Nature - Amateur

Cutting Edge Petros Nikolaides
Cyprus

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Cutting Edge"
March 2016, Iceland



Tree in a Square Rosario Civello
Italy

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Tree in a Square"



Birds Dmitry Arkhipov
Russia

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Birds"
Sahara desert



Lines Of Nature Pierre Pellegrini
Switzerland

Honorable Mention

"Lines Of Nature"
Hasselblad 503CW, Phase One P20+, ISO 100, f/22, 240sec



2+2=4 Giulio Zanni
Italy

Honorable Mention

"2+2=4"
Trees in Hokkaido, Japan



Lions Head Kos Karathanasis
Netherlands

Honorable Mention

"Lions Head"
Lion's Head, Capetown, South Africa



Natural Fractals Henry Jager
Switzerland

Honorable Mention

"Natural Fractals"
Natural Fractals built in the depth of the ocean. Derived from a backlit softcoral at Zamboanguita PH.



Enchanted Forest Kit Snider
USA

Honorable Mention

"Enchanted Forest"



Only Among Many Pierre Pellegrini
Switzerland

Honorable Mention

"Only Among Many"
Hasselblad 503CW, Phase One P20+, ISO 100, f/22, 240sec



Giant among Giants brian valente
USA

Honorable Mention

"Giant among Giants"
infrared of giant sequoia sapling in grove of old growth redwoods



Schilfgras Erika Tanzer
Austria

Honorable Mention

"Schilfgras"
ein zugefrorener See mit Schneedecke läßt nur 2 Halme stehen



Moonrise Dale Johnson
USA

Honorable Mention

"Moonrise"
Moonrise over the ocean



The Tragedy Of Piz Bernina Patrick Ems
Switzerland

Honorable Mention

"The Tragedy Of Piz Bernina"



Fury Anirudha(Robi) Chakraborty
USA

Honorable Mention

"Fury"
Sea, Costa Rica



Angel Oak Kimara Wilhite
USA

Honorable Mention

"Angel Oak"
The Angel Oak tree near Charleston, SC. Records indicate it is at least 500 years old.



Morning view of Mt Bromo PRADEEP RAJA KANNAIAH
Singapore

Honorable Mention

"Morning view of Mt Bromo"
Morning view of Mt Bromo,love the mist and cloud formation.



Atchafalaya Dawn John Eaton
USA

Honorable Mention

"Atchafalaya Dawn"



Breath How Pin Tang
Malaysia

Honorable Mention

"Breath"



Tree and Hill Nathan Wirth
USA

Honorable Mention

"Tree and Hill"
The Hills of Marin County, California, USA



Tent and Northern Lights THOMAS KOKTA
USA

Honorable Mention

"Tent and Northern Lights"
Clear Skies at -40 with Brilliant Northern Lights



Dead Forest Sonia Melnikova-Raich
USA

Honorable Mention

"Dead Forest"
Captured at Moss Beach, California



Tree Crown Frans van Hoogstraten
Netherlands

Honorable Mention

"Tree Crown"
It was rather satisfying to revive this fragile tree, by giving it a fanciful crown. Early morning a



Highlands Sébastien Bulenger
France

Honorable Mention

"Highlands"
Highlands, Scotland, 08/2014



Autumn Morning Michael Lauer
Germany

Honorable Mention

"Autumn Morning"
Fog flows through the forest as the first light of the day reaches the valley



Milky Way over Saguaro National Park Aaron Rayburn
USA

Nominee

"Milky Way over Saguaro National Park"
The milky way on a new moon battles the Tucson city lights to rule the sky over Saguaro NP.



Sand Dunes at Death Valley Adam Felde
USA

Nominee

"Sand Dunes at Death Valley"



Peisaj In Alb Si Negru /rom/ Adrian Per
Romania

Nominee

"Peisaj In Alb Si Negru /rom/ "
In the Mehedinti county , SW Romania, area where i m born .



