Wildlife - Amateur

Uncommon Tern joachim meinich andreassen
Norway

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Uncommon Tern"
One common tern flying over shallow water. Mulitexposure directly in camera.



Who Are You? Dmitry Arkhipov
Russia

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Who Are You?"
There is a huge kings pinguin colony in South Georgia.



Owl Camouflage Porus Khareghat
India

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Owl Camouflage"
MOTTLED WOOD OWL



Kings of Gold Harbour Louisa Paez Michelin
Colombia

Honorable Mention

"Kings of Gold Harbour"
Purveyors of happiness as they return from a chilled swim.



Apart Jill Snyder
USA

Honorable Mention

"Apart"



Geneva Swans Brian Rope
Australia

Honorable Mention

"Geneva Swans"
White swans glide before the famous Geneva water jet.



Snout Bite Petra Theilemann
Germany

Honorable Mention

"Snout Bite"
part of canine communication: gentle snout bite between pack members



Wind Mary Aiu
USA

Honorable Mention

"Wind"



Forgive Him, He's still young Sonal Shah
Kenya

Honorable Mention

"Forgive Him, He's still young"
Nairobi National Park



Safe In Mama's Arms Susan Perry
USA

Honorable Mention

"Safe In Mama's Arms"



Out For A Stroll Bernard Werner
USA

Honorable Mention

"Out For A Stroll"



Sleeping Beauty Benjamin Zander
USA

Honorable Mention

"Sleeping Beauty"
Baby goat smiles while sleeping on her mother in Haifa, Israel.



Annoying Mom Larry Colby
USA

Honorable Mention

"Annoying Mom"
Playful cub getting Mom's attention, South Africa



The King of the Forest is Down Bjorn Bjornson
Sweden

Honorable Mention

"The King of the Forest is Down"
Once a year in the autumn the big event for hunters is the elk hunting



Killer Whale Beach Attack Bill Klipp
USA

Honorable Mention

"Killer Whale Beach Attack"
Killer Whale intentionally stranding on beach in Patagonia to catch a Sea Lion Pup



Big Meal Bencai Gong
USA

Honorable Mention

"Big Meal"
Taken in Peru



Death in the Mara Porus Khareghat
India

Honorable Mention

"Death in the Mara"
AN IMPALA CARCASS HANGS HIGH IN THE TREE



Spinner Symmetry Jesse Mechling
USA

Honorable Mention

"Spinner Symmetry"
Spinner Dolphins, Kona, Hawaii



Hide and Seek Jose Javier Delgado Esteban
Spain

Honorable Mention

"Hide and Seek"
A Humpback whale calf hides below it's mother in the South Pacific Archipelago of Vava'u



Pelican Light Chris Stimson
Australia

Honorable Mention

"Pelican Light"
So ungainly on land, so amazing in the air - neither evident all tucked up and resting



Reflection of Herd Sarah Corbin
USA

Honorable Mention

"Reflection of Herd"
Camargue Horses, France



Lovingly Alfonso de Cruz Barrios
Spain

Nominee

"Lovingly"



Caught Up Amanda Harner
USA

Nominee

"Caught Up"



Antlers Avenue Amardeep Singh
India

Nominee

"Antlers Avenue"
Mongolia



Refreshing Myself Amit Jung KC
France

Nominee

"Refreshing Myself"
Picture taken in near Kathmandu in a holy pond.



Colobus Monkey Amy Siqveland
USA

Nominee

"Colobus Monkey"



Seagulls Anirudha(Robi) Chakraborty
USA

Nominee

"Seagulls"
Seagulls, South Carolina, USA



hawk study #1 annemarie jacques
USA

Nominee

"hawk study #1"



Vultures Await annette ruzicka
Australia

Nominee

"Vultures Await"
On a remote beach in Costa Rica, vultures wait for eggs or old turtles, whichever comes first.



