Wildlife - Amateur

Bringing Home Breakfast Sandy Scott
USA

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Bringing Home Breakfast"
I know this osprey quite well. This osprey has made his nest with his mate in the same spot in a very large county park in St. Petersburg, FL adjacent to a parking lot where I often park when I do a training session on my bike. The regulars call him "Fleck" due to a fleck at the 7 o'clock position of his right eye. I often photograph him and on this day, I was photographing an owls nest about a mile away and stopped by to see if there was any action at the osprey nest. I found him sitting on a power line with a fish and knowing that he is uncomfortable around people and other birds when he has caught a fish, I readied my camera for action. He did not disappoint and took off towards his adjacent nest and I started firing my camera. I filmed a complete sequence in which the bird landed on the nest and fed the fish to his waiting mate which the locals have named Jewel. When I got home and was uploading my images, I almost fell off my chair when I saw that I had made this amazing capture of the bird with his wings in the so-called angel wing position, making direct eye contact t with me and clutching a fish in one talon - a one in a million capture!! It is my favorite image of all time and I started shooting in the early 1950's!



Bloody Cheetah Gian Luigi Fornari Lanzetti
Italy

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Bloody Cheetah"
Side bloody face close-up of a wild cheetah after eating its prey. Serengeti National Park (Tanzania).



Penguin Jefflin Ling
Malaysia

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Penguin"
This is Penguin shooting at Hokkaido, Japan 2015. It crowded among a penguins, stand and take a rest



Urban Wildlife Corridor Patrick Heinscher
Sweden

Honorable Mention

"Urban Wildlife Corridor"
Under the bridges of Stockholm



Jump Kirill Dorofeev
Russia

Honorable Mention

"Jump"
This is jump of whale the near coast of Madagascar



Canine Ballet Dancer Petra Theilemann
Germany

Honorable Mention

"Canine Ballet Dancer"
dynamic balance on four legs trying to avoid the breaking wave



Jaguar Helen McFadden
Australia

Honorable Mention

"Jaguar"
A wild jaguar hunts in the water, Pantanal, Brazil



Curious ROBI (Anirudha) Chakraborty
USA

Honorable Mention

"Curious"
Baby Capuchin Monkey, Costa Rica



Birds Offer Goldfarb
Israel

Honorable Mention

"Birds"
Lofoten islands, norway.



Eye Contact Oliver Raschka
Germany

Honorable Mention

"Eye Contact"
On a rainy day I discovered by chance this pelican lying beneath a wall at a pond. For just a second he looked me straight in the eye before he went away.



Chimp Robin Greenbaum
USA

Honorable Mention

"Chimp"
Chimp



Window to the Soul Christine Ody
New Zealand

Honorable Mention

"Window to the Soul"



The Gaze Offer Goldfarb
Israel

Honorable Mention

"The Gaze"



Paso Fino Stallion Viveca Venegas
Puerto Rico

Honorable Mention

"Paso Fino Stallion"
Portrait of Everest, my stallion.



Aerial Abstract Rona Schwarz
USA

Honorable Mention

"Aerial Abstract"
Two Juvenile Bald Eagles displaying courting behavior



Piercing The Veils Of Darkness Gian Luigi Fornari Lanzetti
Italy

Honorable Mention

"Piercing The Veils Of Darkness"
Closeup of a magnificent lion with an intense stare showing bright eyes. Serengeti National Park(TZ)



Kenya91 Abdulaziz Alasousi
Kuwait

Nominee

"Kenya91"
masai mara lion



Antlers Amardeep Singh
India

Nominee

"Antlers"
Reindeers, Mongoliaaah!



Reindeer Amardeep Singh
India

Nominee

"Reindeer"
Mongolia



Howler Monkey Angela C. Brown
USA

Nominee

"Howler Monkey"
Howler Monkey mother and child, pause for a portrait in the Belize River Valley in January 2015.



