Nature - Amateur

Autumn's Dawn Patrick Ems
Switzerland

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Autumn's Dawn"



White Willows Vanda Ralevska
UK

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"White Willows"



Oak Nathan Wirth
USA

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Oak"
Oak Tree



The Forest For The Trees Debbie Rubin
USA

Honorable Mention

"The Forest For The Trees"
Loved the way the palms were peeking through the foreground big sister trees.



By the Hundreds Javier Bohorquez
USA

Honorable Mention

"By the Hundreds"



Alone Judy Adhitianto
Indonesia

Honorable Mention

"Alone"
The island of Tidore, North Molucas



Disappearing Wilderness Bernard Werner
USA

Honorable Mention

"Disappearing Wilderness"



Snow Shadows marianna armata
Canada

Honorable Mention

"Snow Shadows"
a carpet of shadows on freshly fallen snow



Bent David Martin
USA

Honorable Mention

"Bent"
A slot canyon in northern Arizona, USA, displays the effects of high volume monsoon rains.



LIGHTNING Andrew Dickman
Australia

Honorable Mention

"LIGHTNING"
Lightning storm over Brighton Jetty



Angel Dust Robson Rogan
Canada

Honorable Mention

"Angel Dust"
Angel Dust for a brief winter moment in time. British Columbia, Canada



The Fallen Linda Cutche
New Zealand

Honorable Mention

"The Fallen"



Sky Fingers David Martin
USA

Honorable Mention

"Sky Fingers"
An amazing thunderhead forms in the mountains of central Idaho, USA at sunset.



Palouse Field 2918 Bob Neiman
USA

Honorable Mention

"Palouse Field 2918"
Palouse Field 2918



Iceland John Crowley
Ireland

Honorable Mention

"Iceland"



The gate to paradise Stephan Brauchli
Switzerland

Honorable Mention

"The gate to paradise"
An interestingly shaped iceberg in paradise bay antarctica.



Bass Rock Maciej Wojcik
Poland

Honorable Mention

"Bass Rock"
The Bass Rock is an island in the east of Scotland described as one of the wildlife wonders of the w



Waterfall Daniel Castilloux
Ireland

Honorable Mention

"Waterfall"
Skogafoss



Alabama Hills Thunderstorm Vahe Peroomian
USA

Honorable Mention

"Alabama Hills Thunderstorm"
Eastern Sierras, California



Prunings Volker Kesting
Netherlands

Honorable Mention

"Prunings"



Grove Roman Dadiomov
Russia

Honorable Mention

"Grove"
Russia, somewhere between Perm and Yekaterinburg. Strong frost, -22F



Antarctica Tabular Louisa Paez Michelin
Colombia

Honorable Mention

"Antarctica Tabular"
They are enormous and mesmerising. They demand as much respect as the ocean they travel on. Elephant Island, Antarctica



Atlas Tree Kurt Westbrook
USA

Honorable Mention

"Atlas Tree"
Captured during the morning golden hour



The Break Joshua Sariñana
USA

Honorable Mention

"The Break"
Thick ice breaks apart on Boston's Charles River.



Abstract in Namibia's Sossusvlei Desert Kieron Monahan
USA

Honorable Mention

"Abstract in Namibia's Sossusvlei Desert"
Taken from a Cessna flying about the Namibian Desert



Ices Mosaic On Danube Canyons Adrian Per
Romania

Nominee

"Ices Mosaic On Danube Canyons"
More one Month , a cold air made a strong frozen of Danube The Ships have broken the Ice surface , but again the water was frozen.Here in the Canyons of Danube, Romania/Se



waterfalls study 3 annemarie jacques
USA

Nominee

"waterfalls study 3"



Catch Me If You Can Aurelio Bormioli
Italy

Nominee

"Catch Me If You Can "
I was really impressed by the idea of movement that these two dead trees could convey. - Parco Mont Avic - Valle d'Aosta - 2016



White ZigZag Aurelio Bormioli
Italy

Nominee

"White ZigZag"
Askja - Iceland



The sea Balbi Manjon
Spain

Nominee

"The sea"



Amelia Sunset Barbara Krieger
USA

Nominee

"Amelia Sunset"
Amelia Sunset



CHUPPAH Beatrice Yoder-Leyba
USA

Nominee

"CHUPPAH"
YNP



Lone Tree Bill Motley
USA

Nominee

"Lone Tree"



