Nature - Professional

Sensual Stone Adrian Davis
USA

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Sensual Stone"
Red Feather Lakes, Colorado



Iceberg Annie Katz
USA

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Iceberg"
An iceberg in Northern Svalbard, backlit & iridescent against the sky.



the veil Pallon Daruwala
India

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"the veil"
The stem and husk of a palm tree ...or a veiled, windswept face?



Hole Andre Boto
Portugal

Honorable Mention

"Hole"
The nature provides some really interesting shapes and textures like this hole near a beach.



Mite Peak Michael Venz
New Zealand

Honorable Mention

"Mite Peak"
A setting sun causes Mitre Peak to cast a reflection in a tidal pool.



Drought 1 Tom D. Jones
Belgium

Honorable Mention

"Drought 1"
Many species are suffering because of drought. We need to cherish our water supplies...



Antelope Skeleton / Leaf Gio Alma
USA

Honorable Mention

"Antelope Skeleton / Leaf"
Antelope Canyon Utah USA, dreary day, Jan 2017



Under the Weather Pamela Pauline
Australia

Honorable Mention

"Under the Weather"
Storm over Sydney, Anzac Day 2015, a fitting end to the 100th commemoration of the Anzac Experience.



Ripples Jessica Cardelucci
USA

Honorable Mention

"Ripples"
A wave crashes along the California coast



Franz Josef Patricia Jarvis
USA

Honorable Mention

"Franz Josef"
Early morning decision at the Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand.



Mysterious Sossusvlei Dunes Terri Gold
USA

Honorable Mention

"Mysterious Sossusvlei Dunes"
The word Sossusvlei literally translates to “dead end.



Cedar Pass Badlands Lou Fischer
USA

Honorable Mention

"Cedar Pass Badlands"
Badland sunset



At the end of the world Anastasia Gorbunova
Australia

Honorable Mention

"At the end of the world"
Strong winds from Antarctica cause trees to grow in unusual shapes at Southern New Zealand



Just One Tree Michael Venz
New Zealand

Honorable Mention

"Just One Tree"
Early morning mist shrouds the lone tree growing in the lake



Resting Place Dylan Fox
Australia

Honorable Mention

"Resting Place"
A large boulder, resting peacefully in between to cliff faces on the West Australian Coastline.



Storm Front Steve Turner
Australia

Honorable Mention

"Storm Front"
Start of the wet season tropical far North Queensland Australia.



"Wadden Sea #1" Harry Köster
Germany

Honorable Mention

""Wadden Sea #1""
Free project "Wadden Sea" - The Wadden Sea National Park from above.



mist avenue George Kavanagh
UK

Honorable Mention

"mist avenue"



supermoon Jano Stovka
Slovak Republic

Honorable Mention

"supermoon"



 Wings of Light David Gubernick
USA

Honorable Mention

" Wings of Light"
Oceano Dunes, California. Image was taken during daylight and made into B&W to look like nighttime.



Glorious Andrea Jones
Australia

Honorable Mention

"Glorious"
Skógafoss waterfall is one of the biggest and most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland.



SaltPilesBolivia Thomas Kokta
USA

Honorable Mention

"SaltPilesBolivia"
Salt Piles are illuminated by the moon at 4am



The Good Land Matthew James Smith
USA

Honorable Mention

"The Good Land"
Hasselblad 503CW



Foggy Cypress Stumps Charles Bush
USA

Honorable Mention

"Foggy Cypress Stumps"
Cypress Stumps in the Atchafalaya Basin on a Foggy Morning



Silence / Blizzard Carol Horigan
USA

Honorable Mention

"Silence / Blizzard"
A lone tree visible during a blizzard at 12,000 ft in the New Mexico Rockies



Into the Sky Pedro Noel da Luz
Portugal

Honorable Mention

"Into the Sky"
After a large fire that hit the Monchique mountain range, Algarve region in Portugal last summer, the trees that survived try to recover, always towards the sky.



Abstraction Paul Edmundson
Norway

Honorable Mention

"Abstraction"
A study of how light affects the forms of running water.



dancer Carmen Spitznagel
Germany

Honorable Mention

"dancer"



Water sculpture Ruud Peters
Netherlands

Honorable Mention

"Water sculpture"



Celestial Chase Aaron Feinberg
USA

Nominee

"Celestial Chase"
Northern California



Morning Mists Aaron Feinberg
USA

Nominee

"Morning Mists"
Yosemite National Park, California



Winchelsea Beach Ady Kerry
UK

Nominee

"Winchelsea Beach"
A wave breaks on the groynes at Winchelsea Beach, East Sussex.



