The top 50 entries to the Agora Images photo contest, which show Mother Nature in all her glory


It’s hard to deny the beauty of Mother Nature.

And even harder when you look at these incredible entries to an international photography competition that shows some of her best work.

The stunning pictures all made the top 50 in Agora Images‘ #Nature2019 photo contest. They have been selected from more than 13,500 submissions to the photography app’s competition.

They range from a mesmerising image of a double rainbow over Norway as well as an atmospheric sunrise over Mount Bromo in Indonesia. Other eye-catching entries include an aerial image of the horseshoe-shaped Vltava River in the Czech Republic, a dramatic underwater shot of a woman diving off the coast of Menorca and a perfectly timed snap of a chameleon catching its prey. 

Agora users can now vote for their favourite of out of the 50 shortlisted images. The winning image will be announced on September 5 and the photographer will receive a cash prize of $1,000.

Scroll down to cast your eye over the incredible top 50 entries to the contest – and decide which you like best…

A rare double rainbow shines over the water in Norway. The incredible image was snapped by photographer Paal Uglefisk

This aerial image, which was captured by Henry Do, shows the Vltava River in the Czech Republic. He named the shot The Horseshoe Bend of Europe

This aerial image, which was captured by Henry Do, shows the Vltava River in the Czech Republic. He named the shot The Horseshoe Bend of Europe 

An underwater image by Dan Florit showing a woman diving off the coast of Menorca

Fawad Malik took this stunning shot of the majestic Rakaposhi mountain in Pakistan

An underwater image by Dan Florit showing a woman diving off the coast of Menorca, left. Pictured right is a stunning shot by Fawad Malik of the majestic Rakaposhi mountain in Pakistan

Photographer Alejandro Ibañez called this image Lunchtime. The perfectly timed shot of a chameleon catching its prey was captured in Spain

Photographer Alejandro Ibañez called this image Lunchtime. The perfectly timed shot of a chameleon catching its prey was captured in Spain

Abu Rizch shot this stunning image of farmlands in Argapura Majalengka, Indonesia

The sun rises over Mount Bromo in Indonesia in a shot taken by Tian Abdul Hanip

Abu Rizch shot a stunning image, left, of farmlands in Argapura Majalengka, Indonesia. Pictured right is another Indonesia landscape – Mount Bromo, taken by Tian Abdul Hanip, at sunrise

Yudi Kristianto captured this mesmerising image for the Agora Images competition while in Indonesia

Yudi Kristianto captured this mesmerising image for the Agora Images competition while in Indonesia 

A Berber arranges his headscarf as he sits in the sand in an image snapped in the desert of Morocco by a photographer known as Carras

A Berber arranges his headscarf as he sits in the sand in an image snapped in the desert of Morocco by a photographer known as Carras 

Dikye Ariani took this stunning image showing the green landscape of Indonesia. He named the picture Fantasy

Dikye Ariani took this stunning image showing the green landscape of Indonesia. He named the picture Fantasy 

Cosmin Calin Dediu shot this image of a field of sunflowers in Spain. It was one of over 13,500 shots that were submitted to the contest

Cosmin Calin Dediu shot this image of a field of sunflowers in Spain. It was one of over 13,500 shots that were submitted to the contest 

Francisco Lopez-Serrano Baeza captured this shot of a little girl running through a lavender field in Guadalajara, Spain

Francisco Lopez-Serrano Baeza captured this shot of a little girl running through a lavender field in Guadalajara, Spain

An incredible aerial shot of Cuckmere Haven in Sussex by Hugo Healy

Carles Alonso took this image showing a waterfall on Siquijor Island in the Philippines

An incredible aerial shot of Cuckmere Haven in Sussex by Hugo Healy, left. Pictured right is an image by Carles Alonso showing a waterfall on Siquijor Island in the Philippines

Fabien Portal snapped this sleepy koala in a tree in Queensland, Australia. He called the image Sweet Dreams