Christmas Tree Rock Bill Motley
USA

Nominee

"Christmas Tree Rock"
This tree in Yellowstone Park is decorated each Christmas



Frezeman-Brenda_Grasses in Snow Brenda Frezeman
USA

Nominee

"Frezeman-Brenda_Grasses in Snow"



Frezeman-Brenda_Sliver of Light Brenda Frezeman
USA

Nominee

"Frezeman-Brenda_Sliver of Light"



Pawlings Clouds Carol Brightbill
USA

Nominee

"Pawlings Clouds"
Dramatic clouds over the Pawlings Barn in Valley Forge Park



Coexist Chad Routhier
USA

Nominee

"Coexist"
A dynamic display of light and shadow in the sand dunes of Death Valley



Coexist II Chad Routhier
USA

Nominee

"Coexist II"
A dynamic display of light and shadow in the sand dunes of Death Valley



Ruby Chad Routhier
USA

Nominee

"Ruby"
Reflective and surreal impression of the beauty and longevity of the Washington coast.



Longing Chad Routhier
USA

Nominee

"Longing"
Persistance, strength, always searching inward and outward for what is intended to be



Loom Chad Routhier
USA

Nominee

"Loom"
A gloriously foreboding evening in the San Juan Mountains



Tree Drama Charita Carter
USA

Nominee

"Tree Drama"
Late Afternoon Shot of a Black Oak in Yosemite Valley



The Wedding Train Cindy Bosveld
Australia

Nominee

"The Wedding Train "
Quinninup Falls is about a 2 hrs return trip from the main road but worth of travel.



Cold Road Colmar Wocke
Switzerland

Nominee

"Cold Road"
A road in winter - the black tarmac contrasting with the mist and snow.



Tranquility Daniel Schwabe
Brazil

Nominee

"Tranquility"
Low tide at Hearson's Cove, near Dampier, WA



Kilbrittain Study #1 David Magee
UK

Nominee

"Kilbrittain Study #1"
A Seascape study made in West Cork, Ireland.



Alien Scape David Martin
USA

Nominee

"Alien Scape"
A wild and other world landscape found in the Bisti Badlands of northerwestern New Mexico, USA.



Web in Woods David Cooknell
UK

Nominee

"Web in Woods"
Cobweb backlit in the Woods in Dorset



Before the Rain Denise Dethlefsen
USA

Nominee

"Before the Rain"
A yucca plant on a dune in White Sands National Monument under threatening clouds



Path Denise Dethlefsen
USA

Nominee

"Path"



Winters Edge Devin Campbell
USA

Nominee

"Winters Edge"



Gleaming Diana Barker Price
USA

Nominee

"Gleaming"



A snow crystal Dimuthu Jayawickrama
USA

Nominee

"A snow crystal"
A photo microscopic image of a single snow crystal



Watercolor rain Elena Bolshakova
Russia

Nominee

"Watercolor rain"
This shot was made during strong wind and rain. On the long exposure rain started to wash the contou



The Last Storm Eric Wiles
USA

Nominee

"The Last Storm"
Winters last storm in Santa Cruz Ca



Joshua and the Half Moon Erik Fremstad
USA

Nominee

"Joshua and the Half Moon"
In the high desert of the Mojave, the half moon rises at dusk, illuminating the Joshua forest.



Solitude Evangelia Athanasopoulou
Greece

Nominee

"Solitude"
Kapesovo village,Zagori Region Epirus,Greece



Sea Rays Gary Wagner
USA

Nominee

"Sea Rays"
The sun lights the way



dead life Georgette Aleiferi
Greece

Nominee

"dead life"
Pindos mountain. seasonal lake in Tymfi



first light Georgette Aleiferi
Greece

Nominee

"first light"
Pindos mountain ASTRAKA Tymfi



glass Fan Gerald Prickett
USA

Nominee

"glass Fan"
Fan Wave North Shore Kauai



Audubon Park Lakside Gerald McDowell
USA

Nominee

"Audubon Park Lakside"
John James Audubon Park in Henderson KY USA



Breaking The Dawn Grace HO
Malaysia

Nominee

"Breaking The Dawn"
Sun rise after the rain at Sanur beach, Bali



Two trees Guido Basevi
Italy

Nominee

"Two trees"



Morning fog Gunar Streu
Sweden

Nominee

"Morning fog"
Morning mood beside a lake in the forest, Lapland, Sweden.



