Nature - Professional

Skogafoss Emmanuel Coupe
Greece

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Skogafoss"
Iceland



Moulton's Barn and Milky Way Gene Taylor
USA

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Moulton's Barn and Milky Way"
This is the shot that almost didn’t happen. I was in Jackson for 24 hours. Early in the evening it was raining so I gave up. When I got up to leave for the airport it was clear. So off to Mormon’s Row I went!



Stag Jason Arundell
Australia

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Stag"



Kansas Thunderstorm Roger Coulam
UK

Honorable Mention

"Kansas Thunderstorm"



Leaves, Wuzhen, China Geir Jordahl
USA

Honorable Mention

"Leaves, Wuzhen, China"
From the series "Circle of Life"



beijing water 04 Till Leeser
Germany

Honorable Mention

"beijing water 04"



blown away Walter Luttenberger
Austria

Honorable Mention

"blown away"
a copse is moved by a hard blowing wind, while snow is covering the scene



Black Boulders Michael Hudson
USA

Honorable Mention

"Black Boulders"
Northeast Maine



The Storm David Macias
USA

Honorable Mention

"The Storm"
Yosemity National Park during a dramtic storm.



Skyward Aaron Feinberg
USA

Nominee

"Skyward"
Redwoods disappear in to the fog along the CA coast.



Crab Crowd Adam Plucinski
Australia

Nominee

"Crab Crowd"
The more, the merrier. Shot taken on the Egyptian beach.



Survivor Adam Plucinski
Australia

Nominee

"Survivor"
Hiking south of UK, I captured that tree, crooked by strong wind. Last one standing.



Winter Study Adam Williams
USA

Nominee

"Winter Study"
Winter study, Centennial Colorado, March 2013, Fuji neopan acros 100, Mamiya rz67,



Loch Mallachie Ady Kerry
UK

Nominee

"Loch Mallachie"
Loch Mallachie, Cairngorm National Park, Scotland.



Twisted Andrew Vernon
USA

Nominee

"Twisted"
A piece of driftwood on the Spit in Homer, AK



Ice Annaick Guitteny
UK

Nominee

"Ice"
ice pond melting away



Angel Tree Beth Buglione
USA

Nominee

"Angel Tree"
Clouds swirl above an Aspen tree in Grand Teton park



White Lava Beth Buglione
USA

Nominee

"White Lava"
Water hits the base of a waterfall in the Columbia Gorge, Oregon



Boneyard Beach Bruce DeBoer
USA

Nominee

"Boneyard Beach"
An afternoon spent in a very surreal spot on Bulls Island of the coast of South Carolina yeilded this image.



Adorned Carol Sharp
UK

Nominee

"Adorned"



Bejewelled Shoreline Cath Evans
UK

Nominee

"Bejewelled Shoreline"
Icebergs are washed ashore and left like jewels on the shoreline



Ice Cath Evans
UK

Nominee

"Ice"
A beautiful ice sculpture pushed ashore by the ocean onto a black beach in Iceland



Chinese rice terraces Chris McLennan
New Zealand

Nominee

"Chinese rice terraces"
A lone farmer walks through the extensive Longji rice terraces in Southern China.



Mighty Maple Christina Handley
Canada

Nominee

"Mighty Maple"



Be chrystina geagan
USA

Nominee

"Be"
Lone acacia tree, Serengeti, Tanzania



Snow Crescent Colin McRae
USA

Nominee

"Snow Crescent"
Snow Field Formation in the High Sierras



Ice & Art Cristobal Serrano
Spain

Nominee

"Ice & Art"
In a volcanic beach near the Vatnajokull glacier, I found this piece of ice close to the shore after a smooth snowfall. Skaftafell National Park, Iceland.



Starfish Dreams Cristobal Serrano
Spain

Nominee

"Starfish Dreams"
The Blue Starfish (Linckia laevigata) is capable of regenerating a new starfish from almost any portion of its body that might break off.



Two Trolls Cristobal Serrano
Spain

Nominee

"Two Trolls"
According to legend the rocky needles of Reynisdrangar were formed when two trolls tried to drag a ship onto the rocks. The rays of the sun caused them all to be turned to stone. Reynisfjara, Iceland



Gossamer Web Damon Clarke
Canada

Nominee

"Gossamer Web"
Minuscule dew drops coalesce on a gossamer web. The entire field of view is approximately 7mm wide.



