Nature - Professional

Behind a Little House Manuel Cosentino
Italy

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Behind a Little House"



Wrath of Superior Layne Kennedy
USA

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Wrath of Superior"
Lake Superior has a reputation for "never giving up her dead." The world's largest inland lake by surface area, can be a force so impressive it boggles the mind. When famed Nor'easters slam Minnesota's North Shore all chaos is unleased. Watching the cliffs of Tettegouche get pounded by monster waves and fortunate enough to get close to capture it, I was elated as a kid in a candy store.



Magic Moment Eugenio Opitz
Hungary

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Magic Moment"
Late afternoon in Henri Pittier National Park,Aragua state,Venezuela. The Henri Pittier National Park is the first national park of Venezuela.



Funflower's Army Rafal Maleszyk
USA

Honorable Mention

"Funflower's Army"
Sunflowers fields are full of potential for every artist. I found this vast filed of large sunflowers in the North Shore of Oahu. I called the image “Army of Sunflowers”. This was a great discovery.



Glacier, Tarfala Nicklas Blom
Sweden

Honorable Mention

"Glacier, Tarfala"
Inside a glacier in the northern part of Sweden.



Aurora Borealis Chris McLennan
New Zealand

Honorable Mention

"Aurora Borealis"
Dog team rests beside glowing tent with a stunning show of Northern Lights overhead.



Four Trees Mikael Kapanaga
Russia

Honorable Mention

"Four Trees"
Peterhof, Russia



Stone Silence Alexander Korobov
Russia

Nominee

"Stone Silence"
Hong Kong China, Lamma Island, Fiber based Silver Print



Maui Study 1 Allen Birnbach
USA

Nominee

"Maui Study 1"



Yuccas, AZ alxs w
USA

Nominee

"Yuccas, AZ"
Yuccas: the Cactus with Big Hair.



Atitlan Lake Antonio Busiello
Italy

Nominee

"Atitlan Lake"
Atitlan lake, Guatemala



El Capitan at Night Antonio Busiello
Italy

Nominee

"El Capitan at Night"
Long exposure of "el Capitan" at night, Yosemite national park, California.



Black Water Arkadius Zagrabski
Germany

Nominee

"Black Water"



Antelope Cave Asa Karlsson
Sweden

Nominee

"Antelope Cave"



Primal Pathways Bobby Wheat
USA

Nominee

"Primal Pathways"
Arizona, United States | Light and shadow collide leading the eye on a journey through layers of time.



First Light Dune Brian Kosoff
USA

Nominee

"First Light Dune"



Melancholy Carmen Spitznagel
Germany

Nominee

"Melancholy"



Sleeping Dreams II Carmen Spitznagel
Germany

Nominee

"Sleeping Dreams II"



Sleeping Dreams Carmen Spitznagel
Germany

Nominee

"Sleeping Dreams"



Whispering Dunes Carolyn Guild
USA

Nominee

"Whispering Dunes"
The Great Sand Dunes , next to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Colorado



Against the Odds Cath Evans
UK

Nominee

"Against the Odds"
An unusual habitat for a tree. Lake District, Cumbria, UK



In Your Shadow Chris Usher
USA

Nominee

"In Your Shadow"



On a Desert Highway Daniel Holmes
USA

Nominee

"On a Desert Highway"
A long straight desert highway in Central Nevada under a brooding sky.



Vines David Jordan Williams
USA

Nominee

"Vines"
This image was shot for stock and is part of my Getty Images Collection



Boisé Denis Tremblay
Canada

Nominee

"Boisé"
St-Jean-sur-Richelieu



Clouds Dennis Frates
USA

Nominee

"Clouds"
Unusual clouds over Death Valley National Park, California.



Wavecircle Dennis Frates
USA

Nominee

"Wavecircle"
Wave pattern and sunrise clouds. Maui, Hawaii



Cloud Waves Dilip Bhatia
India

Nominee

"Cloud Waves"



Paria Plateau II Emmanuel Coupe
Greece

Nominee

"Paria Plateau II"
Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, U.S.A.



3 Stones in Choroní River Eugenio Opitz
Hungary

Nominee

"3 Stones in Choroní River"
Henri Pittier National Park,Aragua state,Venezuela. The Henri Pittier National Park is the first national park of Venezuela.



Carved by the Wind Fabrizio Intonti
Italy

Nominee

"Carved by the Wind"



Reflection of Life FAHED ALSHAHMAN
Kuwait

Nominee

"Reflection of Life"
Germany 2008



Skull Rock Gary Zuercher
USA

Nominee

"Skull Rock"
Joshua Tree National PArk, USA.



Savannah Swamp 2 Greg Stroube
USA

Nominee

"Savannah Swamp 2"



Mount Bromo Harjono Djoyobisono
Australia

Nominee

"Mount Bromo"
Location: East Java, Indonesia.



BW Landscape Harry Sandler
USA

Nominee

"BW Landscape"
Mesquite Dunes-bw1-stovepippewells-deathvalley



Tree #58 james williamson
UK

Nominee

"Tree #58"
Fallen tree Central Scotland



Looking up Redwood Tree Jason Homa
USA

Nominee

"Looking up Redwood Tree"
The Forests of California are a place i gravitate to when i want to get out of NYC and connect with the natural world in a meaningful way. This image conveys The Power i feel within the 'Cathedrals of Nature' and the humility that comes across me, as well.



U.F.O. jean-charles folliet
France

Nominee

"U.F.O."



Snowstorm, Canyonlands National Park Jim Shoemaker
USA

Nominee

"Snowstorm, Canyonlands National Park"
A spring snowstorm obliterates the La Sal Mountains as viewed from Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park.



