A pine forest in winter on the South Island of New Zealand showcasing a stunning, rich tapestry of colour and texture. With the stark, bare white birch trees beautifully framed by vibrant red and orange foliage behind, it reminded me of a matchstick flame, perfectly mimicked in nature’s glory.

Arrowtown, New Zealand

Canon 5D Mk II, EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM @90mm, 3, f/18, ISO 50 tripod with cable remote

by Tim McCullough, South Australia