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This ‘green’ photography competition shows just how vibrant the natural world really is

From vipers to football pitches via plentiful woodland, here are the best ‘green’ shots from a recent photography competition

Huw Oliver
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Huw Oliver

What does the colour green mean to you? To us, it signifies life, growth, energy. It connotes calm. It’s all about harmony. Oh, and it also means REPTILES.

This unsettling shot of a coiled green viper was taken by amateur photographer Jovanne Amolat in the Philippines. It’s one of 18,000 pictures submitted to a recent competition from photography app Agora looking for the world’s best ‘green’ shots. 

Inevitably, there were lots of entries of the scaly, cold-blooded sort, but among the finalists, many of the standouts were hilly landscapes, human portraits and depictions of industry and infrastructure (dwarfed, of course, by the surrounding greenery). Here are our faves.

Winner: @photographerasaf, Bangladesh 

@photographerasaf’s winning shotPhotograph: @photographerasaf / Agora

And the finalists...

@borsch, Russia

@borschPhotograph: @borsch / Agora

@jovanneamolat, Philippines

@jovanneamolatPhotograph: @jovanneamolat / Agora

@seplb, Austria

@seplbPhotograph: @seplb / Agora

@joncleave, UK

@joncleavePhotograph: @joncleave / Agora

@alexcao, Vietnam

@alexcaoPhotograph: @alexcao / Agora

@sjoerdbracke, the Netherlands

@sjoerdbracke Photograph: @sjoerdbracke / Agora

@artempikalov, Russia

@artempikalovPhotograph: @artempikalov / Agora

@aibanez, Spain

@aibanezPhotograph: @aibanez / Agora

Want more pretty things to look at? We’ve rounded up the best street art inspired by these strange times and pulled together some amazing colour photos of Paris in the 1960s.

You should also check out the winners of this recent landscape photography competition.

And, by the way, it was the 60th anniversary of Brasília recently – here’s what Brazil’s modernist masterpiece looks like today.

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