Photo challenge:

Mother Earth

Photo Challenge: Mother Earth

April 10, 2017 10:50 2 comments

Theme: Mother Earth

What is not to love about our magnificent planet? With the ability to sustain a multitude of ecosystems, the blue planet astounds with its ability to nourish life. The importance of preserving our environment is palpable now more than ever. With Earth Day just round the corner, we would love to see some of your wonderful shots celebrating your love for our beautiful planet. Enter your shots to our 'Mother Earth' Photo Challenge to show us what our planet means to you!

About challenge


Grand Prize Winner: $100 Amazon voucher for photography equipment and be featured in our upcoming social media campaign. The winner will also be rewarded with Ultimate Lightroom Presets Workflow System worth $97 for free download.

1st Runner Up: Ultimate Lightroom Pastel Workflow System for free download

2nd Runner Up: Lightroom HDR Workflow System for free download


  • Contest begins April 10, 2017 and ends May 4, 2017
  • Winners announced May 9, 2017


Photo: Ride the sky

Location: East Java

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  • Paul F-Thiel, guest judge and former winner of CoinaPhoto's After Dark Photo Challenge
  • Rumaisa Khan, member of team CoinaPhoto


Judge’s Feedback:

“The light in this photo is just perfect, with red and blue creating a beautiful color contrast. The mist rolling over the mountains gives the feeling of a scene devoid of any human interference. My eyes were immediately locked on this beautiful image." – Paul

“What a charming medly of colours! This hike seems like it must be worth all the hard work just for a stunning view like this. This is not the kind of a scene that one can witness anytime and anywhere. Mother Earth enchants the viewer with its magic!” – Rumaisa


Other photos we thought were awesome: 

Photo: Shiny red house in Norway

Photographer: Tronin Konstantin

Location: Lofoten, Norway

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“The photographer managed to create a beautiful contrast between the ominous clouds shading the mountains in the background and the sun illuminating the cottages in the foreground. It feels like a peaceful clash between two forces of nature and the houses happened to be caught in between." – Paul

"There is a tremdous harmony between nature and man-made in this shot. The red house is small and simple, not disturbing any natural elements around it. The viewer is able to see a contrast of weather. While the right of the photo looks icy cold, the left is lit up by what might possibly be the sun peeking between dark clouds.' - Rumaisa


Photo: Laghi di fusine

Photographer: Miroslav, Ašanin

Location: Italy

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"This image perfectly conveys the feeling of a calm morning in the mountains. With the mist starting to lift and the sun partially illuminating the peaks, it seems like mother earth just woke up." - Paul

 Check out our ongoing challenges on our Photo Challenges page for a chance to be our next winner!

Comments • (2)
Dika pamungkas
Dika pamungkas
May 10, 2017 01:54
I'm getting a luck!! My photo selected Grand Prize Winner in 'Mother Earth' Photo Challenge on May, 2017. Thanks so much, you have published my Photo!!
Angeles Ang
Angeles Ang
June 19, 2017 07:05

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