Egret Preening Barry Cheeseman
Australia

Nominee

"Egret Preening"



Eye on the Prey Barry Cheeseman
Australia

Nominee

"Eye on the Prey"



Henrietta Beatrice Yoder-Leyba
USA

Nominee

"Henrietta"
a young female fox less than a year old



Cliff Palace Bernard Werner
USA

Nominee

"Cliff Palace"
Iceland 2014



Sadness in the Water Bettina Montavon
France

Nominee

"Sadness in the Water"
What interests me in photography is the face, the body and the animal. The prints, the bonds, the ab



On the Move Bill Klipp
USA

Nominee

"On the Move"
While on safari in the Okavango Delta of Botswana we came across a small goup of impalas grazing near a creek. I was hoping to try some motion blur shots and was all set hoping they would do what impa



Moose Maligne Lake 2658 Bob Neiman
USA

Nominee

"Moose Maligne Lake 2658"
Moose Maligne Lake 2658



Aerial Ballet Brian Jones
Australia

Nominee

"Aerial Ballet"
Arctic Terns Courtship



EYE OF THE WILD Bruce Dear
USA

Nominee

"EYE OF THE WILD"



Ocean 2 BRUNO COSTA E SILVA
Brazil

Nominee

"Ocean 2"
Birds in the centre of the ocean.



Ruffled Feathers Carolyn Knorr
USA

Nominee

"Ruffled Feathers"
Sandhill Crane



Welcome Cow Catalin Baican
Romania

Nominee

"Welcome Cow"



The Rebel Christian Meermann
Germany

Nominee

"The Rebel"
A lion looking at the viewer with the expression of a rebel: Proud, bold, reproachful



Family Tree Christine Ody
New Zealand

Nominee

"Family Tree"
The Maori name for these birds is kotuku. They were photographed at New Zealand's only breeding site, the Waitangiroto Nature Reserve.



Portrait of a Royal Spoonbill Christine Ody
New Zealand

Nominee

"Portrait of a Royal Spoonbill"
Royal spoonbills are very rare in New Zealand. This one was photographed in the Waitangiroto Nature Reserve.



Warthog! Claude Valon
Germany

Nominee

"Warthog!"



Butterfly Coltelli Stefano
Italy

Nominee

"Butterfly"



Sisters Coltelli Stefano
Italy

Nominee

"Sisters"



Spider Mom Coltelli Stefano
Italy

Nominee

"Spider Mom"



Tiny Buttefly Coltelli Stefano
Italy

Nominee

"Tiny Buttefly"



The Queen\'s Dalia Fichmann
Switzerland

Nominee

"The Queen\'s"
Indian lioness



Lone Eagle David Rennie
Australia

Nominee

"Lone Eagle"
Juvinile Sea Eagle learning to fly



Mystical Flight David Rennie
Australia

Nominee

"Mystical Flight"
Spoonbill in flight through a mist



Solitude David Rennie
Australia

Nominee

"Solitude"
Little Egret resting of 14 days of Courtship



We Three David Rennie
Australia

Nominee

"We Three"
Three Pelicans at rest early morning



The Dragon King David Collett
Australia

Nominee

"The Dragon King"
The image of this green Iguana was captured in the Parque Nacional VolcŠn Arenal, Costa Rica.



Whimisical Bob Debra Kail
USA

Nominee

"Whimisical Bob"
Movie star, Odd Job Bob, on the farm.



Dew Covered Butterfly Dimuthu Jayawickrama
USA

Nominee

"Dew Covered Butterfly"
A dew covered butterfly back lit with rising sun in early morning



Dream of Bigger Dmitry Arkhipov
Russia

Nominee

"Dream of Bigger"
South Georgia



Five-Lined Skink Donna Rosser
USA

Nominee

"Five-Lined Skink"



Out of Line Dvir Barkay
USA

Nominee

"Out of Line"
One Black Vulture stands out from the crowd



Pensive Eduardo Fujii
USA

Nominee

"Pensive"



Flight in Fog Eleanor Kerr
USA

Nominee

"Flight in Fog"
Mississippi River, Louisiana USA 2015, silver gelatin print



Camels Mating Ellin Pollachek
USA

Nominee

"Camels Mating"



New Zealand Spotted Shag Evan McBride
New Zealand

Nominee

"New Zealand Spotted Shag"



Scandinavian Wolf Evan McBride
New Zealand

Nominee

"Scandinavian Wolf"



Four Faisal Hamadah
Kuwait

Nominee

"Four"
Four giraffes



Mr Frederick van Heerden
South Africa

Nominee

"Mr"
Mythical



Lioness In The Swamp Gian Luigi Fornari Lanzetti
Italy

Nominee

"Lioness In The Swamp"
A solitary lioness looking for her two cubs hidden in the swamp (Serengeti, Tanzania).



