The European Environment Agency is inviting you to reconnect with nature and capture all its wonders on camera. So grab your cameras and go for a hike on a local trail or relax in your garden and observe the tree leaves bending or the fluffy clouds floating in the sky. Be curious and discover the parts of nature you have never noticed before, both small and large.
Every year, the EEA organises a photo competition to raise awareness about an environmental theme and invites Europeans to share their takes on it. This year’s competition ‘REDISCOVER Nature’ is a call for all of us to look around us and let ourselves be amazed by nature.
Participants can submit photographs depicting any of the following three categories:
1 – Close-ups of nature
Zoom in and find the beauty of nature in the tiniest of details, from the complex biological structure of an emerging flower to the soil composition or skin details of a reptile. Nature is calling for you to look closer and access the ever-changing micro universe. Can you see the magical shapes, lines, patterns, textures and colours?
2 – Nature on my doorstep
Exploring nature doesn’t necessarily mean hitting a mountain trail or going camping in remote areas. You can simply head out your back door and quietly watch the nature unfold in front of you. From birdwatching in a nearby park to observing nature regaining control of urban structures, the wonders of nature are everywhere. Look around… Can you capture nature’s presence around you?
3 – Zoom out on nature
Take a step back and enjoy the nature in the landscapes that surround you. Watch the waves hitting a rugged coastline, distant villages scattered across the countryside, the deer roaming a forest, or people working in the fields. Perhaps gain altitude and witness the world from above. Can you capture the endless landscapes of the world, be they untouched or shaped by human activities?
30 September 2020