Nature - Professional

Arctic night Oysten Glenne Kristiansen
Norway

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Arctic night"
Captured during a journey on Spitsbergen, Svalbard in wintertime- still surrounded by darkness. I have created this photo by using analogue Hasselblad 501 and Ilford Xp-2 400 120 film (medium format)- exposed for several minutes to get sufficient contrast and details in the darker areas. It has become quite a great photo just because of the light: A small amount of moonlight hits the mountains through a crack in the layer of the skyes- giving the whole landscape a magic impression and atmosphere. Its almost an sacral feeling being alone in this arctic nature under such circumstances- bearing in mind that these elements have been standing there for millions of years , while you as a human have lived just for 50 years. Just after 3 exposures the light disappeared , and the magic atmosphere also



Autumn Moonset Mark Seawell
USA

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Autumn Moonset"
The moon slowly sinks over the Wasatch Mountain range close to Snow Basin in northern Utah



Palm Forest Kathleen T. Carr
USA

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Palm Forest"
Black and White Infrared Photograph



A Last Moment Jon Glaser
USA

Honorable Mention

"A Last Moment"
Located in Death Valley, the sun shows its last glimmer of light at sunset.



Haunted Forest Jack Curran
USA

Honorable Mention

"Haunted Forest"
Haunted forest near Lecanto, Florida



Brod Kosovo Seamus Travers
Ireland

Honorable Mention

"Brod Kosovo"
Early one morning outside the Village of Brod in Kosovo.



High Voltage Aaron Feinberg
USA

Honorable Mention

"High Voltage"
Great Sand Dunes National Park



Milarrochy Tree, Scotland 2013 Arkadius Zagrabski
Germany

Honorable Mention

"Milarrochy Tree, Scotland 2013"



Intruder alexandre manuel
Portugal

Honorable Mention

"Intruder"
Contrast study on bamboo forest, Kyoto Japan



Long Shadows Georgina Goodwin
Kenya

Honorable Mention

"Long Shadows"
Mist and long shadows at dawn - aerial of Kenya's tea highlands



Haven Drew Doggett
USA

Honorable Mention

"Haven"
Immense and majestic, the sand dunes of Namibia’s Sossusvlei desert are the largest in the world. These works capture the shapes, lines, and subtle tonal gradients of this beautiful environment.



Silence Yoong Wah Alex Wong
Turkey

Honorable Mention

"Silence"



Beech Lined Road Dennis Frates
USA

Honorable Mention

"Beech Lined Road"
The Dark Hedges. Rural Beech tree lined road in Ireland.



Parting Clouds Oliver Klink
USA

Honorable Mention

"Parting Clouds"
Traditional rice plantation in remote China



Sopoaga Falls, Samoa Chris McLennan
New Zealand

Honorable Mention

"Sopoaga Falls, Samoa"
The beautiful Sopoaga waterfalls in Western Samoa.



Broken Tree 2, Scotland 2013 Arkadius Zagrabski
Germany

Honorable Mention

"Broken Tree 2, Scotland 2013"



The Power of Water and Ice, Niagara Falls Richard Mack
USA

Honorable Mention

"The Power of Water and Ice, Niagara Falls"
The Power of water and Ice, Niagara Falls. Part of a look at the nature of all of the Great Lakes.



Aurora Borealis Chris McLennan
New Zealand

Honorable Mention

"Aurora Borealis"
Aurora Borealis over Wiseman, Alaska.



In Bloom Pierre Perrault
Canada

Honorable Mention

"In Bloom"



Stepping Stones Aaron Feinberg
USA

Nominee

"Stepping Stones"
Early morning in Acadia National Park



Last House on the Left Adam Plucinski
Australia

Nominee

"Last House on the Left"
One of the handful houses on the Maria Island, Tasmania.



