Nature - Amateur

Half Moon over The Cockscomb, Arizona James Peterson
USA

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Half Moon over The Cockscomb, Arizona"
The moon flirts with fast moving clouds and iconic Arizona spires.



Indus jayanta roy
India

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Indus"
River indus is the mother of Indus Valley Civilization,one of the oldest ancient civilization.



Moonrise Manish Mamtani
USA

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Moonrise"
Moon rising in Yosemite Valley



The Mask Pierre-Bernard Cognein
France

Honorable Mention

"The Mask"
I want to capture animals differently



Milky Way Stars 2822 Bob Neiman
USA

Honorable Mention

"Milky Way Stars 2822"
Milky Way Stars 2822



Aurora Borealis Giulia Furlan
France

Honorable Mention

"Aurora Borealis"
Northern lights in Henningsvęr, Lofoten Islands, Norway.



Lofoten Flow Felix Inden
Germany

Honorable Mention

"Lofoten Flow"
The famous cabins (Rorbuer) of Lofoten islands in their stormy and wild environment.



Rage yusup yogaswara
Australia

Honorable Mention

"Rage"
wave is creature of ocean



Secret Light francesco paoli
Italy

Honorable Mention

"Secret Light"
Secret Light is an intimate,peacefull and silent interpretationof the Antelope Canyon, Arizona. USA



Mammatus Clouds Stephen Weaver
USA

Honorable Mention

"Mammatus Clouds"
Mammatus clouds developingfrom a large thunderstorm in Eastern El Paso County, Colorado



Beaten by the Wind Daniel Castilloux
Ireland

Honorable Mention

"Beaten by the Wind"
My 9 month trip in New Zealand took me to Slope Point, the most southerly point of the South island in New Zealand. Facing the Southern Ocean it receives the full brunt of the extreme weather coming from the South. Despite the regular high winds, some trees survive there, although they are well battered by the winds. On the day I visited, there wasn't even a puff of wind, but just looking at the landscape one could almost feel the power of the winds here.



Clam Shell Glenn Haworth
UK

Honorable Mention

"Clam Shell"



Mesquite Dunes and Beyond Don Whitebread
USA

Honorable Mention

"Mesquite Dunes and Beyond"
Complimentary curves of dunes and stars in Death Valley National Park, California



Winter Joins Pierre Pellegrini
Switzerland

Honorable Mention

"Winter Joins"
Hasselblad 503CW, Phase One P20+, ISO 100, f/22, 124sec



Masai Mara Landscape Shankar Subramanian
India

Honorable Mention

"Masai Mara Landscape"
A scenic evening sunset by the Mara- Africa



Icon of Elegance Peter K.C. Ho
Canada

Honorable Mention

"Icon of Elegance"
Jellyfish - an icon of elegance & art form. Photographed in spring 2015.



Oak II Nathan Wirth
USA

Honorable Mention

"Oak II"
Hills of Marin County, CA. USA



Death Valley Sunset Dunes Adam Felde
USA

Nominee

"Death Valley Sunset Dunes"



Hoopers Trees Alison Sargent
USA

Nominee

"Hoopers Trees"
taken on the Southern Outer Banks, NC



Eyes in the Trees Amy Siqveland
USA

Nominee

"Eyes in the Trees"
I took this photo as I was being followed around Tashkent by the SNB (Uzbek KGB).



Pure Andrea Jones
Australia

Nominee

"Pure"



Trees Argo Argel
Estonia

Nominee

"Trees"
lightpainting in forest



Exposed Arlene Stanger
USA

Nominee

"Exposed"



A Different Perspective Atchyut Sappa
USA

Nominee

"A Different Perspective"
A different perspective of the break water



Los Cuernos Aubra Franklin
USA

Nominee

"Los Cuernos"
High winds creating phenomal cloud formations over Los Cuernos in Torres del Paine



The Unknown Aurelio Bormioli
Italy

Nominee

"The Unknown"
Lac de l'Oronaye - Parc National du Mercantour - France 2014



Ethereal Aurelio Bormioli
Italy

Nominee

"Ethereal"
Italy 2015



On the Rocks Bernard Werner
USA

Nominee

"On the Rocks"
Iceland 2014



Discovery Bay Star Trails Bill Klipp
USA

Nominee

"Discovery Bay Star Trails"
In anticipation of the Geminid meteor shower I set up my camera in my backyard to take some star trail photos. I started shooting a little after midnight and to create this image I took several hundr



