Blue is a mysterious colour with a wide range of positive and negative connotations. In English, the word blue is synonymous with sadness while in German blue means drunk. On the other hand, blue skies are associated with happiness and good times, and people pay thousands of dollars each year in search of a bright, blue seas in which to frolic. Below, you’ll find 30 spectacular blue images capturing what you might expect, like the sky and the ocean, and what you might not, like eggs, sneakers and wildlife.
1. Blue-Berry (Tony Eccles)
Captured using a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, I bet you’ve never seen a blue-berry like this before!
2. Blue (Baxton)
This Bravehearted young man was snapped during a UVA vs. UConn game at Scott Stadium.
3. Blue Impact (Greg Foster)
Materials used in producing this shot included a 25 cent wine glass, a sheet of white matte paper, black poster board, pink lemonade and Photoshop, to turn the pink lemonade blue.
4. Eyes Too Expressive to be Blue (Nattu)
There’s such intense clarity in this shot of a sun-dappled bay.
5. Lots of Blue Eggs (Mario)
Blue eggs are often hard to come by, unless you live in Xi’an, China, which is where this photograph was taken with a Canon PowerShot G5.
6. Blue Rose Macro (Dino Abatzidis)
Blue roses don’t exist in nature, unless they’re artificially died. This particular flower has too much of a velvety texture to have been treated in this way, so I suspect a Photoshop inversion.
7. Blue! (Tambako the Jaguar)
A stunning shot of a dangerous, but very beautiful poison dart frog.
8. The Azure Blue Indoor Pool at Hearst Castle (Trey Ratcliff)
Almost everything you need to know about this shot is in the title, but where is Hearst Castle? On the Central Coast of California, USA.
9. Blue Power! (Eole Wind)
More power to those people who choose to stand out from the crowd by wearing shiny blue sneakers like these!
10. When the Stars Go Blue (Juc De Leeuw)
It’s a little grainy, but if anything that adds to this composition, mirroring the texture of the marbles which dominate the image.
11. The Wind Blue (Mark Boucher)
This shot shows the White Sands National Park in Mexico, but the sands look more blue than white in this photograph.
12. Accentuate BLUE (Scott Kinmartin)
A little cheesy, I know, but I couldn’t resist including these two cuties in the list.
13. Autumn Poem (Denis Collette)
A dark blue reflection coming off a river in Pont Roude, Quebec, on a dark, Autumnal day.
14. Blue Door (Stephen Pougas)
The colour of this Greek, painted door perfectly matches the sky.
15. Red and Blue? (Tony Hammond)
Vivid colours transform this image of three pallets into a fascinating composition.
16. Ice Blue (Matt Reinhold)
There’s a real depth to the blue colour in this image, which shows ice floating in a blue cup of Blue Birch Beer.
17. Water Blue (Chez Andre 1)
The colour blue totally dominates the entire landscape, from the water to the boats in the foreground and the mountains in the distance.
18. Deep Blue Sea (Wall) (Christine Vaufrey)
You’ve got to love the tactile, blue texture in this image of a weathered sea wall.
19. Blue Rail (Evan Leeson)
An awesome HDR focusing on a simple, slightly corroded, blue rail on a pier in Seschelt, British Columbia.
20. Happy Monday Blues (Ute Hagen)
There’s nothing better than a frothy coffee on a Monday morning. This image perfectly captures this sentiment.
21. Blue (Saxon)
Look familiar? Thought so. Many of us spend the lion’s share of our working lives staring at something very much like this.
22. Blue to Dye For (Grant MacDonald)
This gorgeous HDR turns a run down old garage into something spectacular.
23. Blue Crabs (JJ)
Fighting each other like crabs in a bucket, it’s the flashes of blue which make this image really stand out.
24. Spaceman Blue: Relax (Helico)
Had to include this one just for fun. What better way to relax than by reclining on a giant daisy.
25. Dark Blue Sky (Ako)
Not much going on here, but the colours in this photograph of a blue sky are remarkable thanks to the horizontal motion blur.
26. Blue Boy (Shane Gorski)
Baby blue and pink is a winning combination, especially when painted onto a hot rod.
27. Red or Blue? (Tambako the Jaguar)
A straightforward, yet eye-catching image. Never has a photograph of nine matches looked so good.
28. Blue Door Blue Window (Thomas Hawk)
An absolutely perfect snap of a blue wall. The shadows around the door work so well.
29. Blue Goo (Photobunny)
There’s something so satisfying about this image, which shows a chubby blob of blue acrylic paint.
30. Girl Wearing Blue Holding Blueberries (D Sharon Pruitt)
There’s plenty of blue going on here: blue clothing, blue nail varnish and, of course, blue berries.