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Nature Photography

Artists and photographers in particular never cease to be inspired by nature's abundance and awe-inspiring landscapes. Large, green open spaces, the savanna, forests, prairies and even the bottom of the garden have all been sources of inspiration. Professionals and photography lovers alike continue to try and immortalise Mother Nature, in all her forms.

Today, landscape photography has become an art form in its own right. Whether it be aerial, underwater or even macro photographic, this artistic form of expression takes you on a journey far away and delights your senses thanks to the array of sensational colours, sublime compositions and its exceptional use of light.

Ansel Adams was one of the pioneers to write the rules for landscape photography. In the 20th century, he invented the 'zone system' with Fred Archer, a technique which allows the photographer to have greater control over the image's contrast and exposure. An ecologist who was ahead of his time, the depth of field that Adams uses in his shots forces us to face how fragile the natural world is and how it deserves to be protected.

Although portraits have dominated photography since its very invention, interest in landscape photography has gradually increased as the world has continued to open up. In its early days, it was highly standardised and took its inspiration from the Impressionist movement, striving to capture the landscape's atmosphere. After the First World War, as technology improved, landscape photography became more realistic and artistic depending on the photographer's vision. By playing around with the centring, photographers can create a sharper or more blurred effect.

Landscape photography quickly became more widespread with the arrival of digital cameras which allow the photographer to capture the image without losing any of the finer details: a sunset, the heaviness of a dense mist, animal fur, the droplets on a flower petal…It is easy to understand why certain artists have spent their lives trying to immortalise the mystifying magic of Mother Nature and have incessantly continued to improve their photographic techniques.

The discipline requires a lot of patience in order to capture the perfect shot with the right lighting. The photographer has to be quick when seizing the moment as it certainly doesn't last forever. Nature doesn't have time to wait around! It is essential for the photographer to have an excellent technique and an extensive knowledge of various photographic processes in order to achieve the desired effect. Some photographers even spend several hours taking photographs before feeling satisfied with the final image.

Among the most famous landscape photographers, you will find Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Philip Plisson, Jim Bradenburg, Yasmin Mund, Paul Nicklen, Franco Fontana, Nathalie Annoye, Nick Brandt and Andreas Gursky. They have each developed their own unique and distinctive style.

Nature is the ideal subject for exploring a particular pictorial style. Many artists have ventured into the art form, travelling the whole world looking for outstanding images. These include the sociological and philosophical questionings of Rero, the poetical images of Aida Pascual, the light-filled beaches of Massimo Vitali, the world viewed from above by Pawel Mlodkowski Vincent Munier's mysterious wolves. Discover these and many more in our selection of landscape photographs and discover our flower photography or mountain photography.

Perhaps you might also be interested in seeing some magnificent images of our planet's wildlife? Discover wildlife photography as you have never seen it before, with Brad Wilson's collection of bird, reptile and wild animal photos.

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Mihaela Ivanova, Life is a winking light in the darkness, Photography

Mihaela Ivanova

Life is a winking light in the darkness, 2021
40 x 60 cm


Heike Bohnstengel, Cloudscape, LA, Photography

Heike Bohnstengel

Cloudscape, LA, 2017
40 x 50 x 0.1 cm


Kristin Hart, Desert Shadows - Pink, Photography

Kristin Hart

Desert Shadows - Pink, 2019
121.9 x 81.3 x 2.5 cm


Elena Raceala, Tomorow is another day, Photography

Elena Raceala

Tomorow is another day, 2019
61 x 91.4 x 0.3 cm


Alain Marquina, Purple vine, Photography

Alain Marquina

Purple vine, 2020
60 x 90 x 1 cm


Tim Klein, Mountain Mist, Photography

Tim Klein

Mountain Mist, 2016
90.2 x 134 x 2.5 cm


Chris Grundy, Elements of Indo, Photography

Chris Grundy

Elements of Indo, 2017
60 x 90 cm


Philippe Fabian, Jardins infinis, Photography

Philippe Fabian

Jardins infinis, 2021
100 x 140 cm


Pascal Therme, Hommage à Hockney, rocs rouges, brésil nordeste, 69 éléments, Photography

