Nature - Amateur

Java Hengki Koentjoro
Indonesia

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Java"
The mysterious Java highland, Indonesia



Solitaire Darren Moore
UK

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Solitaire"
"Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone." Paul Johannes Tillich.



Island Waterfall Hans Bauer
Germany

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Island Waterfall"



Fitz Roy Marion Faria
USA

Honorable Mention

"Fitz Roy"
Mt. Fitz Roy, Argentina, at sunrise



Path of light Mark Seawell
USA

Honorable Mention

"Path of light"
Rehweiler and the early light brings heavy mist and a wonderful atmosphere full of mystery and wonder. So silent as you walk this path with maybe the sound of a distant train approaching.



Faces of  time Uri Mahlev
Israel

Honorable Mention

"Faces of time"



Misty road Konstantinos Vasilakis
Greece

Honorable Mention

"Misty road"
Misty mountain country road, Epirus, Greece



The Bunch Jens Ceder
Sweden

Honorable Mention

"The Bunch"
Infrared copse in fog



Oak Alley Oak Trees Cynthia Merzer
USA

Honorable Mention

"Oak Alley Oak Trees"



Stacked Rocks Aaron English
USA

Nominee

"Stacked Rocks"



Spruce leaves Alain Baumgarten
France

Nominee

"Spruce leaves"



Porthleven. Stones On The Beach Alexei Krasnikov
Russia

Nominee

"Porthleven. Stones On The Beach"
Cornwall, UK



Rocks Of Vestvagoy. Study 2 Alexei Krasnikov
Russia

Nominee

"Rocks Of Vestvagoy. Study 2"
Lofoten Islands, Norway



mt warning change in the weather Andy Selinger
Australia

Nominee

"mt warning change in the weather"



Nebel Anita Schiedeck
Germany

Nominee

"Nebel"
Landscape in the fog



Solitude Aubra Franklin
USA

Nominee

"Solitude"
A perfect sunrise reflection at the Maroon Bells, Aspen, Colorado



Sleeping rock Aurelio Bormioli
Italy

Nominee

"Sleeping rock"
Camera : Hasselblad 500 C/M - Lens : Carl Zeiss 80mm/f2.8 CF PLANAR T* - Film : Ilford 100 Delta Pro



Dragon's Blood Tree Aurelio Bormioli
Italy

Nominee

"Dragon's Blood Tree"
Socotra (Yemen)



Wicked Forest Aurelio Bormioli
Italy

Nominee

"Wicked Forest"
Pinhole Photography - Camera: Pinhole Zero 2000 6x6 - Film: Ilford Delta 400 Pro - Exposure time: 3 minute and 40 sec.



BRISTLECONE PINE I Barry Brukoff
USA

Nominee

"BRISTLECONE PINE I "
THESE TREES ARE THE OLDEST LIVING THINGS ON EARTH AGE-4500 YEARS



Karimabad, Pakistan Benoit Sneessens
Belgium

Nominee

"Karimabad, Pakistan"
A view of the town of Karimabad, valley of Hunza, Pakistan



Dead Tree Bob Neiman
USA

Nominee

"Dead Tree"



Tree Bryce Burnip
Canada

Nominee

"Tree"



Aspen Alley Charles Hedeen
USA

Nominee

"Aspen Alley"
Aspen Alley, Southern Wyoming



Gannet Colony Chris Gin
New Zealand

Nominee

"Gannet Colony"
Sunset overlooking Muriwai Gannet colony, New Zealand.



The Star Clifford Favreau
USA

Nominee

"The Star"
Starfish & Sand dollar



Grassy Waters Cynthia Merzer
USA

Nominee

"Grassy Waters"



Path David Baker
UK

Nominee

"Path"
New Forest, Hampshire, UK



Bandon Seascape David Martin
USA

Nominee

"Bandon Seascape"
Central Oregon sunrise



Companion David Naman
Canada

Nominee

"Companion"



Approaching Storm Debbie Rubin
USA

Nominee

"Approaching Storm"
I was trying to capture the strength and beauty of the ocean in Jupiter, Florida just before a hurricane. I hope that the viewer is able to feel the impact of the waves upon viewing the image.



