Wildlife - Professional

Baby Ape Hand Rolf Walther
Germany

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Baby Ape Hand"



Vine Snake Strike Thomas Haney
USA

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Vine Snake Strike"
A Vine Snake strikes at the photographer in the jungles of western Ecuador. I used a macro lens to get close enough.



Bonobo Rolf Walther
Germany

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Bonobo"



Gentle Giant Adam Plucinski
Australia

Honorable Mention

"Gentle Giant"
One gentle at heart giant.



Corting Preston Haskell
Canada

Honorable Mention

"Corting"
The Dating Game



Attack of a lioness Gudkov Andrey
Russia

Honorable Mention

"Attack of a lioness"
Tanzania. Serengeti National Park



Lift-Off Paul Kennedy
USA

Honorable Mention

"Lift-Off"
A Horned Owl, a moment after launch



A Perfect Day in Alaska Oliver Klink
USA

Honorable Mention

"A Perfect Day in Alaska"
This image reflects the perfect symbolism of the life of grizzly bears from cubs to grown up.



Cheetahs waiting for food Leora Eger-Dreyfuss
Israel

Honorable Mention

"Cheetahs waiting for food"
Cheetahs waiting to be fed at Harnas Farm Namibia



Raven Nevermore Jennylynn Fields
Canada

Honorable Mention

"Raven Nevermore"



Zebra Play Lennette Newell
USA

Honorable Mention

"Zebra Play"
Zebras Rustling



Northern Gannets 4 Terry Turrentine
USA

Honorable Mention

"Northern Gannets 4"
Photographed at Bonaventure Island Perce, Quebec



Deer Jason Arundell
Australia

Honorable Mention

"Deer"



snake Adam Plucinski
Australia

Nominee

"snake"
One of the Australian natives - red bellied snake.



Playful Penguin Adam Plucinski
Australia

Nominee

"Playful Penguin"
Penguins can be very playful and that particular one was swimming in every direction possible. He moved so effortlessly under the water.



Middle finger Adam Plucinski
Australia

Nominee

"Middle finger"
This gorilla was eating but was suspiciously raising his middle finger.



Portrait #1 Alan Lo
Hong Kong

Nominee

"Portrait #1"
Procelain crab at lembeh strait, indonesia



I am watching you Alan Lo
Hong Kong

Nominee

"I am watching you"
pygmy seahorse at lembeh strait, indonesia



king on the rock ALEX BERNASCONI
Italy

Nominee

"king on the rock"
lion on kopje, north serengeti, Tanzania



Okavango giraffe ALEX BERNASCONI
Italy

Nominee

"Okavango giraffe"
Giraffe in Okavango Delta - Infrared camera



Snakes Aliah Jan
New Zealand

Nominee

"Snakes"



Rats in corn field Andrea Kornfeld
Hungary

Nominee

"Rats in corn field"
Budapest



Foal Andrew Farrington
UK

Nominee

"Foal "
Foal sheltering during April shower; Lancashire



dove Ann Elliott Cutting
USA

Nominee

"dove"



Wildebeest Migration Annie Katz
USA

Nominee

"Wildebeest Migration"
Wildebeests running in the dust in the Maasai Mara, Kenya during their annual migration.



Gull Annie Katz
USA

Nominee

"Gull"
Backlit gull taking off in Norway.



Seal Annie Katz
USA

Nominee

"Seal"
Seal in the Arctic.



A Mother's Grief Annie Katz
USA

Nominee

"A Mother's Grief"
A mother baboon carrying her dead child in her arms in Kenya.



Leopard Annie Katz
USA

Nominee

"Leopard"
Close up of a leopard in Samburu, Kenya.



Polar Bear Annie Katz
USA

Nominee

"Polar Bear"
Close up of a polar bear in the Arctic.



Storm Gathering Antonio Busiello
Italy

Nominee

"Storm Gathering "
These giraffes were part of a group that I have been following for several days in Tanzania's Lake Manyara National Park. They had spent the early morning browsing in wooded savannah but then began t



Arctic fox Arnfinn Johansen
Norway

Nominee

"Arctic fox"
Dovre Mountain, Norway



Polar Bear Arnfinn Johansen
Norway

Nominee

"Polar Bear"
Svalbard, Norway



Fly Over Barb Young
USA

Nominee

"Fly Over"



Fly Over II Barb Young
USA

Nominee

"Fly Over II"



