in South Australia. The dam contains by products from the mining process. The colours and texture that are created look truly of another world.

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Abstract Aerial View of Minas de Ríotinto
by Sagi Roitfarb


The Minas de Riotinto are copper mines located on the Tinto River, in southwestern Spain. Mining activities have been documented since historical times. Much of the copper from the mines is transferred to chemical plants in Huelva province. The unearthed minerals give to the soil...

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Dream or Real
by F. Dilek Uyar


Doğrulanmış In 'A Ay' an old Turkish film, the girl was asking to her friend 'Can you take the photos of your dream? Which colour would you prefer to paint your dream if you could? Where do the real things start or end? Free and feed your imagination; without it life would be mis...

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Capillary Landscape
by Ignacio Medem


This photo was taken with a drone over a flooded area in Rio Tinto Area. It reminds me of a landscape where the Capillarity predominates. The water is collected from the environment with the tiny branches that manage to evacuate it through a small stream.

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Tailing Pond
by David Dahlenburg


The colours and patterns formed in tailing dams are amazing. I find it thought provoking that beauty can be found in heavy industrial locations such as these. The remnants in this dam are the left over substances from the gold, silver and copper mining process.

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Scrap Heap
by Al-amin Partho


Thousands of vehicles such as motorcycles, cars, paddle rickshaws and CNG-powered auto-rickshaws have been lying in various police stations in the capital year after year due to legal complications. As the legal process is not over, these vehicles remain in the custody of the pol...

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Heart of the Salt Lake
by Timothy Moon


The salt lakes in outback Australia often contain springs, which provide added pattern and colour to the composition. Here, the coloured springs against the white salt backdrop, look like a beating heart laid bare.

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No Stress
by Zsolt Ódor


Lonely dog sleeping on the beach under the sun shades. It is very typical situation on this beach. It was beautiful from above.

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Chishan Lake in Winter
by Wujiang Zhu


Chishan Lake Park is named after the largest "Chishan forest" in East China. It has a unique ecological environment and beautiful scenery.The scenic area has criss-crossed rivers, interspersed with land and water, surrounded by water on three sides, with pleasant scenery and abun...

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Fire phoenix
by Ming Li


Aiken Spring is like boiling water, constantly rolling up and down. The sulfur minerals around the spring are long-term precipitation and colorful. Looking down from the air, the spring eye and the dark red and orange ring-shaped sediments on the surrounding land form a peculiar...

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Zohreh River
by Jonathan Bowles


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Galaxy Flamingos
by Paul Mckenzie


Lesser Flamingos feeding in the shallow water, algae-rich mud flats of lake Natron. The yellow swirl consists of soda salts that numerous springs on the floor of the lake transport to the surface. The salt then precipitates and forms floes that drift of the lake surface. I took t...

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Mitosis
by Siman Laszlo


When lakes freeze at winter we can look for ice-stars on the surface. This year I was lucky to experience this in the neighborhood of my village.

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