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Besides Being A Pilot, This Man Also Takes Stunning Photos Of Places He Visits Around The World (105 Pics)

If you are sick of lockdown in your house and being forcefully turned into a couch potato, this British pilot, currently based in Hong Kong, will take you on a trip around the world. And although following his father’s footsteps, Lee Mumford indeed knows how to fly a plane and he also can show you the jewels of the planet in an easier, corona-free, and much cheaper way. While working as an airline pilot, he has visited over 40 countries and has seen some of the most magical and picturesque places on Earth. It would be a shame not to share them with others, so he combined his love of flying and photography to provide us with breathtaking photos that range from beautiful landscapes to vivid cityscapes.

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30 Beautifully Designed Embassies From All Over The World

Everyone loves a nicely designed building – looking at one feels like looking at a nice piece of art. And with more and more generic buildings popping up everywhere, spotting a nice piece of architecture is becoming increasingly rare. Lucky for us, there still are beautiful buildings being built – take embassies for example. These uniquely designed buildings that house diplomats usually stand out from the rest and look like giant pieces of art you can enter – check them out in the gallery below!

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Someone Asks People To Share Conspiracy Theories That They Actually Believe In, Here Are 30 Answers

The US seems to be the home sweet home of conspiracy theories. From Area 51 and Bigfoot sightings to chemtrails, New World Order, Freemasonry, Illuminati, Sandy Hook, “stolen election,” COVID-19 pandemic… Well, we don’t have that much time for naming them all. But you get an idea.

But wouldn’t it be great to look at the minds of people who actually believe the conspiracy theories and see what it is in there that makes them tick? Thanks to a redditor who posed the question “What conspiracy theory do you believe to be true? What evidence led you to this conclusion?”, we are now able to do just that.

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30 Amazing Winners Of The 2020 World Nature Photography Awards

The World Nature Photography Awards have announced their 2020 winners, and the competition has proven itself to be a wonderful celebration of Mother Earth.

“2020 was a challenging year for many but nothing could be more uplifting than marveling at the beauty of the natural world around us,” the organizers wrote. “And that’s something that our 2020 winners have done with gusto.”

Participants competed in 13 categories. Their images and captions revealed that the pandemic has diminished neither their passion nor their patience for capturing our planet. But at the end of the day, the title of World Nature Photographer of the Year went to Thomas Vijayan for his shot ‘The world is going upside down.’

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Digital Artist Colorizes Old Photos And Explains Their Backstories (20 Pics)

Looking at black and white historical photos, one can’t help but imagine how their subjects might have actually looked liked in real life. That’s where Joel Bellviure of Cassowary Colorizations steps in. The man creates detailed colorizations of historical photos, and the results look like they’ve just been taken. And not only that – he takes it one step further by providing a backstory for each of the pictures he colorizes.

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50 People Share Their Unique Collections

Some of us are into bowling, others love traveling, nature, or rock hunting. Does that mean you collect all the bowling balls to make a giant pyramid, or gather every single mosquito you’ve ever killed, or arrange the keys of every hotel and motel you’ve ever been to? Well, for these people, it does indeed.

Meet the collectors of the most random items out there, who prove that nothing is off-limits when it comes to human curiosity.

From a shark tooth collection to a collection of every insect found at home in Australia, Bored Panda has compiled a list full of the most bizarre, wonderful, and entertaining assemblages. Scroll down, upvote your favorites, and let us know what you adore collecting in the comment section below!

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This Is One Of Several Alphabets Assembled By Belgian Type Designer Clotilde Olyff From Stones Collected At The Beach

This Is One Of Several Alphabets Assembled By Belgian Type Designer Clotilde Olyff From Stones Collected At The Beach

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Brett12 hours ago

I like how we can just casually buy the whole alphabet in rocks39ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#2 

A Year Ago, I Started Staying In And Peircing State Quarters, Instead Of Going Out And Getting In Trouble. Here Is My Collection So Far

A Year Ago, I Started Staying In And Peircing State Quarters, Instead Of Going Out And Getting In Trouble. Here Is My Collection So Far

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BusLady11 hours ago

What is Washington smoking in 1979?29ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#3 

This Is My Periodic Table Of Elements With Actual Elements

This Is My Periodic Table Of Elements With Actual Elements

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rgr811 hours ago

I feel like there is a lot that could potentially go wrong.65ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

It turns out, humans have always been drawn to collecting things. In the 19th century, aristocratic collectors would amass books, zoological and biological specimens, art and decorations that were all considered a status symbol. 

The Victorian era gave birth to the cabinet of curiosities, which referred to space specially designed to arrange, display, and store one’s collectibles. Many of these cabinets have become the first museums that exhibited curated collections.

But the urge to collect things starts as early as our childhood. Most of us had our own little collections of keychains, stamps, or Legos. However, only a few people devote their time and effort to their collected items as they reach adulthood.#4 

My Doctor Has A Kept All The Pictures Kids Have Drawn Of Him

My Doctor Has A Kept All The Pictures Kids Have Drawn Of Him

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Brett13 hours ago

That’s kinda sweet 🙂35ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#5 

Perfectly Round Rocks I Found On The Beach. Bonus: Egg, Dorito, And Watermelon Rock

Perfectly Round Rocks I Found On The Beach. Bonus: Egg, Dorito, And Watermelon Rock

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Raine Soo13 hours ago

Those round rocks are so satisfying for the eyes.55ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#6 

I Started Feeding Bar Nuts To These Crows That Are Regular To The Patio Of A Bar I Work At. My Collection Of Gifts Finally Started After 3 Months

I Started Feeding Bar Nuts To These Crows That Are Regular To The Patio Of A Bar I Work At. My Collection Of Gifts Finally Started After 3 Months

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Paizleypie12 hours ago

I LOVE crows!56ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

For many, it offers the thrill of the hunt, which draws them in. Most collectors develop an emotional attachment to their objects where each one carries a story. Ask a record collector about their display, and they will happily tell you a two-hour-long story about the first vinyl they got their hands onto.

Nostalgia may also be the driving force of collecting, and it’s usually visible in the historical collections that require a great deal of knowledge and context.#7 

Over The Past 15 Years My Dad Collected 1,785 Bowling Balls And Built A Giant Bowling Ball Pyramid

Over The Past 15 Years My Dad Collected 1,785 Bowling Balls And Built A Giant Bowling Ball Pyramid

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Brett12 hours ago

He must have a lot of balls to do that67ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#8 

Collection Of Reference Seeds Found In My Grandad’s Attic

Collection Of Reference Seeds Found In My Grandad’s Attic

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Samantha Lomb12 hours ago

Something satisfying about all the little neatly ordered vials19ReplyView More Replies…View more commentshttps://beb6c2eea44610daf7aa519f65180e9d.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html#9 

Since The Late 80s, My Office Has Been Collecting Used Staples That Were Removed From Documents That Needed To Be Microfilmed/Scanned. Here Is That Collection

Since The Late 80s, My Office Has Been Collecting Used Staples That Were Removed From Documents That Needed To Be Microfilmed/Scanned. Here Is That Collection