Baboon Family Bev Pettit
USA

Nominee

"Baboon Family"
A family of baboons at Manyara, Tanzania, Africa 2013



Three Zebras Bev Pettit
USA

Nominee

"Three Zebras"
Three zebras resting, Tarangere, Tanzania, Africa



Four Wild Horses Bev Pettit
USA

Nominee

"Four Wild Horses"
Four Wild Horses living freely in California, USA



Lioness Bev Pettit
USA

Nominee

"Lioness"
Portrait of a Lioness, Serengeti, Tanzania, Africa 2013



Male Lion Bev Pettit
USA

Nominee

"Male Lion"
Portrait of a Male Lion, Ngorongoro, Tanzania, Africa 2013



Cheetah on Termite Mound Bev Pettit
USA

Nominee

"Cheetah on Termite Mound"
Cheetah sitting on termite mound Tarangire Park, Tanzania 2013



Wildebeest and Zebra Migration Bev Pettit
USA

Nominee

"Wildebeest and Zebra Migration"
Herds of wildebeest and zebra cross the Mara River from Kenya to Tanzania during the Great Migration, 2013



Stub Tail Lion Bev Pettit
USA

Nominee

"Stub Tail Lion"
Male Lion with Stub Tail in Tanzania 2013



DUST BATH bobbie goodrich
USA

Nominee

"DUST BATH"
Known as the White Elephants of Etosha National Pk ..they dust themselves with the white earth from the salt pans to stay cool and free from insects



WALKING LEOPARD bobbie goodrich
USA

Nominee

"WALKING LEOPARD"
Etosha National Park while driving through the park this beautiful leopard was crossing the road I leaned out the window of our truck and caught this captivating image



Dream of the White Horse Carien Schippers
USA

Nominee

"Dream of the White Horse"



V-Bird Cees Rijnen
Netherlands

Nominee

"V-Bird"



Breach! Clayton Hairs
Australia

Nominee

"Breach!"
A pregnant female bottlenose Dolphin hoists herself some 20m into the air in the Bay of Islands, NZ.



The Protector Debra Garside
Canada

Nominee

"The Protector"
This Sable Island mustang mare protects her spring foal from her 2 year old sibling who still wants to nurse.



Sable Stallions Debra Garside
Canada

Nominee

"Sable Stallions"
Two wild stallions vying for dominance on the foggy beaches of Sable Island National Park Reserve, Canada



Wild Eyes Diana De Rosa
USA

Nominee

"Wild Eyes"
These Wild Eyes are the protective type as she protects her chickens.



Furrow Spiders Dianne Yudelson
USA

Nominee

"Furrow Spiders"



Ascend Dianne Yudelson
USA

Nominee

"Ascend"



Komodo Dragon Dianne Yudelson
USA

Nominee

"Komodo Dragon"



Symbiotic Dianne Yudelson
USA

Nominee

"Symbiotic"



Mother And Baby cheetah Douglas Steakley Steakley
USA

Nominee

"Mother And Baby cheetah"
Mother and Baby Cheetah on a termite mound in the Maasai Mara, Kenya



Untitled 4 Drew Doggett
USA

Nominee

"Untitled 4"
From the collection "Omo: Expressions of a People." Goats descend towards the Omo River. Especially in the dry season, herds stay on the move in order to find water and land for grazing.



Bad Boys Ed Cooley
USA

Nominee

"Bad Boys"
White stallions of Southern France



Ghost Riders Ed Cooley
USA

Nominee

"Ghost Riders"
White stallions of Southern France



Flight Eloisa Callender
USA

Nominee

"Flight"



Jellyfish Frank Bevans
USA

Nominee

"Jellyfish"
At home in the dark



Leopard Leaping Gary Roberts
UK

Nominee

"Leopard Leaping"
A Leopard leaps from a tree Serengeti National Park Tanzania.



Family Gorazd Golob
Slovenia

Nominee

"Family"



Speed&power Gorazd Golob
Slovenia

Nominee

"Speed&power"



I've Got the Whole World Gray Hawn
USA

Nominee

"I've Got the Whole World"
I caught this giraffe enjoying the moment in Kenya with nothing but the plains in front of him.



High conversations Gudkov Andrey
Russia

Nominee

"High conversations"
Kenya. Masai Mara National park



Always together Heather Swan
Canada

Nominee

"Always together"
Always Together



Two Crows Hiromichi Endo
Japan

Nominee

"Two Crows"
We are living in harmony with nature.



Grace Ivan Joshua Loh
Singapore

Nominee

"Grace"



Knot Jack Hill
UK

Nominee

"Knot"
A mass of Knot roost as a high tide pushed them off their feeding ground.



Lone Stag Jason Arundell
Australia

Nominee

"Lone Stag"



Equine Portrait Jayne Silberman
USA

Nominee

"Equine Portrait"



You Talkin' To Me? Jeff Johnson
USA

Nominee

"You Talkin' To Me?"
This guy was just letting me know who the boss is!



