The Ancient Symbol of Mother Earth by Kirsten Bruening

Turtles have inhabited the earth for about 220 million years. These unique animals lived on this planet even before the dinosaurs and are considered the oldest symbol in the world. The turtle is the ancient symbol of Mother Earth. The turtle stands for the power of rest and that all in life is giving and taking. I took this photo on a sunny Sunday afternoon when I walked through the botanical garden with my daughter. The turtle stretches her head towards the sun and enjoys the warmth. The closeness to an extraordinary animal and the peace it radiates in this moment had to be captured on a photograph.

Nikon D800, Exposure 1/320 sec @ f/2.8, Focal Length 50 mm, ISO 100

Award Winner
Photo of the Day

Award Date
July 18, 2019

61

AWARD SCORE

Value 11
Clarity 11
Composition 16
Style 11
Skill 12

Award Category
Wildlife Photography

Photograph Location
Bochum, NRW, Germany

Kirsten Bruening is an amateur photographer and lives near Cologne. Her passion for photography started in her childhood and she spent many years exploring analogue photography. After a long break of fifteen years, she returned to photography. She loves black and white photography in nature, portraiture, and wildlife. She believes nothing can convey more expression to emotions and beauty than the play of light and shadow. She plans an extra-occupational study in photography and wants to deepen her knowledge.

Current Location
Cologne, Germany

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