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rgr811 hours ago

Geez, that is a lot of staples.23ReplyView more comments#10 

My Grandfather’s Pencil Sharpener Collection I Inherited

My Grandfather's Pencil Sharpener Collection I Inherited

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Alex Fierro12 hours ago

OH I have pretty much that exact globe pencil sharpener at home!!!! It’s my pride and joy 😀25ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#11 

This Man’s Collection Of Lost Apples Varieties

This Man's Collection Of Lost Apples Varieties

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Katrin12 hours ago

That´s so important work. Especially the “ugly” ones are often more likely to be tolerated be people that are allergic to apples. And the genetic variety is very much needed for future generations.42ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#12 

The Product Of 15 Years Collecting Shedded Antlers From The Woods

The Product Of 15 Years Collecting Shedded Antlers From The Woods

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BusLady11 hours ago

Well, I’m glad to know they were just found. No animals died for that collection.56ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#13 

My Sand And Dirt Collection From Every Place I Visited

My Sand And Dirt Collection From Every Place I Visited

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TiredMomma12 hours ago

Gotta be very careful doing that. Some parks have rules against even taking small soil samples. If found guilty at any time in your life, you’ll be paying up quite a large fine.52ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#14 

My Grandma With Her Birdhouse Collection

My Grandma With Her Birdhouse Collection

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Brett13 hours ago

Step 2: make a house of bird houses29ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#15 

Our Tire Sticker Ball Turned 6 Today

Our Tire Sticker Ball Turned 6 Today

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Brett13 hours ago

Awww17ReplyView more comments#16 

My Four-Leaf-Clover Collection (Plus A Couple Five-Leafers In The Middle)

My Four-Leaf-Clover Collection (Plus A Couple Five-Leafers In The Middle)

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RavenClaw13 hours ago

Your must be very lucky!!28ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#17 

My Girlfriend Cleaning Her Monopoly Collection

My Girlfriend Cleaning Her Monopoly Collection

She has about 600. There are some duplicates and most are sealed. The oldest one is from the 1940’s I think. My favorite is the Harley Davidson one which weighs about 20 pounds

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TiredMomma12 hours ago

 I had no idea there were that many!23ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#18 

I’m 14 And Here Is A Picture Of Me And My Chess Medals

I'm 14 And Here Is A Picture Of Me And My Chess Medals

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Troux11 hours ago

This is more of a flex than an unusual collection, but congrats, that’s impressive!42ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#19 

The Airbnb That I’m Staying In Has A Collection Of Rubber Ducks In The Bathroom Wall

The Airbnb That I’m Staying In Has A Collection Of Rubber Ducks In The Bathroom Wall

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RavenClaw13 hours ago

Wow.. As a kid i only had one rubber ducky named cheddar .. was my favorite .. but this stupid girl i thought was my friend stole it from me .. I loved the duck so much that theirs a picture of him on my bedroom wall.. kinda cheesy huh.. no pun intended40ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#20 

Some Of My Favorite Arrowheads. Amazing Little Pieces Of History Collected On Our Private Property In Southern Arizona

Some Of My Favorite Arrowheads. Amazing Little Pieces Of History Collected On Our Private Property In Southern Arizona

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BusLady11 hours ago

Such a variety. I can’t help but think of the people who carved these so long ago.18ReplyView more comments#21 

This Collection Of Objects Swallowed By Children

This Collection Of Objects Swallowed By Children

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Brett13 hours ago

Jeez was some kid pretending to be a parking meter?47ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#22 

2 Years Of Collecting Sea Glass

2 Years Of Collecting Sea Glass

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BusLady11 hours ago

Wow, that’s beautiful.17ReplyView more comments#23 

My 100% Complete Collection Of Every LEGO Shield Ever Made

My 100% Complete Collection Of Every LEGO Shield Ever Made

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Efraim Ondrej Kubik12 hours ago

He is missing the shields from Knights Kingdom (regular and McDonald’s also) but anyway, amazing!16ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#24 

I Helped My Dad Alphabetize His Vinyl Collection

I Helped My Dad Alphabetize His Vinyl Collection

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Piet Puk9 hours ago

Do The Monkees go under T or M?16ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#25 

My Shark Tooth Collection

My Shark Tooth Collection

I found them all on the beach

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Brett13 hours ago

We get it aqua man you’re cool32ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#26 

This Is My Gameboy Mosaic Made Out Of Gameboy Games. Note: No Games Were Harmed And All Are Removable And Playable

This Is My Gameboy Mosaic Made Out Of Gameboy Games. Note: No Games Were Harmed And All Are Removable And Playable

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Tabitha L7 hours ago

**Low Disclaimer Voice** No games were harmed in the making of this wall.29ReplyView more comments#27 

Local Pharmacy Has A Display Of Antique Medicines

Local Pharmacy Has A Display Of Antique Medicines

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Piet Puk9 hours ago

Which one contains cocaine? Trick question, it’s all of them.28ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#28 

Weapons Collection From The Royal Armouries In Leeds, UK

Weapons Collection From The Royal Armouries In Leeds, UK

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Lauren Caswell13 hours ago

Earthquake!!!! Lol no I’m sure they r secured….I hope24ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#29 

My History Teacher’s Presidential PEZ Collection

My History Teacher's Presidential PEZ Collection

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BusLady11 hours ago

2 are missing. 🙂15ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#30 

My (87-Years-Old) Father’s “Ugly” Golf Ball Collection

My (87-Years-Old) Father's "Ugly" Golf Ball Collection

My old man, who is now pushing 90 and can’t get out to play anymore, was always the guy who would hit his shot, then poke around in the woods and ponds looking for golf balls. He saved buckets of good golf balls, but his real pride and joy is his collection of “ugly golf balls”. He was overjoyed any time he’d find a rotten old ball that had been hit by a mower and left to decay. The guy got a hole-in-one once, complete with a big plaque. He promptly lost that golf ball. But he invites strangers into his home to show them his ugly golf ball collection. It’s the little things!

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BusLady11 hours ago

Each of these balls has a story to tell.14ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#31 

My Aunt Has A Spoon Collection That Has A Tiny Spoon Collection Right Above It

My Aunt Has A Spoon Collection That Has A Tiny Spoon Collection Right Above It

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TiredMomma12 hours ago

I once started a small spoon collection where each spoon had a state name on it. Then they got stolen.25ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#32 

Marble Collection From The 1800s. All Made From Polished Semi-Precious Stones

Marble Collection From The 1800s. All Made From Polished Semi-Precious Stones

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TiredMomma12 hours ago

Hmm, this gives me idea for my rocks I’ve.7ReplyView more comments#33 

Friend’s Mom In Australia Has A Collection Of What She Found In Her Home

Friend's Mom In Australia Has A Collection Of What She Found In Her Home

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Brett13 hours ago

The collection of nopes in the land of the nopes130ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#34 

I Collect Food Shaped Erasers

I Collect Food Shaped Erasers

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TiredMomma12 hours ago

My youngest would love to do that, if he could keep them a secret from his destructive older brother.15ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#35 

