Apricot Blossoms, Italy

Photograph by William Albert Allard, National Geographic

William Albert Allard’s stunning scene of spring blossoms takes advantage of a very simple element—the wind. When a fortunate breeze created a snowfall of blossoms, Allard was in a perfect position to capture the scene’s beauty. —Annie Griffiths

Photo Tip: An inspired photographer always makes the most of what is given. There are beautiful images to be made in heat and cold, stillness and storm. The key is to be flexible and think creatively no matter what reality presents.

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