Wildlife - Amateur

Pole Dancer TL Khong
Malaysia

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Pole Dancer"



Endangered! Bernard Werner
USA

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Endangered!"



Giraffe Christian Meermann
Germany

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Giraffe"
Eye to eye with a Giraffe.



Night Heron David Poplawski
USA

Honorable Mention

"Night Heron"
The immature Night Heron tends to stand in the hunched " no-neck " Green heron type posture



Black Birds Kent Burkhardsmeier
USA

Honorable Mention

"Black Birds"



Bound Elephant, Laos, 2016 Richard Murai
USA

Honorable Mention

"Bound Elephant, Laos, 2016"
Bound elephant, Laos, 2016



Movin' Out Bernard Werner
USA

Honorable Mention

"Movin' Out"



The Fight Sarah Corbin
USA

Honorable Mention

"The Fight"
Camargue Horses, France



Pretty mono Dmitry Arkhipov
Russia

Honorable Mention

"Pretty mono"
Pretty bear



Nino WAI HOE MOK
Singapore

Honorable Mention

"Nino"
American Crocodile, shot in Jardines de la Reina, Cuba. Locals affectionately call them 'Nino'



The First Explorers TL Khong
Malaysia

Honorable Mention

"The First Explorers"
Two ants entering the funnel of a flower to reach the pollen within



Horn power Amardeep Singh
India

Honorable Mention

"Horn power"
Reindeers in taiga, Mongolia



Weightless Lynn Jenkin
Australia

Honorable Mention

"Weightless"
Enjoying the freedon of turnout in Tuscant 2015



Big Thirst Marg Wood
USA

Honorable Mention

"Big Thirst"
Botswana Africa



GHOST Porus Khareghat
India

Honorable Mention

"GHOST "
THE GHOST OF THE JUNGLE , RARELY REVEALS HIMSELF TO THE SUNLIGHT



Sealfoam Donn Dobkin
USA

Honorable Mention

"Sealfoam"
Harbor seal in seafoam, along the rocky shore, Shelter Cove, CA



Caught Luke Gordon
Canada

Honorable Mention

"Caught"
Chum Salmon are caught in a BC river, these fish will supply the next batch of eggs for the hatchery



Zebra Illusions in BW Anna Barber
USA

Honorable Mention

"Zebra Illusions in BW"



Innocent Beast Partha Roy
Singapore

Honorable Mention

"Innocent Beast"



Mug Shot Lynn Tait
Canada

Honorable Mention

"Mug Shot"
Taken at a Raptor Conservancy in Ontario. Raptors have incredible personalities!



Young Loaghton Ram Carolyn Knorr
USA

Honorable Mention

"Young Loaghton Ram"
Young male Loaghton sheep acting silly.



Snow Geese Blast Off Adam Felde
USA

Nominee

"Snow Geese Blast Off"
Snow Geese taking off, Bosque del Apache, New Mexico



Gangs of Mumbai Adi Khindaria
USA

Nominee

"Gangs of Mumbai"
Crows on Marine Drive



Nobody's Pet Adi Khindaria
USA

Nominee

"Nobody's Pet"
Street Dogs and Man - Daily conflict - India



Fathomless look Alfonso de Cruz Barrios
Spain

Nominee

"Fathomless look"
Fathomless look



Feelings Alfonso de Cruz Barrios
Spain

Nominee

"Feelings"
Mutual Feelings



The Eye. Amit Jung KC
France

Nominee

"The Eye."
Taken in Park Floral,Paris.



Threatened Fruit Bats Amy Siqveland
USA

Nominee

"Threatened Fruit Bats"
These African bats are often viewed as pests but play a crucial role in conservation efforts when looking at (w)holistic ecosystems. Hunting & habitat pressures disturb their roosts.



