For many of us, being outside and connecting with nature is an important part of our day, providing a moment of calm and improving our overall well-being - but we know it can be difficult and unsafe to do so given the current circumstances around the world...so we've got you covered!
In honor of Earth Day (April 22), we're sharing the most beautiful, the most captivating, and the most awe-inspiring portraits of the natural world and its #BillionShadesOfGreen, to brighten your day with a little more colour from the safety of your home.
To begin, select a colour below or browse user entries from our photo contest - you can also submit your own!
Green | Yellow | Orange | Red | Blue | Purple | White
Thank you for all your entries, the #BillionShadesOfGreen photo contest is now closed.
We received an overwhelming number of amazing photos from all over the world, and it was very difficult selecting our winners!
The winning photographs were picked by our in-house photo editors based on aesthetics and composition, under the two categories of 1) Nature around your home and 2) Best outdoor memory. We will be contacting the winners individually via private messages.
You can explore the winning photos and other honorable mentions below!
This photo has great composition, utilising the rule of thirds and the contrast between the leaves of the plants below and the leafless trees above. We really loved the expression on the boy’s face while looking up - a symbol of hope in times like these!
There's something beautiful in the peaceful simplicity of this photo showing a mouse wintering inside an old unused barbeque grill. We like the diagonal symmetry and colour contrast between the dark grey metal and the brown leaves that the mouse is so perfectly camouflaged against, with its eye as the focal point in the photo.
Great use of a slow shutter speed to capture the movement and grace of the water. The waterfall's beauty is also accentuated by the color contrast provided by the lush greenery of the forest. Nature provides a moment of calm for many of us, and overall, we think this photo really captures that.
This photo ticks so many boxes - the rule of thirds, contrast, stunning golden light and silhouettes. If you look closely, you can even see the "goatee" of hair under the bisons' chins! This shot really paints the beauty of the natural world in a majestic light - pun intended 😉
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