Shrine study : the island alexandre manuel
Portugal

Nominee

"Shrine study : the island"
Shrine in build in a sacred island taken in Japan



mystic mountain alexandre manuel
Portugal

Nominee

"mystic mountain"
i try to take a diferent picture that it was done before, of huanshan mountain



tribute to Huangshan alexandre manuel
Portugal

Nominee

"tribute to Huangshan"
Taken in China, one peak among thousands



ihtiyar-ali_isolated Ali Ihtiyar
Canada

Nominee

"ihtiyar-ali_isolated"
This photo present about isolation in the human space and how these moments are understood and felt in nature. These moments allude to isolation with the texture of trees, with the context of time and



Ladakh Stars Aman Chotani
India

Nominee

"Ladakh Stars"
Ladakh Night Landscape, India



Rocks Andre Boto
Portugal

Nominee

"Rocks"
A long exposure of 180 seconds it´s enough to show the shapes of the rocks.



Shapes Andre Boto
Portugal

Nominee

"Shapes"
The nature, shapes and lines.



Pinhole Anna Kadykova
Russia

Nominee

"Pinhole"
Up in the mountains near Sheregesh village, Siberia, Russia



Switzerland  iced Lake Barbara Zanon
Italy

Nominee

"Switzerland iced Lake"



Devils Tower Barry Schein
USA

Nominee

"Devils Tower"



Winter Walkway Brett Howard Nelson
USA

Nominee

"Winter Walkway"
Mukilteo, Washington, USA. February 6, 2017. Leica photography.



Morning Fog Brian Tobin
USA

Nominee

"Morning Fog"
Distant tree hidden amongst the fog .



Tenaya Canyon from Glacier Point Burt Crapo
USA

Nominee

"Tenaya Canyon from Glacier Point"
The view from Glacier Point is incredible. In this shot you can see Tenaya Canyon, North Dome (left



!Xaus Salt Pan Southern Kalahari, South Africa Celeste McKenzie
South Africa

Nominee

"!Xaus Salt Pan Southern Kalahari, South Africa"
!Xaus Salt Pan grows 1cm a year, !Xaus means ‘heart’: a symbol of reconciliation between the traditional San and Mier communities.



Swamp Ghosts Charles Bush
USA

Nominee

"Swamp Ghosts"
Cypress Stumps in the Atchafalaya Basin on a Foggy Morning



Gibb_Charlotte_Stand_Together Charlotte Gibb
USA

Nominee

"Gibb_Charlotte_Stand_Together"
These trees stood in solidarity again the onslaught of Spring runoff.



The Estuary Chris Sattlberger
USA

Nominee

"The Estuary"
mudflats on the Severn estuary, UK



On the Road Christopher Brown
USA

Nominee

"On the Road"



Steps through Ice Christopher Brown
USA

Nominee

"Steps through Ice"



A Wing of Stone Daniel Holmes
USA

Nominee

"A Wing of Stone"
A solitary stone wing flys in badlands of New Mexico.



Hidden Oak Daniel Holmes
USA

Nominee

"Hidden Oak"
Winter patterns in branch and trunk that in summer are hidden by a green canopy. Growing in the bot



Cathedral Spires David Gubernick
USA

Nominee

"Cathedral Spires"
Foggy, wet morning in Yosemite Valley created a prehistoric feeling of the mountains



Seeing the Forest for the Bubbles Dawn Benko
USA

Nominee

"Seeing the Forest for the Bubbles"
The forest is reflected in bubbles on a small stream in High Point State Park in New Jersey.



Snow Trees Dawn Benko
USA

Nominee

"Snow Trees"
Snow sticks to the sides of trees after an early November Storm in Stokes State Forest, Montague, NJ.



Molokai Sole tree 2 Denis Gadbois
Canada

Nominee

"Molokai Sole tree 2"
Right time right cloud



Monster Wave Dennis Frates
USA

Nominee

"Monster Wave"
Off shore wind blowing tops of waves. As seen from Hookalpa Lookout. Maui, Hawaii



Bobby Socks Dennis Frates
USA

Nominee

"Bobby Socks"
Bobby Socks trees, fog and sunrise in Fountain Paint Pots. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming



Birch Cubism I Dietmar Tallroth
Finland

Nominee

"Birch Cubism I"
Dahurian Birch Tree Study I



Touch of light Dimitri Kouznetsov
Switzerland

Nominee

"Touch of light"
Ilford Delta 4x5". This shot is possible a very limited number days in a year, because it requires (i) position of sun to make selective illumination and (ii) exceptionally dry weather to avoid evenin