On the Top Ake Alm
Germany

Nominee

"On the Top"



Enchanting Sparks Aleksei Petrov
Russia

Nominee

"Enchanting Sparks"
Sun's glare on the swamp. Suburbs of Saint-Petersburg. Russia.



Reflection Alla Vovk
Ukraine

Nominee

"Reflection"



Wavepower Antero Wallinus-Rinne
Norway

Nominee

"Wavepower"



Cloud Town Antero Wallinus-Rinne
Norway

Nominee

"Cloud Town"
Maglingen, Switzerland



Mendocino Arlene Vidor
USA

Nominee

"Mendocino"



The Fallen Aurelio Bormioli
Italy

Nominee

"The Fallen"
Ceriale (SV) – 31/03/2016, Italy



Snowfence BD Richardson
USA

Nominee

"Snowfence"



Cracked Beach Bernard Sim
Singapore

Nominee

"Cracked Beach"
Low tide beach in Batam, Indonesia. Interesting cracked lines on the beach



Coral Cove Park 0532 Bob Neiman
USA

Nominee

"Coral Cove Park 0532"
This image was taken at Coral Cove Park in Jupiter Florida



Sigoldufoss Waterfalls, Iceland, 1291 Bob Neiman
USA

Nominee

"Sigoldufoss Waterfalls, Iceland, 1291"
This image was taken in Iceland



Sigoldufoss Waterfalls Iceland 1294 Bob Neiman
USA

Nominee

"Sigoldufoss Waterfalls Iceland 1294"
This image was taken in Iceland



Bandon 4985 Bob Neiman
USA

Nominee

"Bandon 4985"
Bandon 4985



Anvers Island Brian Jones
Australia

Nominee

"Anvers Island"



Olema Lifting Fog brian valente
USA

Nominee

"Olema Lifting Fog"
the night fog slowly receding from the trees in morning sun



Passing Storm Tomales Bay brian valente
USA

Nominee

"Passing Storm Tomales Bay"
taken from the elk reserve in pt reyes california



Last Boat brian valente
USA

Nominee

"Last Boat"
solitary alaska salmon boat heading home after day at sea



Laxey River Cascade Carolyn Knorr
USA

Nominee

"Laxey River Cascade"
An intimate view of the Laxey Rive , Isle of Man



Touchdown Catalin Baican
Romania

Nominee

"Touchdown"



Mont Blanc Daniel Castilloux
Ireland

Nominee

"Mont Blanc"
View from the foothill of the Jura mountains



Molten Lace David Martin
USA

Nominee

"Molten Lace"
Sunrise over Hell's Canyon as strong winds push storm clouds across the canyon.



Planet Exhale David Martin
USA

Nominee

"Planet Exhale"
Yellowstone National Park geysers exhale as early morning fog swarms all around.



Power Dancing Debbie Rubin
USA

Nominee

"Power Dancing"
The sea superseded anything that it wrought before with these bursts of power telling us not to underestimate its possibilities.



Fog and Tree Denis Grzetic
Croatia

Nominee

"Fog and Tree"



Wintry Woodland #7 Devin Campbell
USA

Nominee

"Wintry Woodland #7"



Rhapsody Diana Barker Price
USA

Nominee

"Rhapsody"
Digital Infrared 2016



Achafalaya #1 Diane Kaye
USA

Nominee

"Achafalaya #1"



Storm, Monument Valley Diane Kaye
USA

Nominee

"Storm, Monument Valley"



Touch of Light Dimitri Kouznetsov
Switzerland

Nominee

"Touch of Light"
Matterhorn... A classical subject in Swiss Alps. Toyo 45AII, Delta 100, Nikkor SW 120mm f/8



Track on the Sand Dmitry Arkhipov
Russia

Nominee

"Track on the Sand"
Island



Leading Lines Dvir Barkay
USA

Nominee

"Leading Lines "
Leadings lines of sandstone lead into an impending storm.