Peek-a-Boo Jeff Johnson
USA

Nominee

"Peek-a-Boo"
Not sure I care to get any closer . . . would you?



Stare Down Jeff Johnson
USA

Nominee

"Stare Down"
I didn't blink but I was not going to argue the point with this big cat!



King Jennylynn Fields
Canada

Nominee

"King"



Defending The Herd Joan Davis
USA

Nominee

"Defending The Herd"
Sand Wash Basin Wild Horses



Wild Horse Hairdo João M. Gil
Portugal

Nominee

"Wild Horse Hairdo"
Close to a family of wild horses, all got relaxed with my presence and got on with their daily lives. This was a rare moment when the great male horse rolled and rose majestically, shaking off dust.



Le Vieux Port Joe Donohue
Canada

Nominee

"Le Vieux Port"
An early fog laden morning



Swamp Bird Joseph Bankowski
USA

Nominee

"Swamp Bird"



Kong Joseph Bankowski
USA

Nominee

"Kong"



Mothers love Julie Ewing
Australia

Nominee

"Mothers love"
The monkeys appeared oblivious to the rain, and very relaxed with us nearby whilst the young one suckled.



Dantes Inferno Karen Lunney
Australia

Nominee

"Dantes Inferno"
Forced to find new river crossing points in the Serengeti-Mara region of Eastern Africa, the wildebeest descend into individual despair and collective chaos.



Dolphin Encounter Kathleen T. Carr
USA

Nominee

"Dolphin Encounter"
Close Encounter of the Best Kind with wild Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins



Stallion Kerri-Jo Stewart
Canada

Nominee

"Stallion"
Akhal-Teke stallion



Rüppell's Vulture: After a shower Lenka Cizkova
Netherlands

Nominee

"Rüppell's Vulture: After a shower"
Rüppell’s Griffon Vulture (Gyps rueppellii) is the world’s highest-flying bird, with confirmed evidence of a flight at an altitude of 11,000 metres (36,100 ft) above sea level. [source: Wikipedia]



Raven Lennette Newell
USA

Nominee

"Raven"
Tanzania landscape



paca study 86 Lennette Newell
USA

Nominee

"paca study 86"
adapt to nocturnal habits if needed to survive



equine study 121 Lennette Newell
USA

Nominee

"equine study 121"
Friesian Profile



African Savanna Lennette Newell
USA

Nominee

"African Savanna"
wildebeest zebra herd



New Wilderness Lennette Newell
USA

Nominee

"New Wilderness"
African Elephant



Pelican Got Talents Liyun Yu
USA

Nominee

"Pelican Got Talents"



Dinner Time Liyun Yu
USA

Nominee

"Dinner Time"



Come Fly With Me. Lucia Griggi
UK

Nominee

"Come Fly With Me. "
A flock of birds disperse their shadows over the salt planes of Baja, Mexico.



Gentoo Penguin Art Malcolm Schuyl
UK

Nominee

"Gentoo Penguin Art"
Gentoo Penguin, Falkland Islands



an old soul Marguerite Garth
USA

Nominee

"an old soul"
taken at a historic ranch in the high desert



Fresh Water Hippos Marilyn Maxwell
USA

Nominee

"Fresh Water Hippos"
At Risk Portfolio. Warfare in the Congo has decimated hippo populations.



Dazzle Marilyn Maxwell
USA

Nominee

"Dazzle"



Black Rhino Marilyn Maxwell
USA

Nominee

"Black Rhino"
At Risk Portfolio. The mistaken belief in the curative power of rhino horn has brought this species near to extinction.



Only Two Marilyn Maxwell
USA

Nominee

"Only Two"
At Risk Portfolio.



Young Bull Marilyn Maxwell
USA

Nominee

"Young Bull"
At Risk Portfolio.



Twilight Leopard Marilyn Maxwell
USA

Nominee

"Twilight Leopard"
At Risk Portfolio.



Long Reach Marilyn Maxwell
USA

Nominee

"Long Reach"
At Risk Portfolio.



Out Of The Dark Mario Moreno
South Africa

Nominee

"Out Of The Dark"
White Rhinoceros or Square-lipped rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) captured in Kariega Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.



Water Gallop Nathalie Todd
UK

Nominee

"Water Gallop"
Camargue horses



Sunset in the Sanctuary Nousha Salimi
USA

Nominee

"Sunset in the Sanctuary"
Equine Advocates rescue centre and sanctuary,Chatham,NY.2013



Water Spirits Olga Rook
Netherlands

Nominee

"Water Spirits"



Holding On Oliver Klink
USA

Nominee

"Holding On"
For a second I tought I was safe until mom started to stand up. Hold on!



