10 Photos Of Mother Earth From This Online Page That Prove Nature Is Lit
We only have one home—and that’s Earth. While we’re running around all busy with school, work, and parenting, we sometimes forget just how gorgeous it can be out there. Our planet is stunning! But it bodes reminding ourselves of this once in a while.
The 'Epic Earth' account on X (formerly Twitter) documents epic and beautiful photos of nature. They’re so powerful that you might get the sudden urge to grab your walking stick and go on an adventure! But before you see where the road takes you, take some time to enjoy these pics to the fullest. Don’t forget to upvote your favorite ones.
Bored Panda reached out to Ohio-based photographer Dominic Sberna to get his thoughts on nature photography and the use of photo editing software. He stressed the importance of not disturbing the natural scene and the importance of honesty in art. You'll find our full interview with Sberna as you read on.
#1 Overture, Looking Forward To Shooting During Spring Again, Breda, The Netherlands
Many of the beautiful photos featured in this list may become fiction in the future if climate change isn’t controlled, forcing massive changes in ecosystems. The BBC reports that 2023 is “virtually certain” to be the hottest year on record.
Though the rate of global warming has sped up in recent decades, climate change still isn’t in the ‘runaway’ phase (yet).
"It doesn't have to be worse than we expected to be a huge problem that society urgently needs to deal with. Climate change is as bad as we expected. And that's bad enough,” climate scientist Zeke Hausfather, at Berkeley Earth, said.
According to the BBC, some scientists believe that our planet’s climate hasn’t fully responded to greenhouse gas emissions yet. This could happen in the near future.
#2 Sakuras With Mount Fuji In The Background
#3 I Got Lost Completely In This Crazy Forest, Madeira, Portugal
We asked photographer Sberna about what to keep in mind when taking photos in nature compared to photographing people. "When taking nature photos, you don't want to disturb the natural scene. At least that's my way of looking at things. Try to respect nature and the surroundings that you're capturing," the Berlin Heights-based professional told Bored Panda.
"When working with people, you have the ability to adjust until you get the right shot and have them move or stand a different way. You can't always do that with a nature scene. You can adjust your placement, but not the scene," he explained to us.
#4 Dreamscapes From Finnish Lapland
#5 Milky Way At The End Of A Tunnel. Australia
#6 The Ferns Are Looking Pretty Rough This Time Of Year, But That Doesn't Stop British Columbia's Rainforests From Being Incredibly Beautiful!
We were curious whether the fundamentals of photography are the same whether shooting in nature or taking snaps of people. Sberna told us that the fundamentals "will always be just that—fundamentals.
"You want to make sure your composition is strong and that you're presenting the scene how you want it to look. Whether that is a portrait session or a nature hike that you're taking photos on. You want your composition to be strong."
The photographer agreed that photo editing software is "extremely important" for any professional. However, it's the communication surrounding its use that's essential. Pros need to be honest about how they're using it.
#7 I Have Shared Plenty Of Korean Pine Trees, But Without A Doubt This Is My New Favorite One, Jeolla Bukdo, South Korea
#8 New Zealand, Fairy Forest
#9 Northern Ontario Sunset
"It's easy for someone to say, 'Why edit your photos?' The reason we post-process is to either change an image to fit the art style we are creating or to return things to the way we originally saw them when the photo was taken. Cameras only do so well in capturing accurate colors and more times than not, we need to bring those back in post-processing," Sberna explained to Bored Panda.
"What is 'acceptable' in regards to nature photos is up to the person taking it. I personally try to not edit too much other than color vibrancy, exposure correcting (if needed), and increasing clarity and sharpness. To me personally, adding anything to an image that wasn't already there is a very fine line of realism," the photographer shared his thoughts on what may and might not be 'acceptable' when using the software.
#10 The Milky Way Over Crater Lake
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