Spring is known to be one of the best moments of the year to enjoy the simple pleasures in life and appreciate the beauty of the world surrounding us. Nature comes out of its lethargy to bloom flowers and tree buds. The sun warms up our souls after the long cold winter, not forgetting the migrating birds returning and the hibernating animals getting back in the game of life. Spring is definitely the emotional booster that everybody needs in these difficult times!

Agora invited its userbase to participate in the #Spring2020 photo competition with their best shots of the season that breathes new life into the world: an occasion to travel to some of the most magical and colorful landscapes around the globe.

Agora’s latest contest challenged photographers from all over the world to show what Spring looks like in their corner of the planet. In total, 14,596 photos have been participating in the #Spring2020 contest, from which 50 finalists have been selected to participate in the final voting rounds.

Through their mobile app, Agora organizes weekly photo competitions where photographers, whether amateur or professional, can participate for free to promote their work, win cash prizes (from $1,000 to $25,000), and international recognition.

The global audience plays an integral part in the selection of the winning image. All Agora users have the power to vote for the photo that struck them the most, making the process democratic where everyone can participate, vote, and win.

“Spring is the symbol of life and rebirth in all civilizations, a time when seeds come to life and flood our beloved Earth with colors. Through Agora, we get the opportunity to discover the best images of this wonderful period of the year: enjoy the show!” declared Octavi Royo, Agora’s CEO & Co-Founder.

@quytran’s photo ‘Water lily season’ gathered the most votes on the Agora app, crowning him with the #Spring2020 Hero title and the $1,000 top prize.

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#1

Winner: Water Lily Season

Winner: Water Lily Season

Location: Yen Stream, Huong Pagoda, Hanoi, Vietnam

"With this photo, I wanted to show the beauty of Vietnamese culture to the world. This group of friends was all wearing an 'Ao Dai,' Vietnam's national garment. This outfit is inseparable from the image of Vietnamese women, both within Vietnam and beyond its borders, and especially at official ceremonies, conferences, and weddings. It is also one of the most popular uniforms for Vietnamese high school and university students. In this poetic setting with blooming flowers floating on the river, the authentic bamboo bridge symbolizes the connexion between the past and the present."

@quytran (Vietnam)

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sharron lynn parsons
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1 month ago

Excellent shot, love the water lilies, bamboo bridge, and the reflection, much beauty !!!

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Agora’s latest contest challenged photographers from all over the world to show what Spring looks like in their corner of the planet. In total, 14,596 photos have been participating in the #Spring2020 contest, from which 50 finalists have been selected to participate in the final voting rounds.

#2

Red Umbrella

Red Umbrella

Location: Moc Chau tea hill, Son La province, Vietnam

"While flying my drone above the tea plantations, I noticed a red dot running in the middle of the vibrant green alleys. Rather intrigued by that beautiful contrast, I decided to lower my drone to follow the red dot who happened to be a Hmong girl protecting herself from the sun with an umbrella."

@phamngocthach (Vietnam)

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MsM
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1 month ago

Very cool. She looks like a ladybug

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#3

Springtime In Ha Giang

Springtime In Ha Giang

Location: Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark, Ha Giang, Vietnam

"I met these two Hmong girls on the side of the road during my trip to North Vietnam. It was a mild day, where you could still feel the fresh air coming from the mountains. They had spent the afternoon picking these beautiful flowers that would be used for medicinal purposes in their tribe. Their lovely faces and beautiful smiles made me appreciate the moment."

@thongnguyengallery (Vietnam)

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sharron lynn parsons
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1 month ago

Lovely shot, very special !!!

Through their mobile app, Agora organizes weekly photo competitions where photographers, whether amateur or professional, can participate for free to promote their work, win cash prizes (from $1,000 to $25,000), and international recognition.

#4

The First Kiss Of Spring

The First Kiss Of Spring

Location: Bogura, Bangladesh

"The black-naped monarch is a small bird that lives throughout tropical Southeast Asia. During spring, the female lays three eggs in a small cup-shaped nest up in a tree. In the photo, you can see the male bird feeding its new-born chick: unfortunately, it's the only hatching that remained alive in the nest, as it has been previously destroyed by a bunch of local kids who stole the 2 other eggs."

@rafid007 (Bangladesh)

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sharron lynn parsons
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1 month ago

Beautiful shot, but devastating for the loss, would be good ,if the kids were caught, and educated on nature !!!

