Wildlife - Amateur

Wolf and Brown Bear Arnfinn Johansen
Norway

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Wolf and Brown Bear"
The image shows a free roaming wolf and brown bear photographed in the wilderness on the Finnish-Russian border at my good friend and nature photographer Lassi Rautiainen´s place in Kuhmo, Finland. The brown bear is feeding and the male wolf´s face really shows how eager he is getting his share. What often happens is that a pack of wolfs outnumber and surrounds the bear. Then the bear will try to chase away the wolfs, and while doing so one of the other wolfs quickly will steal the food. Being audience to that play really is amazing.



Funny Ostrich Couple Andrew Tucker
UK

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Funny Ostrich Couple"
a funny moment with an ostrich couple in Abu Dhabi



Wildebeest Susan McConnell
USA

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Wildebeest"
Watching wildebeest raising dust as they cross the Mara River makes one remember ancient cave art



Coming Out Indra Swari Wonowidjojo
Singapore

Honorable Mention

"Coming Out"
Moray Eel from Layang-Layang



Heavenly Take-off Jan van der Greef
Netherlands

Honorable Mention

"Heavenly Take-off"
Under unique light conditions in a Norwegian fjord this herring gull was taking off and the heavenly atmosphere was captured as well as the wing dynamics and the flow of water droplets from its legs.



Pelican Romulo Rejon
Spain

Honorable Mention

"Pelican"
Walvis Bay, Namibia. I had the privilege of picturing a pelican at the exact moment he grabbed a bite thrown from a boat



Last Catch of the Day David Rennie
Australia

Honorable Mention

"Last Catch of the Day"
Full moon being up when the Su



Street Dog Katy Kroh
UK

Honorable Mention

"Street Dog"



Reach Charlotte Rush Bailey
USA

Honorable Mention

"Reach"
Bull elephant in Masai Mara reaching for tasty acacia branches



loneliness Alexandru Andreescu
Romania

Nominee

"loneliness"
in fact a grey heron in winter



Black Cock at lek Arnfinn Johansen
Norway

Nominee

"Black Cock at lek"



Brown Bear in morning mist Arnfinn Johansen
Norway

Nominee

"Brown Bear in morning mist"



Leopard Arnfinn Johansen
Norway

Nominee

"Leopard"



Male Lion Arnfinn Johansen
Norway

Nominee

"Male Lion"



Horses Aurelio Bormioli
Italy

Nominee

"Horses"
Iceland 2011



Elephant crossing waterlilies BASIL STATHOULIS
South Africa

Nominee

"Elephant crossing waterlilies"
Taken from a boat with handheld compact fixed lens digital camera near Jao Island, Botswana, November 2012.



Father, Mother and their Son Beatrix Jourdan
Senegal

Nominee

"Father, Mother and their Son"



laugh Bencai Gong
USA

Nominee

"laugh"
taken in Kenya in year 2010



catch Bencai Gong
USA

Nominee

"catch"
taken in Los Angeles in year 2013



Kangaroos Sparring Brian Jones
Australia

Nominee

"Kangaroos Sparring"



Beauty Carlos Cabral
Portugal

Nominee

"Beauty"
Lagoon area, close Aveiro’s town



Flamingos Carlos Cabral
Portugal

Nominee

"Flamingos"
Lagoon area, close Aveiro’s town



Fly Carlos Cabral
Portugal

Nominee

"Fly"
Lagoon area, close Aveiro’s town



Hierarchy Carlos Cabral
Portugal

Nominee

"Hierarchy"
Lagoon area, close Aveiro’s town



Lovers Carlos Cabral
Portugal

Nominee

"Lovers"
Lagoon area, close Aveiro’s town



Training Squadron Carlos Cabral
Portugal

Nominee

"Training Squadron"
Lagoon area, close Aveiro’s town



Avian Army Charles Daviet
USA

Nominee

"Avian Army"



Wing Charles Daviet
USA

Nominee

"Wing"



The Giraffes CLARA TASSARA
Spain

Nominee

"The Giraffes"
This was in Namibia, if been there several times. I love this country and how they tread the animals. This giraffes where always together like siamese



Here nobody can't see me Coltelli Stefano
Italy

Nominee

"Here nobody can't see me"
Waiting for lunch



You won't steel my Orange dude Daniel Groneberg
Australia

Nominee

"You won't steel my Orange dude"
A very protective monkey



Near Miss David Rennie
Australia

Nominee

"Near Miss"
Just a near mid air crash, no



Great Horned Owl Dianne Yudelson
USA

Nominee

"Great Horned Owl"