Laos North Adri Berger
UK

Nominee

"Laos North"



Il Raggio Alberto Cicchini
Italy

Nominee

"Il Raggio"
Raggio tra le nuvole sul mare Adriatico



Praia do Malhao Alessandro Puccinelli
Italy

Nominee

"Praia do Malhao"
A big wave crashing on a beach in south portugal with someone standing in front of it taking a photo



Island Shrine alexandre manuel
Portugal

Nominee

"Island Shrine"
raining day in the lake



Meteo Iwa alexandre manuel
Portugal

Nominee

"Meteo Iwa"
Shrine on a rock. Japan



Nature Paper Aloisi Gioia Gorini Monica
Italy

Nominee

"Nature Paper"



LL0301 alun crockford
UK

Nominee

"LL0301"



Graphic Annie Katz
USA

Nominee

"Graphic"
A stand of dead trees in Yellowstone from a past forest fire form a very graphic image during the stark winter.



Swimmers Arete Edmunds
Canada

Nominee

"Swimmers"
San Francisco



Submerging Trees, Scotland 2013 Arkadius Zagrabski
Germany

Nominee

"Submerging Trees, Scotland 2013"



Loch Lomond Study 3, Scotland 2013 Arkadius Zagrabski
Germany

Nominee

"Loch Lomond Study 3, Scotland 2013"



Seven Seabirds Aurelio Bormioli
Italy

Nominee

"Seven Seabirds"
Place: Finale Ligure (Sv) - Italy 2013



Aurora Aurelio Bormioli
Italy

Nominee

"Aurora"
Parc National du Mercantour - France 2014



White Silence Aurelio Bormioli
Italy

Nominee

"White Silence"
Colle del Melogno - Sv - Italy 2014



Winter IV Carmen Spitznagel
Germany

Nominee

"Winter IV"



Milford Sound Storm Chris McLennan
New Zealand

Nominee

"Milford Sound Storm"
A very stormy day in Milford Sound, New Zealand.



Bumblebee Clayton Bastiani
UK

Nominee

"Bumblebee"



Empty Seats Darcy Brown
UK

Nominee

"Empty Seats"
the seats sat bare, awaiting the day the magical folk returned



Richochet David Morris
UK

Nominee

"Richochet"
Heavy seas erode the fragile Norfolk coast



Lone Cloud at Bald Dune Debra Garside
Canada

Nominee

"Lone Cloud at Bald Dune"
A migrating dune at Sable Island National Park, Nova Scotia 300km off east coast



Parhelion Debra Garside
Canada

Nominee

"Parhelion"
A fog-bow created by ice crystals in the air - Antarctic Sound (infrared)



Tabular Ice Debra Garside
Canada

Nominee

"Tabular Ice"
Strong winds along the Antarctic Sound produce eerie clouds above a tabular iceberg



Bristlecone Gnarl Dennis Frates
USA

Nominee

"Bristlecone Gnarl"
Gnarled exposed roots of Bristlecone Pine Tree. Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, Inyo county, Califo



Mounds Dennis Frates
USA

Nominee

"Mounds"
Silhouetted rock formations. Leslie Gultch, Malheur County, Oregon



Fulbourn Storm Don McCrae
France

Nominee

"Fulbourn Storm"



Rock Garden No01 Dong Dong
China (PRC)

Nominee

"Rock Garden No01"
TianZhu Mountain, Anhui China. 2012



Rock Garden No10 Dong Dong
China (PRC)

Nominee

"Rock Garden No10"
Jiuxian Mountain, Shandong China. 2013



Eternal Sands Drew Doggett
USA

Nominee

"Eternal Sands"
Immense and majestic, the sand dunes of Namibia’s Sossusvlei desert are the largest in the world. These works capture the shapes, lines, and subtle tonal gradients of this beautiful environment.



Grove Drew Doggett
USA

Nominee

"Grove"
Dark and mysterious, the dead trees of Namibia’s Sossusvlei desert are both captivating and melancholy. Once fed by a local river, they now stand abandoned amongst massive sand dunes.



Sanctuary Drew Doggett
USA

Nominee

"Sanctuary"
Immense and majestic, the sand dunes of Namibia’s Sossusvlei desert are the largest in the world. These works capture the shapes, lines, and subtle tonal gradients of this beautiful environment.



