Inspiring Nature Photos

Inspiring Nature Photos

If you're feeling a little stressed or just want a change of pace, take a relaxing virtual vacation with these inspiring nature pictures. From beautiful flowers to adorable animal photos, these lovely images from photographer Judy Royal Glenn offer a bit of peace and inspiration. 

  • Guideposts: Beautiful fall leaves cover the rocks of a small shoal below High Shoals Falls near Hiawassee, Georgia.

    Beautiful fall leaves cover the rocks of a small shoal below High Shoals Falls near Hiawassee, Georgia.

  • Guideposts: The joy of quiet moments spent with a barred owl in the woods of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.

    A barred owl in the woods in Athens, Georgia.

  • Guideposts: Various kinds of orchids,  including this moth orchid, can be found in the Conservatory at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.

    Various kinds of orchids,  including this moth orchid, can be found in the Conservatory at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.

  • Guideposts: A turtle spends the morning sunning on a log at Sandy Creek Nature Park in Athens, Georgia.

    A turtle spends the morning sunning on a log at Sandy Creek Nature Park in Athens, Georgia.

  • Guideposts: Ginger, a Yorkshire terrier puppy, takes her first steps outdoors while being watched by one of her favorite toys.

    Ginger, a Yorkshire terrier puppy, takes her first steps outdoors while being watched by one of her favorite toys.

  • Guideposts: Sometimes fully appreciating nature's beauty requires close observation; this tiny ipheion flower stands about just five inches off the ground.

    This tiny ipheion flower stands about just five inches off the ground.

  • Guideposts: Lemurs huddled together in a lemur ball at the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston.

    Lemurs huddled together in a lemur ball at the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston.

  • Guideposts: This day lily was the prettiest blossom hidden amongst the other lilies at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina.

    This day lily was the prettiest blossom hidden amongst the other lilies at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina.

  • Guideposts: A female ruby-throated hummingbird snuggles with her babies in a nest the size of a walnut at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.

    A female ruby-throated hummingbird snuggles with her babies in a nest the size of a walnut at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.

  • Abby, a Red Angus calf born in Bogart, Georgia.

    Abby, a Red Angus calf born in Bogart, Georgia.

  • Guideposts: World-class kayakers descend on class 5 rapids during a scheduled water release on the Talullah Gorge, Tallulah Falls, Georgia.

    World-class kayakers descend on class 5 rapids during a scheduled water release on the Talullah Gorge, Tallulah Falls, Georgia.

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