Wildlife Art - Giraffe Impressions #2 Gian Luigi Fornari Lanzetti
Italy

Nominee

"Wildlife Art - Giraffe Impressions #2"
Giraffe Impressions #2. Serengeti National Park (Tanzania).



Red-Tailed Kite Helen McFadden
Australia

Nominee

"Red-Tailed Kite"
A red-tailed kite comes in to land, Colorado



Sentry Hendrik Kotze
Namibia

Nominee

"Sentry"
A giraffe maintains a lookout for anything that could prove to be a danger



Shade is a-coming Hendrik Kotze
Namibia

Nominee

"Shade is a-coming"
Giraffes hide under a tree until an afternoon cloud can bring welcoming shade



Coral Shrimp Henry Jager
Switzerland

Nominee

"Coral Shrimp"
A natural black and white commensal shrimp on its natural black and white host, a feather star.



Mother and Baby Macaque Henry Jager
Switzerland

Nominee

"Mother and Baby Macaque"
Breast feeding Macaque. In Bali, Macaque are seen as the follower of the hindu god Hanuman.



Manta Silhouette Henry Jager
Switzerland

Nominee

"Manta Silhouette"
The giant against the sun: Manta ray taken at Nusa Penida, Bali (Indonesia)



Lion Baby with Mother Henry Jager
Switzerland

Nominee

"Lion Baby with Mother"
Early in the morning, the baby lion cuddles up to its mother before it leaves to discover the world.



The Guide Hmoud Alshayji
Germany

Nominee

"The Guide"
I took this Photo in Hokkaido Japan for this wild species "Whooper swan"



The Prisoner of Freedom Hmoud Alshayji
Germany

Nominee

"The Prisoner of Freedom"
I took this photo in Kuwait , was in birdwatching trip



Pied Kingfisher with Meal Ian Shand
New Zealand

Nominee

"Pied Kingfisher with Meal"
Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa



Daring Goose Ionut Cirja
Romania

Nominee

"Daring Goose"
Daring goose in Regents park, London



Condor Dolly Janice Tieken
USA

Nominee

"Condor Dolly"
Dolly, young injured California Condor, of the endangered species saved from extinction.



We All Have Wings Jason Lee Potter
Canada

Nominee

"We All Have Wings"



Happy Tail Jay Bransfield
USA

Nominee

"Happy Tail"



The Call Jazan Kozma
USA

Nominee

"The Call"
California Sea Lions, Point Dume Natural Reserve, Malibu.



The Lone Congestion of Swan Lake Jefflin Ling
Malaysia

Nominee

"The Lone Congestion of Swan Lake"
This beautiful swan with lake captured at Northern Hokkaido, Japan 2015. The silent lake brought me



Dawn's Early Light Joanne Collins
USA

Nominee

"Dawn's Early Light"



Up Close and Personal Karen Lawton
New Zealand

Nominee

"Up Close and Personal"



The Vanquished Karen Hanley Colbert
USA

Nominee

"The Vanquished"
At the Zoo - The eyes are open but there is no sign of 'life'.



A Look Karmen Orlic
Croatia

Nominee

"A Look"
taken with lensbaby



Mom\'s Assistant Kirill Dorofeev
Russia

Nominee

"Mom\'s Assistant"
Baby elephant tries to learn to use the proboscis



Light Touch Kirill Dorofeev
Russia

Nominee

"Light Touch"
Big elephant touches the little elephant very gently and carefully.



Anhinga Beak Larry Colby
USA

Nominee

"Anhinga Beak"
Florida Everglades, watching the bird preening its feathers



Zebras Lost in Pattern Leon Petrinos
Greece

Nominee

"Zebras Lost in Pattern"
Zebras. Masai Mara, Kenya, August 2012



Taking Flight Lesley Ackman
USA

Nominee

"Taking Flight"
Heron taking flight in Everglades National Park, Florida



Nosy Finch Lynn Tait
Canada

Nominee

"Nosy Finch"



In Mom's shade Lynne Wilde
South Africa

Nominee

"In Mom's shade"
Wild elephant in Kruger National Park



Untitled Madhavi Swarup
India

Nominee

"Untitled"