Chaos in Paradise Duschan Tomic
Italy

Nominee

"Chaos in Paradise"



Ice On The Rocks 03 Duschan Tomic
Italy

Nominee

"Ice On The Rocks 03"



Ice On The Rocks 11 Duschan Tomic
Italy

Nominee

"Ice On The Rocks 11"



Approaching Storm Ed Cooley
USA

Nominee

"Approaching Storm"
Storm light over the Maroon Bells Wilderness



Visitation Ed Cooley
USA

Nominee

"Visitation"
Alien hillside in western Iceland photographed in infrared



Resonance Eli Dijkers
Netherlands

Nominee

"Resonance"



Foz do Iguazu erik hijweege
Netherlands

Nominee

"Foz do Iguazu"



The Empty Quarter FAHED ALSHAHMAN
Kuwait

Nominee

"The Empty Quarter"
United Arab Emirates



Dunes Study II FAHED ALSHAHMAN
Kuwait

Nominee

"Dunes Study II"
United Arab Emirates



Lenticular Cloud Francisco Maya
Portugal

Nominee

"Lenticular Cloud"
Praia Formosa_Madeira_Portugal_21_2_2015



The Light Of A Storm Franz Messenbaeck
Austria

Nominee

"The Light Of A Storm"
Lofoten islands, Norway



Apple Trees in the Mist Gina Socrates
UK

Nominee

"Apple Trees in the Mist"



Sand Dune Glen McClure
USA

Nominee

"Sand Dune"
Sand Dune at The Silver Strand, County Mayo, Ireland. Part of a years long project in County Mayo.



Caribbean Sea Gregg Newton
USA

Nominee

"Caribbean Sea"
Cruise ships navigate through a storm in the Caribbean Sea at dusk.



Moody Mountains Hans Strand
Sweden

Nominee

"Moody Mountains"
An aerial of mountain ridges and snow fields. Shot over Fjallabak, Iceland.



Icy Coast Hans Strand
Sweden

Nominee

"Icy Coast"
An image from the icy coast of Jökulsarlon, Iceland.



Trees Line Hiromichi Endo
Japan

Nominee

"Trees Line"



Omijima Island Beach Hiromichi Endo
Japan

Nominee

"Omijima Island Beach"



Light the City Iain Morton
Australia

Nominee

"Light the City"
Summer electrical storm over Adelaide, South Australia.



Red Rocks Istvan Vizner
USA

Nominee

"Red Rocks"



Aspen in Light Jack Curran
USA

Nominee

"Aspen in Light"
Aspen in Light, west of Crested Butte, Colorado



Death Valley Zabrinski Point Jack Curran
USA

Nominee

"Death Valley Zabrinski Point"
Storm clouds, Zabrinski Point, Death Valley National Park



Brothers Jack Curran
USA

Nominee

"Brothers"
Winter white trees in fresh snow



White Sands 1 James Fox
USA

Nominee

"White Sands 1"



Winter Haiku 3 Joanne Scherf
USA

Nominee

"Winter Haiku 3"
Barren solitude and grandeur of minimalist winter whiteness



Climb the Clouds Jon Glaser
USA

Nominee

"Climb the Clouds"
This photograph was taken in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado



Two to the Left Jon Glaser
USA

Nominee

"Two to the Left"
I took this photograph at Dyer State Park in Florida



Afternoon at the Museum Jon Glaser
USA

Nominee

"Afternoon at the Museum"
This scene is located at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, florida.



Alaskan Mist jonathan dann
USA

Nominee

"Alaskan Mist"
alaskan bay 5 am june 2014



He Huan Shan, Taiwan Joseph Goh Meng Huat
Singapore

Nominee

"He Huan Shan, Taiwan"
View of He Huan Shan, located 3,416 metres high peak in Central Taiwan



Canopy no.1 kent mathews
UK

Nominee

"Canopy no.1"



Dark Forest I Konstantinos Vasilakis
Greece

Nominee

"Dark Forest I"
From my dark forest series



Solitude Konstantinos Vasilakis
Greece

Nominee

"Solitude"
My resting place. My getaway from the world



Closer Kris Chappell
Canada

Nominee

"Closer"
Analog Film



Freight Train Lee Scott
USA

Nominee

"Freight Train"
A mass of volcanic rock seems to plow through the surf like an old time freight train.