Fabien Portal snapped this sleepy koala in a tree in Queensland, Australia. He called the image Sweet Dreams 

Konrad Paruch's aerial shot of the Kent coast shows the famous white cliffs of Dover. He called his image The Earth's Biggest Puzzle

Konrad Paruch’s aerial shot of the Kent coast shows the famous white cliffs of Dover. He called his image The Earth’s Biggest Puzzle 

A young couple kiss underneath the Kanto Lampo waterfall in Bali in a shot taken by photographer Nofianto

Endang Sulaeman shot this breathtaking image of the Cikanteh Waterfall in Indonesia

A young couple kiss underneath the Kanto Lampo waterfall in Bali in a shot taken by photographer Nofianto, left. Pictured right is a breathtaking shot by Endang Sulaeman of the Cikanteh Waterfall in Indonesia

This shot of a lavender field in Spain by Manuel Subirats makes the top 50

Photographer Sulistyo took this snap in West Java, Indonesia

A shot of a lavender field in Spain, left, by Manuel Subirats makes the top 50. Pictured right is a snap of a waterfall in West Java, Indonesia, by photographer Sulistyo 

Photographer Gëzim Fazliu captured this stunning shot in the mountains of Kosovo. He gave it the title Let's Wander Where the WiFi is Weak

Photographer Gëzim Fazliu captured this stunning shot in the mountains of Kosovo. He gave it the title Let’s Wander Where the WiFi is Weak 

Photographer Hareesh Veeragoni snapped this image of a green snake in India. He said it had a 'hypnotising look'

Daniel Sampedro entered this image of a puffin with a brightly coloured beak, which he spotted in Palma de Mallorca

Photographer Hareesh Veeragoni snapped an image of a green snake in India, left. He said it had a ‘hypnotising look’. Pictured right is an image of a puffin with a brightly coloured beak taken by Daniel Sampedro in Palma de Mallorca

Naing Tun Win Bagan managed to capture this perfectly timed shot of a Hoppoes bird feeding its young in Myanmar

 Naing Tun Win Bagan managed to capture this perfectly timed shot of a Hoppoes bird feeding its young in Myanmar 

The sun rises over the Kemuning Tea Gardens in central Java, Indonesia, in a shot by photographer Gani Prastowo

The sun rises over the Kemuning Tea Gardens in central Java, Indonesia, in a shot by photographer Gani Prastowo

Photographer Julian Nieves took this contrasting image in Tembleque, Spain. He says it shows the 'bipolarity of nature'

Photographer Julian Nieves took this contrasting image in Tembleque, Spain. He says it shows the ‘bipolarity of nature’ 

Xavi Carrión captured this picture at sunset of the Roca Grossa cove in Calella off Spain's Costa Brava

Xavi Carrión captured this picture at sunset of the Roca Grossa cove in Calella off Spain’s Costa Brava 

A snapper from Light Ray Photography took this image showing a kingfisher bird in India. It is called The Stare

A snapper from Light Ray Photography took this image showing a kingfisher bird in India. It is called The Stare 

This close up image taken by Imam Primahardy in Indonesia shows a scorpionfly standing on top of a mushroom. He called the image Top of the World

This close up image taken by Imam Primahardy in Indonesia shows a scorpionfly standing on top of a mushroom. He called the image Top of the World 

Jitu Jam was on a safari when he captured this shot showing three cheetahs enjoying their lunch

Jitu Jam was on a safari when he captured this shot showing three cheetahs enjoying their lunch 

This image of a hoverfly in the summer meadows of the German Alps was captured by photographer A. Rosenthal

This image of a hoverfly in the summer meadows of the German Alps was captured by photographer A. Rosenthal 

Large waves crash up against a lighthouse in Spain in a dramatic shot by Sergio Saavedra Ruiz. He called his image Wild Nature

Large waves crash up against a lighthouse in Spain in a dramatic shot by Sergio Saavedra Ruiz. He called his image Wild Nature