Symphony of the Ocean Eduardo Fujii
USA

Nominee

"Symphony of the Ocean"



The Last Frontier Erik Fremstad
USA

Nominee

"The Last Frontier"
Layers of mountain peaks and white spruce trees in Denali, Alaska.



hellangel Erika Tanzer
Austria

Nominee

"hellangel"
Schlammloch im Geothermalgebiet in Iceland



In the Sky of Iceland Eunice Vasques
Brazil

Nominee

"In the Sky of Iceland"



Es Pontàs Frans van Hoogstraten
Netherlands

Nominee

"Es Pontàs"
Natural arche /Mallorca



Right-angled Tree Frans van Hoogstraten
Netherlands

Nominee

"Right-angled Tree "
At the shore of Derwent water /Cumbria, trees do have particular shapes.



The Tree Georgette Aleiferi
Greece

Nominee

"The Tree"
waiting for the right moment



Batman Georgette Aleiferi
Greece

Nominee

"Batman"
observing



Moondreams 3 Gloria Pereyra
USA

Nominee

"Moondreams 3"



Perfect Crown Greg Holba
UK

Nominee

"Perfect Crown"
The gorgeous shape of nature



Endless Gregor Borwig
Germany

Nominee

"Endless"



Paysage Guan wen ching
Taiwan

Nominee

"Paysage"
air in the paysage



Broken Arrow Rain Cache Heather Firth
USA

Nominee

"Broken Arrow Rain Cache "
Rare moments in the desert when water reflects sky on the surface of stone. Sedona, Arizona USA



Agave Snow Heather Firth
USA

Nominee

"Agave Snow"
Feeling a bit cold and prickly? In my life's work as a Life/Love & Sex Coach, I use my nature images to portray the range of human emotions—hot and cold. Snow with agave points. Sedona, AZ USA



Between HeeChel Park
Korea (South)

Nominee

"Between"
somuuido, In Chen, Korea 2015, one of my portfolio "TURN"



Ollin Yoliztli Studio X Ivan Hernandez
USA

Nominee

"Ollin Yoliztli Studio X"
Winter storm in California means big waves along the Coast.



Solitude Jadwiga Elzbieta Czarnecka
Poland

Nominee

"Solitude"
Baltic see coast



Thunderhead over White Mountains, Utah James Peterson
USA

Nominee

"Thunderhead over White Mountains, Utah"
A dramatic sky reigns over Snow Canyon in southern Utah.



Swissavalanche Jan Frattini
Switzerland

Nominee

"Swissavalanche"
Swissavalanche



Moon over Zanskar River jayanta roy
India

Nominee

"Moon over Zanskar River"
Moon over Zanskar River,Ladakh,india



Shyok River  jayanta roy
India

Nominee

"Shyok River "
shyok river in ladakh,india



Moving Mountains Jeannine Mullan
USA

Nominee

"Moving Mountains"
The Sand Dunes in Namibia at Sunset



Dunes Jeannine Mullan
USA

Nominee

"Dunes"



Grand Canyon Sunset Jesse Mechling
USA

Nominee

"Grand Canyon Sunset"
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ South Rim Sunset, October 2013



Perspective Jill Snyder
USA

Nominee

"Perspective"



Vanish into the Storm Jo Cripps
Australia

Nominee

"Vanish into the Storm"
They battled, becoming lost as the mist swallowed them.



A Sunny Day In Scotland Jo Cripps
Australia

Nominee

"A Sunny Day In Scotland"
How small we are in the eyes of Mother Nature. Her power and grace are a wonder to behold.



