Wildlife - Professional

Ape hands and feet Rolf Walther
Germany

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Ape hands and feet"



Royalty Ruud Peters
Netherlands

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Royalty"



Emperor Penguins #2 Tomasz Gudzowaty
Poland

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Emperor Penguins #2"
Emperor Penguins, one of the species most endangered by global warming. West Antarctica 2008



Andalusian Serana Hunt
Australia

Honorable Mention

"Andalusian"



Pride of the Night Cristobal Serrano
Spain

Honorable Mention

"Pride of the Night"
A pride of lions finally came down to drink. The light of the camera flash rebounded from their retinas and reflected their gaze on the water. Okaukuejo, Etosha National Park, Namibia.



Face to face Andrey Gudkov
Russia

Honorable Mention

"Face to face"



Bison Bull Heidi and Hans-Juergen Koch
Germany

Honorable Mention

"Bison Bull"
Bison or American buffalo (Bison bison), adult bull shows his broadside, in the moult and lose the thick winter coat, Bad River Ranch (ranch of Ted Turner), Fort Pierre, South Dakota, USA. This image



Elephant watering hole Chris McLennan
New Zealand

Honorable Mention

"Elephant watering hole"
A lrge breeding herd of elephants gather around a watering hole in Botswana, Africa.



Barracudas Gregor Törzs
Germany

Honorable Mention

"Barracudas"
Medium Format Analog * Platinum Print on Arches Paper



Alamoso achille bigliardi
USA

Nominee

"Alamoso"
Alamoso photographer duringa shoot for Point of Change-Equine Guided Education



Cari_in_Action achille bigliardi
USA

Nominee

"Cari_in_Action"
Cari getting excited druing a shoot for Point of Change-Equine Guided Education



Crowd Adam Plucinski
Australia

Nominee

"Crowd"
Pelicans awaiting to be fed. Photo taken on the Central Coast, NSW, Australia



Who's calling? Adam Plucinski
Australia

Nominee

"Who's calling?"
This gorilla from Taronga Zoo Sydney is imitating visitors talking on their mobile phones. He does it constantly, even while eating, sometimes both hands.



Jinjang Andrea Kornfeld
Hungary

Nominee

"Jinjang"
Shagya Arabian horses



Farm life Andrew Kemp
Brazil

Nominee

"Farm life"
Morning Mist



Storm gathering Antonio Busiello
Italy

Nominee

"Storm gathering"
I followed these giraffes for few days, at one point they stopped and looked like they were aiting for the storm to come.



Hawk II Barb Young
USA

Nominee

"Hawk II"



Grace Bev Pettit
USA

Nominee

"Grace"
A frisky stallion



SKY HIGH bobbie goodrich
USA

Nominee

"SKY HIGH"
Image taken in Sanbone private reserve South Africa December 2012



Wild horses bobbie goodrich
USA

Nominee

"Wild horses"
Image taken in Camargue France of the White wild horses May 2012



Brown-Carolyn Flying Ibis Carolyn Brown
USA

Nominee

"Brown-Carolyn Flying Ibis"
Ibis Disagreement Over Limb



Eye of the beast Cemhan Biricik
USA

Nominee

"Eye of the beast"
Close up shot of a Wild Large Iguana. With the barrel of my lens in the reflection of his eye.



Elephants on the move Chris McLennan
New Zealand

Nominee

"Elephants on the move"
A breeding herd of elephants on the move. The low shooting angle helps demonstrate their size.



Hippos Chris McLennan
New Zealand

Nominee

"Hippos"
A pair of Hippos giving a warning snort, Pafuri, South Africa.



Leopard and prey, Botswana Chris McLennan
New Zealand

Nominee

"Leopard and prey, Botswana"
A large male leopard stands over his prey, Botswana.



Free chrystina geagan
USA

Nominee

"Free"
Female brown elephant, East Africa, Tanzania



Awaiting Release Chuck Nakell
USA

Nominee

"Awaiting Release"



Close to Lemon Cristobal Serrano
Spain

Nominee

"Close to Lemon"
I shot this Lemon Shark image during a night dive. The light interacting at certain depths can give them a tanned and yellow, pitted appearance, much like the surface of a lemon. Tiger Beach, Bahamas.



Eternal Love Cristobal Serrano
Spain

Nominee

"Eternal Love"
The clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris), forever faithful to the bubble-tip anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor), seems reluctant to leave its protective tentacles. Port Moresby, Papua Nueva Guinea.



Red Passion Cristobal Serrano
Spain

Nominee

"Red Passion"
This Hummingbird (Heliodoxa jacula) came to sip nectar from a Heliconia. After taking over a thousand frames, I managed to capture the bird just as it reached the flower. Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica.



