One of the stunners captured for the iPhone Photo Awards. Photographer: Felicia Pandola.
"Alberto Ghizzi Panizza photographed these snails that were watching water droplets falling in a pond in the wetlands on the banks of the Po River near Parma, Italy."
Photo or allegory?
Photographer Brad Styron took this picture while swimming with flippers on. The aluminium housing and his Canon 60D camera with a 10-20mm lens were too heavy to hold surfing so he decided to swim out to sea from the Emerald Isle in North Carolina, USA. Using his surfing knowledge - which he took up when he was six, Brad sat patiently with his camera waiting for the perfect moment.
"The world’s tallest building the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai is struck by lightning during a storm"
"A pair of inquisitive red squirrels get to grips with some wildlife photography in Formby, Merseyside."
Not always a fan of the funny animal pics, but this is *hilarious*! “All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.”
"In the calm waters of Greenland, gigantic icebergs dwarf everything around them. Over the course of hundreds of years, these behemoths have grown into their own unique shape and size. The natural beauty of the icebergs, some the size of a 15 storey building, was captured by American photographer Michael J Quinn, 49, on a three day expedition in Scoresby Sund, Eastern Greenland. ‘Nothing prepares you for the scale of this place and the scale of the ice,’ says Michael, of Fort Collins, Colorado."
"A perfect reflection of autumn colours reflected in the waters of Buttermere where rusty coloured bracken line the lower reaches of the rugged fells surrounding the lake in west Cumbria."
"Photographer Thomas Marent captured the startling transformation of a cicada as it emerges from its larva shell before unfurling its long veiny wings to dry them out. Lying beneath the earth for up to 17 years, cicadas venture above ground to shed their larva shells, sprout wings and sing for a mate.In this case, the cicada - still within its shell - finds a strong enough leaf support its weight."
Cicadas can live up to 17 years?! Mind = blown.
"A ladybug flies through the air on the back of a dandelion-stalk broomstick. Young photographer Jagoda Cholacinska, 19, captured the charming scene in a poppy field near her home in Poland."
Incredible shot. Something you’d see in a Pixar movie.
"Already known for his silly behaviour, Conan the giraffe is a regular culprit for photo bombing at Six Flags Adventure Land, New Jersey, USA. Deirdre Mead and Jonathan Itskov were at Six Flags celebrating Deirdre’s birthday but had no idea they would get the picture of a lifetime as a special birthday treat."
Ultimate giraffe photobomb.