Nadine
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1 month ago

Kids are also beautiful creature, that just like anything else require affection and guidance to grow well. They are sponges and absorb what they see. Educate them on the love and respect of nature and they will be its protectors.

i like jelly
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1 month ago

Sad that some people have no respect for nature, but still a nice photo

mewmew34
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1 month ago (edited)

Why I dislike kids, and people in general honestly. Why would anybody want to destroy the nest or harm the eggs? What do they get out of it?

CodingGirl04
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1 month ago

What kind of bird is this? It's beautiful

Lydia Dean-Melchior
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1 month ago

Black-naped monarch.

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#5

Colors Of Bavarian Spring

Colors Of Bavarian Spring

Location: Geroldsee, Bavaria, Germany

"Capturing the beautiful colors of spring in Bavaria was an incredible experience."

@cannonmatt (UK)

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MsM
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1 month ago

Frieden...

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#6

Bee

Bee

Location: Pentapoli Serres, Greece

"I was lucky to capture the moment where a bee collected the pollen from a sunflower. The process of pollination is critical, and bees have a crucial role in this. As they fly from flower to flower, they transfer pollen with their legs. Over 80% of the world's flowering plants require a pollinator to reproduce. Bees are the most efficient pollinators. As I watched the whole process, I felt excitement and admiration for their work, transferring the pollen tirelessly from one flower to another."

@irokiorapostolou (Greece)

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

I am always happy to see a bee!

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#7

Taking Care Of Flowers

Taking Care Of Flowers

Location: Sa Dec, Vietnam

"Sa Dec flower village provides a large number of trees and flowers to the southern Vietnamese regions, especially during the Vietnamese Lunar New Year or Tet Festival. Unlike normal plantations, flowers in Sa Dec are grown on high pergolas and water from nearby canals."

@anhtrungqng (Vietnam)

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sharron lynn parsons
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1 month ago

Great shot, nice to see the process, creating the beauty !!!

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#8

A Beautiful Red Fox Smelling The Lavender Perfume

A Beautiful Red Fox Smelling The Lavender Perfume

Location: Castilla y León, Spain

"I was photographing blue magpies, and suddenly this beautiful red fox appeared from the bushes. The fox is one of my favorite animals, and I never imagined seeing it in these circumstances, surrounded by lavender flowers. It was an exciting day!"

@mary_bassani (Italy)

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sharron lynn parsons
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1 month ago

A fox in lavender, a treat for all to see !!!

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#9

I Took My Mom On A Sunrise Mission

I Took My Mom On A Sunrise Mission

Location: Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands

"Every year, the tulip fields are the first signs of Spring in the Netherlands. If you drive through particular farmer areas, you see them everywhere! This year, 2020, I thought I wouldn't visit my homeland fields as I was traveling the world with my partner (and our cameras). Just like everyone else on this planet, we were forced to go home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which meant that we had to go back to the Netherlands. As soon as our quarantine ended, we visited the Tulip Fields close to our home. My partner and I decided to take my mother with us, and we were delighted to let her see what we’re doing as photographers. We woke up at 5 am and drove to Noordwijkerhout to see the sunrise. My mother was pleased to model for us, and the happiness she radiated is something I will never forget."

@michelle.wandering (Netherlands)

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Jessica Cole
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1 month ago

What a lovely son or daughter.

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#10

Valley Of Flowers

Valley Of Flowers

Location: Ho Tay flower valley, Tay Ho district, Hanoi city, Vietnam

"With a total area of up to 7000 m2, the West Lake flower valley is like a garden of Eden in the heart of Hanoi. Previously this area was largely a deserted lotus lagoon; but since it's been restored with thousands of flowers, this land has turned so vibrant. When you step into this place, you step in a bubble of peace and quiet away from busy and noisy Hanoi. In this vast flower garden, there are thousands of flowers displaying their beauty, thousands of colors are opening before your eyes."

@nguyentungviet (Vietnam)

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Jessica Cole
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1 month ago

I want to go.... *Drooling*

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#11

Flower Care

Flower Care

Location: Sa Đéc, Đồng Tháp,Vietnam

"During springtime in Sa Dec, you can notice the chrysanthemums blossoming everywhere you look. Visiting this village makes you feel so peaceful inside!"

@thuanvo (Vietnam)

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sharron lynn parsons
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1 month ago

Perfect shot !!!

#12

Tulip Fields In The Netherlands

Tulip Fields In The Netherlands

Location: Noordoostpolder, Netherlands

"The blooming tulip fields make every spring special in the Netherlands. Seeing them from above makes it even more special!"

@erwindoorn (Netherlands)

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Colleen S
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1 month ago

Amazing... now that's a beautiful rainbow!