Sunset Crater National Monument Bill Newcott
USA

Nominee

"Sunset Crater National Monument"
The stark light of midday fall evokes Ansel Adams by way of Salvador Dali



Athabasca Falls 2439 Bob Neiman
USA

Nominee

"Athabasca Falls 2439"
Athabasca Falls 2439



Coral Cover Park 0312 Bob Neiman
USA

Nominee

"Coral Cover Park 0312"
Coral Cove Park 0312



Iceberg Prospect Point Brian Jones
Australia

Nominee

"Iceberg Prospect Point"



Bristlecone Remnent Brian Schneider
USA

Nominee

"Bristlecone Remnent"
The ancient bristlecone pine forest in California



The Ancient One Brian Schneider
USA

Nominee

"The Ancient One"
The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forrest.



Moro Mist Caleb Asch
USA

Nominee

"Moro Mist"
Mists rolling into the Sequoia Valley



Almond Grove Caleb Asch
USA

Nominee

"Almond Grove"



Black Sea Rocks Catalin Baican
Romania

Nominee

"Black Sea Rocks"
Seascape near 2 Mai



Into The Light Charlotte Gibb
USA

Nominee

"Into The Light"
California coastal fog and morning sun compete for attention in this ancient redwood grove.



Winter\'s Bone Charlotte Gibb
USA

Nominee

"Winter\'s Bone"
An elegant old bone still standing strong among young Cottonwoods



Balance Charlotte Gibb
USA

Nominee

"Balance"
Art and nature in perfect balance.



Click Reflection Chris Clinton
Canada

Nominee

"Click Reflection"
Wood Buffalo NP in thick smoke due to forest fires last summer. After development I noticed the >s



Namib Claude Valon
Germany

Nominee

"Namib"



Beach 1 Dag Ole Nordhaug
Norway

Nominee

"Beach 1"



Beach 2 Dag Ole Nordhaug
Norway

Nominee

"Beach 2"



Oblivion Dag Ole Nordhaug
Norway

Nominee

"Oblivion"



Before Breakfast Dag Ole Nordhaug
Norway

Nominee

"Before Breakfast"



Misty Morning David Flueckiger
Switzerland

Nominee

"Misty Morning"



Highlands Lake Denis Grzetic
Croatia

Nominee

"Highlands Lake"



Rock Triad Denise Castro-Bran
USA

Nominee

"Rock Triad"
Oregon Coast, USA



Wintry Woodland #1 Devin Campbell
USA

Nominee

"Wintry Woodland #1"



Wintry Woodland #2 Devin Campbell
USA

Nominee

"Wintry Woodland #2"



Spring Ice Dmitry Arkhipov
Russia

Nominee

"Spring Ice"



El Capitan, Yosemite Dominic Martello
USA

Nominee

"El Capitan, Yosemite"



Trees Dominique BONNET
France

Nominee

"Trees"



Vanishing Glacier Don Jacobson
USA

Nominee

"Vanishing Glacier"
Alaska



Swirl Valley Don Jacobson
USA

Nominee

"Swirl Valley"
Whitepocket, AZ



Wakeena Creek 1 Don Jacobson
USA

Nominee

"Wakeena Creek 1"
Columbia River Gorge, OR



Multnomah Falls Don Jacobson
USA

Nominee

"Multnomah Falls"
Columbia River Gorge, OR



True North Don Whitebread
USA

Nominee

"True North"
Polaris and the other northern stars spin over a granite outcrop in Joshua Tree National Park, California



Starlight on Shark Tooth Cove Don Whitebread
USA

Nominee

"Starlight on Shark Tooth Cove"
Starlight illuminating the waves in Shark Tooth Cove on the California coast.



