Assignment Open From
Sep 1 - Sep 21, 2015
The first burst of green means winter is on the outs. Come spring, that splash spreads, blanketing our world with life from the tops of the trees to the grass below. Then as the season recedes, so does green, making way for the yellows, oranges, and reds of fall.
Here in the U.S., we’re not quite ready for that yet. So indulge us in a celebration of summer in all it’s glory. Send us your best shots of green in nature (like this insect in Madagascar camouflaged against a leaf).
As always, our editorial team will choose the best submissions based on appeal, composition, originality, and technical quality. A group of chosen pictures will be posted on this page, and one will even be featured.
We can consider a maximum of six submissions per contributor, so get us your favorite.
And for those of you in the southern hemisphere, for whom spring and summer are soon to arrive, we’re green with envy.
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Grasshopper On Dahlia, Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina.
Frog On Leaf, Pine Knoll Shores North Carolina.
Frog On Fern, Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina.
Dragonfly On Leaf, Alligator River, North Carolina.
Turtle On Lilypad, Morehead City, North Carolina.
Frog In Grass, Willow Pond, Harker's Island, North Carolina.
Caldwell Zoo, Tyler, Texas.
Vietnamese Mossy Frog, Pu Mat National Park, Vietnam.
Red-eyed Tree Frog, Coba, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Caterpillar, Kasungu National Park, Malawi.
Cloud Forest, Mt Gower, Lord Howe Is, NSW Australia.
Emerald Ground Dove, Lord Howe Island, NSW Australia.
Cactus and Thorns, Colaba, Mumbai, India.
Polar Bear, Columbus Zoo
Fishing Cat, Birmingham Zoo.
Coyote, Birmingham Zoo
White-lined sphinx moth caterpillars, Tucson, Arizona.
Indian Peafowl, Bronx Zoo Children's Zoo,
Costa's hummingbird, Tucson, Arizona.
Lenoir Preserve, Yonkers, New York.
Garden, Pleasantville, New York.
Katydid Molting, Pleasantville, New York.
Spiny-tailed Iguana, Arizona-Sororan Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona.
Bald Mountain Recreation Area, Lake Orion, Michigan.
Red Lored Amazon Parrot, Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles, California.
Hornworm, High Desert, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Green Grasshopper Nymph, Tucson, Arizona.
Bluegreen Citrus Root Weevil, Pine Rocklands of Zoo Miami, Miami, Florida.
Frog In Duckweed, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Morristown, New Jersey.
Bullfrog, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Morristown, New Jersey.
Mountain Gorilla, Virunga Mountains, Rwanda.
Longlegged Fly, Baldwin, New York.
Red-eyed Tree Frog, Florida Birding and Photo Fest 2015, Ponte Vedra, Florida.
Little Green Heron, Broward River, Jacksonville, Florida.
Juvenile Calliope Hummingbird, Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Silver Lake, Utah.
Broad-tailed hummingbird, American Fork Canyon, Utah.
Insect, Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, Illinois.
Green python, Jungle World, Bronx Zoo, Bronx, New York.
Frog in the duckweed, Bronx Zoo, Bronx, New York.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Baldwin, New York.
Raindrops on Hosta, Baldwin, New York.
Red-eyed Tree Frog, Bronx Zoo, Bronx, New York.
Green and Black Poison Dart Frog, Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn, New York.