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.”

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kjorn
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9 months ago

The Mordor!!!

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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!
Community Member
9 months ago

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.

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Elsker
Community Member
9 months ago

amazing picture! love it!

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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.

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Eva Schmutz
Community Member
9 months ago

aww adorable

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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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FurryManiac
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9 months ago

It’s so beautiful it almost doesn’t look real

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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.

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Islafoxcraft
Community Member
9 months ago

Awwwww

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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.

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jwashere
Community Member
9 months ago

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.”

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jwashere
Community Member
9 months ago

Why is this one going unnoticed?? It's so sad...

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#9

Spanish Beauty

Spanish Beauty

A beautiful Spanish stallion with the name Doncel the Aymaran.

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Eva Schmutz
Community Member
9 months ago

Majestic

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#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.”

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FurryManiac
Community Member
9 months ago

Ya like.... Jazz?(I’m so sorry guys I’ll see myself out)

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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.

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Lori Braun
Community Member
9 months ago

Absolutely stunning. I would love to see this gorgeous view! Love!

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#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.

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jwashere
Community Member
9 months ago

That's a really smart title

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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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Ashes_The_Kitty
Community Member
9 months ago

The lake is so blue!

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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.

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MadamButterfly
Community Member
9 months ago

Humanity is so cruel. :(

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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.

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jwashere
Community Member
9 months ago

This is really eerie but in a beautiful way

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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.

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Sofiia Melnikova
Community Member
9 months ago

everybody gangsta till it picks up a wagon on the way to Oz

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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.

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Mikel
Community Member
9 months ago

Magestic!

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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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Random Person
Community Member
9 months ago

AAAHH MY CLAUSTERPHOBIA.

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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.”

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Spaghetti
Community Member
9 months ago

I love how they also added the tree into the silhouette

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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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jwashere
Community Member
9 months ago

I wish the car hadn't been there- if you ignore it, it's incredible

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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.

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Random Person
Community Member
9 months ago

DAD IT'S TIME FOR SCHOOL

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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.

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jwashere
Community Member
9 months ago

The resolution is so high it looks fake

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#23

Iris

Iris

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

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Spaghetti
Community Member
9 months ago

I love the color.

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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.

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Spaghetti
Community Member
9 months ago

Wow, the sun adds effect <3

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#25

Colors Of Norwegian Paradise

Colors Of Norwegian Paradise

Little fishing villages of Norway.

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kjorn
Community Member
9 months ago

priorities :-)

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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.

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Kno
Community Member
9 months ago

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!”

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Katherine Boag
Community Member
9 months ago

The trees are so small it reminds me of tiny succulents

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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.

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Eva Schmutz
Community Member
9 months ago

cool

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#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.

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
9 months ago

Looks like a bar graph.

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#30

Bloody Gongar Mountain

Bloody Gongar Mountain

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

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jwashere
Community Member
9 months ago

The moon really adds a finishing touch

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