Have a Hearty Laugh Madhavi Swarup
India

Nominee

"Have a Hearty Laugh "
Indian tiger



Dolce&Pelicana Marcel Krueger
Germany

Nominee

"Dolce&Pelicana"
Two times the same sunbathing pelican from a different perspective cobined into one picture



Hummingbird Marco Diaz
Costa Rica

Nominee

"Hummingbird"
2014, one of the jewels among the Tropical Forest of Costa Rica



The Double Helix Perfected Marshall Gould
USA

Nominee

"The Double Helix Perfected"



First Drink Marshall Gould
USA

Nominee

"First Drink"



A Living Breathing Statue Marshall Gould
USA

Nominee

"A Living Breathing Statue"



Sandpiper 2 Mary Beth Jarrosak
USA

Nominee

"Sandpiper 2"



Lake Tashmoo, Solitude #3 Mihai Chebac
USA

Nominee

"Lake Tashmoo, Solitude #3"



Heron Nigel Bullers
Canada

Nominee

"Heron"
Heron in flight



Australian Seal Pup Nigel Kenny
Australia

Nominee

"Australian Seal Pup"



Two of a Kind Nils Schultze-Scharnhorst
Germany

Nominee

"Two of a Kind"
Two rungs, two smokestack, two nuts, two magpies, two personalities



Meadow at the Window Paul Crampton
Canada

Nominee

"Meadow at the Window"
Meadow loved when people would come to visit. Like a statue at the window until you came to the door



Young Lion pekka Järventaus
Sweden

Nominee

"Young Lion"



Nomad lion pekka Järventaus
Sweden

Nominee

"Nomad lion"



Brothers pekka Järventaus
Sweden

Nominee

"Brothers"



Flying Dog Petra Theilemann
Germany

Nominee

"Flying Dog "
a kind of free floating dog on the beach trying to catch the dog biscuit



Dancing Wolfdog Petra Theilemann
Germany

Nominee

"Dancing Wolfdog"
a wolfdog in a playful mood early morning on the beach



Tusks Porus Khareghat
India

Nominee

"Tusks"
A CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH A BULL ELEPHANT



Manta Raffaele Tuzio
Italy

Nominee

"Manta"
A manta between the reflections of light on the waters of Lhaviyani atoll (Maldives)



Backlit Leopard at Night in the African Wilderness Raffi Bashlian
USA

Nominee

"Backlit Leopard at Night in the African Wilderness"
Light shining on Leopard from the other side at night in the South African wilderness



Primal Rebecca Shellhamer
USA

Nominee

"Primal"
Mini Troop



Last Feed Before Sunset Remi Joseph d'Argent
Australia

Nominee

"Last Feed Before Sunset"
Continuous Grazing



Preening Time Remi Joseph d'Argent
Australia

Nominee

"Preening Time"
White Swan Preening late Afternoon



Air Traffic Rene Wouters
Netherlands

Nominee

"Air Traffic"



The Three Little Pigs Rob Hunt
UK

Nominee

"The Three Little Pigs"
Three piglets enjoy a snooze in the warm pigsty.



Landing ROBI (Anirudha) Chakraborty
USA

Nominee

"Landing"
New Delhi, India



Zebra Robin Greenbaum
USA

Nominee

"Zebra"
Zebra



Ducks in a Row Ron Hewit
UK

Nominee

"Ducks in a Row"
Six ducks on the river Teviot in the Sottish borders



November Brunch Rupert Horst Portugaller
Austria

Nominee

"November Brunch"



Creeper Sarah Pembroke
Australia

Nominee

"Creeper"



Hallo! Sonal Shah
UK

Nominee

"Hallo!"



Wild Horses Sue Ratcliffe
Canada

Nominee

"Wild Horses"



Lusitano Sue Ratcliffe
Canada

Nominee

"Lusitano"
Lusitano at ancient stables in Meknes, Morocco



Leopard & Zebra Susan Greeff
South Africa

Nominee

"Leopard & Zebra"
Leopard and Zebra Kill in a Tree



Rumpled Pigskin Susan Perry
USA

Nominee

"Rumpled Pigskin"



el caballo Viveca Venegas
Puerto Rico

Nominee

"el caballo"



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