My Entire Bow Tie Collection, Minus The One I’m Wearing Now

My Entire Bow Tie Collection, Minus The One I'm Wearing Now

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Flisey11 hours ago

Bow Ties are cool.38ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#36 

I Collect Rocks That Look Like Eggs

I Collect Rocks That Look Like Eggs

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Your Local Lizard13 hours ago

OvvO One of them could be a fossil egg10ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#37 

Someone Had All The Failed Presidential Candidates Bumper Stickers On Their Car

Someone Had All The Failed Presidential Candidates Bumper Stickers On Their Car

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RavenClaw13 hours ago

I don’t see trump.66ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#38 

My Game Collection Is Finally Out Of Storage! Wife Surprised Me By Building Shelves As An Anniversary Gift Today

My Game Collection Is Finally Out Of Storage! Wife Surprised Me By Building Shelves As An Anniversary Gift Today

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あんぱんまん12 hours ago

i would marry any guy who would get me a whole damn library and two horses!19ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#39 

My Granddad’s Tool Collection In His Shed

My Granddad's Tool Collection In His Shed

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Raine Soo12 hours ago

This is the neatest tool collection I have ever seen. I lent one screw driver to my brother, and the next thing I know, all my screw drivers have dispersed.15ReplyView more comments#40 

My Grandfather Used All Of His Hotel/Motel Keys He Received From His Job As A Travelling Salesman And Made Them Into A Map Of The US

My Grandfather Used All Of His Hotel/Motel Keys He Received From His Job As A Travelling Salesman And Made Them Into A Map Of The US

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Sue Hazlewood12 hours ago

Did he not know you are supposed to hand them in at the desk when you check out?108ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#41 

My Dad’s Little Metal Detecting Museum

My Dad's Little Metal Detecting Museum

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BusLady10 hours ago

That metal detector was a good investment. Also a hobby that he clearly enjoys.11ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#42 

My Mom Collects Sand From Beaches All Over The World

My Mom Collects Sand From Beaches All Over The World

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Molly Block5 hours ago

We really do have white sandy beaches here in Florida.8ReplyView more comments#43 

A Small Part Of My Vintage Camera Collection

A Small Part Of My Vintage Camera Collection

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BusLady10 hours ago

I have a similar collection, but unfortunately they were damaged in a flood. Made me sick.9ReplyView more comments#44 

An Array Of Cake Pans Collected In The Lifetime Of My Late Grandmother Taken From A Roof Top

An Array Of Cake Pans Collected In The Lifetime Of My Late Grandmother Taken From A Roof Top

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BusLady10 hours ago

You could sale them and make a lot of bakers happy. I have a decent collection myself, some of which have been in my family for generations.8ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#45 

My Dice Collection

My Dice Collection

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BoredPanda is awesome5 hours ago

Wow. So cool. I love this one. The colour, designs and order is so nice4ReplyView more comments#46 

A Collection Of Things My Local Shop Has Pulled Out Of Flat Tires

A Collection Of Things My Local Shop Has Pulled Out Of Flat Tires

Fun fact: the white circle in the top left is one of those security tags for clothes.

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RavenClaw13 hours ago

Wow people serious huh lmao8ReplyView more comments#47 

My Copy Editor Father’s Collection Of Worn Down Pencils

My Copy Editor Father's Collection Of Worn Down Pencils

He started using them on the recommendation of one of my teachers back when I was in high school. He’s got a whole box full of them. I’m not sure about the exact make, but the brand is Palomino if anyone is interested.

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BoredPanda is awesome5 hours ago

nice4ReplyView more comments#48 

My Dad’s Lifelong Collection Of Matchbooks

My Dad's Lifelong Collection Of Matchbooks

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Sue Hazlewood12 hours ago

I used to collect match boxes too but had so many and nowhere to store them so off loaded them all.8ReplyView more comments#49 

The Only Remaining Picture Of My Childhood Star Wars Collection

The Only Remaining Picture Of My Childhood Star Wars Collection

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BoredPanda is awesome5 hours ago

My brother would love this. He’s a big Starwars fan8ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#50 

The Amount Of Train Tickets I’ve Collected By Commuting To University For One Year

The Amount Of Train Tickets I’ve Collected By Commuting To University For One Year

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로희13 hours ago

I wonder how much do they cost in total~10ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

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The 30 Best Drone Photos Of 2020 Have Been Announced

Congrats to Photo of the Year honoree, Jim Picôt of Australia with “Love Heart of Nature!” and to all the talented photographers recognized at the Drone Photo Awards. See all winning images and artist bios at the contest gallery page at our website.

With the advent of drone photography, the photography game has reached new heights (pun intended). Drone photography lends itself in a way no other type of photography can: it can reach spots only a photographer with a helicopter can dream of. And because of that, almost everyone appreciates a good photo from a bird’s-eye view captured by one. Photographer Adam Vradenburg gives some useful tips on how to make drone photos really special. First and foremost, for a good photo, planning and research are essential. Strict laws and regulations in some countries are some of the reasons why. Second, make your flight time count: it’s best to use limited battery times to the fullest, since recharging, especially in nature, is also very limited. Third, one should test the limits of their drone, both in terms of altitude and range. It will give you a better idea of what’s possible with your drone. The fourth tip is “don’t just fly high, fly low,” which basically means that it’s not really necessary to have the highest altitude in order to get the best photo of something. Less is more. And the fifth and final tip is to keep the skies friendly, safe, and respectful. Day by day, the airspace is getting more and more crowded, and therefore it’s best to keep it as fun for as many people as possible!

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Nature Category Winner: Gray Whale Plays Pushing Tourists

Nature Category Winner: Gray Whale Plays Pushing Tourists

At the end of the gray whale season, I was told about a gray whale that, for the last 3 years, used to play with the boats, pushing them gently. So we went back the year after and, incredibly, the gray whale appeared and this shot is the result.

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Your Local Lizard1 day ago

For a second I thought the blue shadow was just some bubbles the boat engine made- But really beautiful!!6ReplyView more comments#2 

Wildlife Category Winner: Where Herons Live

Wildlife Category Winner: Where Herons Live

Many think that herons make nests in reeds or in a swamp. In fact, they nest in the tops of huge trees and with a drone, it is sometimes possible to see them.

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That Guy23 hours ago

They live in TREES? well come to think of it, they prob dont stay by the shore looking for fish all day8ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#3 

Photo Of The Year: Love Heart Of Nature

Photo Of The Year: Love Heart Of Nature

In winter, a shark is inside a salmon school when, chasing the baitfish, the shape becomes a heart shape.

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That Guy23 hours ago

Can you see the shark?4ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#4 

Urban Category Highly Commended: Sunrise On The Top

Urban Category Highly Commended: Sunrise On The Top

At 4:30 in the morning, mysteriously shrouded in clouds, this is what the second-tallest building in Shanghai looks like.

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Foregone Conclusion8 hours ago

Imagine washing the windows on this!4ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#5 

People Category Highly Commended: Cross The Field

People Category Highly Commended: Cross The Field

A girl, her mother, and their herd of cows walking across the pasture return home after a day of labor.

