Dan Rubin I kept returning to this image as I was judging the category, and after. Such a perfect moment, full of lightness and doesn't make me think at all about how it was captured.
Gulls fly over a dried out pond with a few inches of water. The Czech Republic saw some heavy droughts in the Spring 2020. Many ponds dried out, especially in South Moravia. When rains brought a few inches of water in later, it didn't dissolve the dry mud and a "cracked water pond" full of birds was born.