High Wind Juergen Wieser
Germany

Nominee

"High Wind"
High Wind and Snow on a very cold morning in northern Iceland



Flows Karim Carella
Italy

Nominee

"Flows"
A long exposure taken during a windy full moon night on the Italian Riviera



Ballade from a Wood Karmen Orlic
Croatia

Nominee

"Ballade from a Wood"



Monument Valley kathleen fischer
USA

Nominee

"Monument Valley"



Valley Road kathleen fischer
USA

Nominee

"Valley Road"



Etna 14 in 14x11 Kent Wisner
USA

Nominee

"Etna 14 in 14x11"
Earth and sky together



Etna 1 in 14x11 Kent Wisner
USA

Nominee

"Etna 1 in 14x11"
Earth and sky together



The Nymph Kiraly Laszlo Gyorgy
Hungary

Nominee

"The Nymph"



Snow Flowers Klas Anders
Sweden

Nominee

"Snow Flowers"



The Serpent Konstantinos Oikonomou
Greece

Nominee

"The Serpent"



Footprints in the Sand Larry Colby
USA

Nominee

"Footprints in the Sand"
Footprints in the sand, Dockweiler State Beach, California, at sunset



Mist at Cypress Falls Larry Alford
USA

Nominee

"Mist at Cypress Falls"
Early morning mist at Cypress Falls



Smokin' Volcano Liko Subakti
Indonesia

Nominee

"Smokin' Volcano"
Picture of the recently erupted Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra from the close by mountain. I



Bluetiful Toba Liko Subakti
Indonesia

Nominee

"Bluetiful Toba"
The Captivating, Hipnotizing, and Bluetiful Toba, North Sumatra



Two Worlds Liko Subakti
Indonesia

Nominee

"Two Worlds"
The borderline between the two worlds...



The Elephant Linda Cutche
New Zealand

Nominee

"The Elephant"



The Storm Linda Cutche
New Zealand

Nominee

"The Storm"



Trees In Delhi's Smog Lois Alexander-Mandel
USA

Nominee

"Trees In Delhi's Smog"



Water is our life #1 Luca Eugeni
Italy

Nominee

"Water is our life #1"
Godafoss, Iceland, 2015



The Next Day 4 Luca IZZO
France

Nominee

"The Next Day 4"
The endless one, the heroic isolation of the man aware of the amazing grandeur of the nature. NIKON D800 70-200/200mm / F14 / 1/25sec Iso 100



The Tree of Life Luca Eugeni
Italy

Nominee

"The Tree of Life"
Angera, lago maggiore, Italy



Abyss Manfred Schroeder
Switzerland

Nominee

"Abyss"
Abyss from Schilthorn



Backlight Manfred Schroeder
Switzerland

Nominee

"Backlight"
Backlight in the mountains



Sid Manfred Schroeder
Switzerland

Nominee

"Sid"



Haunted Forrest Manfred Voss
Germany

Nominee

"Haunted Forrest"



The Sacred Night Manish Mamtani
USA

Nominee

"The Sacred Night"
The Sacred Night - Milky way rising over love Tree in Arches National Park.



Zhangjiajie Cliff Manss Aval
USA

Nominee

"Zhangjiajie Cliff"



When Trees Dream Manss Aval
USA

Nominee

"When Trees Dream"



Storm's Rage Mark Chen
USA

Nominee

"Storm's Rage"
The rough, dangerous waters foreshadows the incoming storm in the horizon.



Willms Road Marshall Gould
USA

Nominee

"Willms Road"



August Morning Dew Michael Rausch
USA

Nominee

"August Morning Dew"
Summer dew on grass heads



Iced Tree Michael Gard
USA

Nominee

"Iced Tree"



Snowfall Michael Knapstein
USA

Nominee

"Snowfall"



Clouds Over Sedona Michael Knapstein
USA

Nominee

"Clouds Over Sedona"
Storm clouds form in Sedona, Arizona, USA



Flow From Heavens Michael de Guzman
Philippines

Nominee

"Flow From Heavens"
Baler, Quezon Province, Philippines



Cloudy Mohammad Rahman
Australia

Nominee

"Cloudy"
This photo was taken in the river Padma located in Bangladesh.