Agora users can now vote for their favourite photo on the app, including this one taken by Lydia Cuesta of a pair of peaceful horses in Asturias, Spain

Agora users can now vote for their favourite photo on the app, including this one taken by Lydia Cuesta of a pair of peaceful horses in Asturias, Spain

Photographer Maqsood Akhtar captured this atmospheric shot of Ratti Gali Lake, an alpine glacial lake in Pakistan

Photographer Maqsood Akhtar captured this atmospheric shot of Ratti Gali Lake, an alpine glacial lake in Pakistan

Wilmer Valdez Hinojosa took this self-portrait while surrounded by trees in a forest in Spain

Wilmer Valdez Hinojosa took this self-portrait while surrounded by trees in a forest in Spain 

Alexander Plunze submitted this dramatic image of lightning strikes over the village of Giesen in Germany

Alexander Plunze submitted this dramatic image of lightning strikes over the village of Giesen in Germany 

Rockson Armaah captured this shot of a small waterfall in Val Grande National Park, Italy

A shot by Maximilian Dreher showing a 'magical path' in the Bavarian countryside in Germany

Rockson Armaah captured a shot of a small waterfall in Val Grande National Park, Italy, left. Pictured right is a shot by Maximilian Dreher showing a ‘magical path’ in the Bavarian countryside in Germany 

Hendy Lie managed to capture this incredible image of an insect shedding its old skin while in Indonesia

Hendy Lie managed to capture this incredible image of an insect shedding its old skin while in Indonesia 

Victor de Valles entered this image to the contest of the Omanawa Falls, a hidden waterfall on New Zealand's North Island

Victor de Valles entered this image to the contest of the Omanawa Falls, a hidden waterfall on New Zealand’s North Island 

An owl picks up its breakfast off a tree branch in Myanmar. The shot was captured by photographer Saw Fabian

An owl picks up its breakfast off a tree branch in Myanmar. The shot was captured by photographer Saw Fabian 

Tony Garnica Puentes used long exposure to capture this image of a river in the Catalonia region of Spain

Tony Garnica Puentes used long exposure to capture this image of a river in the Catalonia region of Spain 

A photographer known only as Felix managed to pick out this crocodile disguising itself in the water while hunting for prey in Malaysia

A photographer known only as Felix managed to pick out this crocodile disguising itself in the water while hunting for prey in Malaysia 

Another entry to the Agora competition by Danny Ospina. It shows flamingos at a sanctuary in Guajira, Colombia

Another entry to the Agora competition by Danny Ospina. It shows flamingos at a sanctuary in Guajira, Colombia

Jevgenijs Scolokovs was in Turkey when he took this image of thermal springs in Pamukkale. He called the shot Eyes of Mountains

Jevgenijs Scolokovs was in Turkey when he took this image of thermal springs in Pamukkale. He called the shot Eyes of Mountains

The sun rises over the landscape in Indonesia in an atmospheric shot by photographer Galih Yoga Wicaksono

The sun rises over the landscape in Indonesia in an atmospheric shot by photographer Galih Yoga Wicaksono

Faisal Achmad Taufik captioned this picture of a yellow-striped slender tree skink Hello Babe. He captured the image in Indonesia

Faisal Achmad Taufik captioned this picture of a yellow-striped slender tree skink Hello Babe. He captured the image in Indonesia 

In this extreme close-up image, dragonflies can be seen on the shore of the Ebro River in Spain. The picture was taken by David Gonzalez

In this extreme close-up image, dragonflies can be seen on the shore of the Ebro River in Spain. The picture was taken by David Gonzalez

Photographer Kyaw Swar Myint entered this snap he took of a pair of snails on a plant while in Myanmar

Photographer Kyaw Swar Myint entered this snap he took of a pair of snails on a plant while in Myanmar 

An aerial image by Perry Wunderlich revealed a person lying down in the snow making snow angels in Germany

An aerial image by Perry Wunderlich revealed a person lying down in the snow making snow angels in Germany 

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