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Kesyra23 hours ago

I want to pet that grass, it looks so soft!11ReplyView more comments#6 

Urban Category Winner: Alien Structure On Earth

Urban Category Winner: Alien Structure On Earth

Sometimes we need to change the perspective to feel the strength of the structure more strongly than we’ve ever thought. The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers, are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur.

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Harold Summer17 hours ago

Well done, beautiful shot and processing.2ReplyView more comments#7 

“Life Under COVID-19” Winner: Black Flag

"Life Under COVID-19" Winner: Black Flag

Thousands of Israelis maintain social distancing due to Covid-19 restrictions while protesting against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Rabin Square on 19 April 2020.

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That Guy23 hours ago

Its amazing cause here in US, nobody social distances, let alone when they protest11ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#8 

Nature Category Runner-Up: Flamingos At Lake Logipi

Nature Category Runner-Up: Flamingos At Lake Logipi

The early morning sun lights a scene of flamingos gathered at the edge of Lake Logipi, next to an interesting fan-like geological formation.

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LeiLah11 hours ago

Flamingo spring break. I wonder if Flamingos Gone Wild was filming?!0ReplyView more comments#9 

“Life Under COVID-19” Highly Commended: The Lockdown

"Life Under COVID-19" Highly Commended: The Lockdown

The busiest highway in Dubai, shot with no cars present during the lockdown for the disinfection of the municipality. A moment to remember.

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Levi Baker20 hours ago

Is it just me or does part of it either look like a clock or that one eye tattoo from the series of unfortunate events?6ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#10 

Abstract Category Winner: Phoenix Rising

Abstract Category Winner: Phoenix Rising

The phoenix rising is a symbol of re-emergence from the ashes of fire. This is symbolized through the beginnings of an actual regeneration process at the industrial mining site of Lake Owens. After a destructive past and the creation of the most toxic dustbowl in America, migratory birds are returning, and life is beginning anew…

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ravn18 hours ago

It’s a pair of dragons sky-dancing…2ReplyView more comments#11 

Nature Category Highly Commended: Lonely Road

Nature Category Highly Commended: Lonely Road

Driving along Ring Route 1, in a magical and enchanted landscape, I was ready to embrace whatever may lie ahead.

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JamezyJamez12 hours ago

Iceland.3ReplyView more comments#12 

People Category Winner: Frozen Land

People Category Winner: Frozen Land

With temperatures of minus 30°C, winters in the Eurasian steppe can be brutal. But life doesn’t stop, and local people move from one village to another with a sledge, crossing icy rivers and lakes.

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Levi Baker20 hours ago

Let it goooooooo1Reply#13 

Wedding Category Winner: Tropical Bride

Wedding Category Winner: Tropical Bride

“I used the flowers and the leaves left over from the decoration of a wedding to make something creative.”

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That Guy23 hours ago

Amazing set up!4ReplyView more comments#14 

Abstract Category Highly Commended: Spring Zebra

Abstract Category Highly Commended: Spring Zebra

The area of this small village in the Częstochowa region is characterized by large rapeseed crops that create beautiful patterns that extend to the horizon.

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That Guy23 hours ago

Did they track cloud or sun trails?3ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#15 

Abstract Category Highly Commended: Swirl

Abstract Category Highly Commended: Swirl

An abstract shot of a pink lake chemical reaction in Western Australia.

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Your Local Lizard1 day ago

looks like Melted lollipop from my childhood 🙂4ReplyView more comments#16 

Wedding Category Runner-Up: Lovers On The Field

Wedding Category Runner-Up: Lovers On The Field

We were looking for some abstraction. We had a boat, a drone and… a lot of time. A strong wind created a beautiful storm in the field. Perfect weather conditions showed me “the eye of the tiger” or “deer eye” through the couple in the kayak. A wonderful combination: beautiful lovers, fantastic nature, strong wind, and this perspective.

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Levi Baker20 hours ago

Strange. A boat yet no water3ReplyView more comments#17 

Wildlife Category Highly Commended: Homecoming

Wildlife Category Highly Commended: Homecoming

A buffalo herd is passing a lake before moving to its shelter where the herd will retreat to rest.

Mehmet Aslan Report31pointsPOST

That Guy23 hours ago

Love the rainbow.The dust kicked up just makes it more surreal3ReplyView more comments#18 

People Category Runner-Up: 2,000,001

People Category Runner-Up: 2,000,001

Two million Hongkongers took to the streets on 16 June 2019, calling on the government to withdraw the controversial extradition bill. The night before the historic march that nearly one-third of the population took part in, protestor Leung Ling Kit ended his life after hanging a banner of the people’s demands in the city centre.

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Blarrg14 hours ago

Hey, I think I know that guy in the yellow shoes!3ReplyView more comments#19 

Nature Category Highly Commended: Crater Row

Nature Category Highly Commended: Crater Row

A spectacular crater row in Iceland’s vast interior. The intense red on the rims is caused by the scoria being colored by the oxidation of the iron minerals in the lava, in contrast with the surrounding basalt. A white four-wheel-drive vehicle can be seen driving along the road beneath the craters.

James Rushforth Report28pointsPOST

Among Us22 hours ago

WHOA ICELAND GETS GOOD STUFF4ReplyView more comments#20 

Sports Category Winner: On The Sea

Sports Category Winner: On The Sea

An aerial view of swimmers, where the sea becomes the place to take refuge, between the blue carpet and the white foam of the waves.

Roberto Corinaldesi Report28pointsPOST

MELONLOOOORD10 hours ago

Kinda looks like a shot from land where they’re falling and drowning in a wave3ReplyView more comments#21 

Wedding Category Highly Commended: Pebble / Wave

Wedding Category Highly Commended: Pebble / Wave

After the ceremony, the couple headed to the beach and decided to go in for a dip. We were lucky to find the perfect waves which only touched the bottom of the dress.

Dominic Lemoine Report27pointsPOST

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Wildlife Category Runner-Up: Munk’s Mobula Rays Schooling

Wildlife Category Runner-Up: Munk's Mobula Rays Schooling

Though from a boat, it was hard to appreciate just how enormous this shoal was, the drone revealed a mass of thousands of Munk’s Mobula rays (also called Munk’s pygmy devil rays) all swimming in the same circular direction.

Mark Carwardine Report27pointsPOST

Stannous Flouride12 hours ago

I recently read about this. They congregate near subterranean mounts because the upwelling currents there attract large amounts of the plankton they feed on.1ReplyView more comments#23 

“Life Under COVID-19” Runner-Up: Heart Of Warsaw

"Life Under COVID-19" Runner-Up: Heart Of Warsaw

The deserted oldest part of Warsaw which, before the pandemic, used to be filled with sun umbrellas of nearby restaurants and crowds of people.

Rafal Ganowski Report25pointsPOST#24 

Nature Category Highly Commended: The Island

Nature Category Highly Commended: The Island

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Tanja Joensen2 hours ago

My home The Faroe Islands0ReplyView more comments#25 

People Category Highly Commended: Carpet Field

People Category Highly Commended: Carpet Field

Hundreds of handwoven carpets are placed in the fields in order to draw out different colors with the burning effect of the sun’s rays. A pair of workers lies down on the carpets after finishing their work to relieve the tiredness of the day.