The Eye of the Baitball Cristobal Serrano
Spain

Nominee

"The Eye of the Baitball"
The image captures the frantic pursuit of a cormorant as it dives, bullet like, in its attempt to catch one of these grunts (Haemulidae) that constitute its diet. Sea of Cortez, Mexico.



Luna Damon Clarke
Canada

Nominee

"Luna"
Filtered evening light dapples this magnificent Luna Moth.



Majestic Francine Filsinger
USA

Nominee

"Majestic"
"Silent Sentinel stands mute. No voice sings in the Serengeti as each day brings an endless struggle for survival. "What we must face, all of us, poachers, tourists, farmers, conservationists, pastoralists is the difficult truth that the land and its inhabitants do not go on forever." F.L.Filsinger-Serengeti National Park



King in snare. Gary Roberts
UK

Nominee

"King in snare."
A wire snare cuts deep into a wild African lions neck. Following discovery this lion was located and treated by park authorities. Poaching by snaring has dramatically increased in recent years.



shape Giordano Cipriani
Italy

Nominee

"shape"
an alligator photographed from underwater



streaks Giordano Cipriani
Italy

Nominee

"streaks"
a tiger in the water



Groopers Gregor Törzs
Germany

Nominee

"Groopers"
Medium Format Analog * Platinum Print on Arches Paper



Jellyfish dancing Gregor Törzs
Germany

Nominee

"Jellyfish dancing"
Medium Format Analog * Platinum Print on Arches Paper



Standing Room Only Harvey Duze
USA

Nominee

"Standing Room Only"
Bird on ship railing next to "No Reserved Seating" sign



zebras Heather Aitken
USA

Nominee

"zebras"
taken in 2008, Zimbabwe, the group of zebras positioned themselves in such a graphic formation.



Wild Dog Jason Arundell
Australia

Nominee

"Wild Dog"



Camargue Horses Jayne Silberman
USA

Nominee

"Camargue Horses"



Tailgaiting Jeff Widener
USA

Nominee

"Tailgaiting"
A buffalo leads a convy of cars inside the Yosemite National Park. Taken with Trii-X film and Leica R8 body with 180mm lens



Monkey Business Jeff Widener
USA

Nominee

"Monkey Business"
A monkey takes liberty at a tourist restroom in the British Territory of Gibraltar. Taken with Tri-X film with a Leica M7 camera and 28mm lens.



Reflection Jerry Whitty
USA

Nominee

"Reflection"



Fragment Jim Fenwick
UK

Nominee

"Fragment"
Dead bird in the rain, East Sussex, UK



Two elephants in the field joSon
USA

Nominee

"Two elephants in the field"
image the serengeti migration project



Hide and Seek Justin Fabian
Canada

Nominee

"Hide and Seek"



Encounter Kentaro Sekine
Japan

Nominee

"Encounter"
Cow encountered in northern Thailand at the sunset time



The_Magnificent Kristi Elias
USA

Nominee

"The_Magnificent"



A Mother's Watch Kurt Brown
Canada

Nominee

"A Mother's Watch"
The colt was 6 hours old, and his mother kept a close watch as he peacefully sleeps



Wild geese Lenka Cizkova
Netherlands

Nominee

"Wild geese"



HOOT Hoot Lennette Newell
USA

Nominee

"HOOT Hoot"



Buffalo in Mud Lynn Clayton
New Zealand

Nominee

"Buffalo in Mud"
Buffalo enjoy mud baths to remove annoying ticks.



Post Storm Roll Lynne Glazer
USA

Nominee

"Post Storm Roll"
Nothing beats a good roll in the mud after a spring storm for my snow-white mare..



Hide and Seek Malcolm Schuyl
UK

Nominee

"Hide and Seek"
Frilled Lizard hiding on tree trunk, Australia



Goats in Tree Marilyn Maxwell
USA

Nominee

"Goats in Tree"



Contemplating Mike Hollman
New Zealand

Nominee

"Contemplating"
Baboon, Beijing.



Expecting Oliver Klink
USA

Nominee

"Expecting"



Shadow Me Oliver Klink
USA

Nominee

"Shadow Me"



The Great Migration Oliver Klink
USA

Nominee

"The Great Migration"



Hwange Olwen Evans
New Zealand

Nominee

"Hwange"
Green season, Hwange National Park. Zimbabwe.