Hummingbird at Window Beatrice Yoder-Leyba
USA

Nominee

"Hummingbird at Window"
a visit observed and photographed through window



Snowy Owl Beatrice Yoder-Leyba
USA

Nominee

"Snowy Owl "
at lift off leaving a trail of snow behind



Travel Three Bencai Gong
USA

Nominee

"Travel Three"
Taken in Kenya



Catch Bencai Gong
USA

Nominee

"Catch"
Taken in Peru



Rest Bencai Gong
USA

Nominee

"Rest"
taken in Venezuela



Wrinkles Bill Klipp
USA

Nominee

"Wrinkles"
Southern Elephant Seal Pup



Love Brad Carlile
USA

Nominee

"Love"
Love



Walrus Gaze Brian Jones
Australia

Nominee

"Walrus Gaze"



Young Buck Carolyn Knorr
USA

Nominee

"Young Buck"
Manx Ram adolescent-Isle of Man



Flight of the Egret Charles Mifsud
Malta

Nominee

"Flight of the Egret"
Egret flying in Mexico



Nosferatu Christian Meermann
Germany

Nominee

"Nosferatu"
This flying fox looks as if it hat inspired Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau.



Retired Racehorse Chyoung SengHyun
Rep. of Korea

Nominee

"Retired Racehorse"
I love the sun, and I love the wind



Xanto Colleen Sternberger
USA

Nominee

"Xanto"
Xanto is a Lusitano stallion from Italy



Striped Reflections Colmar Wocke
Switzerland

Nominee

"Striped Reflections"
A goose, sitting in shallow water on a stone - a gate's reflection mirroring the bird's stripes.



Butterfly Coltelli Stefano
Italy

Nominee

"Butterfly"



Not Alone Corina Munteanu
Romania

Nominee

"Not Alone"



Screaming Dalia Fichmann
Switzerland

Nominee

"Screaming"
Screaming bald eagle.



Ali Su Roma (Wings Over Rome) David Reilly
USA

Nominee

"Ali Su Roma (Wings Over Rome)"
I wanted to capture the unusual pose and eye contact with this gull at Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome.



Dew Covered Insect Dimuthu Jayawickrama
USA

Nominee

"Dew Covered Insect"
Photo taken early in the morning in the backyard in late summer as temperature starts going down.



Spoonbill Don Holman
USA

Nominee

"Spoonbill"



Serendipity Donna Rosser
USA

Nominee

"Serendipity"



Clask of the Titans Dvir Barkay
USA

Nominee

"Clask of the Titans "
Two immense male bison clash in a heated battle over a female.



A Provocative Lot Dvir Barkay
USA

Nominee

"A Provocative Lot "
Two White Faced Capuchin Monkey's let their feelings be known.



Marabou Storks Eduardo Fujii
USA

Nominee

"Marabou Storks"



Face Off Edwin Soriano
USA

Nominee

"Face Off"
My first encounter with an alligator.



Jelly Fish Gerald McDowell
USA

Nominee

"Jelly Fish"
Aquarium in Newport KY



Shark#10 Gerald McDowell
USA

Nominee

"Shark#10"
Aquarium in Newport KY



Great Migration Gian Luigi Fornari Lanzetti
Italy

Nominee

"Great Migration"
A creative perspective of thousands of crowded gnus and zebras during the Great Migration (Tanzania)



Piercing the Veils of Indifference Gian Luigi Fornari Lanzetti
Italy

Nominee

"Piercing the Veils of Indifference"
Dramatic portrait of a magnificent white rhino taken into the wild (Lake Nakuru NP - Kenya).



Green Turtle Henry Jager
Switzerland

Nominee

"Green Turtle"
Green Turtle at Apo Island, Philippines



Goose Drag Jeff Moore
USA

Nominee

"Goose Drag"
Labrador Retreiver carries giant goose in snow



Flying Beartrap Jeff Moore
USA

Nominee

"Flying Beartrap"
Canada goose flies directly at you.



Hawk Jerry Whitty
USA

Nominee

"Hawk"
Contemplating hawk



Trunk and Toe Jill Snyder
USA

Nominee

"Trunk and Toe"



Guardians Jill Snyder
USA

Nominee

"Guardians"



Standout Jill Snyder
USA

Nominee

"Standout"



The Mind Of A Horse Jim Welninski
USA

Nominee

"The Mind Of A Horse"



Swan Mirror joachim meinich andreassen
Norway

Nominee

"Swan Mirror"
Mute swan. Photo taken from a bridge.