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#13

St Francis Of Assisi

St Francis Of Assisi

Location: St. Francis of Assisi Church, Vienna, Austria

"It was incredibly windy on this day, and it wasn't easy to get the framing right, as the blossoms went in and out of focus constantly. I wanted to combine the softness of the blossoms with the imposing structure behind them, creating a strong yet beautiful contrast between nature and architecture."

@francesco_treu (Italy)

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Colleen S
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1 month ago

Great juxtaposition

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#14

Watering Flowers

Watering Flowers

Location: Tp. Mỹ Tho, Việt Nam

@giaphu86 (Vietnam)

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NQ L
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1 month ago

My hometown. Spent the first 11 yrs of my life there. Lovely town and best clear noodles soup

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#15

Flower Bloom

Flower Bloom

Location: Lago di Sorapis, Italy

@jp.photoart (Germany)

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MsM
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1 month ago

Molto bello!

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#16

Highlander In Spring

Highlander In Spring

Location: Monthey, Switzerland

@édouarddotézac (Switzerland)

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MsM
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1 month ago

Majestätisk

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#17

Centaurea Cyanus

Centaurea Cyanus

Location: Alpes-Maritimes, France

"Since the beginning of the quarantine, I've been working on macro photography series in my garden. Macrophotography allows you to discover another side of nature."

@pascalpbz (France)

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sharron lynn parsons
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1 month ago

Beautiful shot !!!

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#18

Lands Of Lavender

Lands Of Lavender

Location: Hitchin Lavender, Ickleford, UK

@theliamman (UK)

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sharron lynn parsons
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1 month ago

Wonderful shot, overwhelming beauty, would like to be there !!!

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#19

Thác K50

Thác K50

Location: Pleiku, Vietnam

@hoacarol (Vietnam)

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Lavender Brown
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1 month ago

Wow!! Beautiful 😍 I would love to visit.

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#20

Spring Touches

Spring Touches

Location: Tanore, Rajshahi, Bangladesh

"I went out to take a picture of this Indian Paradise Flycatcher in the scorching heat that morning, and it only appeared around noon. After running after it for a while, I was able to take some good pictures."

@tamzeedalamtoken (Bangladesh)

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sharron lynn parsons
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1 month ago

Excellent shot, such beauty !!!

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#21

Spring Facing Autumn

Spring Facing Autumn

Location: Loire-Atlantique, France

"6 months have passed between the 2 shots made at the same location: I stitched together springtime (left) and autumn (right). I wanted to share the different colors announcing the seasons, when nature turns orange and comes back to life again with beautiful flowers and lavish green grass."

@emxpi (France)

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MsM
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1 month ago

Magnifique

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#22

The Bees Venture Out

The Bees Venture Out

Location: Newcastle, UK

Bees move erratically all the time, taking such a neat picture wasn't easy.

@philrobson (UK)

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sharron lynn parsons
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1 month ago

An excellent shot, as I do know, just how difficult it is !!!

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#23

Beautiful Spring Morning In Tokyo

Beautiful Spring Morning In Tokyo

Location: Senso-Ji shrine, Tokyo, Japan

“Waking up at 4 am was worth it to capture this beautiful, soft light. This place is normally crowded with tourists, but we got it just for ourselves for a short time. The only other people we saw were walking their dogs or doing their morning yoga routine. The vibe you get from this place is absolutely magical. I can’t wait to come back to Japan again! I left part of my heart there.”

@alvarovaliente_ (Spain)

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MsM
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1 month ago

Hijō ni kirei

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#24

Feeding Lamb

Feeding Lamb

Location: Mararoa Station, Te Anau, New Zealand

"Spring is seen as a time of new life and the beginning of warm weather. Sadly in Te Anau, Spring can be very harsh with lambs often being born in snow, and some don't survive the cold nights. I wanted to show that Spring is a hard time in a new lambs life and that only the strongest survive the frosts and snow."

@brin_griffiths (New Zealand)

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sharron lynn parsons
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1 month ago

Excellent shot, best of nature !!!

#25

Tea Hill, Sapa Town

Tea Hill, Sapa Town

Location: Sapa, Lao Cai, Vietnam "

Seeing the sun shining through the blooming trees and down the tea hill was such an enchanting, magical moment. Sapa has a unique climate that has all the characteristics of the four seasons in one day: spring in the morning, summer at noon, fall in the evening, and winter at night."

@nguyenvietcuong (Vietnam)

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Colleen S
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1 month ago

Wow

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#26

Little Spidey

Little Spidey

Location: Minglanilla, Cebu, Philippines "

This Plexippus Petersi jumping spider was waiting for its prey on a fully bloomed Portucala flower. "

@markbadayos (Philippines)

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

It is a great shot, and I do like spiders. I mean, really, who wouldn't like those little furry legs?