Serenity Lennette Newell
USA

Nominee

"Serenity"
White Sands, New Mexico USA



Vapor Lennette Newell
USA

Nominee

"Vapor"
Cloud Formations.



Apalachee WMA Landscape 5 Liz Keeler
USA

Nominee

"Apalachee WMA Landscape 5"
The Apalachee WMA is located with the Chattachoochee and Flint Rivers meet to form Lake Seminole in Florida.



Roots 7 Louis Wallach
USA

Nominee

"Roots 7"
a tree's struggle as sculpture, Adirondacks, NY USA



Meadow Plants 1 Louis Wallach
USA

Nominee

"Meadow Plants 1"
rhythm, Connecticut, USA



Apple Trees 8 Louis Wallach
USA

Nominee

"Apple Trees 8"
ancient and new, Connecticut, USA



The Wall Tree Malika Sqalli
UK

Nominee

"The Wall Tree"
Marrakech, Morocco, 2013



Navajo Wonder Marco Crupi
USA

Nominee

"Navajo Wonder"
Shapes sculpted by the many flash floods that pass through this wondrous region.



Mud Pans Margo Taussig Pinkerton
USA

Nominee

"Mud Pans"
© 2014 Margo Taussig Pinkerton



Along the Merced Margo Taussig Pinkerton
USA

Nominee

"Along the Merced"
© 2014 Margo Taussig Pinkerton



40 Foot Falls Mark Kelly
Australia

Nominee

"40 Foot Falls"



Wanganderry Storm Mark Kelly
Australia

Nominee

"Wanganderry Storm"



Breaking Through Mark Kelly
Australia

Nominee

"Breaking Through"



Wild Waves Martin Zurmuhle
Switzerland

Nominee

"Wild Waves"



Zen Mangrove matt stock
USA

Nominee

"Zen Mangrove"
A trio of Red Mangroves at sunrise in the Florida Keys, USA.



Badland Formations, Zabriskie Point, NV Michael McLaughlin
Ireland

Nominee

"Badland Formations, Zabriskie Point, NV"



Breaking Wave Michael Philip Manheim
USA

Nominee

"Breaking Wave"



Midnight in Iceland Mike Reyfman
USA

Nominee

"Midnight in Iceland"
First wave got me right away, so I didn't have to care about dry feet anymore.Reynisdrangar, Iceland



Slot Canyon Mike Hollman
New Zealand

Nominee

"Slot Canyon"
Slot Canyon, Arizona.



Animalistic Root Nilton Souza
Brazil

Nominee

"Animalistic Root"
I saw an animal root upon the earth.



The Road Oysten Glenne Kristiansen
Norway

Nominee

"The Road"
Southern Norway



Polar Landscape Pal Hermansen
Norway

Nominee

"Polar Landscape"
Svalbard landscape, winter



Glacier Pal Hermansen
Norway

Nominee

"Glacier"
Hanging glacier, Svalbard



Blue Mesa Patricia Dinu
Italy

Nominee

"Blue Mesa"



Chipstead Lake Paul Sanders
UK

Nominee

"Chipstead Lake"
Chipstead lake in kent a place I go to seek piece and space



Bewl Water Paul Sanders
UK

Nominee

"Bewl Water"
Bewl Water, Kent



Lakeland Paul Sanders
UK

Nominee

"Lakeland"
Dawn breaks over Bassenthwaite Lake



Fertilized With the Blood of Patriots Pete McCutchen
USA

Nominee

"Fertilized With the Blood of Patriots"
Antietam, Maryland. The site of the bloodiest single day of the American Civil War



Dunes 4 Pete McCutchen
USA

Nominee

"Dunes 4"



Glades peter langone
USA

Nominee

"Glades"
GLADES



Exuberance Rainer Thrum
Germany

Nominee

"Exuberance"



Ladybug Ricardo de Vicq de Cumptich
Brazil

Nominee

"Ladybug"



Stream at Dawn Richard Daley
USA

Nominee

"Stream at Dawn"
Taken just at daybreak, the sun’s reflection on the stream created a graphic that reminded me of a natural Chinese calligraphy drawing.