Orion Over Mesquite Dunes, Death Valley Don Whitebread
USA

Nominee

"Orion Over Mesquite Dunes, Death Valley"
A bright section of the winter sky over Death Valley National Park, California



Alien Planet Dvir Barkay
USA

Nominee

"Alien Planet "
Ominous clouds roll over the alien landscape of White Pocket



Bridges in the Sky Dvir Barkay
USA

Nominee

"Bridges in the Sky "
The sun goes behind Double Arch in Arches National Park



Grasses at Sunrise Eleanor Kerr
USA

Nominee

"Grasses at Sunrise"
,Mississippi River, Louisiana USA 2015, silver gelatin print



Troll\'s Pantry Elena Bolshakova
Russia

Nominee

"Troll\'s Pantry"
Those carefully packed sacks of grass in the fog looked like huge cheeseheads from the troll's house



The Perfect Storm Eric Spence
Canada

Nominee

"The Perfect Storm"
Fate finds you at the right place at the right time.



Gletscherfluss Erika Tanzer
Austria

Nominee

"Gletscherfluss"
Luftaufnahme eines Gletscherabflusses vom Vatnajökul



Agricultural Seascape Frank Hoefs
Germany

Nominee

"Agricultural Seascape"
Acre



Sleeping Rock Frank Hoefs
Germany

Nominee

"Sleeping Rock"
sleep well



Sinking Frank Hoefs
Germany

Nominee

"Sinking"



Lost Traces Frank Hoefs
Germany

Nominee

"Lost Traces"



Wait for You Downstairs Frans van Hoogstraten
Netherlands

Nominee

"Wait for You Downstairs"
Misty road in Mt. Huangshan / China



Ice Diamond Frans van Hoogstraten
Netherlands

Nominee

"Ice Diamond"
Clear ice cube at black lava beach of Breišamerkursandur.



Snowhills 1 Fumio Yamaguchi
Japan

Nominee

"Snowhills 1"



Snowhills 3 Fumio Yamaguchi
Japan

Nominee

"Snowhills 3"



The Watcher Gerry Ligon
Australia

Nominee

"The Watcher"
A rock that watches the rising sun and thumping waves every single day



McCarrs Creek Gerry Ligon
Australia

Nominee

"McCarrs Creek"
This is the upper section of the falls before it drops to a ten metre wide pool



Heart of Ice Giannis Gogos
Greece

Nominee

"Heart of Ice"
Detail on ice



Echoes of the Forest Giannis Gogos
Greece

Nominee

"Echoes of the Forest"
A misty morning in the black pine forest,situated in northeastern Greece



Morning Rainbow Giulia Furlan
France

Nominee

"Morning Rainbow"
Rainbow over Reine bay, Lofoten Islands, Norway



Glen Etive Light Glenn Haworth
UK

Nominee

"Glen Etive Light"



Loch Maree Glenn Haworth
UK

Nominee

"Loch Maree"



Spiral Brood grace pundyk
Australia

Nominee

"Spiral Brood"
Inside the spherical comb of the stingless Tetragonula carbonaria, aka 'sugarbag bees', Australia



Ending Places 4 Gregor Borwig
Germany

Nominee

"Ending Places 4"



Beeches Gunar Streu
Sweden

Nominee

"Beeches"
Beeches and clouds, Rhön, Germany



Birch Trunks Gunar Streu
Sweden

Nominee

"Birch Trunks"
birches in snow, Lapland, Sweden



Mountain Light Gunar Streu
Sweden

Nominee

"Mountain Light"
Kebnekaise mountains, Lapland, Sweden



Reflected Gunar Streu
Sweden

Nominee

"Reflected"
reed reflecting in a lake, Dundret nature reserve, Lapland, Sweden



Dunes in the Early Morning Sun Ian Shand
New Zealand

Nominee

"Dunes in the Early Morning Sun"
Wahiba Sands Desert, Oman



Harvest Moon Igor Svibilsky
USA

Nominee

"Harvest Moon"



Ponderosa on Volcanic Field, Arizona James Peterson
USA

Nominee

"Ponderosa on Volcanic Field, Arizona"
A lone pine tree prevails against harsh conditions near the Sunset Crater volcano in Arizona.