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#27

Singing

Singing

Location: Tinaroo Lake, Australia

"Spring is not only about flowers. It's also the season when birds start singing again, searching for love in the blooming trees."

@simonpastor (France)

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sharron lynn parsons
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1 month ago

Gorgeous Spring shot !!!

#28

Collecting Waterlilies

Collecting Waterlilies

Location: Barisal, Bangladesh

"If you look closely, you'll see two umbrellas in the middle of the water lilies: they belong to two brothers who collect the flowers to sell them in the local market."

@azimronnie (Bangladesh)

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manon M
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1 month ago

Umbrellas = 👀 et ça donne 1 personnage bizarre 😁

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#29

One Of My Absolute Favorite Locations

One Of My Absolute Favorite Locations

Location: Votivkirche, Vienna, Austria

“This church was built after the aborted attack against Emperor Franz Joseph in 1853. The emperor’s brother asked the citizens to contribute to the construction of this church to thank God and the Heavens for sparing his brother’s life. It’s one of the most famous photo spots during spring in Vienna.”

@seplb (Austria)

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Lavender Brown
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1 month ago

Amazing!!!!!!!love it!

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#30

Tulipanes

Tulipanes

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

"I took this photo when I visited the Japanese gardens in Buenos Aires City. It was the first time I ever saw a tulip, and I wanted to capture their beauty. When I saw them, it was love at first sight!"

@regulogomez (Venezuela)

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#31

Red Rose

Red Rose

Location: Victoria Island, Lagos

It's a story about a beautiful brown girl who was not confident about her beauty. She wasn’t born with a silver spoon in her mouth, so she faced life as a reality to provide for her loved ones, until someone told her “flip the beauty upside down, and you'll see if it’s real.”

@smazzi (Nigeria)

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Colleen S
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1 month ago

Beautiful beautiful woman

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#32

Spring In The Desert

Spring In The Desert

Location: Petra, Jordania

@e.stis (Italy)

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Colleen S
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1 month ago

Wish the photographer added caption to this as I would love to know what this is and what happens(ed) here...

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#33

Spring Morning And Tuscany Vibes

Spring Morning And Tuscany Vibes

Location: Tuscany, Italy

"I was on my first photo trip with friends. We shared the same passion for photography and went on a holiday together to improve our skills. On this particular morning, we went to a spot renowned for its great view over the valley. Because of the popularity of the place, I couldn't get a good view without a telephoto zoom lens, so I flew my drone. The final result seems so quiet: just a new peaceful day starting in Italy. Ironically, the bustling coronavirus pandemic had started to spread a few days before that - I will remember this sunrise for the rest of my life..."

@marfle (Germany)

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sharron lynn parsons
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1 month ago

Excellent shot, love this !!!

#34

Spring

Spring

Location: Vietnam

"I love taking photos of mother nature, especially birds and butterflies. Flowers are my best allies: when I spot a blooming flower, I just need to prepare my camera and wait for a butterfly to come by."

@ngocson (Vietnam)

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sharron lynn parsons
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1 month ago

Excellent shot, my passion is nature as well, !!!

#35

Newborn Lamb

Newborn Lamb

Location: Netherlands

@maxbuiting (Netherlands)

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sharron lynn parsons
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1 month ago

Great shot, baby animals are a treat !!!

#36

Spring Brings Smiles And Happiness

Spring Brings Smiles And Happiness

Location: Moscow, Russia @kateomely (Russia)

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MsM
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1 month ago

Prekrasnyy

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#37

Spring Joy

Spring Joy

Location: Olot, Spain

"Getting into this flower field implied stepping into a lot of mud, so we both ended up with dirty shoes."

@carlesalonsophotography (Spain)

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sharron lynn parsons
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1 month ago

Fabulous shot, nice to frame !!!

#38

Life Is Sweet

Life Is Sweet

Location: Moewoongyi, Myanmar

"One of those spring evenings, exploring the world and making childhood memories to cherish forever."

@zayarhtut (Myanmar)

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MsM
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1 month ago

hotekae!

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#39

Mountain Spring

Mountain Spring

Location: Estany de Puigcerdà, Spain

"I wanted to convey the stillness and tranquillity of this beautiful lake, where a couple of swans have taken up residence."

@javito80 (Spain)

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sharron lynn parsons
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1 month ago

Beautiful shot !!!