Backlit Alder leaves in fall foliage, Muir Woods Nat'l M, CA Rob Badger
USA

Nominee

"Backlit Alder leaves in fall foliage, Muir Woods Nat'l M, CA"
Backlit Alder leaves in fall foliage, Muir Woods National Monument, Marin County, California November 29, 2011



Sun\'s Rays Through Thunder Cloud at Sunset, Eastern New Mexi Rob Badger
USA

Nominee

"Sun\'s Rays Through Thunder Cloud at Sunset, Eastern New Mexi"
Sun's rays through thunder cloud at sunset, eastern New Mexico, USA. An hour earlier the sky was fil



Guanabara Bay Roberto Soares-Gomes
Brazil

Nominee

"Guanabara Bay"
Guanabara's Bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil



Sandfall Roberto Soares-Gomes
Brazil

Nominee

"Sandfall"
Upper Antelope Canyon, Navajo Nation, Page, AZ, USA.



Solace Scott Nadow
USA

Nominee

"Solace"
American Southwest, Great Sand Dunes



The Beauty In Death Scott Nadow
USA

Nominee

"The Beauty In Death"
Joshua Tree NP



Wine Country Scott Hoyle
USA

Nominee

"Wine Country"



Panther Beach Water Rush Sidde Gowda
USA

Nominee

"Panther Beach Water Rush"
Panther beach in Santa Cruz California



Rock Formations Stavros Charisopoulos
Greece

Nominee

"Rock Formations"
Talisker Bay in Isle of Skye



Icelandic Aerial Stavros Charisopoulos
Greece

Nominee

"Icelandic Aerial"
Aerial image of volcanic rivers captured at 900 feet from the open window of a Cessna aircraft.



The Ice-land Stavros Charisopoulos
Greece

Nominee

"The Ice-land"
Aerial image captured at 900 feet from the open window of a Cessna aircraft.



Flow Of Contrasts Steve Turner
Australia

Nominee

"Flow Of Contrasts"
i have been drawn to this location many times every element came together on this day.



The Whole of Mother Nature Steve Young
Australia

Nominee

"The Whole of Mother Nature"
Great Slave Lake north of Yellowknife, a confluence of solar and terrestrial energies



Dusk at the Creek Steve Gosling
UK

Nominee

"Dusk at the Creek"
A tranquil scene taken late one evening on the Northern Californian coast



Reaction Steve Zmak
USA

Nominee

"Reaction"
Part of the portfolio “Expressions of Infinity”. See it at SteveZmak.com.



Stormy Morning. Steve Turner
Australia

Nominee

"Stormy Morning."
A display of natures elements on a warm summer morning East Coast Australia



Vavau Stuart Chape
Western Samoa

Nominee

"Vavau"



Eternal Susan Dykstra
Canada

Nominee

"Eternal"
Eternal



Northern Jelly Fish Susan Dykstra
Canada

Nominee

"Northern Jelly Fish"
Ice caps on the rocks of Lake Superior



In the Forest Sylvia doeleman
Netherlands

Nominee

"In the Forest"



Dead Wood, Study 1 Thomas Brotzler
Germany

Nominee

"Dead Wood, Study 1"



Dune 2 Tom D. Jones
Belgium

Nominee

"Dune 2"
Tom D. Jones - www.tomdjones.com



Dune 5 Tom D. Jones
Belgium

Nominee

"Dune 5"
tom D. Jones - www.tomdjones.com



Sea Cave Splash Drip Tony Hertz
USA

Nominee

"Sea Cave Splash Drip"
Ocean water drips between waves crashing onto walls of a California sea cave.



Aspen and Pine, Autumn, California Eastern Sierras Tony Hertz
USA

Nominee

"Aspen and Pine, Autumn, California Eastern Sierras"



My own El Capitan Wilfred Berthelsen
Norway

Nominee

"My own El Capitan"
This year 2014, close to my cabin up in the mountains outside Bergen on the west coast of Norway.



Roses Yingting Shih
Taiwan

Nominee

"Roses"
Cabbages on the farm.



Pearl Yingting Shih
Taiwan

Nominee

"Pearl"
Water drops inside plants



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