Nature - Amateur

Springtime Jublilee Dianne Yudelson
USA

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Springtime Jublilee"



Dragon's Blood Grove, Socotra Don Whitebread
USA

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Dragon's Blood Grove, Socotra"
A grove of fabled Dragon's Blood Trees on the island of Socotra off the coast of Yemen.



The Forest Marius Rustad
Norway

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"The Forest"



Eurythmics Wajid Drabu
USA

Honorable Mention

"Eurythmics"
Jellyfish



The Spectacle Of Nature Giorgio Bisetti
Italy

Honorable Mention

"The Spectacle Of Nature"



Roots Kerry Maxwell
USA

Honorable Mention

"Roots"
Roots of the vanishing Everglades



Boisé mystérieux Nancy Hill
Canada

Honorable Mention

"Boisé mystérieux"



Dettifoss - Iceland 2011 Ronny Ritschel
Canada

Honorable Mention

"Dettifoss - Iceland 2011"



The Snows Came Aleta Cortes
USA

Nominee

"The Snows Came"
winter 2011



River Twiss Bank Alexei Krasnikov
Russia

Nominee

"River Twiss Bank"



Waiting for Spring Andrea Nuvoloni
Italy

Nominee

"Waiting for Spring"
A lonely tree, lost in the winter snow in Lessinia mountains, in the north of Italy.



Death Valley Dunes Anil Sud
Canada

Nominee

"Death Valley Dunes"
Patterns of light in Death Valley National Park



Snow Anita Schiedeck
Germany

Nominee

"Snow"
Snow in a Landscape



Forest life Arja Redel
Switzerland

Nominee

"Forest life"
A forest place at Albis Pass (Switzerland) I used to go for the last few years taking photos of the impressive beech trees in autumn. As a result of the strong storms some trees were uprooted and left the impression of constant change of every existing thing.



Butterfly Barbara Dorota Karpowicz
Canada

Nominee

"Butterfly"
Crypt Lake, Canada



Coast Bill Allen
UK

Nominee

"Coast"
Cow Gap, Beachy Head, on the UK's south coast.



Haystacks & Waves Cannon Beach Bob Neiman
USA

Nominee

"Haystacks & Waves Cannon Beach"



Chitrakar-Bobby_Sauvie Island Farm, OR Bobby Chitrakar
USA

Nominee

"Chitrakar-Bobby_Sauvie Island Farm, OR"
Sauvie Island Farm. OR



Plains Bryce Burnip
Canada

Nominee

"Plains"



Labyrinthos II_1 Cesare Di Liborio
Italy

Nominee

"Labyrinthos II_1"



Sprague River Aspens Daniel Kencke
USA

Nominee

"Sprague River Aspens"
A cold and clear morning accentuates the grove's reflection on the surface of California's Sprague River



1208991 David Thibodeaux
USA

Nominee

"1208991"



Corralled Denise Castro-Bran
USA

Nominee

"Corralled"
Bandon Beach, Oregon



Whale Head Rock dennis dunton
USA

Nominee

"Whale Head Rock"



Footprints Esmeralda Edenberg
Sweden

Nominee

"Footprints"
Footprints on the beach



Balanced Forces 11 Fernando Brito
Portugal

Nominee

"Balanced Forces 11"
These images are part of a project titled " Balanced Forces" in wich I look at the meeting of two powerfull forces: land and water, imutability and fluid energy.



Storm Study Frank Toepfer
Germany

Nominee

"Storm Study"
clouds of a severe thunderstorm near Neuss, Germany, 2011



Frosted Gerald Fleury
USA

Nominee

"Frosted"



laguna scape Giang Le
Germany

Nominee

"laguna scape"



Winter winds Greg Winston
USA

Nominee

"Winter winds"
Snow swirls in the Teton Range as a storm moves in.



Dunes rise Greg Holba
UK

Nominee

"Dunes rise"
A sandy path through Pembrokeshire dune grasses



The Thing Guy Gagnon
Belgium

Nominee

"The Thing"
Capture at the beach of Villers-Sur-Mer (France)



Tribute_Öhlin- Hans Hans Öhlin
Sweden

Nominee

"Tribute_Öhlin- Hans"
20010-05-16/ The bird



sky Heinrich LingnauSchneider
France

Nominee

"sky"
view to the skies, Versailles, France



Glacies Ignacio Romero Naves
Spain

Nominee

"Glacies"
Baltic Sea- Helsinki, Finland.



Prairie Duster Jason Jilg
USA

Nominee

"Prairie Duster"
Badlands National Park



Hay Bails Johnny Stevens
USA

Nominee

"Hay Bails"
Straw Bails



The first light Kay Tetzlaff
USA

Nominee

"The first light"
After a stormy night I was lucky to be the only photographer for a while at this iconic landmark. The first sunlight was touching Arches while.the storm was just clearing.