Morning Drink Paul Kennedy
USA

Nominee

"Morning Drink"
Zebras drink, just after dawn, in Etosha National Park, Namibia



Watching Paul Coghlin
UK

Nominee

"Watching"
From the "Behind the Eyes" animal portrait series, which aims to encourage you to consider animal consciousness and what an animal may “think” or feel as it looks straight back into your eyes...



Lion and Zebra Peter Delaney
South Africa

Nominee

"Lion and Zebra"



Siesta Time Phyllis Burchett
USA

Nominee

"Siesta Time"
Siesta after the Fiesta...Coastal Brown Bear Sow, Lake Clark NP, Alaska



The King of the pond Pierre Perrault
Canada

Nominee

"The King of the pond"
Bullfrog captured through cattails in a pond at La Minerve, Quebec, Canada.



Red Hartebeest Dance R.D.Wayne Holloway
Australia

Nominee

"Red Hartebeest Dance"
I love serendipity



One step into the light Radics Zoltan
Romania

Nominee

"One step into the light"



the mother Radics Zoltan
Romania

Nominee

"the mother"
snow leopard and his cub



Giraffes Symphony Rafael Rojas
Switzerland

Nominee

"Giraffes Symphony"
During a brief moment, 7 giraffes become a graphical study of texture, shape and rhythm, floating in the limbo of the African night. Okaukuejo waterhole, Etosha, Namibia.



Wildebeest Stampede Richard Garvey-Williams
UK

Nominee

"Wildebeest Stampede"
Migrating Blue Wildebeest in the southern Serengeti in Tanzania



Homeless Richard Garvey-Williams
UK

Nominee

"Homeless"
This image taken in Borneo truly expresses the plight of the orang-utans.



A Tender Moment Richard Garvey-Williams
UK

Nominee

"A Tender Moment"
Elephants in Etosha National Park in Namibia.



Froggy Went A Courting Roberta Murray
Canada

Nominee

"Froggy Went A Courting"



Wild Eyes Roberta Murray
Canada

Nominee

"Wild Eyes"



White Swan Rolf Walther
Germany

Nominee

"White Swan"



Friends Rolf Walther
Germany

Nominee

"Friends"



Kiss Rolf Walther
Germany

Nominee

"Kiss"



Baby Gorilla Rolf Walther
Germany

Nominee

"Baby Gorilla"



Lunch Rolf Walther
Germany

Nominee

"Lunch"



Hungry Eyes Romy John
USA

Nominee

"Hungry Eyes"
After a food fight.



Grumpy Ruud Peters
Netherlands

Nominee

"Grumpy"



Black Horse Scott Hoyle
USA

Nominee

"Black Horse"
I couldn't believe how beautiful this horse was. I had only a moment to take this low-light photograph, and my goal was to keep the whiskers and eyes in focus while letting the rest fade out.



Arctic fox and egg Sergey Gorshkov
Russia

Nominee

"Arctic fox and egg"
Russia. Wrangel Island. Arctic fox and egg.



Romance in the Lake Sreesailam Pasupula
India

Nominee

"Romance in the Lake"
One summer sunny day,Long Necked Cranes are performing romantic,rhythmic dance,before mating,in the lake.



Mystico Susan Burns
USA

Nominee

"Mystico"
An Iberian stallion with fire in his eyes.



The Crossing Tina Thuell
USA

Nominee

"The Crossing"
They moved as if they were of one mind and one body. Crossing the Hop River, Northern Iceland



First lesson of killing Tomasz Gudzowaty
Poland

Nominee

"First lesson of killing"
Young cheetahs have no predatory instinct. They must be trained to hunt their prey. Kenya 1999



Paradise Crossing #1 Tomasz Gudzowaty
Poland

Nominee

"Paradise Crossing #1"
Wildbeests crossing the Mara River. Kenya 1999



Paradise Crossing #5 Tomasz Gudzowaty
Poland

Nominee

"Paradise Crossing #5"
Wildbeests crossing the Mara River. Kenya 1999



Emperor Penguins #3 Tomasz Gudzowaty
Poland

Nominee

"Emperor Penguins #3"
Emperor Penguins, one of the species most endangered by global warming. West Antarctica 2008



Emperor Penguins #4 Tomasz Gudzowaty
Poland

Nominee

"Emperor Penguins #4"
Emperor Penguins, one of the species most endangered by global warming. West Antarctica 2008



The Yawn Victoria Hillman
UK

Nominee

"The Yawn"
Male Atlantic grey seal during mating season on the east cost of the UK, emerged from the sea making his presence on the beach. I wanted a different angle on the seal, yawning he showed his teeth and I wanted to show him isolated on the beach ready for battle.



untitled 13 Youngsook Zhang
USA

Nominee

"untitled 13"
2012. Bolsa Chica, CA



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