Mehmet Aslan Report23pointsPOST#26 

Wedding Category Highly Commended: Framed

Wedding Category Highly Commended: Framed

This is one of my favorite pictures. It was a perfect match. The great couple, the VW Beetle, the frame. So, it was easy to create a great composition.

Tobias Froehner Report22pointsPOST#27 

People Category Highly Commended: Women Sorting Dry Red Chillies

People Category Highly Commended: Women Sorting Dry Red Chillies

Women collecting red chilies under the sun for more than 10 hours a day for little pay, employed in one of the many factories that specialize in drying chilies.

Md Tanveer Hassan Rohan Report20pointsPOST

Lori Harris22 hours ago

That must be so painful for their eyes. Ouch!8ReplyView more comments#28 

Abstract Category Runner-Up: Largest Congregation

Abstract Category Runner-Up: Largest Congregation

More than 600,000 devotees participated in South Asia’s largest Eid-ul-Fitr congregation. The prayers began at 8:30 am with devotees coming from different parts of the region. Eid-ul-Fitr is a Muslim festival of happiness celebrated all over the world.

Azim Khan Ronnie Report18pointsPOST

Jeremy17 hours ago

imagine having to go to the bathroom !4ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#29 

Sports Category Highly Commended: Waterfall

Sports Category Highly Commended: Waterfall

Surfers try to challenge the waves. It is difficult enough to ride them, not to mention to tame them and be able to take off, as well as break them and then caress them.

Davide Lopresti Report18pointsPOST#30 

Sports Category Runner-Up: Ball Up

Sports Category Runner-Up: Ball Up

The physical motions of the tennis player against the clean abstract lineage of the court created a harmonious effect to the eye.

Brad Walls Report18pointsPOST

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26 Winning Submissions From The ‘Through Your Lens’ Underwater Photo Contest 2020

Every year the Scuba Diving magazine hosts a photography contest where talented photographers from all over the world submit their best underwater pics. This year the contest celebrates its 16 year anniversary and has received 2,636 submissions, the highest number in its history.

Out of all the submissions, the jury has selected 13 winning images and 15 honorable mentions in four different categories: Behavior, Macro, Wide-Angle, and Compact Camera. The Grand Prize, a trip aboard the Roatan Aggressor, went to photographer Evans Baudin for his breathtaking (and a little terrifying) photo of a 12-plus-meter long whale shark with a mouthful of remoras taken in Baja California, Mexico. See his photo and the runner-ups in the gallery below!

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#1 Grand Prize Winner – Evans Baudin, Baja California, Mexico

Image source: Evans Baudin

“In June 2020, with a special permit, I went on an expedition to document marine life and the effects of reduced marine traffic due to COVID-19. After two hours in the water with a school of silky sharks near the surface, our boat captain yelled, “Whale shark, right behind you!”—a 12-plus-meter female. The surprise was twofold when I discovered about 50 remoras peacefully enjoying a free ride in her mouth!”

#2 Honorable Mention – Martin Strmiska, Styria, Austria

Image source: Martin Strmiska

“In early spring, while the mountain peaks around the village of Tragoess are still covered in snow, the meadow lining Grüner See (Green Lake) blooms. Only in later months, when night temperatures don’t fall below freezing, does the snow melt and travel down the creeks to fill up the lake with crystal-clear water. The meadow, with freshly bloomed flowers and rich green grass, gets flooded and for the next two months creates an amazing underwater park.”

#3 Honorable Mention – Marc Henauer, Amorgos Island, Greece

Image source: Marc Henauer

“This image was taken in Greece, on Amorgos Island. There are many caves like this along the coast. The darkness contrasts with the typical blue of the Aegean Sea. Greece is also a paradise for freediving. The settings offer total freedom to the imagination and to the creation of poetic images.”

#4 Honorable Mention – Chris Gug, Bonaire

Image source: Chris Gug

“After what seemed like an eternity, the flamingos resumed feeding in the sandy mud where I had been lying motionless since sunrise. As they waded past, they kicked up quite a bit of silt, which landed on my camera’s dome port. This one, being either very inventive or very brave, saw that silt had fallen into my port’s flare petal and began slurping it up, giving me a very brief opportunity to capture those unique filter-feeding serrations in its beak, and that beautiful beady yellow eye.”

#5 Third Place In Compact Camera – Enrico Somogyi, Anilao, Philippines

Image source: Enrico Somogyi

“While diving in Anilao, the macro capital of the Philippines, my spotter showed me a seemingly empty beer bottle in the sand. But there was something living inside. I started shooting the lemon goby that was living there. After a while, I noticed a shadow in the background, and a few seconds later, I saw the juvenile lionfish coming out. I pushed the shutter right when the goby started to yawn and the lionfish looked in the camera.”

#6 First Place In Compact Camera – Tobias Friedrich, Anilao, Philippines

Image source: Tobias Friedrich

“As a SeaLife camera brand ambassador I always have a DC2000 with me, in addition to my DSLR setup, to take a few side shots. I find it very interesting to see what I can shoot with a very small camera like the SeaLife and how close I can get to the quality of the images I shoot with my DSLR. This juvenile wonderpus was sitting on a palm leaf, a very nice subject to be tested. The dive was done near Anilao, Philippines, with Crystal Blue Resort and the support of photographer Mike Bartick.”

#7 Second Place In Compact Camera – Marcelo Johan Ogata, Lembeh Strait, Indonesia

Image source: Marcelo Johan Ogata

“Have you ever had the feeling that a fish could be laughing at you? The funniest thing about this dive was that it took me ages to realize there was a porcupinefish inside the barrel sponge! I had my eyes glued on the sponge, looking for hairy squat lobsters, and only after a while did I see this camouflaged guy moving away from my camera with a smile on his face!”

#8 Honorable Mention – Massimo Georgette, Jardines De La Reina, Cuba

Image source: Massimo Georgette

“In this Cuban archipelago, among the mangroves, lives a small colony of American crocodiles. To make a series of photos I had to go in the water with them for three days, studying the currents, the light and the clarity of the water. Then I waited until the crocodile was in the right position against the backlight. The idea was to have the best contrast between the reflection of the sun and the color of the water.”

#9 Third Place In Behavior – Thomas Van Puymbroeck, Marsa Alam, Egypt

Image source: Thomas Van Puymbroeck

“This shot was taken in very shallow water. While on honeymoon, we couldn’t resist the call of the water, so my wife and I went snorkeling every morning. One day, a lot of silt caught my attention. In the silt, this beautiful stingray appeared. I only had a very short window to shoot, because the silt was spreading everywhere. The stingray was feeding on tiny critters in the sand. After a few seconds, the ray disappeared and we continued to enjoy the beautiful Red Sea and our honeymoon.”