Runoff Nathan Wirth
USA

Nominee

"Runoff"
Drake's Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, CA, USA



Perched Nigel Bullers
Canada

Nominee

"Perched"
Grand canyon



Ravine Nigel Bullers
Canada

Nominee

"Ravine"
Ravine in North Vancouver



Korshamn Olav-Inge Alfheim
Norway

Nominee

"Korshamn"
An old abbandoned house in Lofoten struggles against nature



Path Of Eternity Patrick Ems
Switzerland

Nominee

"Path Of Eternity"
Taken on a late november day at the top of the Jungfrau with view over the Aletsch glacier.



The World In Between Patrick Ems
Switzerland

Nominee

"The World In Between"
glacier



Obscure Patrick Ems
Switzerland

Nominee

"Obscure"



Ponytail Palm Paul Simon
USA

Nominee

"Ponytail Palm"
This is an Infrared image from Mounts Botanical Gardens in West Palm Beach, Florida



Welcome to the Mountains Petter Rustad
Norway

Nominee

"Welcome to the Mountains"
Rondane, Norway



Tenderly Together Pierre Pellegrini
Switzerland

Nominee

"Tenderly Together"
Hasselblad 503CW, Phase One P20+, ISO 100, f/22, 142sec



Nature in 3D Pierre Pellegrini
Switzerland

Nominee

"Nature in 3D"
Hasselblad 503CW, Phase One P20+, ISO 100, f/22, 240sec



Strictly Motionless In The Chill Of Winter Pierre Pellegrini
Switzerland

Nominee

"Strictly Motionless In The Chill Of Winter"
Hasselblad 503CW, Phase One P20+, ISO 200, f/22, 120sec



Three Neat Rows Pierre Pellegrini
Switzerland

Nominee

"Three Neat Rows"
Hasselblad 503CW, Phase One P20+, ISO 100, f/22, 1sec



Graphical Nature Pierre Pellegrini
Switzerland

Nominee

"Graphical Nature"
Hasselblad 503CW, Phase One P20+, ISO 200, f/22, 119sec



Volcanic Eruption of Mt Bromo PRADEEP RAJA KANNAIAH
Singapore

Nominee

"Volcanic Eruption of Mt Bromo"
document of Mt Bromo volcanic eruption happening after after five years.Mt Bromo is 2329 m high



Water Lilies Richard Greene
USA

Nominee

"Water Lilies"
16"x20" Archival Print 100% Cotton Rag



Amazon Water Lillies Robert Finkelhor
USA

Nominee

"Amazon Water Lillies "



Dettifoss Rolf Mraz
Germany

Nominee

"Dettifoss"
one of the biggest and perhaps most impressive waterfalls in europe, iceland



Trees on a Line Rosario Civello
Italy

Nominee

"Trees on a Line"



Snow Shapes #2 Rosario Civello
Italy

Nominee

"Snow Shapes #2"



Sea Ranch Sandra Hunter
USA

Nominee

"Sea Ranch"
Kelp



Mont Albion Sandrina Huish
New Zealand

Nominee

"Mont Albion"



Ancient Ice Sarah Caldwell
New Zealand

Nominee

"Ancient Ice"
Western peninsular Antarctica



Bransfield Strait Sarah Caldwell
New Zealand

Nominee

"Bransfield Strait"



Plenneau Bay Sarah Caldwell
New Zealand

Nominee

"Plenneau Bay"



Gathering Storm, Terra Ceia Bay, Florida Scott Bolendz
USA

Nominee

"Gathering Storm, Terra Ceia Bay, Florida"



Vanishing, Stump Pass Beach, Florida Scott Bolendz
USA

Nominee

"Vanishing, Stump Pass Beach, Florida"



Perspective Sheila P Morrison
Canada

Nominee

"Perspective"
Huge wave coming in with the storm. Taken at Queen's Bath on the north coast of Kauai, HI, USA



Celestial Light Sonal Shah
Kenya

Nominee

"Celestial Light"



Sunrise Soren Harbel
Spain

Nominee

"Sunrise"
Sunrise - vera fotografia



Mills Waterfall Stacy Butera
USA

Nominee

"Mills Waterfall"
Waterfall that powered the old mills at McConnell's Mills - Pennsylvania



First Light Stephanus Meyer
Spain

Nominee

"First Light"



Antarctic Evening Stephen Allworth
Australia

Nominee

"Antarctic Evening"
A calm evening in the Lemaire Channel, Antarctica



Approaching Storm Stephen Weaver
USA

Nominee

"Approaching Storm"
Summer storm building over bison on the Medano Ranch with the great sandunees and mountains in the background



Sian's Tree Steve Cheetham
UK

Nominee

"Sian's Tree"
This amazing dead tree is located near Bangor in North Wales.