#40

Spring: The Ideal Time To Transplant

Spring: The Ideal Time To Transplant

Location: Mallorca, Spain

"I wanted to emphasize the importance of flowers in our lives since they are present at all stages: from the moment we are born and until we die. The photo represents how flowers are our companions. We must learn to respect and care for them from childhood, teaching our children to plant them, water them, fertilize them. We should stress the importance that they have as living beings; that, in addition to being decorative, they also give life to other beings and keep the planet alive. To create the photo, I cut a flowerpot and glued soil for plants inside so that it did not move while taking the photo. I had to take the photo from below, and I explained to the girl who held the plant that I was like a worm that came out of the ground so that she could understand what she was doing and how she had to position herself. Thiqt made her laugh, and it was difficult to take a clear picture because she shacked from laughing."

@mcarmen (Spain)

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sharron lynn parsons
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1 month ago

Truly a great photo, a sweet little girl, I love your explanation, fabulous shot, I will teach my grandson !!!

#41

Triduo

Triduo

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

"I remember that everyone had left the house, and I was alone in the kitchen. There was a special atmosphere, I felt at peace. Knowing this, I left everything I was doing, sat down on a little bench (the one in the photo), and I let my senses be flooded by what was happening. I could still smell the coffee and the toast, the silence was absolute... but the light was sublime. When I realized this, I went from contemplation to action. I looked for my camera, went out into the garden, looked for some flowers, distributed them in three little jars of water, and put them in the same place where I had been sitting and had felt sheltered. I don't really know why I did it. I guess I wanted to show that sometimes the light embraces us in a very special way that we do not realize it."

@paulaaranoa (Argentina)


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sharron lynn parsons
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1 month ago

That is understanding, to be enveloped in peace !!!

#42

Spring In The Netherlands

Spring In The Netherlands

Location: Netherlands

"My girlfriend and the nice weather and flowers are the main subjects. I wanted to show that spring has started with this photo: a nice, fresh snapshot with bright colors. The birds were flying around us, and it took a little while to get them at the right spot!"

@cunodebruin (Netherlands)

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sharron lynn parsons
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1 month ago

Lovely shot !!!

#43

Spring

Spring

Location: Nickenich, Eifel, Germany

"To me, blooming rapeseed fields show the spring season has officially arrived. There's nothing more beautiful than these endless, yellow fields as far as the eye can see."

@mondscheinfotografie (Germany)

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sharron lynn parsons
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1 month ago

Lovely shot, cheerful !!!

#44

Spring In Ostsee

Spring In Ostsee

Location: Nienhagen, Germany

"Due to the Corona crisis, we are not allowed to see or visit anyone: just plain loneliness in the big wide world. My only way to avoid lockdown anxiety in my apartment is going to the forest to enjoy the silence and tranquility. I am glad that there are so many woods in Germany; this is where I like to withdraw and fill up with energy. In this photo, my girlfriend is standing at the end of the forest, at the limitation of the beach. One step further, and you'd fall 10 meters deep."

@arnold_maisner_photo (Germany)

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sharron lynn parsons
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1 month ago

Lovely shot, the best place to avoid anxiety, surrounded in the forest, been there, done that !!!

#45

Work At Height

Work At Height

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

"Every year from late February, the Pink trumpet trees offer an impressive display of pink flowers all over the bustling city. If you put aside the impressive heights and the hot weather these guys have to deal with, it must be something else to witness such great views over the blooming city from up there."

@caokynhan (Vietnam)

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sharron lynn parsons
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1 month ago

Brave men !!!

#46

Caring For Nature

Caring For Nature

Location: Vilassar de Mar, Spain

"My friend Wayra is a passionate gardener, and I wanted to transmit her love and care for nature and life."

@suewetjen (Germany)

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sharron lynn parsons
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1 month ago

Happy planting !!!

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#47

First Wild Camp Of The Year

First Wild Camp Of The Year

Location: Lake District, UK

@joeshellyy (UK)

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Elina Kuusisto
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1 month ago

Perfection

#48

Hiking Companions

Hiking Companions

Location: Chile

@edwardbuugeng (Chile)

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Young, Sunny, Tender, It's All About The Spring

Young, Sunny, Tender, It's All About The Spring

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russia

"2020 turned out to be a very unusual year for the whole world, to put it mildly. We have spent most of the spring at home, in isolation. This magical moment, when nature awakens and where everything blooms, we need to observe it from our windows. Spring is the beginning, just like a new-born: it's young, unbelievable, pure, and soft. That's why my 6-year-old daughter and I decided to saddle this picture using artificial flowers and sunlight from the window at home. In Russia, all the flower shops are closed for the period of the quarantine. They have suffered great losses, millions of fresh flowers were destroyed."

@nayagrig (Russia)

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*sigh*, The Yellow Teletubby
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1 month ago

Your daughter has gorgeous hair

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