Winter Shadows John Sylvester
Canada

Nominee

"Winter Shadows"
Shadows cast on new fallen snow by trees in a hardwood forest. Strathgartney Park, Prince Edward Island, Canada.



Timeless 1 Juergen Lechner
Germany

Nominee

"Timeless 1"
Long exposure with Hasselblad on Kodak T-Max 100, no editing



Shift Justin Fabian
Canada

Nominee

"Shift"



Lone Cloud, Dońana National Park, Spain Kate Jordahl
USA

Nominee

"Lone Cloud, Dońana National Park, Spain"
from the "Conversation Series"



Frozen Reflections Katie Stern
USA

Nominee

"Frozen Reflections"



Ghost Ranch Keith Berr Berr
USA

Nominee

"Ghost Ranch"
Ghost Ranch panorama, High Desert Home of Georgia O"Keeffe in Santa Fe New Mexico



Coral Kerry Beckingsale
UK

Nominee

"Coral"



Touareg on the Horizon Louis Montrose
USA

Nominee

"Touareg on the Horizon"
The Sahara near Erg Chebbi, Morocco, 2008



Cloudscapes - Mustang XIII Luigi Fieni
Italy

Nominee

"Cloudscapes - Mustang XIII"
To me Mustang is the real meaning of nature, earth and sky melting together so as to create a natural work of art. It is not only earth, it is not only sky and clouds. it is the whole that creates the landscape, or should I say, the cloudscape.



Cracked Lava Flow I Martin van Lokven
Netherlands

Nominee

"Cracked Lava Flow I"
In September 2009 I visited the Galapagos Islands where I photographed this lava pattern.



The Garden La Ja˙sinia Michael McLaughlin
Ireland

Nominee

"The Garden La Ja˙sinia"
La Ja˙sinia alpine botanic garden. This alpine botanic garden was set up in 1906 by Marie-Louise Cognac-Ja˙ who founded La Samaritaine department store in Paris. Location Samoens,Haute-Savoie,the Alps - a typical mountain village in the depths of the Upper Giffre Valley.



Quogue Beach After Irene michael molinoff
USA

Nominee

"Quogue Beach After Irene"
Quogue Beach -Morning After Irene



Delicate Michel Rajkovic
USA

Nominee

"Delicate"
Iceland 2010



Gullfoss Michel Rajkovic
USA

Nominee

"Gullfoss"
Iceland 2010



Survivor michel perrin
New Zealand

Nominee

"Survivor"



Mt Doom Mike Hollman
New Zealand

Nominee

"Mt Doom"
This is Mt Ngauruhoe, (or Mt Doom for those Lord of the Rings fans). Situated on the Central Plateau of the North Island of New Zealand.



Chiaroscuro Mike Reyfman
USA

Nominee

"Chiaroscuro"
Howse River Valley, Alberta, Canada Patience, prevision and a bit of good luck...



Death Scream Paula Durbin
USA

Nominee

"Death Scream"
Gull Skeleton Head in Port Hardy, Canada, BC



The Forest Peter Meyer
Australia

Nominee

"The Forest"
The space in between the trees is what I find interesting.



Studio Water Study 082 Peter Whyte
Australia

Nominee

"Studio Water Study 082"
This image is part of a large body of work investigating invisible forces - gravity. It was photographed in a 3x4 metre pool constructed in the studio. From this stochastic model, the images reveal themselves - every moment captured is unique, and impossible to exactly repeat.



Temple View, Mt. Agung, Bali, 2010 Peter Steinhauer
USA

Nominee

"Temple View, Mt. Agung, Bali, 2010 "
Images is part of a book project on Bali, Indonesia



Les Uns Derričre les Autres Pierre Moreau
Belgium

Nominee

"Les Uns Derričre les Autres"



Rain on Me Quentin Jones
Australia

Nominee

"Rain on Me"
A microbust, drops a deluge of rain on a small area of farming land, near Mildura, Victoria.



Untitled Robert Greshoff
UK

Nominee

"Untitled"
Still-life



Dark Days, Vik, Iceland Russell Stewart Stone
UK

Nominee

"Dark Days, Vik, Iceland"
Taken during the eruption 2011, as the ash was falling onto the land, giving a wild and surreal feel to the image



No Way Around Sandra  Štimac
Croatia

Nominee

"No Way Around "
July, 2011. Taken during a visit to Brijuni National Park . Location: Safari park ,National Park Brijuni, Croatia



Winds of Change Sean Stuchen
USA

Nominee

"Winds of Change"
An intense and magical moment in Lago Grey Patagonia Chile.



Janus Stefan J Nilsson
Sweden

Nominee

"Janus"
Ice formation scupted by waves in Tylosand, Sweden



Tuscany Waves Stefano Orazzini
Italy

Nominee

"Tuscany Waves"



Life Behind Stephen Clough
Canada

Nominee

"Life Behind"



Fog in Redwoods steve johnsen
USA

Nominee

"Fog in Redwoods"
california redwoods afternoon fog



Foxgloves 2 Sturla Strand
Norway

Nominee

"Foxgloves 2"



D-Dunes 3 tatiana botton
USA

Nominee

"D-Dunes 3"
Image Taken in the Namibian Desert during the summer of 2010



Winter Glow Terry Eggers
USA

Nominee

"Winter Glow"
Lone Trees are my thing. This in one shot with themps in the teens. I love the ice and the glow around the tree.



Frozen Pearl TOM WUNDRAK
Germany

Nominee

"Frozen Pearl"
A sage leaf in a old garden with a frozen drop of water



English Bay Yoshiteru Yamamoto
Canada

Nominee

"English Bay"
Morning Spotlight



Choices Youssef Ismail
USA

Nominee

"Choices"
Valley Oak in California Foothills.



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