Gallery: The beauty of the nature

Sensazioni, Etna in Eruzione

1° classified

Author: Giuseppe Mario Famiani (IT)

Location: Cesarò (ME)

Description: This image shows the magnificence of erupting magma, ash and gas, during the first days of December 2015, which rose to a height of several kilometers above the summit of Mount Etna.


Decisive throw

2° classified

Author: Mike Korostelev (RU)

Location: Kuril Lake (Kamchatka, Russia)

Description: The bear fishes in the river, he sits down, puts his head under the water and pauses looking for fish. Once the fish begin to ignore him and come closer, he makes a crucial lunge and catches them with his paws or teeth.


Galaxy Dolomites

3° classified

Author: Ivan Pedretti (IT)

Location: Tre cime di Lavaredo, Italy

Description: Panoramic view with the moonset at The Three Peaks of Lavaredo (Italy), also called Drei Zinnen, on a night in July at 2450m, during a photographic weekend with some landscaper friends.


Mangrove

Honorable Mention

Author: Greg Lecoeur (FR)

Location: Cuba

Description: The mangroves are a unique and very important ecosystem on Earth. As in all the ecosystems, you can find an apex predator at the top of the food chain to regulate the good health of the ocean. In Cuba, I explored the mangrove and was able to photograph the American crocodile.


Lagoon

Honorable Mention

Author: Greg Lecoeur (FR)

Location: FrenchPolynesia

Description: French Polynesia is an amazing place for nature lovers. I was snorkeling In the lagoon of Moorea photographing marine life, specifically black tip sharks. Swimming or diving with sharks changes your perspective.


Heaven and earth

Honorable Mention

Author: Audun Rikardsen (NO)

Location: Tromsø, Norway

Description: Jellyfish under the Aurora Borealis off the coast of Northern Norway, close to Tromsø. Single exposure, focus and opening adjusted during the exposure.


Small and giant creatures of the forest

Honorable Mention

Author: Alberto Ghizzi Panizza (IT)

Location: Riva - Mantova - Italy

Description: This autumn picture captures dewdrops and small mushrooms seated at the bottom of a poplar tree from an interesting perspective.


Stars from two worlds

Honorable Mention

Author: Audun Rikardsen (NO)

Location: Tromsø, Norway

Description: Starfish feeding at night, under the sea, illuminated by the celestial stars and the dancing northern lights. This picture was taken as a double-exposure made in the camera.


Firefalls

Honorable Mention

Author: Nicki Frates (US)

Location: Yosemite National Park, CA

Description: For two weeks out of the year, the sun aligns just right with Horsetail Falls in Yosemite National Park where the waterfall glows like lava a few minutes before sunset. To get prime real estate for this shot, I set up my tripod six hours before sunset along the bank of the Merced river with over 200 other photographers. I waited for the swirling mist to rise up the waterfall, and on the second evening produced this magical image.


Passing by

Honorable Mention

Author: Peter Svoboda (SK)

Location: Austrian Alps

Description: Taken in the Austrian Alps, I captured this image from another mountain opposit, about a half a mile of distance. This scene appeared to unfold in front of me, as the high mountain skier was enjoying the soft snow and the beauty of this place.


Flight of the Phoenix

Honorable Mention

Author: Francisco Mingorance (ES)

Location: Río Tinto

Description: After several days of torrential rain, fresh water has finally cleaned the river, dragging the acid away and turning it into a ecosystem suitable for birds that have come from the neighboring marshes of Odiel. I focused on this flight, which was a flock of pink flamingos.


Alba Rossa

Honorable Mention

Author: Michele Masullo (IT)

Location: Airuno - LC

Description: This image was realized during a splendid morning characterized by a magical sunrise. I was able to photograph this swan in the moment in which it was rising out of the water, as if it were realizing the beauty that nature was gifting.


Mystic Monument

Remarkable Award

Author: Massimiliano Broggi (IT)


Love Magician

Remarkable Award

Author: Hasan Baglar (CY)


Bruco pavone

Remarkable Award

Author: Roberto Aldrovandi (IT)


Im Norden

Remarkable Award

Author: Günter Kleber (DE)


The forest

Remarkable Award

Author: Mirko Rubaltelli (IT)


The Gathering

Remarkable Award

Author: Jay Roode (ZA)


Mother Earth

Remarkable Award

Author: Marco Petracci (IT)


Non c'è 2 senza 4

Remarkable Award

Author: Roberto Aldrovandi (IT)


POSEIDO AWAKENS

Remarkable Award

Author: Paolo Lazzarotti (IT)


Dodging Silver Bullets

Remarkable Award

Author: Pier Mane (ZA)


Firebird

Remarkable Award

Author: Warren Keelan (AU)


empusa fasciata

Remarkable Award

Author: Mehmet Karaca (TR)


Sand lines

Remarkable Award

Author: Yousef Masoud (SA)


Turn to Right

Remarkable Award

Author: Andi Abdul Halil (ID)


TREE FLOATING

Remarkable Award

Author: Garcia Lucas (ES)


La foresta in fiamme

Remarkable Award

Author: Marco Gaiotti (IT)