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Earth Day with BIFA 2021 Winner Photos

April 22, 2022

Every year on April 22nd, Earth Day commemorates the 1970 start of the contemporary environmental movement. Earth Day is now generally acknowledged as the world's largest secular celebration, with over a billion people participating each year in a day of action to improve human behavior and implement global, national, and local policy reforms.
We want to celebrate and raise awareness about the need of fighting for our planet and appreciating all of its beauty. Enjoy this compilation of BIFA 2021 winners in the Nature category, which includes some of the stunning professional images submitted to the competition.

a glacier runs through a river

A River Runs Through It - Chih-Yi Chang

This was an Icelandic aerial shot. The photographer recently flew in a tiny plane and studied the glacier river's variety and abstraction. At a later period, you might not see the same pattern. It is enough for him to appreciate the present beauty and relish the amazing moment due to its changing character.

Val D'Orcia - Tiago Marques

The photographer was able to appreciate the valley's essence for 72 hours, marveling at how the sun's rays modified the landscape's viewpoint. The photographer's team used brown and gold ground and field tones in this project. The dawn and sunset light allowed us to experiment with shadows, resulting in a scene with a greater dynamic range.

a valley in the sunshine
black&white photo of a horse

Moving Through Time and Space - Cécile Zahorka

What gives horses the ability to be so dramatic? This bold horse flaunts its unending mane and appears to be traveling forward in time and space. Cécile Zahorka is an equestrian photographer and adventurer who specializes in fine art horse photography, exciting photo trips, and a fascination with endangered domestic animals.

Mount Fuji - Shirley Wung

Located next to Lake Kawaguchi in Japan, shooting the beautiful dawn and reflection of Mount Fuji.

mount Fuji by a lake
loricate pines in Pollino Park

Pollino: A Look Into The Past - Roksolyana Hilevych

The loricate pines in Pollino Park appear to those who look at them as clinging to the rocks, exposed to the rigors of winter, winds, and bad weather that draw their contours in a unique way; almost as if they were moving arms pointing to the sky, legendary figures with tormented movements, offer scenarios that entice the visitor to interpret with their own creativity. Being in the middle of the loricate pines, often known as "living fossils," is like being transported back in time. A little-known and untouched location that needs to be viewed by the entire world.

The World Is Going Upside Down - Thomas Vijayan

The photographer intended to catch all four components in one shot: the sky, the water, their wonderful environment, and the creature facing him. He realized that the only way to catch all of these features in one shot was to fly above the orangutan and position himself downwards to capture the orangutan's face and the perfect reflection of the sky in the motionless water below. The most difficult aspect of my encounter was getting to the spot in a three-hour boat trip over waves while the orangutan was in front of me and remaining calm.

a monky climbing up on a tree
fog on the lake early in the monrning

Morning Mist In A Dream - Ming Chuan Lee

Fog on the lake early in the morning, beautiful pictures if in a dream.

Frosted Florals - Hilda Champion

Flowers frozen. By freezing them, the photographer may add another depth to the image. The flowers may be placed in any arrangement and are no longer affected by gravity. Ice also provides a texture that may be changed by melting parts of it.

frosted flowers
sea in different colors

Above It All - Aerial Observations - Alex Ferrone

Photographed from a helicopter at various altitudes and with seasonally changing sunshine and weather, the photographer has caught natural abstractions of shifting colors, tones, textures, and depth from the environment below. Excluding representational aspects removes viewers' connection to reality, stimulates their creativity, and tests their perceptions of light, shape, and form. My photographs, which are not digitally created, disengage viewers from current technology, allowing them to get immersed in nature's tranquility and gain a fresh understanding for our delicate natural systems.

Fuji (Wisteria) - Takeo Hirose

Fuji (wisteria) is a traditional Japanese art motif, much like cherry blossoms. Cherry blossoms and wisteria blooms both bloom in bunches. In crowded situations, many little flowers blossom, which seems to have something in common with the Japanese, who place a higher importance on organizational skill than individual talent.

fuji (wisteria)

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