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22 August 2018

“Come forth into the light of things. Let nature be your teacher.”

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“Come forth into the light of things. Let nature be your teacher.” – William Wordsworth

While Wordsworth was writing just before the advent of photography, the thoughts of this poet are highly applicable to photography as a creative medium. Photography is the capture and manipulation of light, be that sunlight on a stream, the shine reflected from a wild bird’s eye, or the gleaming of the moon over a snowy mountainscape.

One of the wondrous things about photographing nature is that nature cannot ever be fully controlled. As you explore one of the protected Natura 2000 sites in search of a great photograph, some rustle of the wind or movement of an animal may create the perfect shot before you. There is so much we can learn from nature, as soon as we enter into the world around us.  Did you know that 20% of the land in the EU is covered by Natura 2000?

Let the natural world provide inspiration as you search for photos to enter into our Go Wild! Stay Cultured photo contest!