Palouse Lines Steve Ricketts
Canada

Nominee

"Palouse Lines"
while the Palouse is known for its greens and golds, I prefer how this image looks in B&W



Rangi Dreams Susan Blick
New Zealand

Nominee

"Rangi Dreams"
The volcano Rangitoto sleeps in a wash of milky silence. Sunrise brings another day.



Salt Creek Reflection Terry Ogden
USA

Nominee

"Salt Creek Reflection"
Early morning reflection on Salt Creek in Death Valley, CA.



Namibia Night Milky Way THOMAS KOKTA
USA

Nominee

"Namibia Night Milky Way"
African Night Skies and Quiver Trees



Arctic Northern Lights and Tent THOMAS KOKTA
USA

Nominee

"Arctic Northern Lights and Tent"
Clear Skies at -40 with Brilliant Northern Lights in the high Arctic



Iceberg THOMAS KOKTA
USA

Nominee

"Iceberg"
Iceberg with dramatic skies, Antarctica



Tempest Tiffanie Ragasa
USA

Nominee

"Tempest"



Shag Tiffanie Ragasa
USA

Nominee

"Shag"



Antarctic Freshwater Ice tim Lucas
Australia

Nominee

"Antarctic Freshwater Ice"
Freshwater ice, captured floating in the Antarctic Waters of South Shetland.



The Pea Stacks, Jerbourg, Guernsey Tim Harvey
UK

Nominee

"The Pea Stacks, Jerbourg, Guernsey"
The Pea Stacks at Jerbourg on the south east corner of the island of Guernsey, Channel Islands.



Höfn Black Sands tim Lucas
Australia

Nominee

"Höfn Black Sands"
The black rolling hills near Höfn (Iceland) provide an amazing aspect for B/W Fine Art



Mystical Forest Tom O Scott
USA

Nominee

"Mystical Forest"
Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park



Fields of Lights and Shadows Tomasz Grzyb
Poland

Nominee

"Fields of Lights and Shadows"



Black Hills Tomasz Grzyb
Poland

Nominee

"Black Hills"



Greek Highlands Trevor Kerry
UK

Nominee

"Greek Highlands"
Jagged molars of rock blister in the heat of the rising sun, which has hazed the further landscape



Roots Ulla Cornelius
Germany

Nominee

"Roots"



Sunrise at Mesquite Dunes Vahe Peroomian
USA

Nominee

"Sunrise at Mesquite Dunes"
Death Valley National Park



Minaret View Vahe Peroomian
USA

Nominee

"Minaret View"
The Minarets of the Ansel Adams Wilderness at Sunrise



Reach Volker Kesting
Netherlands

Nominee

"Reach"



The Cornfield Walter Caterina
Italy

Nominee

"The Cornfield"



Mobius, Mt Whitney, Alabama Hills, Ca. Wesley Pettus
USA

Nominee

"Mobius, Mt Whitney, Alabama Hills, Ca."
The iconic Mobius Arch in the Alabama Hills, below the Sierra Nevada range and Mt. Whitney. This image was made with an infrared converted camera, adding to the already otherworldly look of the area.



Hole Xavier Mas Ferra
Spain

Nominee

"Hole"
Ibiza



Under the Stars Xavier Mas Ferra
Spain

Nominee

"Under the Stars"
Escorca, Mallorca.



Bombo with Mamatus yusup yogaswara
Australia

Nominee

"Bombo with Mamatus"
Coastline around NSW Australia



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