Beach Drama Lee Chee Wai
Malaysia

Nominee

"Beach Drama"
the Yin and Yang natural phenomenon of the water in this beautiful beach



The Journey Linda Cutche
New Zealand

Nominee

"The Journey"
These fragile vines caught my eye and started me thinking how we all start off on a journey never knowing where we will end up.



Cumulus Maciej Leszczynski
Poland

Nominee

"Cumulus"
Sky over south Baltic Sea, Poland



Alaska Manuel Abella
USA

Nominee

"Alaska"
Alaska The Last Frontier



Beach Trees Maria Dorn
Germany

Nominee

"Beach Trees"
natural shapes formed by water at the beach, Thailand



Curves Mark Kelly
Australia

Nominee

"Curves"



Antarctica II Martyn Lucas
USA

Nominee

"Antarctica II"



Antarctica IV Martyn Lucas
USA

Nominee

"Antarctica IV"



Metheoric Drops Mauricio Villahermosa
Venezuela

Nominee

"Metheoric Drops"
Suddenly the sky became black and the drops arrived fast.



white curtain Maximilian Baeuchle
Germany

Nominee

"white curtain"



Old Faithful Greets a New Day Michael Flicek
USA

Nominee

"Old Faithful Greets a New Day"
Old Faithful Greets a New Day



Jelly Jelly Mike Shea
USA

Nominee

"Jelly Jelly"
Jelly Fish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium



Sea, Montauk, New York 2011 Minny Lee
USA

Nominee

"Sea, Montauk, New York 2011"
The sea is double versed. It is powerful yet comforting. Walking along the seashore, the traces of the sea are visible all over. Sand and pebbles survive the powerful waves. The reflection of the sky on the sea unites them into one. The passage of time is forgotten. The sea is infinite, with no beginning and no end.



Matterhorn: Night Clouds #3 Nenad Saljic
Croatia

Nominee

"Matterhorn: Night Clouds #3"
Matterhorn 4478 m, Switzerland



Ice and Sea Otakar Hevler
Switzerland

Nominee

"Ice and Sea"
Iceland, 2010



winter fog Pascal Blanchet
Netherlands

Nominee

"winter fog"
Foggy morning along the canal



 Leap Into the Underworld Peter Kurdulija
New Zealand

Nominee

" Leap Into the Underworld"
Bridal Veil Falls, New Zealand



Reeds and reflected trees Peter Aitken
USA

Nominee

"Reeds and reflected trees"
Near Denali, Alaska



Cordyline Australis Peter Leask
New Zealand

Nominee

"Cordyline Australis"
The sole survivor of a fire that decimated a grove of New Zealand Cabbage Trees, Wairarapa, New Zealand.



Water And Wind, The Force Of Nature Pierre Pellegrini
Switzerland

Nominee

"Water And Wind, The Force Of Nature"
Hasselbad 503CW, Phase One P20+, Lens: Hasselblad Distangon 4/40mm, ISO 100, f/16, sec 1"



Starfish Robert Woodward
USA

Nominee

"Starfish"
Taken at Pt Reyes National Seashore, California



 Geometric canal robin vandenabeele
Belgium

Nominee

" Geometric canal"
Sun and shadow making some pure geometric reflections in the Damse Vaart, a canal near Bruges.



Just 'round the bend Ryan O'Donoghue
Australia

Nominee

"Just 'round the bend"
An un-sealed country road winds homeward while a large, crooked gum tree leans with the prevailing wind.



Mini Bikini Sergey Majorov
Russia

Nominee

"Mini Bikini"
Majorov



Nightscapes 2 Szymon Seweryn
Poland

Nominee

"Nightscapes 2"



Alhemrani_Tareq_WildNature Tareq Alhemrani
United Arab Emirates

Nominee

"Alhemrani_Tareq_WildNature"
Milford Sound, New Zeland



Clouds Ted Poweski
USA

Nominee

"Clouds"



Beached Iceberg Tim Silk
Australia

Nominee

"Beached Iceberg"



Sunset Dreamscape Tim Lein
USA

Nominee

"Sunset Dreamscape"
Low tide and incredible sky at sunset in Bandon. Oregon



friendship Uri Mahlev
Israel

Nominee

"friendship"
new times



The Banyan Tree Vahe Peroomian
USA

Nominee

"The Banyan Tree"
A Banyan Tree on the Big Island of Hawaii



An artist called nature Zoltan Bekefy
Ireland

Nominee

"An artist called nature"
Coumeenole Beach,Slea Head Drive,Ireland ~ Oct.2011



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