The Great Monsoon Smartphone Photo Challenge 2014

Yahoo Lifestyle

Skies are overcast, thunder rumbles and lightning crackles. Rain patters, then pours, drenching the landscape and bringing out its earthy, rain-soaked colours. Flowers bloom against the rain-spattered grass, birds court, winged termites take to the air. It's all too much to keep photographers locked up indoors. They emerge in droves and, with their smartphones, click away!

If you're an SLR buff snobbish about smartphone photography, it's time to rethink. Smartphones have produced this collection of stunning images and what you can do is only limited by your creativity.

Our call for entries to The Great Monsoon Smartphone Photo Challenge - Flickr App only drew such an enthusiastic response that our editors spent a few weeks sorting out the most interesting entries.

So here they are. If you own a smartphone, download and use the Flickr smartphone app (available for Windows, Android and iOS) as you go out and shoot the glory of the monsoon while the skies are still dark.

REMEMBER: SMARTPHONE PHOTOS ONLY. Photos taken with any other kind of camera will be removed from the group. Please keep your EXIF intact. Photos without EXIF data will be removed.

Submit your best entries here. We'll continue to update the gallery with the best new pics.

Monsoon Smartphone Challenge

Kolkata
by Jitesh Rohra

The Great Monsoon Smartphone Photo Challenge

Bangalore on a rainy evening
By com4tablydumb

Monsoon smartphone challenge

Web water harvesting
by ayush2008

Monsoon Smartphone Photo Challenge

Red rain: Rains and traffic jams go hand in hand in Namma Bengaluru!
by illusions-den

The Great Monsoon Smartphone Photo Challenge



Untitled
by chetan.kankad

The Great Monsoon Smartphone Photo Challenge

Monsoon
By chetan.kankad

The Great Monsoon Smartphone Photo Challenge

Untitled
by vsandeepraju

Monsoon Smartphone Challenge

Between two showers
by benoyjacob

The Great Monsoon Smartphone Photo Challenge

Bridge across the sky
by com4tablydumb

The Great Monsoon Smartphone Photo Challenge

Electric atmosphere
by com4tablydumb

The Great Monsoon Smartphone Photo Challenge

Rain trees in the rain
by com4tablydumb

The Great Monsoon Smartphone Photo Challenge

rain drops
by Rajesh Sood

The Great Monsoon Smartphone Photo Challenge

In the name of love - when it rains in Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram
by sonam kumar

The Great Monsoon Smartphone Photo Challenge

Beautiful clouds with a plane
by vsandeepraju

The Great Monsoon Smartphone Photo Challenge

Have a seat
by LOKESH@2011

The Great Monsoon Smartphone Photo Challenge

Rain-washed street
by ankushgupta87

The Great Monsoon Smartphone Photo Challenge

One more drop
by Nimmi Dhami

The Great Monsoon Smartphone Photo Challenge

Pre-monsoon panorama over Wayanad
by com4tablydumb

The Great Monsoon Smartphone Photo Challenge

Unlocking the monsoon?
by Dj Boy

The Great Monsoon Smartphone Photo Challenge

Water body
by Jo$hU@ FeRn@NdE$

The Great Monsoon Smartphone Photo Challenge

Monsoon landscape
by Jo$hU@ FeRn@NdE$

The Great Monsoon Smartphone Photo Challenge

Valley of rain
by Jo$hU@ FeRn@NdE$

The Great Monsoon Smartphone Photo Challenge

Awesome monsoon :)
by Rahul Chhibber

The Great Monsoon Smartphone Photo Challenge

Beauty of nature
by vsandeepraju

The Great Monsoon Smartphone Photo Challenge

Rainy day
by ranjanabane

The Great Monsoon Smartphone Photo Challenge

Trip to Wayanad
by melvin mathew

The Great Monsoon Smartphone Photo Challenge

Soccer time
by melvin mathew

The Great Monsoon Smartphone Photo Challenge

Wet balcony
by Pankaj Sikri

The Great Monsoon Smartphone Photo Challenge

Sunset
by vsandeepraju

The Great Monsoon Smartphone Photo Challenge

Rain clouds gather over the high-school basketball court
by Anisha Rachel Oommen