Wildlife - Professional

Life on the Line Annie Katz
USA

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Life on the Line"
A Snowy Owl, with riveted eyes and wings flared, about to make a catch



Piece of Earth Michael Fell
USA

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Piece of Earth"
An elephant bull kicks debris at the camera in indignation (Kitirua Conservancy, Kenya).



Almost Human Roie Galitz
Israel

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Almost Human"
Brown bear rise out of the water in Kuril Lake, Kamchtka



Belly of a giant Scott Portelli
Australia

Honorable Mention

"Belly of a giant"
A close encounter with a 40 tonne humpback whale as she glides by.presenting her stomach.



Chasing Light Drew Doggett
USA

Honorable Mention

"Chasing Light"
The all-white horses of Camargue are most identifiable by their signature color and prominent features; they are believed to be descended from prehistoric horses around 17,000 years ago.



Connected Pamela Pauline
Australia

Honorable Mention

"Connected"
A family of elephants, Southern Africa December 2015



Competition of Chaos Suk Eun Kim
Korea (South)

Honorable Mention

"Competition of Chaos"
White tail repair's prey fight in Hokkaido. Who is eating? Who lives? The labyrinth in chaos.



Fighting Horses Bartlomiej Jurecki
Poland

Honorable Mention

"Fighting Horses"
Wild horses fighting during the Rapa das Bestas festival in Sabucedo, Spain.



Brown Bear Jari Peltomaki
Finland

Honorable Mention

"Brown Bear"
Brown Bear early in the morning in open frozen marsh surrounded by Ravens.



Flamingo Wendi Schneider
USA

Honorable Mention

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



City of King Penguin chicks Tom Schandy
Norway

Honorable Mention

"City of King Penguin chicks"
King Penguin chicks at South Georgia, last light of the day.



Whale Trail Beau Pilgrim
Australia

Honorable Mention

"Whale Trail"
This male Humpback Whale spent over an hour playing in the water and interacting around me, putting



Cubby Hole Debra Garside
Canada

Honorable Mention

"Cubby Hole"
Cubby Hole (a safe place for kids to hide). Spring cubs in -50C temps.



Rural Road Lynn Clayton
New Zealand

Honorable Mention

"Rural Road"
Sheep being moved on a gravel road in back country New Zealand



King Penguin Gathering Thomas Kokta
USA

Honorable Mention

"King Penguin Gathering"
Thousands of king penguins gather on South Georgia Island



Fountain pens blotting paper and quill Joseph Anthony
Hong Kong

Honorable Mention

"Fountain pens blotting paper and quill"
Swallows nest with six hungry chicks in Hong Kong. Open mouths resemble fountain pens



HANDSOME - Cathartes Aura Janice Tieken
USA

Honorable Mention

"HANDSOME - Cathartes Aura"
HANDSOME is his name. He is one of the Cathartes Aura also known as the turkey vulture, a vital part of our eco-system, one of the many who serve in the role of Nature's housekeeper.



Gotcha! Ellen Reus
Netherlands

Honorable Mention

"Gotcha!"
The dog, named Prada, loves his ball and want to play catch all day.



"Angry Cow" Seth Joel
USA

Honorable Mention

""Angry Cow""
Angry cow is a force to be reckoned with on the open range in Hillside, Arizona.



American Crow Cramer Marc
Canada

Honorable Mention

"American Crow"
Today it is still snowing in Quebec, I have an outdoor studio for shooting the birds in my garden, O



FurSealAndKIngPenguinFaceOff Thomas Kokta
USA

Honorable Mention

"FurSealAndKIngPenguinFaceOff"
Fur Seal Watches King Penguins South Georgia Islands



The Sect Pedro Jarque
Peru

Honorable Mention

"The Sect"
A group of flying foxes hanging on a tree.



Elephant Seal Thomas Kokta
USA

Honorable Mention

"Elephant Seal"



not human Wolf Ademeit
Germany

Honorable Mention

"not human"
female gorilla



Winter Gang Tomas Hulik
Slovak Republic

Honorable Mention

"Winter Gang"
Rare picture of Red Deers winter gang on floodplains of Morava River, Slovakia



Froggy David Skernick
USA

Honorable Mention

"Froggy"
This guy played hide and seek with me for 45 minutes.



Chomp Michael Fell
USA

Honorable Mention

"Chomp"
A powerful pod of hippopotamuses engage in the mating game on the Simuyu River, Tanzania.



Baby Gorilla Rolf Walther
Germany

Honorable Mention

"Baby Gorilla"



Watchful eye Scott Portelli
Australia

Honorable Mention

"Watchful eye"
A female Humpback keeps a watchful eye over an adventurous new born calf.



Let me out! Bernard Sim
Singapore

Honorable Mention

"Let me out!"
They look so sad but don't be fooled, they are very aggressive. This was taken at a mini zoo in Batam, Indonesia. The monkeys were very aggressive and will snatch anything that is close to them.



