Cherry Blossom in Colour

“I would like to see your photos of cherry blossom. You could show anything from a macro of a bud or single bloom, to branches or entire cherry blossom trees. Other things such as people can be shown in the image, but the cherry blossom must be dominant. All images must be in colour.”

Cherry blossom 2
by Borut Pihlar
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Cherry blossom
by Pamela Liu
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Sakura and anime-girls
by Yaroslava Gromova
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Ring-necked Parakeet
by Emma Durnford
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Cherry blossom in Virginia
by Jhafrix
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Cherry Blossom in Colour
Created and judged by Robert Snary
more at Photocrowd

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Astonishing Shots of Birds Getting Their Grub On

Birds need to eat a lot to survive—a lot. All that flying around, foraging, and attracting a mate requires loads of energy, after all. For many birds, staying fueled up can mean eating anywhere from 5 percent to 35 percent of their body weight in food on a daily basis. Hummingbirds can eat a staggering 100 percent of their own bodyweight in nectar alone. …

Great Egret. Photo: Peter Brannon/Audubon Photography Awards
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Greater Roadrunner. Photo: Barbara Baird/Audubon Photography Awards
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Hooded Merganser. Photo: Dorian Anderson/Audubon Photography Awards
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Least Bittern. Photo: Peter Brannon/Audubon Photography Awards
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Reddish Egret. Photo: Tim Timmis/Audubon Photography Awards
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more in “Nom Nom: 22 Astonishing Shots of Birds Getting Their Grub On”
at Audubon

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The Old Men and their Birds

The Li River still remains home to the fading art of cormorant fishing, courtesy a few hardworking old-timers and their birds
—by Mangalika Ghosh

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The Old Men and their Birds
more in Indian Photo Arts magazine

‘At Indian Photo Arts we constantly strive to provide all the gifted individuals out there with a bigger and better platform to showcase their skills and achievements in the field of photojournalism.
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Nature Photographer of the Year

Nature Photographer of The Year is a Nature Photography contest that celebrates the artistry of nature photography.

2018 Overall winner
Bastien Riu (France) | Flight
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Category Mammals
Pere Soler Isern (ESP) | Orix escape
Category Winner
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Category Youth
Carla Rivas (ESP) | Polar fox in evening light
Category Winner
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Category Birds
Bence Maté (HUN) | Meeting point
Category winner
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Category Landscape
Daisy Gilardini (CAN) | Arctic reflections
Runner-up
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Category Plants and Fungi
Salvador Colvee Nebot (ESP) | Magic forest
Highly commended
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Category Mammals
Kevin Morgans (UK) | Bad hair day
Runner-up
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Category Youth
Grzegorz Długosz (POL) | Ballet dancer
Highly commended
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The Nature Photographer of the Year competition is open to residents of every country and to almost all ages starting from 10 years old. There are 9 different categories to enter, a portfolio award and a young NPOTY award.
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more at Nature Photographer of the Year

Bird Photographer of the Year 2019 Shortlist and Crowd Winners Announced

Now in its fourth year, Bird Photographer of the Year is a global photographic competition; a celebration of avian beauty and diversity, and a tribute to the flexibility and quality of today’s modern digital imaging systems.

A sentinel by Zsolt Szabo
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Killer by Omkar J
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Running Pelican by Caron Steele
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Flying in the evening by Kallol Mukherjee
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Flowers on a saline lake by xiaoge
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Great Grey Owl suspended in midair by Markus Varesvuo
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Bird Photographer of the Year 2019 Shortlist and Crowd Winners Announced
more at Photocrowd

Birds by Jacek Żbikowski

Birds by Jacek Żbikowski

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Обыкновенный фламинго
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Камышівка звычайна
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Birds by Jacek Żbikowski
more at 35photo

Trees

Trees from the Smithsonian Photo Contest 2018

A day in the Japanese Gardens in Portland, OR
by Craig Bill
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A Tree Dreaming
by Christian Spencer
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Foggy morning on the lake.
by Robert Graham
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Swamp lands deep inside the Florida Everglades.
by Clane Gessel
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Surreal winter lollipops
by Matas Jūras
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Zion “Shoe Tree.” Zion National Park, Utah
by Kent LeFevre
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Trees from the Smithsonian Photo Contest 2018
more at Smithsonian Mag