Pascal Therme

Hommage à Hockney, rocs rouges, brésil nordeste, 69 éléments, 2008
50 x 200 x 0.3 cm


Feng Hatat, Ciel 25, Photography

Feng Hatat

Ciel 25, 2016
40 x 60 x 2 cm


Angeles Peña, Hielos de San Rafael (Patagonia), Photography

Angeles Peña

Hielos de San Rafael (Patagonia), 2015
99.1 x 69.9 x 0.3 cm


Our recommendations Robert Mapplethorpe, Bill T. Jones, Photography

Robert Mapplethorpe

Bill T. Jones, 1985
50.2 x 40 x 0.3 cm


Our recommendations Vik Muniz, The Great Turf, after Dürer (Pictures of Paper), Photography

Vik Muniz

The Great Turf, after Dürer (Pictures of Paper), 2010
136.4 x 101.6 cm


Dominique Jullien, Ascendance descendance, Photography

Dominique Jullien

Ascendance descendance, 2019
20 x 20 x 1 cm


Jacques Renoir, Dentelles de vagues - n° I/VI, Photography

Jacques Renoir

Dentelles de vagues - n° I/VI, 2016
58 x 38.5 cm


Pierrot Men, Série briques, Fianarantsoa, Madagascar, Photography

Pierrot Men

Série briques, Fianarantsoa, Madagascar, 2015
30 x 45 cm


Hei Yue, Ciel Terre Humain, Photography

Hei Yue

Ciel Terre Humain, 2018
40 x 40 x 1 cm


Charles Pétillon, Igloo Mobile 2, Photography

Charles Pétillon

Igloo Mobile 2, 2018
110 x 145 x 5 cm


Ceridwen Raynor, Captured by the Wind, Photography

Ceridwen Raynor

Captured by the Wind, 2019
75 x 75 cm


Sarah Moon, Tullamore, Photography

Sarah Moon

Tullamore, 1988
29.8 x 37.5 x 0.3 cm


Ramon Cornadó, Diàlegs amb la natura 14, Photography

Ramon Cornadó

Diàlegs amb la natura 14, 2018
20 x 30 cm


Our recommendations Sébastien Chauchot, Céréales 3, Photography

Sébastien Chauchot

Céréales 3, 2019
40 x 35 x 1 cm

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Our recommendations Gelitin, Hase, Photography


Hase, 2014
24 x 80 x 5 cm


Sam Dougados, Coral leaf, Photography

Sam Dougados

Coral leaf, 2015
75 x 75 x 3 cm


Tali Amitai-Tabib, Scarlett, Photography

Tali Amitai-Tabib

Scarlett, 2020
76.2 x 101.6 x 0.5 cm


Claude Billès, Marinella, Photography

Claude Billès

Marinella, 2020
60 x 110 x 2 cm


Will Cooper, Ha Long Kerala, Photography

Will Cooper

Ha Long Kerala, 2020
63.5 x 90 x 1 cm


Michaël Fok Bor, Eveil, Photography

Michaël Fok Bor

Eveil, 2017
90 x 60 x 1 cm


Alexis Berg, Retour, Photography

Alexis Berg

Retour, 2018
70 x 105 x 0.1 cm


Jason Engelund, Real (Abstract photography), Photography

Jason Engelund

Real (Abstract photography), 2020
76 x 61 cm


Raphaël Groux, Patterning, Photography

Raphaël Groux

Patterning, 2017
50 x 50 cm


Sandrine Darcos, Amazing Sunset Croisette Cannes, Photography

Sandrine Darcos

Amazing Sunset Croisette Cannes, 2019
60 x 90 x 2 cm


Philippe Blin, Sans titre - série paysage marin, Photography

Philippe Blin

Sans titre - série paysage marin, 2020
67 x 120 x 0.5 cm


Philippe  Frisée, La plage, Photography

Philippe Frisée

La plage, 2017
90 x 120 x 1 cm


Our recommendations Claude Mollard, L'Homme naturel de JJ Rousseau, Ermenonville, Photography