Alone Jan Bellamy
New Zealand

Nominee

"Alone"
Infrared Mangroves



Moonrise over Himalayas jayanta roy
India

Nominee

"Moonrise over Himalayas "
Moonrise over Himalayas , Mount Dronagiri ,Indian Himalayas



Cascade Jean Rouzaud
France

Nominee

"Cascade"



Original 1 Jean Rouzaud
France

Nominee

"Original 1"



Advancing John Romie
USA

Nominee

"Advancing"
Sonoma Coast, California, 2012



CopperCoast2 John Crowley
Ireland

Nominee

"CopperCoast2"



Iceland 1 John Crowley
Ireland

Nominee

"Iceland 1"



Iceland 2 John Crowley
Ireland

Nominee

"Iceland 2"



Silent Tree Jukka Laitila
UK

Nominee

"Silent Tree"



Old Growth Kelsey Walsh
Australia

Nominee

"Old Growth"
Old Growth Forests, South West Tasmania



Three Boulders Kristoffer Vaikla
Estonia

Nominee

"Three Boulders"
Three Boulders standing in a stormy Baltic Sea.



Granite at Bubble Pond Lance Carter
USA

Nominee

"Granite at Bubble Pond"
Acadia National Park's Bubble Pond on a calm morning.



Baobob Tree Lesley Ackman
USA

Nominee

"Baobob Tree"
Baobob tree at Tarangire National Park in Tanzania



Bridal Falls Linda Cutche
New Zealand

Nominee

"Bridal Falls"



Iceland - Skogafoss Linus Bergman
Sweden

Nominee

"Iceland - Skogafoss"



Norway, Lofoten Linus Bergman
Sweden

Nominee

"Norway, Lofoten"
Lofoten, Norway - 2014



The Pineries Lynn Tait
Canada

Nominee

"The Pineries"



Cima de Jazzi Manfred Schroeder
Switzerland

Nominee

"Cima de Jazzi"
come summer in the mountains and the overshadowed



Glacier Manfred Schroeder
Switzerland

Nominee

"Glacier"
The last glacier in the Alps?



River of Mist Manish Mamtani
USA

Nominee

"River of Mist"
Fog in Yosemite valley appears like River of mist. This is a common view from Tunnel view.



Wagner Moment Manss Aval
USA

Nominee

"Wagner Moment"



The Wave May Haukas
Norway

Nominee

"The Wave"



Ampere Rocks Michael de Guzman
Philippines

Nominee

"Ampere Rocks"
Baler, Aurora, Philippines @ 2014



Wishful Thinking Michael Salmela
USA

Nominee

"Wishful Thinking "
Sea stacks of La Push, Washington



Clairvoyance Michael Salmela
USA

Nominee

"Clairvoyance "
Pass Lake, Fidalgo Island, Washington



Reflected Verticality at Sunrise Michael Gard
USA

Nominee

"Reflected Verticality at Sunrise"
Image made at the Great Marsh within Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore



The Calm before the Storm Mihai Florea
Australia

Nominee

"The Calm before the Storm"



Racing the Wind Mike Shea
USA

Nominee

"Racing the Wind"
Taken at Point Lobos State Reserve, California



Ice Shelf Mike Walker
UK

Nominee

"Ice Shelf"
Riverside iceshelf and running water, River Derwent, North Yorkshire



Before Typhoon Min Tan
Malaysia

Nominee

"Before Typhoon "
Taken before storm at Batanes Philipines



Centuries Stand Morden O'Hare
Australia

Nominee

"Centuries Stand"
Taken at dawn in Deadvlei, Namibia.



I Stand Alone Nick Green
UK

Nominee

"I Stand Alone"
Taken just after dawn,a lone tree at milarrochy bay,loch lomond scotland



Small World Otakar Hevler
Switzerland

Nominee

"Small World"
Iceland, 2014, Part of Small World project



Taken Otakar Hevler
Switzerland

Nominee

"Taken"
Iceland, 2014



Undisturbed 3 Patricia Galagan
USA

Nominee

"Undisturbed 3"



Undisturbed 4 Patricia Galagan
USA

Nominee

"Undisturbed 4"



Breath of Eternity 2014, #03 Patrick Opierzynski
Germany

Nominee

"Breath of Eternity 2014, #03"
This photo was taken on a foggy morning in Zeeland, Netherlands in September 2014.