The liberation of the doves Andrea e Silva
Brazil

Nominee

"The liberation of the doves"
Santos’ harbor - Brazil



Blowing in the Wind Anne Eigen
USA

Nominee

"Blowing in the Wind"
Photographed at Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach, FL



African Martial Eagle Anne Eigen
USA

Nominee

"African Martial Eagle"
Captured in South Africa



Zebra at the Masai Mara Annie Low
Malaysia

Nominee

"Zebra at the Masai Mara"



Family Portrait Annie Low
Malaysia

Nominee

"Family Portrait"



Pigeon in the rain Barbara Corvino
Italy

Nominee

"Pigeon in the rain"



An Afternoon Stroll Barbara Krieger
USA

Nominee

"An Afternoon Stroll"
An Afternoon Stroll



WNDOW TO THE SOUL Beatrice Yoder-Leyba
USA

Nominee

"WNDOW TO THE SOUL"
YNP



BISON STILL LIFE Beatrice Yoder-Leyba
USA

Nominee

"BISON STILL LIFE"
YNP



IMMERSION CLEARING Beatrice Yoder-Leyba
USA

Nominee

"IMMERSION CLEARING "
YNP - KEINEN BLASSEN DUNST von Einsamkeit und Überleben



PHANTOM-END Beatrice Yoder-Leyba
USA

Nominee

"PHANTOM-END"
YNP



Fish Tree Bencai Gong
USA

Nominee

"Fish Tree"
Taken in Raja Empat, Indonesia, in year 2017



Glacier Dogs Benjamin Zander
USA

Nominee

"Glacier Dogs"
Sled Dogs on a Glacier in Juneau, Alaska



Equal Bernard Ng
Malaysia

Nominee

"Equal"
It was captured during the stork cleaning its feathers and form a vertical equal sign



Diving Pelican Bill Rosenberg
USA

Nominee

"Diving Pelican"
This was one of a series of images I made in Aruba. This particular pelican was showing me his best



Honey Bee Bill Harbin
USA

Nominee

"Honey Bee"



Cheetah Brian Jones
Australia

Nominee

"Cheetah"



Wolf Clash Brian Rivera
USA

Nominee

"Wolf Clash"
Wolves clash, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska - display of wildlife emotion and movement



Tenderness Brian Rivera
USA

Nominee

"Tenderness"
Wolves display a moment of wildlife tenderness and affection, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska



Flight of a Butterfly Charles Mifsud
Malta

Nominee

"Flight of a Butterfly"
A Butterfly in Flight



Tiger Christian Meermann
Germany

Nominee

"Tiger"
Portrait of a tiger



Norwegian Deer Coltelli Stefano
Italy

Nominee

"Norwegian Deer"



Black Power Dalia Fichmann
Switzerland

Nominee

"Black Power"
Powerful Friesian horse in the snow.



The Need To Moisturize David Poplawski
USA

Nominee

"The Need To Moisturize"
Taken at high noon on a bright sunny day



RODITI-DAVID_Mr David Roditi
France

Nominee

"RODITI-DAVID_Mr"
Bird on a branch



Focused Debra Kail
USA

Nominee

"Focused"
Harris Hawk working with handler at beautiful Bovey Castle, UK



Swans at rest Dimo Dimov
Bulgaria

Nominee

"Swans at rest"



Face to face mono Dmitry Arkhipov
Russia

Nominee

"Face to face mono"
Face to face with polar bear



Turtle Eclipse Don Whitebread
USA

Nominee

"Turtle Eclipse"
A threatened Green Sea Turtle, or Honu in Hawaiian, on the surface off the coast of Maui.



Gliding off the Sand Don Whitebread
USA

Nominee

"Gliding off the Sand"
A threatened Green Sea Turtle, or Honu in Hawaiian, coming up for air off the coast of Maui.



Fritillary Donna Rosser
USA

Nominee

"Fritillary"



The Dunes, The Sun and The Wind Lover Doris Ferrarese
Canada

Nominee

"The Dunes, The Sun and The Wind Lover"
Embraced in a moment of deafening silence, amidst a howling wind and frigid temperatures.



Swallowtail Dr. Ulrich M. Ratschker
Germany

Nominee

"Swallowtail"
There are many butterfly pictures, mostly taken from above or as a side view. I found it all the more interesting to catch this moth, a swallowtail, which sat between two plant stems, from below. Colo



The Witcher Dvir Barkay
USA

Nominee

"The Witcher "
A Bald Eagle takes a branch off a dead tree for it's nest



Swimming In Sagegrass Dvir Barkay
USA

Nominee

"Swimming In Sagegrass"
A male Bison chaces after a mate



Kindred Felix Shparberg
Australia

Nominee

"Kindred"



At Attention Gail Foster
Canada

Nominee

"At Attention"



Growing Grey Gautam Kamat Bambolkar
India

Nominee

"Growing Grey"
As I kept looking this Gorilla , a rep standing near me said “He is growing old & grey. He doesn’t do any work in the day. He is near to his end.”