Claude Mollard

L'Homme naturel de JJ Rousseau, Ermenonville, 2007
50 x 34 cm


Strahil Penev, Total Screen II, Photography

Strahil Penev

Total Screen II, 2021
78 x 57 x 1 cm


Jean-Pierre Attal, Paysages ethnographiques #7, Photography

Jean-Pierre Attal

Paysages ethnographiques #7, 2012
75 x 100 x 2 cm


Michel Verna, Au fil des rêves d'eau, Photography

Michel Verna

Au fil des rêves d'eau, 2020
60 x 120 x 0.5 cm


Panos Kokkinias, Chalandriani, Photography

Panos Kokkinias

Chalandriani, 1999
80 x 111.5 cm


Ben Thouard, Sparkling, Photography

Ben Thouard

Sparkling, 2019
60 x 90 x 0.1 cm


Rapainú, Éxtimo Presente - Inv01, Photography


Éxtimo Presente - Inv01, 2020
60 x 85 x 0.1 cm


Cyril Manzini, Purification, Photography

Cyril Manzini

Purification, 2019
30 x 30 cm


Shulin Chen, Mediation of the Sunshine, Photography

Shulin Chen

Mediation of the Sunshine, 2020
30 x 45 x 1 cm


Agus Mistretta, Real, Photography

Agus Mistretta

Real, 2020
30.5 x 40.6 x 0.5 cm


Pierre-Emmanuel Rastoin, Green and Bunker, Photography

Pierre-Emmanuel Rastoin

Green and Bunker, 2011
60 x 80 x 0.1 cm


Hervé Dez, Étrange Rivage 1, Photography

Hervé Dez

Étrange Rivage 1, 2019
40 x 50 x 0.1 cm


Jeremy Bernard, Haines, Photography

Jeremy Bernard

Haines, 2014
60 x 120 x 2 cm


Gustavo Cabarcas, Amazonie, Photography

Gustavo Cabarcas

Amazonie, 2016
30 x 45 x 0.1 cm


Alain Longeaud, Le Passeur de l'aube, Photography

Alain Longeaud

Le Passeur de l'aube, 1975
65 x 50 cm


Paula Guagliardi, Branch, Photography

Paula Guagliardi

Branch, 2019
60 x 50 x 0.5 cm


Dominique Moreau, Abys, Photography

Dominique Moreau

Abys, 2016
66 x 100 x 0.5 cm


Zigmunds Orlovskis, Microbial Map of Middle Earth, Photography

Zigmunds Orlovskis

Microbial Map of Middle Earth, 2019
40 x 40 cm


Luc Médrinal, Terres brûlées I, Photography

Luc Médrinal

Terres brûlées I, 2018
33 x 35 x 0.5 cm


Abel Bourgeois, Série Aragon n°6, Photography

Abel Bourgeois

Série Aragon n°6, 2016
65 x 50 x 0.3 cm


Ben B, Vibration, Photography

Ben B

Vibration, 2020
30 x 40 x 0.04 cm


Monica Dalmasso, Le mont Huang Shan, Photography

Monica Dalmasso

Le mont Huang Shan, 2018
21 x 30 x 2 cm


Marco Colletti, Visions 2- O' Vesuvio, Photography

Marco Colletti

Visions 2- O' Vesuvio, 2020
100 x 75 x 0.1 cm


Laurent Troude, Jougs, Photography

Laurent Troude

Jougs, 2007
40 x 60 x 0.1 cm


Christophe Calais, Courir, Photography

Christophe Calais

Courir, 2006
60 x 90 x 3 cm


Andoche Praudel, Arbre seul, Photography

Andoche Praudel

Arbre seul, 2015
35 x 35 cm


Peter Marhavy, Plants can bleed too, Photography

Peter Marhavy

Plants can bleed too, 2017
40 x 60 cm


Philippe Piccardi, Le chaos est une structure, Photography

Philippe Piccardi

Le chaos est une structure, 2017
60 x 60 cm


Peter Keetman, Peter Keetman Portfolio 1936–1960, Photography

Peter Keetman

Peter Keetman Portfolio 1936–1960, 2001
121.9 x 254 x 0.3 cm


Thierry Van Vreckem, Knokke dreams I, Photography

Thierry Van Vreckem

Knokke dreams I, 2015
100 x 140 x 2 cm


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