Life, Cracks & Crag Daniel Holmes
USA

Nominee

"Life, Cracks & Crag"
In harshness there can be life



Smoke River David Koester
Germany

Nominee

"Smoke River"
The picture shows an aerial view of the glacier river Landeyjar Sandur, Iceland. That abstract subject I photographed from the open door of a small plane.



Copper River Delta David Stubbs
USA

Nominee

"Copper River Delta"
The Copper River delta emerges from the Chugach Range and spills into Orca Sound near Cordova, Alaska, sourcing one of the most prolific fisheries in North America.



Cloud reflection Dennis Frates
USA

Nominee

"Cloud reflection"
Puffy cloud reflection, Crater Lake and Wizard Island. Crater Lake National Park, Oregon



Ocean well Dennis Frates
USA

Nominee

"Ocean well"
Ocean well on Oregon coast



Badland pattern Dennis Frates
USA

Nominee

"Badland pattern"
Eroded and cracked rock and mud formations. Badlands National Park. South Dakota formations.



Skimming Diana Johnson
UK

Nominee

"Skimming"



Bleached Don Hall
USA

Nominee

"Bleached"
Bleached logs in a shallow creek.



Vik II Emmanuel Coupe
Greece

Nominee

"Vik II"
South Iceland



Dyrholaey Emmanuel Coupe
Greece

Nominee

"Dyrholaey"
South Iceland



Vik Emmanuel Coupe
Greece

Nominee

"Vik"
South Iceland



Climbing plant #1# Eugenio Opitz
Hungary

Nominee

"Climbing plant #1#"
December 2012, Rural town of Carrizal.Miranda state,Venezuela. Climbing plant over lamp. From the series of: Climbing plants .Work in progress.



Carson Frank Bevans
USA

Nominee

"Carson "
Evening on the Carson River



Beacon Fell. Gary Liggett
UK

Nominee

"Beacon Fell."



Xihai Grand Canyon, Huangshan, China Geir Jordahl
USA

Nominee

"Xihai Grand Canyon, Huangshan, China"
From the series "Circle of Life"



Arches at Night Gene Taylor
USA

Nominee

"Arches at Night"
Arches National Park, August 2012



Drowned Island Gerald & Ina Berghammer
Austria

Nominee

"Drowned Island"
Scotland 2012, Hasselblad 500c/m, Medium Format 6x6cm negativ Film,Premium Art Pigment Print



X - Factor Gerald & Ina Berghammer
Austria

Nominee

"X - Factor"
Germany 2012, Toyo Field 45 AII,Large Format 4x5inch negativ Film,Premium Art Pigment Print



The Lake House Gerald & Ina Berghammer
Austria

Nominee

"The Lake House"
Austria 2011, Hasselblad 500c/m, Medium Format 6x6cm negativ Film,Premium Art Pigment Print



Treacherous Coast Gerald & Ina Berghammer
Austria

Nominee

"Treacherous Coast"
Spain 2012, Toyo Field 45 AII,Large Format 4x5inch negativ Film,Premium Art Pigment Print



Breakwater Sticks Gerald & Ina Berghammer
Austria

Nominee

"Breakwater Sticks"
Germany 2012, Fuji GX 617,Medium Format 6x17cm negativ Film,Premium Art Pigment Print



borderline Giordano Cipriani
Italy

Nominee

"borderline"
underwater horizon



Death Valley Dream Harry Sandler
USA

Nominee

"Death Valley Dream"



fiddleheads Heather Aitken
USA

Nominee

"fiddleheads"
taken in 2009, w/mamiya 6x7, backyard was filled with fresh young ferns



Foggy day Ilona Wellmann
Germany

Nominee

"Foggy day"



Wonderland Ilona Wellmann
Germany

Nominee

"Wonderland"



Middle of SomeWhere Jason Henthorne
USA

Nominee

"Middle of SomeWhere"



Trees and Path Jason Nichols
USA

Nominee

"Trees and Path"



Haiku 2 Joanne Scherf
USA

Nominee

"Haiku 2"
Barren solitude and grandeur of minimalist winter whiteness



Loneliness John Quintero
UK

Nominee

"Loneliness"
Palm tree in the middle of dunes in Sahara Desert, Morocco taken early in the morning



Cotton Field at Dusk Joseph De Sciose
USA

Nominee

"Cotton Field at Dusk"
A cotton field just before sunset in late October, Northwest Alabama.



