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The winners of the 2020 International Photography Awards have been announced, and the nature photographs last year have shown us the scary power and incredible beauty of nature. Compete in the awards this year! The submissions are open!

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#1

Two Worlds

Two Worlds

“You can not plan such conditions—it was pure luck because I was supposed to be shooting 2 km from the spot when this storm started. I saw the red glow above the mountain and ran to my car to reach the western side of the mountain.”

Maciej Karpinski Report

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    #2

    The Dark Hedges

    The Dark Hedges

    One of the highlights in Northern Ireland for friends of “Game of Thrones” is the alley Bregagh Road in Antrim County.

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    I'manoob!
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    3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    if I lived anywhere near there, I would for sure go cruising up and down with my bike.

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    #3

    Eye Of The Giant

    Eye Of The Giant

    Eye contact with a humpback whale can be a powerful experience. They are intelligent, curious, social animals with unique personalities and moods.

    Karim Iliya Report

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    #4

    Best Friends

    Best Friends

    To take this photo, the artist made his dogs run together, starting at a different point so that the faster one could reach the slower one exactly on the log. It’s one shot that required a lot of preparation to understand their behavior running side by side.

    Claudio Piccoli Report

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    #5

    Dancing Fog

    Dancing Fog

    Dancing fog around the trees and mountains a short time before sunset.

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    #6

    Little Moments Of Magic

    Little Moments Of Magic

    A pair of baby swans waddling up onshore and cuddling in the Lakefront Promenade of Toronto, Canada.

    Marlon Porter Report

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    #7

    Black Mountain

    Black Mountain

    In January 2019, Canberra had one of the most spectacular lightning storms ever. It passed the city from west to east over the black mountains and continued towards Brindabella mountains.

    Ari Rex Report

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    3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    The only time I'd want to be near lightning- that's incredible. I'm sure they took a video but if not, they're lucky to have caught that scene.

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    #8

    Hybrid Solar Eclipse And Maasai Warrior

    Hybrid Solar Eclipse And Maasai Warrior

    “This photograph is my tribute to Geoffrey Lowa. He was a friend that I never met in person. He was planning to be my host, driver, and photo model for a hybrid solar eclipse in Kenya. Sadly, he was killed just one week before I arrived. His friend Peter Nakua, who tried to save his life, is standing on a hill during 11 seconds of totality.”

    Eugen Kamenew Report

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    #9

    Spanish Beauty

    Spanish Beauty

    A beautiful Spanish stallion with the name Doncel the Aymaran.

    Natascha Meijndershagen Report

    #10

    Jazz

    Jazz

    “Clouds were flowing above Mt. Fuji. The long-exposure shooting and the result of finishing with blue ink gave me an image as if I were in a different world. When I saw the finished image, I heard JAZZ.”

    Takahashi Report

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    #11

    Tateyama Milky Way

    Tateyama Milky Way

    Tateyama is one of the snowiest places in Japan. This picture was taken at the beginning of May, but it was all snow-covered.

    Masahiro Hiroike Report

    #12

    Lone Tree, Not Lonely

    Lone Tree, Not Lonely

    The Lone Tree of Lake Wanaka is a very famous viewpoint in New Zealand. Actually, the Lone Tree is not lonely at all. Many birds are always perched on it.

    Hsiaohsin Chen Report

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    #13

    First Snowfall

    First Snowfall

    A change over of the seasons, capturing the first snowfall at Moraine Lake.

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    #14

    Kings & Queens

    Kings & Queens

    The African lion is one such animal that is facing a dire threat to its existence. Canned hunting, specific breeding for the “cub petting” trade, and the illicit lion bone market are genuine threats to the African lion’s continued existence.

    Victoria Carlson Report

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    #15

    The Depths Of Winter Forest

    The Depths Of Winter Forest

    In the winter forest, an enchanting atmosphere when fog had just started to retreat a bit, revealing icy trees standing strong in icy conditions.

    Ales Krivec Report

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    #16

    Chaos Over Kansas

    Chaos Over Kansas

    Mesocyclone pierced by lightning under an incredible supercell in the great plains of the Tornado Alley.