Rhino Reflection Susan Greeff
South Africa

Honorable Mention

"Rhino Reflection"
A rhino's upside down reflection



Fly Adam Plucinski
Australia

Nominee

"Fly"
So common, so disliked, yet so magnificent from up close.



Moon Bear Alexandra Cearns
Australia

Nominee

"Moon Bear"
This Moon Bear was rescued from a bile farm in Vietnam and is now cared for by Free The Bears.



Birds on a Wire Andrew B Church
USA

Nominee

"Birds on a Wire"



Family Andrew JK TAN
Singapore

Nominee

"Family"
Family of elephants at waterhole , Botswana



White Is The New Black Anette Mossbacher
Switzerland

Nominee

"White Is The New Black"
Two Zebras having a tender moment together in Namibia



Stealth Annie Katz
USA

Nominee

"Stealth"
A female Snow Owl, eyes transfixed, flying straight on in and very low to the ground.



Breathtaking Moments Anouk Baumann
Switzerland

Nominee

"Breathtaking Moments"
Parklandranch, Canada - memorable encounters with all kinds of horses, remaining in my memory for ever.



Guadalupe Buffet Line Anthony Nex
USA

Nominee

"Guadalupe Buffet Line"
Great Whites off Guadalupe Island, Mexico



Elephants under the thunder skies Arnfinn Johansen
Norway

Nominee

"Elephants under the thunder skies"
Maasai Mara, Kenya



patriots Azin Haghighi
Iran

Nominee

"patriots"
A female stork and her mate who stay in the marivan-Iran all year round even during cold seasons



zebra baris akyurt
USA

Nominee

"zebra"
Love in Black and White



White Horse #1 Bev Pettit
USA

Nominee

"White Horse #1"
White Andalusian Stallion



Eagle fight Bjorn H Stuedal
Norway

Nominee

"Eagle fight"



Puffin Bjorn H Stuedal
Norway

Nominee

"Puffin"



Zen Chris Dei
USA

Nominee

"Zen"
Last light of day illuminates line of flamingo. Lake Nakuru, Kenya



Stay with Me Chris Dei
USA

Nominee

"Stay with Me"
A few days old, baby closely guarded by mother. Kenya



The Mighty Warthog Chris Dei
USA

Nominee

"The Mighty Warthog"
This little fellow scurried into a ground hole, then popped out as the light bathed his face. Kenya



leopard with kill Chris Dei
USA

Nominee

"leopard with kill"
Leopard clearly visable, having dragged his kill up a tree for safe keeping. Kenya



Ghostriders Chris Sattlberger
USA

Nominee

"Ghostriders"
shadows of wild mustangs galloping across arid plain



Foggy Rise christopher mcleod
UK

Nominee

"Foggy Rise"
Young fallow deer looking out into the rising sun in the fog.



Manech tête noire Cid Costa Neto
Brazil

Nominee

"Manech tête noire"



Victorian Dairy Farmers Craig Moodie
Australia

Nominee

"Victorian Dairy Farmers"
Study of a Victorian dairy farm in South Gippsland Victoria depicting water capabilities in farming.



Victorian Sheep Farmers 03 Craig Moodie
Australia

Nominee

"Victorian Sheep Farmers 03"
Study of a Victorian Sheep farm in Yea, Victoria.



Elk Herd David Skernick
USA

Nominee

"Elk Herd"
Elk in Grand Teton National Park



Happy Seal Deborah Roffel
Netherlands

Nominee

"Happy Seal "
a portrait of a seal at the seal hospital Pieterburen, Groningen



Rockstar Debra Garside
Canada

Nominee

"Rockstar"
This young wild stallion from Sable Island was trying to steal mares from another herd.



 Eremitagen, Denmark Dorte Grann
Denmark

Nominee

" Eremitagen, Denmark"
A dearest deer on a beautifull day in Eremitagen, Denmark.



Ostriches_South Africa Dorte Grann
Denmark

Nominee

"Ostriches_South Africa"
One of the worlds funny animals_Captured in South Africa.



audience Federico Janni
USA

Nominee

"audience"
bunch of observers in hermosa beach, california



Upward Gjertrud Hustad
Norway

Nominee

"Upward"



Raven party Gorazd Golob
Slovenia

Nominee

"Raven party"



CONDOR DOLLY GROOMING Janice Tieken
USA

Nominee

"CONDOR DOLLY GROOMING"
Condor Dolly, now 6, the ambassadress for the Endangered California Condor efforts. Young and with a broken wing unable to fly, cannot return to the wild. Condors are nature's housekeepers, clean up d



Leatherback hatchling Jennifer Idol
USA

Nominee

"Leatherback hatchling"
This endangered leatherback hatchling heads to the water in St. Croix.



Rhinoceros Jennifere Thompson
Australia

Nominee

"Rhinoceros"
The Rhinoceros is hidden among the tombstone of his ancestors.