Flight Over Calm Waters joachim meinich andreassen
Norway

Nominee

"Flight Over Calm Waters"



Eye to Eye Contact Jose Javier Delgado Esteban
Spain

Nominee

"Eye to Eye Contact"
A Humpback whale calf watches me carefully in the South Pacific Archipelago of Vava'u



The Look of Intent Joseph Anthony
Hong Kong

Nominee

"The Look of Intent"
The most elusive yet beautiful of big cats this is a male known locally as Mahlathini. While it is possible to see big cats in Sabi Sabi relatively frequently in the day time, they are usually more ac



 San Gabriel Mountain Big Horn Sheep Juan Pablo Castillo
USA

Nominee

" San Gabriel Mountain Big Horn Sheep"



Tired and Defeated Karen Hanley Colbert
USA

Nominee

"Tired and Defeated"



Cozumel kathleen fischer
USA

Nominee

"Cozumel"



Sand Hills   kathleen fischer
USA

Nominee

"Sand Hills "



Fighting Hippos Kos Karathanasis
Netherlands

Nominee

"Fighting Hippos"
Fighting Hippos in St Lucia, South Africa



Isolation Kristen Victoria Harner
USA

Nominee

"Isolation"



Black and White Kwa Weiling
Malaysia

Nominee

"Black and White"



Baby Blues Bickering Larry Colby
USA

Nominee

"Baby Blues Bickering"
Great blue heron chicks fighting for position in the nest



A Little Advice Larry Colby
USA

Nominee

"A Little Advice"
African penguins, Cape Town, South Africa



Attacus Atlas Linda Cutche
New Zealand

Nominee

"Attacus Atlas"



Shared Endangerment Louisa Paez Michelin
Colombia

Nominee

"Shared Endangerment"
Mother Polar Bear passes down surival skills in the Northern Arctic to her young male cub.



Survival in Solitude Louisa Paez Michelin
Colombia

Nominee

"Survival in Solitude"
They are kings of survival and warriors to endangerment.



Love Louisa Paez Michelin
Colombia

Nominee

"Love"
In a timeless sancturary like Antarctica- love finds itself year after year.



Crosseyed Luke Gordon
Canada

Nominee

"Crosseyed"
This seahorse couldn't take his eyes off the lens, lucky for me!



Head On Luke Gordon
Canada

Nominee

"Head On"
A male ribbon eel searching for prey on amongst the darkness



On The Lurk Madeleine-Josephine Fierz
Switzerland

Nominee

"On The Lurk"
The Voice of Africa in Black and White In today's hectic world, this means - to take the time for a project that is not easily predictable. It is also not to travel stories, because I travel since the 70s every few years to Africa. It has changed a lot in the animal world. Africa is a mystery, a distant continent, a country with inspiring landscapes, wild animals, with fascinating cultures, interwoven with myths, legends and fantasies. It takes a lot of patience and perseverance to be able to wait that a lurk, leopard, lion, elephant or a silverback appears in front of the camera. Often no snapshot happened. The morning and evening game on foot or by jeep is an absolute must. Away from the usual paths of tourism. The black and white photograph is reduced, in my observation, on the essentials at the wildlife. As long as we still encounter these animals in the wild?



ZebrAbstract Manny Fajutag
United Arab Emirates

Nominee

"ZebrAbstract"
A close up shot of a Zebra



A Missing Head Count Marshall Gould
USA

Nominee

"A Missing Head Count"



Clearing Out Marshall Gould
USA

Nominee

"Clearing Out"



Nuzzling In Marshall Gould
USA

Nominee

"Nuzzling In"



Waiting For Her Foal Marshall Gould
USA

Nominee

"Waiting For Her Foal"



Astonished Owl Chick Mohammad Murad
Kuwait

Nominee

"Astonished Owl Chick"
Pharaoh Eagle Owl Chick Posing Inside Its Nest Which Was Under A Big Rock



Thorns Of The Sea Mohammad Murad
Kuwait

Nominee

"Thorns Of The Sea"
Grey Heron & Little Egret Found These Iron Poles In The Sea Just 30 meters From Shore



The Stare Morden O'Hare
Australia

Nominee

"The Stare"
A curious baboon stares back at me in an almost human-like way. Namibia.



Tough Mother Morden O'Hare
Australia

Nominee

"Tough Mother"
An injured but coping mother of two cubs. Taken in Kenya.



