Esteemed French painter Edouard Manet once said: “There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another.”
The natural world is absolutely bursting with striking and vibrant colours and patterns. In the animal kingdom, colour has an essential role to play from attracting mates, warning against predators, camouflaging or mimicking, right through to communicating information and diverting attacks.
Plants and flowers are also known for their impressively vivid colours and many of them also use colour strategically to attract pollinators.
Whatever the reason for nature’s heavenly hues, there is no denying that the biological world is a beautiful one indeed.
With this theme we are looking for photographs that explore colour in nature. You may choose to capture the striking colours of the flowering tulip bulbs in Holland, the autumnal colours of the changing season, the colourful face of a Mandrill or the changing colours of a chameleon. Take your inspiration from living organisms and send us your pictures of Life in Colour.