Migrating Monarchs Dianne Yudelson
USA

Nominee

"Migrating Monarchs"



Australasian Gannets Evan McBride
New Zealand

Nominee

"Australasian Gannets"



Wolf Chase Evan McBride
New Zealand

Nominee

"Wolf Chase"



Fishing Fabio Bernardino
Brazil

Nominee

"Fishing"
A Great Egret (Ardea alba) seen around lunch time trying to get its lunch.



among sheeps #0528 Fabio Montalto
Italy

Nominee

"among sheeps #0528"
curiosa posa tra pecore al pascolo.(photo 2012)



Oltre il vetro Fabio Montalto
Italy

Nominee

"Oltre il vetro"
Triste ritratto di femmina di gorilla che vorrebbe tanto essere diversamente libera.(photo 2011)



Ferocious Francisco Alcala
USA

Nominee

"Ferocious"
Baby Jaguar born in captivity



Love You So Much Francisco Alcala
USA

Nominee

"Love You So Much"
Adult Jaguar hugging a palm tree



Pastoral Paradise Gary Potts
USA

Nominee

"Pastoral Paradise"
Sheep on a mountain hillside near Telluride, Colorado



Spotted Grace George Turner III
USA

Nominee

"Spotted Grace"



Life...and Death George Turner III
USA

Nominee

"Life...and Death"



Armored vehicles Ghassan El-Moussa
USA

Nominee

"Armored vehicles"
Rhino Rump



The Flow Greg Holba
UK

Nominee

"The Flow"
An abstract flow pattern created by underwater mullets with side lighting



Animal Hugh Jones
USA

Nominee

"Animal"



Freedom Hugh Jones
USA

Nominee

"Freedom"



Black Tie Affair Hugh Jones
USA

Nominee

"Black Tie Affair"



Parallel-Parasites Indra Swari Wonowidjojo
Singapore

Nominee

"Parallel-Parasites"
Batfish with 6 parasites, Wakatobi - Indonesia



Teeth of Agression Jan van der Greef
Netherlands

Nominee

"Teeth of Agression"
Yacare caiman exhibiting agressively behaviour in the Pantanal in Brasil.



Gracious embracement Jan van der Greef
Netherlands

Nominee

"Gracious embracement"
A gentle embracement of a Brazilian ruby of a flower in Itatiaia NP in Brazil. After working for a week with the hummingbirds they accepted me and I could take pictures with my macro lens.



Elephant Jeremie NOEL
France

Nominee

"Elephant"
This shot was taken in Savuti, in Botswana.



Leopard Jeremie NOEL
France

Nominee

"Leopard"
This leopard taking a dead impala up a tree in the Savuti region in Botswana is the single greatest thing I've ever seen in the savannah.



Swan Jong-Seong Park
Korea (South)

Nominee

"Swan"



Babys eye level Judith Gawehn Gawehn
Germany

Nominee

"Babys eye level"
Sitting in an underground hide in Botswana after hours of waiting i could get that great perspective of the little baby elephant. Nearly touched my camera so curious that i also took wide angle shots.



The Killer Gang Judith Gawehn Gawehn
Germany

Nominee

"The Killer Gang"
At Chobe river i could get this thirsty guys drinking after their kill in the evening. Chased away by a huge herd of elephants i quickly took this picture . Their bloody noses and look is scaring



Killer at Chobe Judith Gawehn Gawehn
Germany

Nominee

"Killer at Chobe"
This thirsty guy i could get with lots lf luck after a big meal as one can see with his full tummy. Wonderful perspective from a boat on eye level. Really scaring



Wild beauty Karmen Orlic
Croatia

Nominee

"Wild beauty"
taken with lensbaby



The Herd Krzysztof Strzoda
Poland

Nominee

"The Herd"



Regina: All Eyes Lea Foster
USA

Nominee

"Regina: All Eyes"
Regina--a sweet and gentle mare.



Monkey Business Lea Foster
USA

Nominee

"Monkey Business"
Orangutan



Posing Primate Lea Foster
USA

Nominee

"Posing Primate"
Western Lowland Gorilla at the zoo



The Grey Leah Earle
USA

Nominee

"The Grey"
On a beautiful, crisp morning I was able to capture an Arabian stallion's breath as he let his presence be known to a nearby mare.



TB Ancioso Leah Earle
USA

Nominee

"TB Ancioso"



The Birds Lida Chaulet
Netherlands

Nominee

"The Birds"



Down the Hatch Liz Keeler
USA

Nominee

"Down the Hatch"
Photograph taken from my patio at dinner. I was eating dinner and apparently so was he.