Into the Depths Paal Anand
USA

Nominee

"Into the Depths"
Sea Nettle 01



L'Instant Du Silence 1 Patrick Ems
Switzerland

Nominee

"L'Instant Du Silence 1"
A moment full of pureness and beauty ...



L'Instant Du Silence 4 Patrick Ems
Switzerland

Nominee

"L'Instant Du Silence 4"
A moment full of pureness and beauty ...



Sisters pekka Järventaus
Finland

Nominee

"Sisters"
Sisters, Masai Mara 2016



Lion Couple pekka Järventaus
Finland

Nominee

"Lion Couple"
Lion couple, Masai Mara



Wolfdog Sisters Petra Theilemann
Germany

Nominee

"Wolfdog Sisters"
four month old female wolfdog puppy in submissive conversation with her two year old sister



Cheetah Overlooking Hunting Grounds Petra Theilemann
Germany

Nominee

"Cheetah Overlooking Hunting Grounds"
female cheetah overlooking her hunting grounds in a private reserve



Ballet Porus Khareghat
India

Nominee

"Ballet"
POETRY IN MOTION , GRACE THY NAME IS LEOPARD .



Family Porus Khareghat
India

Nominee

"Family"
MALIKA & HER CUBS BLEND INTO THE GRASS .



Common Loon Richard Armstrong
USA

Nominee

"Common Loon"
Common Loon Wing Stretch with Reflection



Longbeak Robin L Henson
USA

Nominee

"Longbeak"
California Pelican Posing like a showoff



Bos Primigenius Roland Weber
Germany

Nominee

"Bos Primigenius"
Young Aurochs. Mannheim, Germany. Feb.2016



Osprey with a Fish Sandy Scott
USA

Nominee

"Osprey with a Fish"
This osprey had just captured its sushi breakfast and was getting ready to dine



Direct Eye Contact with a Cormorant Sandy Scott
USA

Nominee

"Direct Eye Contact with a Cormorant"
Focusing in on the eyes and chest plumage of a double-crested cormorant



One Week Old Sarah Corbin
USA

Nominee

"One Week Old"
Camargue Horses, France



The Chase #1 Sarah Corbin
USA

Nominee

"The Chase #1"
Camargue Horses, France



Four Wildebeest of the Apocalypse Sonal Shah
Kenya

Nominee

"Four Wildebeest of the Apocalypse"



Concerned Steven Greenbaum
USA

Nominee

"Concerned"
Concerned



Cougar Sue Ratcliffe
Canada

Nominee

"Cougar"



Veil of Innocence Susan Perry
USA

Nominee

"Veil of Innocence"



African Wildlife Susan Greeff
South Africa

Nominee

"African Wildlife"
Elephant Herd



Nice Camera! Susan Perry
USA

Nominee

"Nice Camera!"



Mother and Baby Monkey THOMAS KOKTA
USA

Nominee

"Mother and Baby Monkey"
A cold winter day makes a mother and her baby stay in a warm pool



Emperor Penguins in Conference THOMAS KOKTA
USA

Nominee

"Emperor Penguins in Conference"
Adult emperor penguins and a group of chicks



Big Cat In The Wild Up Close 2 Thomas De Sterck
Belgium

Nominee

"Big Cat In The Wild Up Close 2"
Old fellow, Namibia - Sleeping with one eye open, always alert!



A Ledge For One Tom O Scott
USA

Nominee

"A Ledge For One"
La Jolla Cove, California



Synchronized Sun Bathing Tom O Scott
USA

Nominee

"Synchronized Sun Bathing"
La Jolla Cove, California



A Quiet Moment Vanda Ralevska
UK

Nominee

"A Quiet Moment"



Chameleon Veronica de Bruyn
South Africa

Nominee

"Chameleon"
Resting time.



Moon Light Flight Viveca Venegas
Puerto Rico

Nominee

"Moon Light Flight"



Wild Geese Morning Volker Birke
Germany

Nominee

"Wild Geese Morning"
A fantastic foggy sunrise in fall, wild geese flying over the lake / "cheering" the upcoming day...



Jellyfish Xavier Mas Ferra
Spain

Nominee

"Jellyfish"
Ibiza



Kiss Xavier Mas Ferra
Spain

Nominee

"Kiss"
Kaikoura, New Zealand



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