#10 First Place In Wide-Angle – Martin Strmiska, Puerto Morelos, Mexico

Image source: Martin Strmiska

“On the surface at the cenote’s entrance, I had no idea what sort of space lay beneath the small pool. Only when I descended and positioned myself outside the area lit up by sun was the dark space revealed. When my eyes adjusted to the darkness, I perceived the huge dimensions of the space. My buddy, hanging above that cloud and lit by sun rays, appeared so small that I spent the whole dive shooting from distance, trying to capture the tiny diver in that huge space.”

#11 Third Place In Macro – Robert Stansfield, Banco Chinchorro, Mexico

Image source: Robert Stansfield

“In November 2019 I signed up for 14 days diving on Banco Chinchorro with my good friend Heiko of Amigos del Mar, Mahahual. As a joke, Heiko set me a goal of seeing how many different species I could capture during my time there, so I opted for a 105mm to give me a bit more reach even though diving there lends itself much more to a wide-angle lens. On my second dive, I was setting myself up for a low-angle photo of a group of garden eels when I felt something nuzzle under my arm. Looking down, I saw this very confident 7-foot nurse shark looking back at me. I slowly moved up and back, repositioned the strobes and took a series of photos with the denticles slightly backlit. The nurse sharks around Banco Chinchorro are very bold and a joy to watch.”

#12 Honorable Mention – Andrey Shpatak, Sea Of Japan

Image source: Andrey Shpatak

“Sepiola birostrata is one of two species of cuttlefish resident in the northern Sea of Japan. During the day, it hides on the sandy bottom and can be found only by chance. But at night it goes hunting. Despite their small size [around an inch], these cuttlefish are predators, catching shrimps and crabs. There are usually a lot of them in July, above the sandy bottom, at depths from 15 to 40 feet. I managed to meet this beauty during a night dive. Its color was simply gorgeous.”

#13 Honorable Mention – Martina Andres, Red Sea

Image source: Martina Andres

“As a diver, you will never forget your first big shark. I felt eternally grateful to encounter this beautiful oceanic whitetip shark in the Red Sea. As we neared the very last minutes of our dive, she and her “entourage” slowly circled our group, peacefully looking at every single one of us, before they took off into the blue again.”

#14 Second Place In Wide-Angle – Marc Henauer, Amorgos Island, Greece

Image source: Marc Henauer

“The Olympia shipwreck can be seen in the 1988 Luc Besson movie The Big Blue. It ran aground near shore on Amorgos Island in Greece. The secret of this image lies in the synchronization. To succeed, it took a ray of sunlight to illuminate the underwater landscape, then a wave arrived with the right angle on the dome to have a good view above and below, and finally, the freediver had to hold position facing the wreck. It took a lot of rehearsal.”

#15 Third Place In Wide-Angle – Raffaele Livornese, Baja California, Mexico

Image source: Raffaele Livornese

“I took this picture last October in Baja California. It was my first time there, so it took a few days to get more confidence with the sea and the animals that live there. I was very lucky because at that time a lot of sardines were schooling there, so the sea lions were constantly playing and hunting them. To take this picture I was hovering at a shallow depth for a long time, looking for the right moment to push the button. When it arrived, I saw the two sea lions swimming first away, then toward each other. The sardines moved in the same way to escape the hunt, so they drew two lines like parallel waves, and I got it.”

#16 Second Place In Macro – Yury Ivanov, Bali, Indonesia

Image source: Yury Ivanov

“These nudibranchs are one of my favorite models for underwater photo sessions. I call them “the vivid colors of the sea” or “snow queens.” Here, Phyllodesmium iriomotense can be seen feeding on one of its favorite dishes: spindly gorgonian coral. This photo was taken at a depth of 32 meters (105 feet). The time allotted for photography is very limited at that depth, so I did four dives in order to get this photo.”

#17 Honorable Mention – Enrico Somogyi

Image source: Enrico Somogyi

#18 Honorable Mention – Lureen Ferretti

Image source: Lureen Ferretti

#19 Honorable Mention – Sean Steiniger, Ha‘Apai Island Chain, Tonga

Image source: Sean Steiniger

“A humpback whale calf sails through the emerald-blue waters of Tonga, closely accompanied by its colossal mother and escort. As the leviathans circle directly beneath me, the calf ascends toward the surface for fresh air. I tuck back my freediving fins and snap the shot. A split second later, momma surfaces to usher her baby away from the bubble-blowing stranger.”

#20 Honorable Mention – Dennis Whitestone, Palm Beach, Florida

Image source: Dennis Whitestone

“I captured this flying fish image, “Squadron,” on May 31, 2020, diving around a patch of sargassum just a few feet below the surface while on a black-water dive with Walker’s Dive Charters in Palm Beach, Florida. As I was entering the water, my good friend Lazaro Ruda informed me that there was a school of flying fish on the surface. Within a few minutes I was able to capture the photo.”

#21 First Place In Behavior – Jules Casey, Port Phillip Bay, Australia

Image source: Jules Casey

“Captured during a daytime dive at Blairgowrie Pier in Port Phillip Bay, Australia, this shorthead seahorse was feeding near the surface and freely swimming from one floating piece of weed to the next. I’m not sure if the seahorse mistakenly grabbed hold of the pipefish with its tail, confusing it for a piece of weed, or if this was deliberate. The pipefish immediately struggled to break free from the seahorse’s grip. This interaction lasted only about 10 seconds, which was just enough time to set up the shot.”

#22 Honorable Mention – Renata Romeo, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Image source: Renata Romeo

“In this Cuban archipelago, among the mangroves, lives a small colony of American crocodiles. To make a series of photos I had to go in the water with them for three days, studying the currents, the light and the clarity of the water. Then I waited until the crocodile was in the right position against the backlight. The idea was to have the best contrast between the reflection of the sun and the color of the water.”

#23 Honorable Mention – Enrico Somogyi, Anilao, Philippines

Image source: Enrico Somogyi

“I tried a slow shutter technique with a flash with snoot and colored flashlights.”

#24 Second Place In Behavior – Jerry Arriaga, Ambon Bay, Indonesia

Image source: Jerry Arriaga

“We were diving in the brilliant muck of Ambon Bay. I was swimming under the fishing boats at Laha, one of my favorite dive sites in the area. Out of the corner of my eye I saw the lizardfish suddenly dart off its rock perch. It was really fast, like a torpedo! I quickly swam closer to find the lizardfish with a damselfish in its mouth. I managed to capture this image just before the lizardfish swam off with its tasty meal.”

#25 First Place In Macro – Jeffrey Haines, West Palm Beach, Florida

Image source: Jeffrey Haines

“You never know what you are going to find when you go on a black-water dive. One night it may be tiny larval fish, another a mako or silky shark, but mostly you are searching through the plankton for tiny creatures as you float along with the current over deep water. Persistence and concentration are the keys to success in finding your subject as you drift along. About 45 minutes into my 90-minute dive, I started to spot small clumps of sargassum floating by, always an exciting sight on a black-water dive. I found this seahorse in the third clump I investigated.”