Narrowed 3 Juergen Lechner
Germany

Nominee

"Narrowed 3"



Camera Obscura 1 Juergen Lechner
Germany

Nominee

"Camera Obscura 1"
Pinhole Camera 4x5"



Awakening Julie Eggers
USA

Nominee

"Awakening"
One evening on Huangshan Mountain and it was magical.



adagio kevin kwok
USA

Nominee

"adagio"



Silver Cypress Larry Lourcey
USA

Nominee

"Silver Cypress"
Photographed in Uncertain, Texas using IR-converted Nikon D70.



Ecole Beach Lawrence Hudetz
USA

Nominee

"Ecole Beach"
Beach Essence



The Rain Is Over Liyun Yu
USA

Nominee

"The Rain Is Over"
The rain is over crossing the top of Appalachian Mountain. North Carolina, USA



The Monsoon Series: Tanah Lot Sea Luigi Fieni
Italy

Nominee

"The Monsoon Series: Tanah Lot Sea"



The Monsoon Series: Nusapenida Luigi Fieni
Italy

Nominee

"The Monsoon Series: Nusapenida"



Ice and Sky, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, Iceland Massimo Margagnoni
Italy

Nominee

"Ice and Sky, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, Iceland"



Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, Iceland Massimo Margagnoni
Italy

Nominee

"Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, Iceland"



The Moon at Canyonlands Matteo Cirenei
Italy

Nominee

"The Moon at Canyonlands"
Walking on trials in Canyonlands' National Park, the Moon shining in the blue sky.. a triptych of round shapes



Silent Rock Matthew James Smith
USA

Nominee

"Silent Rock"



The Plank Matthew James Smith
USA

Nominee

"The Plank"



The Great Wall Matthew James Smith
USA

Nominee

"The Great Wall"



The Ancient Gates Matthew James Smith
USA

Nominee

"The Ancient Gates"



Glacier 1 Maureen Ruddy Burkhart
USA

Nominee

"Glacier 1"
Alaska's Tracey Arm Fjord at midday



Glowing Leaves Michael Hudson
USA

Nominee

"Glowing Leaves"
Acadia National Park, Maine



Rock Pool No:2 Michael McLaughlin
Ireland

Nominee

"Rock Pool No:2"
Rock Pool, from a series of images photographed in infrared



Bunowen River Michael McLaughlin
Ireland

Nominee

"Bunowen River"
Bunowen River Salmon Pool



The River Michael McLaughlin
Ireland

Nominee

"The River"
Pondweed at Doolough River



Phranang Cave Beach, Study 4 Mikael Kapanaga
Russia

Nominee

"Phranang Cave Beach, Study 4"
Krabi, Thailand, 2011



Mist Mike Hollman
New Zealand

Nominee

"Mist"
Clearing mist, Huangshan, China.



Cuerpo al natural Nina Reistad
Spain

Nominee

"Cuerpo al natural"
I was about to enter an exhibition titled "el cuerpo"( the body), when this tree appeared in Sevilla, Spain.



silicas wave Nita and Wales Madden III
USA

Nominee

"silicas wave"



COASTAL SCULPTURE 1 Oysten Glenne Kristiansen
Norway

Nominee

"COASTAL SCULPTURE 1 "
Rugland, Stavern ,Norway



Winterpoetry Oysten Glenne Kristiansen
Norway

Nominee

"Winterpoetry"
Coastlines of Larvik, Norway



The wave Paul Bride
Canada

Nominee

"The wave"
A break in the storm as two waves meet.



Bathed in light Paul Wager
Australia

Nominee

"Bathed in light"
Late afternoon light over Bhutanese montains.



In to the storm Peter Delaney
South Africa

Nominee

"In to the storm"
I have often make the mistake of thinking the grass is greener on the other-side .And that in order to create great images i must travel too far off exotic locations. There is probably an element of t



Eternal Moods Peter Lik
USA

Nominee

"Eternal Moods"



MYSTERY PHYLLIS LANE LANE
USA

Nominee

"MYSTERY"



Dwellers of the Cold Rafael Rojas
Switzerland

Nominee

"Dwellers of the Cold"
At minus 40°C, trees become eerie figures which, gathered in the cold, wait patiently for the arriving of spring. Lapland, Finland.