One Path That Connect Us All Peter Kurdulija
New Zealand

Nominee

"One Path That Connect Us All"



Day Of Rain III Pierre Pellegrini
Switzerland

Nominee

"Day Of Rain III"
Hasselblad 503CW, Phase One P20+, ISO 100, f/22, 240sec



Slipping On The Snow Pierre Pellegrini
Switzerland

Nominee

"Slipping On The Snow"
Hasselblad 503CW, Phase One P20+, ISO 100, f/22, 240sec



And After The Hill? Pierre Pellegrini
Switzerland

Nominee

"And After The Hill?"
Hasselblad 503CW, Phase One P20+, ISO 100, f/22, 239sec



Willow pilar valenzuela
Chile

Nominee

"Willow"
Willow reflection in a foggy day, Valdivia, Chile



Antipodean Richard Zaldivar
USA

Nominee

"Antipodean"
This was taken in Miami, Florida on a boat. The aim was the capture the misty appearance of the sky.



Hunter Robert Reglinski
UK

Nominee

"Hunter"
These modern hunters are now departed however, the true owners of the African Coast still thrive.



The Elements Robert Reglinski
UK

Nominee

"The Elements"
Deep in the Namibian Desert, Earth, Air and Water fight for control over the landscape.



Smoky Mountain Morning Robert Weston Weston
USA

Nominee

"Smoky Mountain Morning"



Boar's Head ROBI (Anirudha) Chakraborty
USA

Nominee

"Boar's Head"
The play of light and shade on the mountains of Nubra Valley, Ladakh, India makes the dark side of the mountain resemble a boar's head. The long shadows cast strange images on the tall rocks.



Heaven Meets The Earth ROBI (Anirudha) Chakraborty
USA

Nominee

"Heaven Meets The Earth"
A roll of clouds seems to descend on the horizons of Ladakh, India. It seems to cover the grassland with its huge expanse.



Crazy Horse Sabastien Castillo
France

Nominee

"Crazy Horse"



Lenticular Spots over Col San Stefano Sabastien Castillo
France

Nominee

"Lenticular Spots over Col San Stefano"



Storm and Stillness (Terra Ceia Bay, Florida) Scott Bolendz
USA

Nominee

"Storm and Stillness (Terra Ceia Bay, Florida)"
Long exposure of a Florida mangrove tree taken during an approaching storm.



The Wave Shifra Levyathan
Israel

Nominee

"The Wave"



Godafoss Stephen Allworth
Australia

Nominee

"Godafoss"
Waterfall of the Gods - Iceland



Summer Storm Stephen Weaver
USA

Nominee

"Summer Storm"
A Summer Thunderstorm on the Medano Ranch in the San Luis Valley, Colorado



Starry, Starry Seas Susan Asato
USA

Nominee

"Starry, Starry Seas"



Swamp Tree Sylvia Gardner
USA

Nominee

"Swamp Tree"
A tree Grows in the Swamp



Going Home theron mays
USA

Nominee

"Going Home"
Old Grave Site



Disguise Tiffanie Ragasa
USA

Nominee

"Disguise"



Les Hanois - Study 3 Tim Harvey
UK

Nominee

"Les Hanois - Study 3"
Les Hanois reef and lighthouse off the south west corner of Guernsey.



Departing Spirits Tina Kim
USA

Nominee

"Departing Spirits"



Slithering Shade Tina Kim
USA

Nominee

"Slithering Shade"



Ben's Teeth Toby Trueman
UK

Nominee

"Ben's Teeth"
Ben Nevis, the UK's highest mountain, lurks over the mainland's sharpest ridge, Aonach Eagach



Impending Tom Sliter
USA

Nominee

"Impending"



Without Words Ulla Cornelius
Germany

Nominee

"Without Words"



Clouds Wesley Pettus
USA

Nominee

"Clouds"



The Opening yusup yogaswara
Australia

Nominee

"The Opening"
my imagination in this image is about tranquility and quitness early in the morning



Volcanic Region of Kamchatka, Russia Zoe Macerollo
USA

Nominee

"Volcanic Region of Kamchatka, Russia"



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