Fern and Log Denise Castro-Bran
USA

Nominee

"Fern and Log"
Fern Canyon, California Redwoods



Almighty Dewi Puspasari
Indonesia

Nominee

"Almighty"



On the Bayou Diane Kaye
USA

Nominee

"On the Bayou"
From a boat, a place called Achafalaya near Baton Rouge, LA.



Yosemite Dominic Martello
USA

Nominee

"Yosemite "
Bottom of Yosemite Falls



Secret Beach, Kauai Don McCullough
USA

Nominee

"Secret Beach, Kauai"



fluidity Ed Sancious
USA

Nominee

"fluidity"



In The Fields Emil Stojek
Poland

Nominee

"In The Fields"



Farewell Emil Stojek
Poland

Nominee

"Farewell"



schilf Erika Tanzer
Austria

Nominee

"schilf"
im oktober 2012 in österreich am möserersee bei seefeld in tirol fotografiert, etwas überbelichtet aufgenommen und damit die wellen entstehen, habe ich steinchen ins wasser geworfen



de lait et de sel Fouchet Frederic
France

Nominee

"de lait et de sel"
Uyuni salar, altiplano, Bolivia



Infinity francesco paoli
Italy

Nominee

"Infinity"
Seychelles, La Digue Island. A rare cases when noon gives us the perfect light to shot. Long exposure achieved with a big stopper filter.



Birches in Snow Frang Dushaj
Sweden

Nominee

"Birches in Snow"



Isthmus Frang Dushaj
Sweden

Nominee

"Isthmus"
A narrow and long strip of land by the south-eastern Adriatic Coast.



Flower of wave Fumio Yamaguchi
Japan

Nominee

"Flower of wave"



Null Hypothesis Geoffrey Agrons
USA

Nominee

"Null Hypothesis"



Joshua Tree National Park Ghassan El-Moussa
USA

Nominee

"Joshua Tree National Park"
rock and tree



Wave Giorgio Bisetti
Italy

Nominee

"Wave"



Lao Highland Hans Bauer
Germany

Nominee

"Lao Highland"



Wave Heinrich LingnauSchneider
France

Nominee

"Wave"
Rooftop wave



Aurora Borealis Helge Ruth
Norway

Nominee

"Aurora Borealis"
Magnificent Aurora Borealis shoot at 68° north, dancing above Leknes city, Norway. The weather was completely still but freezing cold... The picture is a photomerged panorama covering almost 180°.



Stupas Hengki Koentjoro
Indonesia

Nominee

"Stupas"
The Stupas of Borobudur templae, Magelang, Indonesia



The voice in freezing... Hidetaka Onoyama
Japan

Nominee

"The voice in freezing..."
At Biei, Hokkaindo in Japanese northern island.



Enso Mekong Delta Hugh Jones
USA

Nominee

"Enso Mekong Delta"



Land of Ghosts and Shadows Igor Svibilsky
USA

Nominee

"Land of Ghosts and Shadows"



Branches jacqueline telem
Israel

Nominee

"Branches"
the branches in the river reminded me of Japanese Art



Contemplation James Warren
USA

Nominee

"Contemplation"



Sombre Jan Brouckaert
Belgium

Nominee

"Sombre"
sand, trees, lonely, sky



AND THE LIVE GOES ON Jean Rouzaud
France

Nominee

"AND THE LIVE GOES ON "
FROG EGGS LOOKING FOR SUN SPRING



Moeraki Boulders Jennifer van Waard
New Zealand

Nominee

"Moeraki Boulders"



Dream Scape Kelly Daniels
USA

Nominee

"Dream Scape"
I was camping along side Rabbit Blanket Lake in Lake Superior Provincial park, Ontario Canada. The morning was very cold which gave the heavy fog and dream like feel to the scene.



Antarctica Kevin Briggs
USA

Nominee

"Antarctica"
Iceberg Graveyard



Natures Garland Linda Cutche
New Zealand

Nominee

"Natures Garland"



The Chilled Capitan Marco Crupi
USA

Nominee

"The Chilled Capitan"
Cold January afternoon in Yosemite Valley-frozen in time.



Road to Rehweiler Mark Seawell
USA

Nominee

"Road to Rehweiler"
Three trees soaked in mist and sunlight form the perfect union in the road to Rehweiler



Them Thar Hills Martin Gremm
USA

Nominee

"Them Thar Hills"
These are man-made objects.



