Nature - Professional

Sensual Stone

Adrian Davis

USA

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Sensual Stone"
Red Feather Lakes, Colorado



Iceberg

Annie Katz

USA

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Iceberg"
An iceberg in Northern Svalbard, backlit & iridescent against the sky.



the veil

Pallon Daruwala

India

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"the veil"
The stem and husk of a palm tree ...or a veiled, windswept face?



Hole

Andre Boto

Portugal

Honorable Mention

"Hole"
The nature provides some really interesting shapes and textures like this hole near a beach.



Mite Peak

Michael Venz

New Zealand

Honorable Mention

"Mite Peak"
A setting sun causes Mitre Peak to cast a reflection in a tidal pool.



Drought 1

Tom D. Jones

Belgium

Honorable Mention

"Drought 1"
Many species are suffering because of drought. We need to cherish our water supplies...



Antelope Skeleton / Leaf

Gio Alma

USA

Honorable Mention

"Antelope Skeleton / Leaf"
Antelope Canyon Utah USA, dreary day, Jan 2017



Under the Weather

Pamela Pauline

Australia

Honorable Mention

"Under the Weather"
Storm over Sydney, Anzac Day 2015, a fitting end to the 100th commemoration of the Anzac Experience.



Ripples

Jessica Cardelucci

USA

Honorable Mention

"Ripples"
A wave crashes along the California coast



Franz Josef

Patricia Jarvis

USA

Honorable Mention

"Franz Josef"
Early morning decision at the Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand.



Mysterious Sossusvlei Dunes

Terri Gold

USA

Honorable Mention

"Mysterious Sossusvlei Dunes"
The word Sossusvlei literally translates to “dead end.



Cedar Pass Badlands

Lou Fischer

USA

Honorable Mention

"Cedar Pass Badlands"
Badland sunset



At the end of the world

Anastasia Woolmington

Australia

Honorable Mention

"At the end of the world"
Strong winds from Antarctica cause trees to grow in unusual shapes at Southern New Zealand



Just One Tree

Michael Venz

New Zealand

Honorable Mention

"Just One Tree"
Early morning mist shrouds the lone tree growing in the lake



Resting Place

Dylan Fox

Australia

Honorable Mention

"Resting Place"
A large boulder, resting peacefully in between to cliff faces on the West Australian Coastline.



Storm Front

Steve Turner

Australia

Honorable Mention

"Storm Front"
Start of the wet season tropical far North Queensland Australia.



"Wadden Sea #1"

Harry Köster

Germany

Honorable Mention

""Wadden Sea #1""
Free project "Wadden Sea" - The Wadden Sea National Park from above.



mist avenue

George Kavanagh

UK

Honorable Mention

"mist avenue"



supermoon

Jano Stovka

Slovak Republic

Honorable Mention

"supermoon"



 Wings of Light

David Gubernick

USA

Honorable Mention

" Wings of Light"
Oceano Dunes, California. Image was taken during daylight and made into B&W to look like nighttime.



Glorious

Andrea Jones

Australia

Honorable Mention

"Glorious"
Skógafoss waterfall is one of the biggest and most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland.



SaltPilesBolivia

Thomas Kokta

USA

Honorable Mention

"SaltPilesBolivia"
Salt Piles are illuminated by the moon at 4am



The Good Land

Matthew James Smith

USA

Honorable Mention

"The Good Land"
Hasselblad 503CW



Foggy Cypress Stumps

Charles Bush

USA

Honorable Mention

"Foggy Cypress Stumps"
Cypress Stumps in the Atchafalaya Basin on a Foggy Morning



Silence / Blizzard

Carol Horigan

USA

Honorable Mention

"Silence / Blizzard"
A lone tree visible during a blizzard at 12,000 ft in the New Mexico Rockies



Into the Sky

Pedro Noel da Luz

Portugal

Honorable Mention

"Into the Sky"
After a large fire that hit the Monchique mountain range, Algarve region in Portugal last summer, the trees that survived try to recover, always towards the sky.



Abstraction

Paul Edmundson

Norway

Honorable Mention

"Abstraction"
A study of how light affects the forms of running water.



dancer

Carmen Spitznagel

Germany

Honorable Mention

"dancer"



Water sculpture

Ruud Peters

Netherlands

Honorable Mention

"Water sculpture"



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