Moonset at mountain lake Dimitri Kouznetsov
Switzerland

Nominee

"Moonset at mountain lake"
Ilford Delta 100 4x5". On-film multi exposure at and after moonset, multi flash



Mountains and Mist Ed Cooley
USA

Nominee

"Mountains and Mist"



The Fairy Tree Ed Cooley
USA

Nominee

"The Fairy Tree"



Diamond 4 Francesco Bosso
Italy

Nominee

"Diamond 4"
A dramatic beauty hides behind these gigantic “fragments” of glaciers” melting fast



Gabrielle Robinson
USA

Nominee

""
Contrasting Massif



In My Glory Gabrielle Robinson
USA

Nominee

"In My Glory"



T HE DELIGHTFUL TREES CLOSE TO PIZA Garry Wapshott
Australia

Nominee

"T HE DELIGHTFUL TREES CLOSE TO PIZA"



Meteora 01 George Tsimbouksis
Greece

Nominee

"Meteora 01"
Meteora Rocks , Greece



Meteora 03 George Tsimbouksis
Greece

Nominee

"Meteora 03"
Meteora Rocks , Greece



bird on cliff face George Kavanagh
UK

Nominee

"bird on cliff face"



The Wave, Dunmanus Bay, Ireland Glen McClure
USA

Nominee

"The Wave, Dunmanus Bay, Ireland"
Monster wave at Kilcrohane, Dunmanus Bay, County Cork, Ireland



Silver Lining Glyn Davies
UK

Nominee

"Silver Lining"
Through the ominous blanket burst incredible light ladders reflected in an isolated sand pool



"Wadden Sea #2" Harry Köster
Germany

Nominee

""Wadden Sea #2""
Free project "Wadden Sea" - The Wadden Sea National Park from above.



Power Helen Trenerry
Australia

Nominee

"Power"
Power of Nature - Bombo Quarry, NSW



Lending Support Iain Morton
Australia

Nominee

"Lending Support"
Dip Falls, Tasmania, Australia



The Salt of the Earth Ilva Beretta
Italy

Nominee

"The Salt of the Earth"



Jack Clark December Sky Jack Clark
Canada

Nominee

"Jack Clark December Sky"



Canyon Moon Jamie Leasure
USA

Nominee

"Canyon Moon"
The moon rises over the Grand Canyon in the early evening sky



Pink Oaks Jane Gottlieb
USA

Nominee

"Pink Oaks"
How I see!



724978 Jeff Stasney
USA

Nominee

"724978"
Maroon Bells, CO-2016



Norcia, Italy Jens Honore
USA

Nominee

"Norcia, Italy"
A misty morning in the mountains outside Norcia in Italy.



Wind and Sea Jessica Cardelucci
USA

Nominee

"Wind and Sea"
Patterns in the sea along Point Reyes National Seashore, CA



Ohre Jiri Jiroutek
Czech Republic

Nominee

"Ohre"



My Backyard JoAnn Sieburg-Baker
USA

Nominee

"My Backyard"



Pine Tree Cathedral JoAnn Sieburg-Baker
USA

Nominee

"Pine Tree Cathedral"



Meteor night JOE PATRONITE
USA

Nominee

"Meteor night"
Full moon, milky way and trail across the sky during meteor shower, Sonoran desert, Arizona 2016.



Mud Mosaic Mixed Media Joel Simpson
USA

Nominee

"Mud Mosaic Mixed Media"
The floor of Bisti Wilderness is a vast canvas of provocative forms, all from mud mosaics.



Foggy Lake Joerg Barkholz
Germany

Nominee

"Foggy Lake"
Branch reflected in the lake with fog arising



Blanchard mountain with Sympathetic Rock-MHTsp153 John Orcutt
USA

Nominee

"Blanchard mountain with Sympathetic Rock-MHTsp153"



Shadows Secluded Jon Glaser
USA

Nominee

"Shadows Secluded"
Located in Arizona, this slot canyon was a spectacular change from the normal one you see in Antelop



Patterns in the Sand Jon Glaser
USA

Nominee

"Patterns in the Sand"
Photographed in 2013, but only processed recently because I didnt know what it wanted to be..



Feathers of The Wind Jung-Chan Liao
Taiwan

Nominee

"Feathers of The Wind"



New Year Katarina Premfors
United Arab Emirates

Nominee

"New Year"
1/1/2017: Dubai. UAE. The first sunrise of the new year 2017. Photographed in the desert outside Dub



Slate Hill in front of Easdale Island Kirsten Heer
Germany

Nominee

"Slate Hill in front of Easdale Island"
West Coast of Scotland



DeLiveraNce Kris Chappell
Canada

Nominee

"DeLiveraNce "



Yellowstone Quills Lance Carter
USA

Nominee

"Yellowstone Quills"
Dead trees in Yellowstone NP.