Waiting lady Georgette Aleiferi
Greece

Nominee

"Waiting lady"
Pindos mountain.wild horses in Tymfi



Giraffe Gregoris Mentzas
Greece

Nominee

"Giraffe"
Baringo giraffe. From my series "Animal Kingdom".



Sumatran Tiger II Gregoris Mentzas
Greece

Nominee

"Sumatran Tiger II"
Sumatran Tiger II. From my series "Animal Kingdom".



Australasian Gannets Jan Bellamy
New Zealand

Nominee

"Australasian Gannets"



Hawksbill rising Jesse Mechling
USA

Nominee

"Hawksbill rising"
Hawksbill Turtle, Gili Air, Indonesia



Dancing Dolphin Jesse Mechling
USA

Nominee

"Dancing Dolphin"
Spinner dolphin, Kona Hawaii



Blizzard Moose Jill Snyder
USA

Nominee

"Blizzard Moose"
Moose making its way through a blizzard in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA



Prehistoric Jill Snyder
USA

Nominee

"Prehistoric"
African Spurred Tortoise



Lone Runner John Galbreath
USA

Nominee

"Lone Runner"
A lone stallion running across the vast meadow of northern New Mexico.



Mantee Calf Portrait Jose Javier Delgado Esteban
Spain

Nominee

"Mantee Calf Portrait"
Portrait of a West Indies Manatee at King's Bay, Crystal River, Florida, USA.



The Flock 2 Karen Hanley Colbert
USA

Nominee

"The Flock 2"
Multiplexities - delving deeply into nature's many layers and complexities



Alone Karmen Orlic
Croatia

Nominee

"Alone"
lensbaby



Appaloosa Baby kathleen fischer
USA

Nominee

"Appaloosa Baby"
Spotted foal



Giraffe In The Mist Kerry Maxwell
USA

Nominee

"Giraffe In The Mist"



Jumping swimmers Kirill Dorofeev
Russia

Nominee

"Jumping swimmers"
South Africa, dolphins jumping



One plus two Kirill Dorofeev
Russia

Nominee

"One plus two"
South Africa, dolphins jumping



Safe in Momma's Wings Lea Foster
USA

Nominee

"Safe in Momma's Wings"
A one week old Mute Swan cygnet nestled into its mother's wings



Flight Leah Lallier
USA

Nominee

"Flight"
A seagull takes off above three others



Grace.Don't let it get away! Leonardo Tonin
Brazil

Nominee

"Grace.Don't let it get away! "
Fusiliers' Arch in St Stephens Green Park, Dublin.



Calling The Harem Les Bentley
USA

Nominee

"Calling The Harem"
A Bull Elk is calling his harem of females as he walks through the forest in Jasper National Park.



Stare Of The Ram Les Bentley
USA

Nominee

"Stare Of The Ram"
A Bighorn Sheep Ram stares intently as he walks through the streets of Radium Hot Springs, Canada.



Two Lions Linda Cutche
New Zealand

Nominee

"Two Lions"



Ogling Mantis Lubos Stepanek
USA

Nominee

"Ogling Mantis"



Aquatic Beanstalk Luke Gordon
Canada

Nominee

"Aquatic Beanstalk"
A sea slug climbs perilously high



Miniature Luke Gordon
Canada

Nominee

"Miniature"
Juvenile frogfish being measured during a research dive, grains of sand give a perspective...