March Of The Mares Joan Davis
USA

Nominee

"March Of The Mares"



White Capuchin Lennette Newell
USA

Nominee

"White Capuchin"
White Capuchin Portrait



Penguins in the Snow Louis Montrose
USA

Nominee

"Penguins in the Snow"
On the Antarctic Peninsula



Flamingo Flight Martin Steenhaut
Belgium

Nominee

"Flamingo Flight"
Elegant flamingo flight with slow shutter speed



Finn_Michael_Lion3442A Michael Finn
Ireland

Nominee

"Finn_Michael_Lion3442A"
Lion from my "Bucket List" photographic safari to the Maasai Mara following a heart attack



Trumpeting Stop Michael Fell
USA

Nominee

"Trumpeting Stop"
Close enough to touch and an intimate view of a charging elephant before the dust has time to settle



Defender Michael Fell
USA

Nominee

"Defender"
Elephant bull protects the herd in Kitirua, Kenya.



Changing Land Michael Fell
USA

Nominee

"Changing Land"
Herd of elephants walk across the dry land in Kitirua, Kenya.



Venturing in the Rain Michael Fell
USA

Nominee

"Venturing in the Rain"
A lion shakes off in the rain in Maswa, Tanzania.



Ferruginous Hawk Michael Kloth
USA

Nominee

"Ferruginous Hawk"
Ferruginous Hawk Take Off



Pescado Mike Reyfman
USA

Nominee

"Pescado"
Lava island in the middle of Salar de Uyuni. Altiplano Bolivia.



Flamants Roses Moureaux William
France

Nominee

"Flamants Roses"
Fuji XT1 100-400 mm



Psyche Nila Onda
USA

Nominee

"Psyche"



Quelea Birds Pamela Pauline
Australia

Nominee

"Quelea Birds"
The Quelea Bird Migration in Botswana



Snowstorm Greeting Patricia Jarvis
USA

Nominee

"Snowstorm Greeting"
Fight or Flight?



Thundering Hooves Patty Hosmer
USA

Nominee

"Thundering Hooves"



Return to the Herd Patty Hosmer
USA

Nominee

"Return to the Herd"



Yum! Paula Durbin
USA

Nominee

"Yum!"
Cleaning off his face after having a snack



Waiting Paula Durbin
USA

Nominee

"Waiting"
Patiently waiting



Kudu in the treetop Paula Durbin
USA

Nominee

"Kudu in the treetop"
Watching



In your hands Pedro Jarque
Peru

Nominee

"In your hands"
Potrait of a worried chimpanzee.



Chimpanzee Dreaming Peter Delaney
South Africa

Nominee

"Chimpanzee Dreaming"
Male Chimpanzee lies on forest floor with hands behind head.



Oryx in a Namibian Dune Roie Galitz
Israel

Nominee

"Oryx in a Namibian Dune"



Waterbuck Portrait Roie Galitz
Israel

Nominee

"Waterbuck Portrait"
Taken in Tanzania, Africa



Ape Hand and Foot Nr. 1 Rolf Walther
Germany

Nominee

"Ape Hand and Foot Nr. 1"



Ape Hand And Foot Nr. 2 Rolf Walther
Germany

Nominee

"Ape Hand And Foot Nr. 2"



False Killer Scott Portelli
Australia

Nominee

"False Killer"
False Killer whales are found across various parts of the world but remain quite elusive.



Myley Shelley Paulson
USA

Nominee

"Myley"
A white horse pauses for a moment against a white sky...



Wild Jackal Shokoufeh Malekkiani
Iran

Nominee

"Wild Jackal"
Faraway valley near south of khoarsen between the border of Iran and Afghanistan where a bunch of Jackals live.



mother Steffen Hofemann
Germany

Nominee

"mother"
the horse was shot on a hot day in sicily, her role sleeping next to her.



Feeding Time Steven Begleiter
USA

Nominee

"Feeding Time"
Feeding time for baby birds



Fisherman owl Suk Eun Kim
Korea (South)

Nominee

"Fisherman owl"
Blackston's Fish Owl caught fish to eat half, bring to incubate eggs wife



Elephant Seal Thomas Kokta
USA

Nominee

"Elephant Seal"
Elephant Seal Relaxing in a Pool on South Georgia Islands



Baby Monkey Hand and Mom Thomas Kokta
USA

Nominee

"Baby Monkey Hand and Mom"
Baby Snow Monkey Embraced by Mom, Only Hand Showing



Andalusian Horses Till Leeser
Germany

Nominee

"Andalusian Horses"



chimpansee tom nagy
Germany

Nominee

"chimpansee"



snake tom nagy
Germany

Nominee

"snake"



lion tom nagy
Germany

Nominee

"lion"



crab Umon Taga
Japan

Nominee

"crab"
Image from the series of "biological design".



Mating Ball Victoria Hillman
UK

Nominee

"Mating Ball"
Common toad mating ball, Somerset, UK



little fighters Wolf Ademeit
Germany

Nominee

"little fighters"
Two fighting Cheetah Cubs



Got You Yingting Shih
Taiwan

Nominee

"Got You"



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