From a long-tongued chameleon to a spellbinding island in the Philippines: The stunning finalists in a worldwide nature photography competition
More than 11,086 images were submitted to the #Nature2020 photography contest, run by photo app Agora The 50 finalists have been revealed with the winner selected by public vote and announced on March 4Entries include a photo of a long-tongued chameleon about to tuck into its dragonfly dinner in Jakarta
What a wonderful world indeed.
These breathtaking images show planet Earth in all its natural splendour.
From exotic animals with very very long tongues to jaw-dropping landscapes sculpted by time and weather, photographers ventured out to show the beauty of Mother Nature for a competition run by photo app Agora.
Locations include the jungles of Indonesia, the rugged coastline of Iceland and the ancient sands of Namibia.
Out of 11,086 entries, judges went about selecting 50 finalists. The winner of the #Nature2020 will be selected by public vote and announced on March 4.
Scroll down and take a trip of a lifetime from the comfort of your seat, thanks to 17 of the talented Agora finalists we’ve picked out…
Hong Kong photographer @leemumford8 captured Palawan island in the El Nido municipality in the western Philippines. He said of the shot: ‘El Nido had some of the most breathtaking scenery. These huge mountains protruded the ocean creating a landscape like no other. As soon as I saw this island, I knew it would make for some amazing photographs. My girlfriend and I spent a solid hour kayaking against the wind on this island. I wanted to show the insane scale of this place. To help add to the scale, I waited for a boat to leave the beach. Mother Nature is so beautiful when left to her own devices’
Indonesian photographer @georock888 said of this incredible photograph showing a long-tongued chameleon in Jakarta: ‘I had to wait a long time to take this shot! It took a lot of patience. I had to adjust the speed on the camera when the chameleon ate his dinner (which was a dragonfly!)’
British photographer @jamesxtheo said of this vertigo-inducing snap showing Mount Seceda in the Dolomites, Italy: ‘This was shot during late summer, the temperature was below freezing and the strong winds made it feel even colder. The next day this place was covered in snow!’
To get this close-up shot of a camouflaged crocodile Indonesian photographer @yensentan approached the scaled reptile as quietly as possible as they are ‘usually are very responsive to noise and movement’