06/17/2015 03:52 pm ET

This Is What Happens When Photographers Go Green -- Literally

"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises," Pedro Calderon de la Barca once said. We can't deny there is something enchanting about the particular hue, that which tints everything from the grass beneath our feet to the dollars in our pockets.


Photo by Chantal Adair/Snapwire. From Iceland.

Unripened fruit, zucchini, turtles, frogs, mint chocolate chip ice cream, limes, herbs, olives, emeralds, avocados, parakeets -- there are infinite examples of green doing its gorgeous thing all around us. So, we decided to capture some of it on film. We challenged photographers worldwide to snap their best "Monochromatic Green" image, and the results are, well, very green.

Take a look at the winning image above and the runners up below -- and have a very green day!


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