Northern Smoke Rafael Rojas
Switzerland

Nominee

"Northern Smoke"
The spirits of warriors, the trace left by a fox tail, a dragon's breath...or just the northern lights? That night magic was unveiled and sky and land were tied together. Bodo, Norway.



Convergence Rafael Rojas
Switzerland

Nominee

"Convergence"
During a short instance, a perfect convergence of basalt and water, the elements which constitute Iceland, takes place as the crashing wave mimics perfectly the shape of the rocky cliff. South of Icel



22,41ºS 43,19ºW Ricardo de Vicq de Cumptich
Brazil

Nominee

"22,41ºS 43,19ºW"



Tekapo Richard Wood
New Zealand

Nominee

"Tekapo"



Deadvlei Richard Garvey-Williams
UK

Nominee

"Deadvlei"
Dead trees surrounded by immense sand dunes in Dead Vlei, Namibia



Seascape Robert Greshoff
UK

Nominee

"Seascape"
Seascape, Kent, UK



Sandfall Roberto Soares-Gomes
Brazil

Nominee

"Sandfall"
Upper Antelope Canyon, Navajo Park, AZ, USA.



Cepilho Beach Roberto Soares-Gomes
Brazil

Nominee

"Cepilho Beach"
Beach near Trindade, Paraty, Brazil



Raios de Sol Roberto Soares-Gomes
Brazil

Nominee

"Raios de Sol"
Sunlight over the Rio de Janeiro's mountains - From Niteroi City - Brazil



Oak Rolf Walther
Germany

Nominee

"Oak"



Dutch vulcano Roos Hobe
Netherlands

Nominee

"Dutch vulcano"
The dunes of Terschelling, Holland



70 Poplars Scott Hoyle
USA

Nominee

"70 Poplars"
Spotted these poplars from a mountain top and couldn't figure out how to get to them. After many hours of searching, I finally went to Google Earth on my computer and there they were! Spent the nex



Storm on Greenland Sebastian Copeland
USA

Nominee

"Storm on Greenland"
A storm on an ice sheet displays some of nature's fiercest power. It also creates dramatic and evocative shapes, at once dramatic, ethereal and and deadly.



Wintry Stefan J Nilsson
Sweden

Nominee

"Wintry"
Iceformation, Gardshult, Simlangsdalen, Sweden



designs in the nature_E Stefano Ciol
Italy

Nominee

"designs in the nature_E"
Casarsa-PN-Italy



graphic's trees B Stefano Ciol
Italy

Nominee

"graphic's trees B"
Sedegliano-UD-Italy



graphic's trees C Stefano Ciol
Italy

Nominee

"graphic's trees C"
Sedegliano-UD-Italy



shadows of light Stefano Ciol
Italy

Nominee

"shadows of light"
Festà-Italy



Ghost Peak Steve Zmak
USA

Nominee

"Ghost Peak"
First winter storm of the season clearing at sunrise in Yosemite.



Barchan dunes Stuart Chape
Western Samoa

Nominee

"Barchan dunes "



Lonely Susan Dykstra
Canada

Nominee

"Lonely"
Frosted grasses_late autumn



Ice of Superior Susan Dykstra
Canada

Nominee

"Ice of Superior"
Ice chunks of Lake Superior



INLET Terence Kneale
Australia

Nominee

"INLET"
This is my Photography art



Kelp #4, Apollo Bay, Australia Thomas Grubba
USA

Nominee

"Kelp #4, Apollo Bay, Australia"



Nature's poetry TOM WUNDRAK
Germany

Nominee

"Nature's poetry"
Poetical mood captured in late autumn



Bishop Creek Aspen Tony Hertz
USA

Nominee

"Bishop Creek Aspen"



Gnarled Wave Tony Hertz
USA

Nominee

"Gnarled Wave"



Lake Jindabyne Tracy Ryan
Australia

Nominee

"Lake Jindabyne"
Freezing cold and absolutely still, the unusual cloud formation, submerged trees and landscape are perfectly reflected in Lake Jindabyne.



breaking the symmetrie Walter Luttenberger
Austria

Nominee

"breaking the symmetrie"
only one tree breaks the symmetrie in this winter scene



in line Walter Luttenberger
Austria

Nominee

"in line"
the trees in this small wood stand perfectly in line



WINTERSTORM Wim Dimmendaal
Netherlands

Nominee

"WINTERSTORM"
taken in our woods in Holland, afterward digital manipulated into a digital painting



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