“Fields of Dreams” by J Fritz Rumpf (USA) in the genre of nature art.
Judge Stefan Gerrits described the image as eye-catching with its vibrant colors and distinct patterns. The gills are highlighted by the soft lighting of the forest, creating a mesmerizing effect that draws the viewer in. The surreal setting is both intriguing and captivating, provoking thoughts about the origin of this mystical and dream-like natural sight.
Image captured by J Fritz Rumpf for the 2023 National Photographer of the Year competition.