Starry Night and Yosemite Flow Lee Scott
USA

Nominee

"Starry Night and Yosemite Flow"
Upper Yosemite Falls flows full under a starry sky of light clouds.



Forming of Cloud System Liyun Yu
USA

Nominee

"Forming of Cloud System"



Canyonlands Summer Landscape Liz Keeler
USA

Nominee

"Canyonlands Summer Landscape"
Canyonlands National Park



Arbol de Piedra Louis Montrose
USA

Nominee

"Arbol de Piedra"
In the Bolivian Altiplano



Low tide Louis Gaillard
France

Nominee

"Low tide"



Pine and rhododendrons Louis Gaillard
France

Nominee

"Pine and rhododendrons"
Image taken from a work on the parks in winter



Cloud Of Light Luigi Barbano
USA

Nominee

"Cloud Of Light"



Hope Luigi Barbano
USA

Nominee

"Hope"



Light and Darkness Luigi Barbano
USA

Nominee

"Light and Darkness"



Moment Of Choice Luigi Barbano
USA

Nominee

"Moment Of Choice"



Rolling Clouds Luigi Barbano
USA

Nominee

"Rolling Clouds"



Crescent Cave Luke Tscharke
Australia

Nominee

"Crescent Cave"
Crescent Head Sea Cave



Blowin' in the Wind Margo Taussig Pinkerton
USA

Nominee

"Blowin' in the Wind"



Devils Garden Mark Seawell
USA

Nominee

"Devils Garden"
A very special place in the Utah desert, the Devils Garden and the Metake Arch formed after millions of years of erosion.



Desert Lines Mark Seawell
USA

Nominee

"Desert Lines"
The Valley of Fire and lines in the desert



mr_squiggle Mark Kelly
Australia

Nominee

"mr_squiggle"



Under the Supermoon_6 Markku Lahdesmaki
USA

Nominee

"Under the Supermoon_6"
Image of the passing train in the desert during the Supermoon November 2016.



Under the Supermoon_2 Markku Lahdesmaki
USA

Nominee

"Under the Supermoon_2"
Image of a passing car in the desert during the Supermoon November 2016.



Divine Lights Martin Steenhaut
Belgium

Nominee

"Divine Lights"
Fantastic light after a thunderstorm in Spain



Gobi Desert Detail Maureen Ruddy Burkhart
USA

Nominee

"Gobi Desert Detail"
Detail of Gobi Desert Sands, Inner Mongolia, China



The rock Melanie-Jane Frey
France

Nominee

"The rock"
California, USA - Hand made coated with brushes Platinum Palladium prints on Arches Platine Paper



Natures Folds Michael McLaughlin
Ireland

Nominee

"Natures Folds"
Zabriskie Point, Death Valley,California



Puffy Clouds over Tucson AZ Michael Stoklos
USA

Nominee

"Puffy Clouds over Tucson AZ"
Puffy clouds over teh Santa Catalina Mnts in Tucson AZ from the infrared camera



Stormwaves Nico Garstman
Netherlands

Nominee

"Stormwaves"
Feb 2017 Port of Rotterdam



Lone Surfer Pamela Pauline
Australia

Nominee

"Lone Surfer"
A lone surfer leaves the surf just before the storm hits, Sydney Australia.



Roaring Earth Patricia Dinu
Italy

Nominee

"Roaring Earth"



A Study Of Trees Paul Edmundson
Norway

Nominee

"A Study Of Trees"
A study of trees and abstract motion.



Nature's Shapes Paul Edmundson
Norway

Nominee

"Nature's Shapes"
A study of the shapes water make in long exposure.



Spirit Of Life Paul Edmundson
Norway

Nominee

"Spirit Of Life"
A study of how light affects the forms of running water.



Denali Two Pete McCutchen
USA

Nominee

"Denali Two"



The Wave Peter Meyer
Australia

Nominee

"The Wave"
Blown by the prevailing South Easterly winds, a sandblow slowly engulfs any vegetation in its path.