#26 Honorable Mention – Franco Tulli

Image source: Franco Tulli

“Pseudanthias are mainly composed of females and non-territorial males, but at certain times of the year it is possible to see other males fight for territory and defense of their harems”203 shares

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30 Of The Most Breathtaking Aerial Photos Submitted To The #Aerial2020 Contest

After a whole year of waiting, the winners of the Agora #Aerial2020 aerial photography competition are finally here. This year, the organizers received over 9,000 submissions and the grand prize of $1,000 went to a Dutch photographer going under the nickname @by_ewold for his breathtaking photo of windmills in the village of Zaanse Schans, titled “A magic morning in The Netherlands”.

“When you see the world from above, you realize how important the point of view can be,” said Octavi Royo, the CEO and co-founder of Agora. And we couldn’t agree more. Check out the amazing winning photo and the runner-ups in the gallery below!

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#1 Magic Morning In The Netherlands

Location: Zaanse Schans, Zaanstad, Netherlands

“I was waiting for a long time to capture this typical Dutch scene with low fog. And finally, on the 10th of May, the weather forecast looked perfect: no wind and low night temperatures are the ideal ingredients for low fog. My alarm went off at 4:00 am to drive to the Zaanse Schans; when I got there the fog was everywhere except around the windmills. I decided to check first some other spots, after 1 hour I came back and wow! The wind had turned and blown the fog in the direction of the windmills. I had only 50% battery left on my drone and took off to find a unique angle to capture this place. When I looked on my phone to see the drone view it was like a dream!”

@by_ewold (Netherlands)

#2 Overcrowded

Location: Dameisha beach, China

“This is a public beach next to a five stars hotel. The hotel had its own private beach right next to it, which was empty. I was initially interested in capturing that contrast. The crowd density was so high, I had to gain quite a lot of altitude to make it fit in the frame. At that point, those indistinguishable people started to create a pattern that I found even more powerful and fascinating.”

@will_tm (France)

#3 Floating In The Air

Location: Zhangjiajie National Park, China

“This is a cable car ride inside Zhangjiajie National Park. Within the park, there are altogether more than 8,000 cliff mountains, towering into the sky. During our ride, it was a misty/cloudy morning which is why this scenery looks even more mysterious. We couldn’t believe our eyes when we raise above the clouds and this view appeared. I wanted to capture this the best way possible, putting my GoPro through the small window because shooting through the scratched glass wouldn’t turn out good at all. 1 minute later, the view disappeared again. Turned out we got lucky! I absolutely love the result and the feeling it transmits, cause when I look at this photo I get this mysterious feeling and “wow-effect” back immediately.”

@sjoerdbracke (Netherlands)

#4 Magical Mood

Location: Mont Saint Michel, France

“One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen: it was a cold sunrise, but certainly worth it. On top of the rock, you can see a church overlooking the village of 70 residents. The strongest tides in Europe rule here, with the water going back kilometers.”

@arnold_maisner_photo (Germany)

#5 Rice Paradise

Location: Bali, Indonesia

“I had to wake up at 5.30 am to take this shot. The early morning light bathing the rice terraces with the 2 volcanoes in the background made my day.”

@carlesalonsophotography (Spain)

#6 Crazy Road

Location: Tianmen Mountain, China

@rakia10 (Spain)

#7 Life On Mars

Location: Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA

“I wanted to show that our planet has landscapes that look like they are out of this world. We don’t need to go to Mars to find these kinds of landscapes. Like in most of my photos, I want to make people realize we can find beauty on this planet. We need to take care of nature, lots of times you see that when a location gets popular, tourists overcrowd the place and basically ruin it. If you decide to visit these kinds of places just leave nothing but footprints!”

@tomdewaart (Netherlands)

#8 Desert Sunset

Location: Tatacoa desert, Colombia

“On this ancient rock formation, you can see how the drought slowly scraped out these patterns and structures. Imagine the time that has been needed to create this. Layer by layer… that’s just mind-boggling. You’d expect that this is a huge mountain range, but look at the green trees for scale reference…”

@johandroneadventures (Belgium)

#9 Racing The Tide To Safety

Location: Sandy Cape Light, Australia

“Cruising the Fraser Island highway at the sandy cape: an ever-evolving landscape where Giant dunes meet crystal clear water.”

@lukeylove (Australia)

#10 Fortress Of The Dragon

Location: Basque Country, Spain

“A tiny island joined to the mainland by a bridge clung to rocks and stacks; one of the best places I’ve ever visited! That day was super windy, I flew my drone about 3 km away to get this shot and I was so worried that I would never see it again! Fortunately, it came back and it was definitely worth it.”

@sixthlens (Italy)

#11 The Rock In The Middle Of Nowhere

Location: New Mexico, USA

“This has to be one of the highlights of my US trip. Shooting this rock with the drone was pretty epic, I had to fly it directly into the wind for 3km to capture this.”

@joelfriend (UK)

#12 Chasing Waves

Location: Perth, Australia

@blakehobson (Canada)

#13 Road In Winter

Location: Allgäu, Germany

“It was such a cold day. There was fresh snow and I wanted to take my dream shot. A lot of people around the world have never experienced snow so I wanted to show them the beauty of winter through my photo.”

@imkaphotos (Germany)

#14 Wind Farm

Location: Denmark

“See the sailboat for scale!”

@henrydo (USA)

#15 Bridge Topdown

Location: Vladivostok, Russia

@panvelvet (Russia)

#16 Bangkok Market From Above

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

“Nearby this market was a parking garage. We climbed almost to the top and were amazed by its beauty from above. The lesson to learn from this photo: if you’re in a place to do some photography, don’t just stay at the location itself. Do some research beforehand and look around the area to find unique points of view.”

@michelle.wandering (Netherlands)

#17 Lost In The City

Location: Whampoa, Hong Kong

“This is one of the weirdest sceneries I’ve ever imagined. Yes, it is a shopping center, but from above it looks like a boat in the middle of countless identical residential blocks.”

@poletaev.photo (Russia)

#18 The Road North

Location: Iceland

“When you’re exploring new terrains for the first time, you’re not really sure what’s around the corner—particularly the weather. This was a calm before the storm moment when the snow had settled and left miles around blanket white. Driving the sub-arctic, North of Iceland in winter is no mean feat with snow blizzards, whiteouts, and weather fronts that appeared from nowhere – have never seen the weather change so instantly… incredible, but keeps you on your toes.”

@joncleave (UK)

#19 Warm Summer Evening In Budapest

Location: Budapest, Hungary

@jprphotos (UK)

#20 The Mood In The Mountains

Location: Lago Di Braies, Italy

“The Dolomites area is full of picturesque landscapes, and no trip would be complete without a visit to Lago di Braies. I arrived in hope of a sunset but that did not happen; instead, I was greeted with some moody conditions with loads of low clouds. I enjoy shooting in challenging conditions and I was still determined to get some shots of this beautiful place.”

@jamesxtheo (UK)

#21 World’s Best Airport

Location: Singapour

@jordisark (Spain)

#22 Old Castle Ruins In Upper Austria

Location: Austria

“This region has so much history and a lot of old castles! This castle was built around 1100 a.d, and I find it really impressive that there is still so much left off these old buildings.”