Parfrey's Glen Michael Knapstein
USA

Nominee

"Parfrey's Glen"



Sand Falls Michael Pickelsimer
USA

Nominee

"Sand Falls"
Antelope Canyon. Arizona



Roots Michael Flicek
USA

Nominee

"Roots"
Sag Harbor



Shoreline Palisades Michael Gard
USA

Nominee

"Shoreline Palisades"
The frozen shoreline of Lake Superior in Michigan, USA



Rest Michael Venz
New Zealand

Nominee

"Rest"
Evening roost at a New Zealand high country lake



Reflection over Translucidity Nicolas Bernier
Canada

Nominee

"Reflection over Translucidity"



Needles Olivier Borson
France

Nominee

"Needles"
Aiguilles de Chamonix - Chamonix Mont Blanc Valley - France



Serenity 2 Otakar Hevler
Switzerland

Nominee

"Serenity 2"
Lac Leman, France, 2012



In Between Otakar Hevler
Switzerland

Nominee

"In Between"
Iceland, 2012



Above as Below Pamela Schwarz
USA

Nominee

"Above as Below"
Big Sur 2011



fog in the city Patrick De Smet
Belgium

Nominee

"fog in the city"



Charcoal Tree philip metcalf
USA

Nominee

"Charcoal Tree"



Water And Wind, The Force Of Nature Pierre Pellegrini
Switzerland

Nominee

"Water And Wind, The Force Of Nature"
Mamiya Press, Mamiya Sekor 50mm f/6.3, f/32, B



Johnson Lake Randall Bresee
USA

Nominee

"Johnson Lake"
Scenic symmetry



Skógafoss Randy Le'Moine
USA

Nominee

"Skógafoss"
Skógar, Iceland, Film, 2012



Niagara Falls - study II Ronny Ritschel
Canada

Nominee

"Niagara Falls - study II"



Winslow Marina Shari Bradbury
USA

Nominee

"Winslow Marina"



Dunes Stephan Fürnrohr
Germany

Nominee

"Dunes"
A personal favorite. Sahara, near the white desert in Egypt.



Spline Stephan Fürnrohr
Germany

Nominee

"Spline"
Sahara, near the white desert in Egypt.



D'Entrecasteaux #2 Suellen Cook
Australia

Nominee

"D'Entrecasteaux #2"
Water Series



D'Entrecasteaux #1 Suellen Cook
Australia

Nominee

"D'Entrecasteaux #1"
Water Series



Jake Mantis Tanita Leets
USA

Nominee

"Jake Mantis"



Untitled Ted Witek
Canada

Nominee

"Untitled"



Sole Terence Lyons
USA

Nominee

"Sole"
She will soon grow to be strong and tall like her elders.



tumultuous Tiffanie Ragasa
USA

Nominee

"tumultuous"
Shot during storm with IR / full spectrum modified Pentax K7, Pentax SMC-DA 14mm f/2.8 ED [IF] and Hoya R72 IR filter.



crawl Tiffanie Ragasa
USA

Nominee

"crawl"
Shot with IR / full spectrum modified Pentax K7, Pentax SMC DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited and B+W 092 IR filter.



L'Eree - Study 4 Tim Harvey
UK

Nominee

"L'Eree - Study 4"
Rocks in waves on shore at L'Eree bay, Guernsey, Channel Islands.



Endurance Vidya Narasimhan
USA

Nominee

"Endurance"
Yosemite Falls, Spring 2012.



Aesthetic Contemplation #2 Volker Birke
Germany

Nominee

"Aesthetic Contemplation #2"
Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell, Victoria, Australia, Canon EOS 5D MK II



Into the Maelström Volker Birke
Germany

Nominee

"Into the Maelström"
Rhinefalls, Schaffhausen, Switzerland



Reflection Wajid Drabu
USA

Nominee

"Reflection"
Reflection



Reflections Wendy Broekx
Australia

Nominee

"Reflections"
Svalbard, Norway.



Erratics and bass rock Wilco Dragt
Netherlands

Nominee

"Erratics and bass rock"
Bass rock is a well known rock in south east Scotland. This picture was made on the last, and very wet, day of a wonderful phototrip to Scotland.



Tidal Tricolours Xuess Wee
Singapore

Nominee

"Tidal Tricolours"
Night scene with wonderful waves at the beaches of Nha Trang, Vietnam.



Broken Space Yingting Shih
Taiwan

Nominee

"Broken Space"



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