Stormy weather Gunar Streu
Sweden

Nominee

"Stormy weather"
Stormy evening in the mountains, Lapland, Sweden.



Mountain Mirror Hennie Kempen
Netherlands

Nominee

"Mountain Mirror"
Lofoten (Norway) at its best



Dawn How Pin Tang
Malaysia

Nominee

"Dawn"
Dawn



Finale Ian Mountford
UK

Nominee

"Finale"
The fading glory of a once proud Scottish Pine.



Tunnel View Ian Good
UK

Nominee

"Tunnel View"



Floating Mountain Ilias Varelas
Greece

Nominee

"Floating Mountain"
Captured in the region of Volos,Greece.



Shall we dance? Ilias Varelas
Greece

Nominee

"Shall we dance?"
Captured in the region of Volos,Greece.



trough the spider's web Ivan Pesic
USA

Nominee

"trough the spider's web"
a look at the light at the end of the tunnel -Hollywood, California, May 2017



Ethereal California Coast. Ivan Hernandez
USA

Nominee

"Ethereal California Coast."
Stormy-foggy days brings many opportunities to capture the vibe and feeling of the California Coast.



Nest of Hoodoos James Peterson
USA

Nominee

"Nest of Hoodoos"
Mother Earth reveals her inner mood in this haunting scene in New Mexico's Bisti Badlands.



Beauty in Mangroves Jan Bellamy
New Zealand

Nominee

"Beauty in Mangroves"



Salt and Pepper Jeannine Mullan
USA

Nominee

"Salt and Pepper"



Untitled Jo Cripps
Australia

Nominee

"Untitled "
Early morning



eastern sierras John Alfano
USA

Nominee

"eastern sierras"
late afternoon view across the Owens Valley from the White Mountains



CliffsofMoher3 John Crowley
Ireland

Nominee

"CliffsofMoher3"



Born in the 18th century Karim Carella
Italy

Nominee

"Born in the 18th century"
From my new project "Tyrsenoi (their land)"



Approaching Rain kathleen fischer
USA

Nominee

"Approaching Rain"
Monument Valley



Gnejna Keith Ellul
Malta

Nominee

"Gnejna"
Gnejna in Malta



DRIFTWOOD Keith Ramsdell
USA

Nominee

"DRIFTWOOD"



Surfside Keith Ellul
Malta

Nominee

"Surfside"
n/a



Solace in Nature Kerstin Arnemann
Malta

Nominee

"Solace in Nature"



Ortholithos Konstantinos Oikonomou
Greece

Nominee

"Ortholithos"



Haze Kos Karathanasis
Netherlands

Nominee

"Haze"



Bamboo Forest Kos Karathanasis
Netherlands

Nominee

"Bamboo Forest"



Bamboo Kos Karathanasis
Netherlands

Nominee

"Bamboo"



Cat Up A Tree Kurt Westbrook
USA

Nominee

"Cat Up A Tree"
Looking up a fallen giant



Lake Sherburne Laszlo Perlaky
USA

Nominee

"Lake Sherburne"
Late afternoon after rain the sky just cleared up and a light haze covered the mountains at Lake Sherborne, Glacier NP. Montana. 4x5 b&w negative film.



Layered Mountains Laszlo Perlaky
USA

Nominee

"Layered Mountains"
Smoking Layered mountains at Newfound Gap at dawn. When the Sun came out, the magic was over. 4x5 b&w negative film.



Sohlman-Leif-Blasket Island Sky Leif Sohlman
Sweden

Nominee

"Sohlman-Leif-Blasket Island Sky"
Blasket Island, Ireland July 2016



Starry Night and Tree Leonardo Regoli
USA

Nominee

"Starry Night and Tree"
Tree under clear sky at night, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado, USA



Border guard Luca Eugeni
Italy

Nominee

"Border guard"



cloudy Manfred Schroeder
Switzerland

Nominee

"cloudy"



clouds over the top Manolis Smalios
Greece

Nominee

"clouds over the top"
vesturhorn mountain in iceland



Death Valley Mark Roberts
USA

Nominee

"Death Valley"
Ca early morning



Seascape Pacifica 2015 1 Michael Kemper
USA

Nominee

"Seascape Pacifica 2015 1"
A lone wave curls as the late fall surf rises at Pacifica, California.