Next Generation Luke Gordon
Canada

Nominee

"Next Generation"
The developing embryo of a Coho Salmon



the world is right Marg Wood
USA

Nominee

"the world is right"
Rwanda mountain gorillas



little thinker Marg Wood
USA

Nominee

"little thinker"
Rwanda mountain gorilla



The Gang Marg Wood
USA

Nominee

"The Gang"
Botswana Africa



Mom and Me Marg Wood
USA

Nominee

"Mom and Me"
Amboseli Kenya



Moving Day Marg Wood
USA

Nominee

"Moving Day"
Maasai Mara Kenya



the feeling of relief Maria Dorn
Germany

Nominee

"the feeling of relief"
Tanzania



Ravens Atop Diesel Tank Mark Coatsworth
USA

Nominee

"Ravens Atop Diesel Tank"



Buckskin Next Gen Marshall Gould
USA

Nominee

"Buckskin Next Gen"



Danca do Cavalo Lusitano Mary Aiu
USA

Nominee

"Danca do Cavalo Lusitano"



preening egret Mary Beth Jarrosak
USA

Nominee

"preening egret"



chasing minnows Mary Beth Jarrosak
USA

Nominee

"chasing minnows"



Basking in the sun Mary Beth Jarrosak
USA

Nominee

"Basking in the sun"



Pillow Talk Michael Pachis
USA

Nominee

"Pillow Talk"



Giraffe Ning Mosberger-Tang
USA

Nominee

"Giraffe"
Giraffe in Kenya



Morning Passage Paul Denbow
USA

Nominee

"Morning Passage"
Snow Geese take flight before dawn



Equus- 1 Paulo Mittelman
Brazil

Nominee

"Equus- 1"
When I was a kid, I had a passion for horses. Detail of forehead.



Dinner time PoHua Lin
Taiwan

Nominee

"Dinner time"



Danger keep off PoHua Lin
Taiwan

Nominee

"Danger keep off"



 grimace PoHua Lin
Taiwan

Nominee

" grimace"



Angry Birds Ravikumar Jambunathan
Singapore

Nominee

"Angry Birds"
Angry Flamingoes..



Icelands Roberto Alessandrini
Italy

Nominee

"Icelands"
Skogafoss



Portrait of a screech owl Sandy Scott
USA

Nominee

"Portrait of a screech owl"
A close-up of a screech owl perched in a tree



Run at Sunset Sarah Corbin
USA

Nominee

"Run at Sunset"
Camargue Horses, France



Heating Simon Chien
Taiwan

Nominee

"Heating"
The Monkey standing in the snow, They heating each other



Gibbon Stephen Allworth
Australia

Nominee

"Gibbon"
A Gibbon in the Borneo Jungle



Bison Stephen Weaver
USA

Nominee

"Bison"
early morning mist on backlit bison at the Medano Ranch, Colorado



The Contemplative Gorilla Steven Greenbaum
USA

Nominee

"The Contemplative Gorilla"
Gorilla, Miami Zoo, Jan 2015



Wood Stork Steven Greenbaum
USA

Nominee

"Wood Stork"
Wakodahatchee Preserve



Follow Me! Susan Perry
USA

Nominee

"Follow Me!"



Elephants I Tom Rutherfoord
USA

Nominee

"Elephants I"
Elephants in the Mara I, June 2016



Elephants II Tom Rutherfoord
USA

Nominee

"Elephants II"
Elephants in the Mara II, June 2016



the insidious potential of being weightlessly in love Vera Frei
Switzerland

Nominee

"the insidious potential of being weightlessly in love"



Sibling Interaction Veronica de Bruyn
South Africa

Nominee

"Sibling Interaction"
Early morning in the Kalahari,South Africa after a good meal fun and games started when the young li



Hair-Raiser WAI HOE MOK
Singapore

Nominee

"Hair-Raiser"
Hairy Frogfish portrait taken at Lembeh Straits, Indonesia



Peduncle Throw WAI HOE MOK
Singapore

Nominee

"Peduncle Throw"
This is a powerful manoeuvre by humpback whale where thrusts its lower body into the water



On the Brink WAI HOE MOK
Singapore

Nominee

"On the Brink"
Humpback whale in Tonga, on the brink of breaking the water surface.



Silky Silhouette WAI HOE MOK
Singapore

Nominee

"Silky Silhouette"
With a slender and streamlined body, silky sharks are so named for the smooth texture of its skin.



Under the light Xavier Mas Ferra
Spain

Nominee

"Under the light"
Mantis religiosa



An Eternal Dreamland Zuie Lo
Hong Kong

Nominee

"An Eternal Dreamland"



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