@hardingmicha (Austria)

#23 Collecting Salt

Location: Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA

@jassensf (USA)

#24 Globos

Location: Cappadocia, Turkey

@sance (Spain)

#25 Whales

Location: Australia

“The east coast of Australia offers excellent opportunities for whale watching. As I was flying my drone, I spotted this whale calf and mother surfacing.”

@simonpastor (France)

#26 The Dreamscape

Location: Central Hong Kong

“A city without clouds is like a musical without music. I captured this shot during the sea of clouds season which only happens once a year. One has to wake up super early and keep monitoring the latest weather forecasts for a chance to capture such low clouds floating through the city. Hong Kong is like a magical dream: I want to show the world that this city is not just a cold concrete forest, but a city with a warm, beautiful soul.”

@jsrpixel (China)

#27 One Of The Most Amazing Sunsets In Barcelona

Location: Barcelona, Spain

“It took me a whole year to get this shot right. I waited patiently for the sun to set in this exact position, so the lights create a path straight to the Sagrada Familia.”

@alvarovaliente_ (Spain)

#28 Patterns Of Death Valley

Location: Mojave Desert, Death Valley, USA

“I wanted to convey the beauty and scale of this unique location. It was important to photograph early as the temperatures here can reach to 134 °F (56.7 °C) during the day!”

@cannonmatt (UK)

#29 Like A Chess

Location: Barcelona, Spain

“As a photographer, I love shooting city landscapes. I have always dreamed about seeing the famous architecture of Barcelona and its symmetrical neighborhoods. Over the years I’ve seen a lot of aerial photos of the city, so I thought I had an idea of what was awaiting me, but when I flew my drone to see it for myself it just caught my breath. Barcelona is truly an amazing place that is unlike anywhere else.”

@mikhail_derevyanov (Russia)

#30 Sunrise On Gunung Bromo

Location: Mount Bromo, Indonesia

“We hiked on the rim of Java’s Mount Bromo before sunrise, in almost pitch darkness, surrounded by rumbling sounds coming from the volcano. As the sun rose, we observed a cloud of smoke coming from a crater and felt suddenly so small in the front of nature. I did this hike with my 3-year-old daughter on my shoulders!”

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40 Of The Best Coronavirus Related Pieces Of Street Art

Have you learned any new talents while being stuck in quarantine? How about some languages? Don’t worry if the answer is “no” – you still have plenty of time to do that as it looks like the quarantine won’t be lifted anytime soon. But while you and I are stuck at home learning Spanish on Duolingo, some artists are still out there creating amazing street art.

Graffiti artists all over the world are creating coronavirus related street art their art pieces are as accurate as they are funny. Check them out in the gallery below!

#1 Copenhagen, Denmark. Artist: Welinoo

Image source: welinoo

#2 Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Artist: Fake

Image source: iamfake

Fake says to have painted this “Super Nurse” as an ode to all healthcare professionals around the world.

#3 Los Angeles, USA. Artist: Teachr1

Image source: teachr1

#4 Barcelona, Spain. Artist: Tvboy

Image source: tvboy

#5 Barcelona, Spain. Artist: Tvboy

Image source: tvboy

“Divided We Stand, United We Fall.”

#6 Los Angeles, USA. Artist: Ponywave

Image source: ponywave

From the artist’s Instagram:
“We all are going through this together. There is a reason which we will see after all. It’s time to look at ourselves. Take a look at what are we doing with the planet and our lifetime. Maybe we should change our priorities? Maybe we should slow down? Maybe we should take a look around and start respect our planet and all those with whom we share it? Maybe someone is trying to hide some changes? Or economic collapse? Maybe one more step to a new world order?”

#7 Pompei, Italy. Artist: Nello Petrucci

Image source: nellopetrucciartist

#8 Berlin, Germany. Artist: EME Freethinker

Image source: Bobone2121

#9 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Artist: Aira Ocrespo

Translation from Portuguese: “Bolsonaro’s mask against the Coronavirus.”

#10 Barcelona, Spain. Artist: Tvboy

Image source: tvboy

#11 Malmö, Sweden. Artist: Richard Juggins

Image source: Richard Juggins

#12 Los Angeles, USA. Artist: Rasmus Balstrøm

Image source: balstroem

Balstrøm who is originally from Denmark did this last mural before he had to flee the country.

#13 Los Angeles, USA. Artist: Corie Mattie

Image source: coriemattie

#14 Glasgow, UK. Artist: The Rebel Bear

Image source: the.rebel.bear

#15 Miami, USA. Artist: Sean “Hula” Yoro

Image source: the_hula

#16 London, UK. Artist: Pegaus

Image source: ojc9

#17 Jindbayne, Australia. Artist: N/A

Image source: EditedThisWay

#18 Bristol, UK. Artist: Angus

Image source: angusart85

#19 Bryne, Norway. Artist: Pøbel

Image source: pobel.no

“In these challenging times, I hope this piece can be a positive contribution and spread some joy. Be safe and take care of one another.”

#20 Mumbai, India. Artist: Tyler Street Art

Image source: tylerstreetart

“Keep calm”

#21 Bristol, UK. Artist: John D’oh

Image source: johndohart

#22 Melbourne, Australia. Artist: Lush Sux

Translation from Chinese – “Nothing to see, carry on.”

Image source: lushsux

#23 Tartu, Estonia. Artist: Princess Täna

Image source: princess_t2na

“Living in a bubble. Just to be more ironic, a soap bubble.”

#24 Warsaw, Poland

Image source: cdn.natemat.pl

Translates to: Not every hero wears a cape. Thank you! (Translation credit: Draco Malfoy)

#25 Glasgow, UK. Artist: The Rebel Bear

Image source: the.rebel.bear

#26 New York, USA. Artist: Crkshnk

Image source: crkshnk

#27 United Kingdom. Artist: Gnasher

Image source: gnashermurals

#28 Bristol, UK. Artist: John D’oh

Image source: johndohart

#29 New York, USA. Artist: Jason Naylor

Image source: jasonnaylor

#30 New York, USA. Artist: Jilly Ballistic

Image source: Jilly Ballistic

#31 London, UK. Artist: N/A

Image source: Hookedblog

#32 Los Angeles, USA. Artist: Jeremy Novy

Image source: jeremynovy

#33 Dublin, Ireland. Artist: Subset Collective

Image source: subset

#34 New York, USA. Artist: Jilly Ballistic

Image source: jillyballistic

#35 Copenhagen. Denmark. Artist: Andreas Welin

Image source: Welinoo

“a-a-Achoooo!”

#36 Bristol, UK. Artist: Angusart85

Image source: angusart85

#37 London, UK. Artist: Lionel Stanhope

Image source: lionel_stanhope

#38Los Angeles, USA. Artist: Jules Muck

Image source: muckrock

#39 Los Angeles, USA. Artist: Ruben Rojas

Image source: rubenrojas

#40 Bristol, UK. Artist: Diff

Image source: diff_artist

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