Ebb and Flow I Morris Asato
USA

Nominee

"Ebb and Flow I"



Lake O Norman Robbins
USA

Nominee

"Lake O"
Lake Okeechobee



the Wave Pamela Steege
USA

Nominee

"the Wave"



Österreich 2016, Blick auf Neue Regensburger Hütte Patrick Opierzynski
Germany

Nominee

"Österreich 2016, Blick auf Neue Regensburger Hütte"
This photo was taken in September 2016 in the Stubai Yalley in Austria.



Mirror Paul Byrne
Ireland

Nominee

"Mirror"
Northern Lights over the meadow at Landmannalaugar in the Highlands of Iceland.



Yucca Bush Paul Denbow
USA

Nominee

"Yucca Bush"



In Search of Silence Paul Christener
Switzerland

Nominee

"In Search of Silence"
Tree, Silence, Snow, Eavening, Clouds, snowing, fog, Winter, deep snown,



none Peter Eiermann
Germany

Nominee

"none"
View from the nature conservation area "Biedensand" in Germany.



Abstract, Alaska Range Phil Pogledich
USA

Nominee

"Abstract, Alaska Range"
An aerial image of the Alaska Range, just east of Denali.



bejeweled Richard Smukler
USA

Nominee

"bejeweled"
Design from glacial runoff from Davidson Glacier, Alaska



Meadow Morn Richard Smukler
USA

Nominee

"Meadow Morn"
Morning on the meadows at Yosemite National Park



Misty Fjords National Monument Richard Smukler
USA

Nominee

"Misty Fjords National Monument"
Misty Fjords, Alaska



Storm in Matera Roberto Alessandrini
Italy

Nominee

"Storm in Matera"
Matera



Tracks Through Time Ron Harper
Canada

Nominee

"Tracks Through Time"
Death Valley, CA



Seven Trees Rosario Civello
Italy

Nominee

"Seven Trees"



Last Stand (Stump Pass Beach, Florida) Scott Bolendz
USA

Nominee

"Last Stand (Stump Pass Beach, Florida)"
This image is from my ongoing "Beach of Ghosts" series.



Dezemberwald sepp köppel
Switzerland

Nominee

"Dezemberwald"



Vogelspuren sepp köppel
Switzerland

Nominee

"Vogelspuren"



Death Valley Shalabh Sharma
USA

Nominee

"Death Valley"
This is Zabriskie Point in Death Valley, California



Seaweed Farm SIOW YIH TEO
Malaysia

Nominee

"Seaweed Farm "
Photos taken at Xiapu , is a county in the municipal region of Ningde, Fujian, People's Republic of



Seperation Stacy Butera
USA

Nominee

"Seperation"
Boulders seperating the waterfall



beore Steffen Reichardt
Germany

Nominee

"beore"



Frozen Lake Stephen Weaver
USA

Nominee

"Frozen Lake"
Frozen surface of Wilson Lake, Kansas



Let there be light STEVE ELLIOTT
UK

Nominee

"Let there be light"
Crepuscular rays in Dorset woodland



View From Norris Point Steve Silverman
Canada

Nominee

"View From Norris Point"
Gros Point National Park, Newfoundland, Canada



Sea Stack Study Steven Castro
USA

Nominee

"Sea Stack Study"



Caught Susan Annable
USA

Nominee

"Caught"
in camera double exposure



Shower Susan Annable
USA

Nominee

"Shower"
in-camera double exposure



Pugnacious Tiffanie Ragasa
USA

Nominee

"Pugnacious"



Summit Torsten Wieczorek
Germany

Nominee

"Summit"
Peak of Alpspitze Dec. 29th 2016



The Milky Way rises over Barney Lake Vahe Peroomian
USA

Nominee

"The Milky Way rises over Barney Lake"
The Milky Way and Barney Lake, in the Hoover Wilderness, Eastern Sierras, California



Waterfall Xavier Mas Ferra
Spain

Nominee

"Waterfall"
A waterfall in New Zealand.



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