MARS Petros Nikolaides
Cyprus

Nominee

"MARS"
Iceland, March 2017



THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA Petros Nikolaides
Cyprus

Nominee

"THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA"
Faroe Islands, March 2017



Lake Isabela CA 2016 #1 Robert Pearson
USA

Nominee

"Lake Isabela CA 2016 #1"



Lake Isabela CA 2106 #3 Robert Pearson
USA

Nominee

"Lake Isabela CA 2106 #3"



Black Forest Robert Maynard
UK

Nominee

"Black Forest "



Nerrie-Sam_Trees_In_Mist Sam Nerrie
Australia

Nominee

"Nerrie-Sam_Trees_In_Mist"
The mist on cold mornings gives the landscape an ethereal appearance.



Falling Stars samuel FERON
France

Nominee

"Falling Stars"
An Aurora Borealis in Iceland, February 2017, with two falling stars occurring during the shoot.



River 1 Samuel Feron
France

Nominee

"River 1"



Eye of the Sea Seth Mayer
USA

Nominee

"Eye of the Sea"
Low tide on the San Diego coast expose wonderful elements.



Balestra silvio_Fortuitous intrusion_serie nature Black Fore Silvio Balestra
Italy

Nominee

"Balestra silvio_Fortuitous intrusion_serie nature Black Fore"
Germany Black Forest



Crossing the Andes Mountains Simon Puschmann
Germany

Nominee

"Crossing the Andes Mountains"
Shot on a flight from Santiago de Chile to Paris somewhere over the Andes Mountains



Haifoss Stavros Charisopoulos
Greece

Nominee

"Haifoss"



Paris St. Germain Stefan Kuhn
Germany

Nominee

"Paris St. Germain"



inverno a Barcis F Stefano Ciol
Italy

Nominee

"inverno a Barcis F"



Il Casel nella vigna a Versutta di Pasolini Stefano Ciol
Italy

Nominee

"Il Casel nella vigna a Versutta di Pasolini"



inverno a Barcis E Stefano Ciol
Italy

Nominee

"inverno a Barcis E"



Dragons Teeth Steve Gosling
UK

Nominee

"Dragons Teeth"
Photographed at Clogher Head on the west coast of Ireland



Hanging On Steve Gosling
UK

Nominee

"Hanging On"
A fallen tree clings on to life at the side of Derwentwater



Llynau Mymbyr Dawn Steve Gosling
UK

Nominee

"Llynau Mymbyr Dawn"
The view towards Snowdon, North Wales



Standing Proud Steve Gosling
UK

Nominee

"Standing Proud"
A lone tree at Llyn Padarn, North Wales



Black and White Stone Peng
USA

Nominee

"Black and White"
right place at right time



Kloentalersee Susan Brunner
Switzerland

Nominee

"Kloentalersee"
Montainlake in Switzerland



in the forest lll Sylvia doeleman
Netherlands

Nominee

"in the forest lll"



Deadvlei in Namibia Terri Gold
USA

Nominee

"Deadvlei in Namibia"
The Scorched Tree Skeletons of the Namib Desert



Mashland Theresa Scarbrough
USA

Nominee

"Mashland"



AuroraAndWaterfall Thomas Kokta
USA

Nominee

"AuroraAndWaterfall"
RareNorthernLightsoverWaterfall



Iceberg Thomas Kokta
USA

Nominee

"Iceberg"
Dramatic Iceberg Shape in Antarctica



MilkyWay Thomas Kokta
USA

Nominee

"MilkyWay"
Milky Way and Quiver Tree in Namibia



Drive past barriers Toni Sergio Carbone
Italy

Nominee

"Drive past barriers"
Tanaro the river overflows, flooding a forest of poplars.



Sunrise in  France Alps Valerii Tkachenko
Ukraine

Nominee

"Sunrise in France Alps"
This photo was taken in La Cluaze France in the morning before skiing.



Trees Vasiliy Ryabovol
Russia

Nominee

"Trees"



SOUTH ETNA: Phreatic explosion Vito Finocchiaro
Italy

Nominee

"SOUTH ETNA: Phreatic explosion "
South Etna, 2500 meters high. Spectacular and violent, phreatomagmatic explosion within the Bove Val



Lily Pads II Wendi Schneider
USA

Nominee

"Lily Pads II"
States of Grace: Flora - pigment ink on vellum over white gold leaf - balancing the real and the imagined to illuminate the grace of nature's organic forms.



Lily Pads Wendi Schneider
USA

Nominee

"Lily Pads"
States of Grace: Flora - pigment ink on vellum over white gold leaf - balancing the real and the imagined to illuminate the grace of nature's organic forms.



Locust Wendi Schneider
USA

Nominee

"Locust"
States of Grace: Flora - pigment ink on vellum over white gold leaf - balancing the real and the imagined to illuminate the grace of nature's organic forms. Old Fort, NC



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