Romancing Vinho Packer Sharon
USA

Nominee

"Romancing Vinho"
a day with a Lusitano



Rage Packer Sharon
USA

Nominee

"Rage"
Lusitano Stallion



Domestic Warrior Paige Burghardt
USA

Nominee

"Domestic Warrior"
You can only take so much wild out of a house cat.



Desert Perch Paul Kennedy
USA

Nominee

"Desert Perch"
A Prairie Falcon at the Desert Musuem in Tucson, Arizona, at the moment of landing



Forest Youth Paul Swen
USA

Nominee

"Forest Youth"
Yearling Borneo Elephant



Eye Of Ivory Paul Swen
USA

Nominee

"Eye Of Ivory"
Profile of Asian Elephant



Grace Paul Swen
USA

Nominee

"Grace"
Mature Andean Flamingo



Mdoadoa Paul Swen
USA

Nominee

"Mdoadoa"
Male Cheetah



A Relaxed Moment Paul Swen
USA

Nominee

"A Relaxed Moment"
Elephant in Playful Mood



Hi There Paula Durbin
USA

Nominee

"Hi There"



Single File Paula Durbin
USA

Nominee

"Single File"



Exuberance Preston Haskell
Canada

Nominee

"Exuberance "
Hard Landing



Mustang Windy Rachael Waller
USA

Nominee

"Mustang Windy"
Wild Mustang Windy still the Queen of her herd.



WILD CHASE Rakesh Sahai
India

Nominee

"WILD CHASE"



Blue Cranes Richard Armstrong
USA

Nominee

"Blue Cranes"
Blue Cranes at the International Crane Foundation feeding in front of a mural.



Unexpected visitor to Scarlet Fritillary Rob Badger
USA

Nominee

"Unexpected visitor to Scarlet Fritillary"
Scarlet Fritillary (Fritillaria recurva) photographed outdoors when a hummingbird flew in to feed. Natural light with black fabric background, Upper Table Rocks, BLM and Nature Conservancy land.



SnoPlay Roberta McGowan
USA

Nominee

"SnoPlay"
A winter storm - spirited horses at play



Gorilla Rolf Walther
Germany

Nominee

"Gorilla"



To be or not to be... Rolf Walther
Germany

Nominee

"To be or not to be..."



Orang Utan Rolf Walther
Germany

Nominee

"Orang Utan"



Baby Bonobo Rolf Walther
Germany

Nominee

"Baby Bonobo"



Northern California Rice Fields with Egret Ron Schwager
USA

Nominee

"Northern California Rice Fields with Egret"
Egret ready for flight.



freedom Simona Poncia
Italy

Nominee

"freedom"
freedom



sea peak with birds Steven Taylor
UK

Nominee

"sea peak with birds"
silver gelatine print on fiber base paper



Londres Susan Kerr
Canada

Nominee

"Londres"
A young spirit of Andalucia



Arctic terns Sverre Hjornevik
Norway

Nominee

"Arctic terns"
Arctic terns against cloudy skys. Location Iceland.



PELICAN Terence Kneale
Australia

Nominee

"PELICAN"
My goal creating images from nature is not only fun doing what I love , it's also bringing awareness of the beauty of nature and how important it is to preserve for future generations. I'm very proud back in the 70's to have helped stop humpback whaling and today they thrive without the threat of man , a true victory for wildlife.



Nectar Bat in Arizona 3 Terry Turrentine
USA

Nominee

"Nectar Bat in Arizona 3"
photographed with DSLR infrared sensor using Phototrap



Northern Gannets 2 Terry Turrentine
USA

Nominee

"Northern Gannets 2"
photographed at Bonaventure Island Perce, Quebec



Northern Gannets 5 Terry Turrentine
USA

Nominee

"Northern Gannets 5"
Photographed at Bonaventure Island Perce, Quebec



Sentry Thierry Gourjon
USA

Nominee

"Sentry"
"Sentry" from the Captivity series - Arizona , USA



French Sumo Thierry Gourjon
USA

Nominee

"French Sumo"
"French Sumo" from the Captivity series. Museum of Natural History, New York, USA



Curiosity Tim Taylor
UK

Nominee

"Curiosity"
Mutual curiosity as a Grey Seal plays hide and seek with me whilst freediving off of Lundy Island.



Black and White Vera Regina Bandeira
Brazil

Nominee

"Black and White"
ovelhas



faceoff William Chua
Singapore

Nominee

"faceoff"
faceoff between cheetah and jackal



on guard William Chua
Singapore

Nominee

"on guard"
cheetah standing guard against an approaching jackal



Invasion Yingting Shih
Taiwan

Nominee

"Invasion"



Wild Yingting Shih
Taiwan

Nominee

"Wild"



Untitled 5 Youngsook Zhang
USA

Nominee

"Untitled 5"



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