Spider on a Wire Lynley Mitchell
South Africa

Nominee

"Spider on a Wire"
Natures spectacular shapes, forms and lines showcased in all it's beauty



Praying Mantis Lynn Tait
Canada

Nominee

"Praying Mantis"
She flew into a spider's web. That was the end of the spider.



The Long Journey Marc Ward
USA

Nominee

"The Long Journey"



Hover Marc Ward
USA

Nominee

"Hover"



Alps Guardian Marco Benedetti
Switzerland

Nominee

"Alps Guardian"
Alps Guardian



Planet Apes 2 Marco Benedetti
Switzerland

Nominee

"Planet Apes 2"
Planet Apes 2



Crow Mark Wade
USA

Nominee

"Crow"
Multiple exposures



Swallow Mark Wade
USA

Nominee

"Swallow "
Mulitple exposures



Brady's Ankole-Watusi Marshall Gould
USA

Nominee

"Brady's Ankole-Watusi"



Lions bonding Michael Windle
UK

Nominee

"Lions bonding"
A young pair of lions in the Masai Mara



Untitled Molly Maslowski
USA

Nominee

"Untitled"



Soar with freedom Muhammad Farhan Osman
Singapore

Nominee

"Soar with freedom"
A common pigeon taking flight to freedom in the urban jungle.



Black-and-white dreams Natalia Belentsova
Russia

Nominee

"Black-and-white dreams"
Antarctica, February 2013



Life Lessons Nigel Bullers
Canada

Nominee

"Life Lessons"
Tiger coaches her young cub at the Calgary zoo



Mom & Dad Nikhil Ramteke
India

Nominee

"Mom & Dad"



The White Throne Nikhil Ramteke
India

Nominee

"The White Throne"



Bashful Monkey Rodger Overholser
USA

Nominee

"Bashful Monkey"



Bee Rupert Horst Portugaller
Austria

Nominee

"Bee"



The Phantom of The North Sebastien Beun
Belgium

Nominee

"The Phantom of The North"
The great grey owl (Strix Nebulosa), also called the phantom of the north.



Alpaca Encounter Shari Bradbury
USA

Nominee

"Alpaca Encounter"



Caught Sheng Xiong Dong
Singapore

Nominee

"Caught"
Struggling to free itself from a hanging web.



Lost Freedom Sheng Xiong Dong
Singapore

Nominee

"Lost Freedom"



An Eye for Art Slobodan Blagojevic
USA

Nominee

"An Eye for Art"
A bison, refreshing in the Yellowstone lake, appears to be admiring an impromptu stone sculpture.



Dog On Windowsill Sundari Narayan-Swami
USA

Nominee

"Dog On Windowsill"
A puppy rests its head on a windowsill in Jodhpur, Rajasthan



Elephants, giraffes and a rhino Susan McConnell
USA

Nominee

"Elephants, giraffes and a rhino"
When shooting from ground level, it's fun to play with the concept of size. These three species are all quite large!



Elephant seal flipper Susan McConnell
USA

Nominee

"Elephant seal flipper"
The flipper of a sleeping elephant seal



Silverback Susan McConnell
USA

Nominee

"Silverback"
A silverback mountain gorilla, looking contemplative



Zebra Susan Greeff
South Africa

Nominee

"Zebra"
Born Free - Zebra



PAPA Vision Tanita Leets
USA

Nominee

"PAPA Vision"
Mirror Mirror



Paper Fly Tanita Leets
USA

Nominee

"Paper Fly"
Fly on Paper



White Lake Tarek Al Sharif
United Arab Emirates

Nominee

"White Lake"
Minimalism in action



Heron Landing Toby Snelgrove
Canada

Nominee

"Heron Landing"
With its landing gear down and his air brakes in full force, this heron prepares for landing.



shimmering grass Trevor Kerry
UK

Nominee

"shimmering grass"



Sledge dogs Trond Are Berge
Norway

Nominee

"Sledge dogs"
Resting after a hard days work, Sarek,Sweden



Goats among gravestones Ulla Cornelius
Germany

Nominee

"Goats among gravestones"
Ireland



Playfight Valerie Franc-Houge
USA

Nominee

"Playfight"
Stallions playfighting to assert dominance



swans lake Vassilis Tangoulis
Greece

Nominee

"swans lake"
the beauty of swans



Walrus Wendy Broekx
Australia

Nominee

"Walrus"
Moffen Island. Svalbard, Norway.



Oh Yingting Shih
Taiwan

Nominee

"Oh"



Transfer Station Yingting Shih
Taiwan

Nominee

"Transfer Station"



Waiting Yingting Shih
Taiwan

Nominee

"Waiting"



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