    Frédéric Couzinier Report

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    #17

    Colossal Shadows: Super Tuskers Of East Africa

    Colossal Shadows: Super Tuskers Of East Africa

    There are only an estimated 24 super tusk elephants left on Earth. These giants appear pulled from the pages of a bygone era, nearly out of place in today’s day and age.

    Andrew Doggett Report

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    #18

    Ice Cave Abstract

    Ice Cave Abstract

    After crawling into this ice cave on my hands and knees, I made my way to the end and shot this image, looking back at the entrance.

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    #19

    Sunset Wonders

    Sunset Wonders

    “Throughout my photographic career, I have always sought opportunities to incorporate the sun into my wildlife images. It is a challenge to find the ideal position where the subject, landscape, and sun align in a perfect composition.”

    Bence Mate Report

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    #20

    An Unexpected Journey

    An Unexpected Journey

    The photographer took a flight to Langkawi to photograph the highest suspension bridge on the planet. Once he arrived, the days were filled with fog and rain, obstructing the entire view from above. Not to be disheartened, he decided to end the day by taking a trip to a lighthouse recommended to him by one of the locals atop the bridge. He told him it was often left alone by tourists but that it was truly a sight to behold, and it was.

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    #21

    Pink On Pink

    Pink On Pink

    Pink anemonefish on the pink anemone. There are 12 species of anemonefish in Australia and 30 in the world. Anemonefish have a mutualistic relationship; they cannot survive without anemones, which provide them with shelter, protection, delimit their territories, ward off potential predators, and serve as spawning grounds.

    Paula Gomes Vianna Report

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    #22

    Carl At The Schoolhouse

    Carl At The Schoolhouse

    Driving in northern Colorado near Steamboat Springs. Carl, my son’s dog, put his head out the window near an abandoned 1-room schoolhouse.

    Jeffrey Weiser Report

    #23

    Iris

    Iris

    Highly detailed image of an iris, created from 25 separate exposures to create this hyper-sharp composition.

    Dana Hursey Report

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    #24

    Extreme Panoramic Landscapes

    Extreme Panoramic Landscapes

    Traveling around the world, the photographer captures the beauty of nature with extreme panoramic shots.

    Alessandro Cantarelli Report

    #25

    Colors Of Norwegian Paradise

    Colors Of Norwegian Paradise

    Little fishing villages of Norway.

    Olivier Jarry-Lacombe Report

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    #26

    Last Best Place

    Last Best Place

    It’s known as Big Sky County; an eerily beautiful Montana spring storm looms over a sea of wildflowers, contrasting red and turquoise shades.

    Scott Blair Report

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    3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Of all the beauty in this post, I think this is my favourite. It reminds me of childhood, and i can just smell the upcoming rain and feel the wind on my skin. This one would catch me in the field, soak me to the skin, and I'd be laughing all the way. Strange how a place you've never been to can start such a strong nostalgia in you. I long for it.

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    #27

    A Volcano Of Colors

    A Volcano Of Colors

    “I took this picture of an autumn-colored forest and a blue alpine lake with my drone. When I saw it from above, it immediately reminded me of a volcano, exploding with colors!”

    Veronika K. Ko Report

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    #28

    Awe

    Awe

    A diver is in awe in front of a huge ball of jack fishes in the waters of Cabo Pulmo Marine Park, Mexico.

    David Salvatori Report

    #29

    Women Harvesting Chamomile

    Women Harvesting Chamomile

    Baluch women harvesting chamomile in an organic farm in Baluchabad Village, north of Iran. Some of these ethnic Baluch families migrated from their homeland, in the south of Iran’s drylands, to the northeast of Iran nearly 90 years ago.

    Kaveh Seyedahmadian Report

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    #30

    Bloody Gongar Mountain

    Bloody Gongar Mountain

    This is the highest peak, 7756 m, named Gongar Mountain, in Sichuan.

    Jinyi He Report

    Note: this post originally had 40 images. It’s been shortened to the top 30 images based on user votes.

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