Wildlife - Professional

Life on the Line

Annie Katz

USA

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Life on the Line"
A Snowy Owl, with riveted eyes and wings flared, about to make a catch



Piece of Earth

Michael Fell

USA

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Piece of Earth"
An elephant bull kicks debris at the camera in indignation (Kitirua Conservancy, Kenya).



Almost Human

Roie Galitz

Israel

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Almost Human"
Bears show an amazing character and each one has its own personality. In this image of the wet standing bear, with its backlight and black & white processing, you can really see the 'human' side of...



Belly of a giant

Scott Portelli

Australia

Honorable Mention

"Belly of a giant"
A close encounter with a 40 tonne humpback whale as she glides by.presenting her stomach.



Chasing Light

Drew Doggett

USA

Honorable Mention

"Chasing Light"
The all-white horses of Camargue are most identifiable by their signature color and prominent features; they are believed to be descended from prehistoric horses around 17,000 years ago.



Connected

Pamela Pauline

Australia

Honorable Mention

"Connected"
A family of elephants, Southern Africa December 2015



Competition of Chaos

Suk Eun Kim

Korea (South)

Honorable Mention

"Competition of Chaos"
White tail repair's prey fight in Hokkaido. Who is eating? Who lives? The labyrinth in chaos.



Fighting Horses

Bartlomiej Jurecki

Poland

Honorable Mention

"Fighting Horses"
Wild horses fighting during the Rapa das Bestas festival in Sabucedo, Spain.



Brown Bear

Jari Peltomaki

Finland

Honorable Mention

"Brown Bear"
Brown Bear early in the morning in open frozen marsh surrounded by Ravens.



Flamingo

Wendi Schneider

USA

Honorable Mention

"Flamingo"
States of Grace: Fauna - pigment ink on vellum over white gold leaf - balancing the real and the imagined to illuminate the grace of nature's organic forms.



City of King Penguin chicks

Tom Schandy

Norway

Honorable Mention

"City of King Penguin chicks"
King Penguin chicks at South Georgia, last light of the day.



Whale Trail

Beau Pilgrim

Australia

Honorable Mention

"Whale Trail"
This male Humpback Whale spent over an hour playing in the water and interacting around me, putting



Cubby Hole

Debra Garside

Canada

Honorable Mention

"Cubby Hole"
Cubby Hole (a safe place for kids to hide). Spring cubs in -50C temps.



Rural Road

Lynn Clayton

New Zealand

Honorable Mention

"Rural Road"
Sheep being moved on a gravel road in back country New Zealand



King Penguin Gathering

Thomas Kokta

USA

Honorable Mention

"King Penguin Gathering"
Thousands of king penguins gather on South Georgia Island



Fountain pens blotting paper and quill

Joseph Anthony

Hong Kong

Honorable Mention

"Fountain pens blotting paper and quill"
Swallows nest with six hungry chicks in Hong Kong. Open mouths resemble fountain pens



HANDSOME - Cathartes Aura

Janice Tieken

USA

Honorable Mention

"HANDSOME - Cathartes Aura"
HANDSOME is his name. He is one of the Cathartes Aura also known as the turkey vulture, a vital part of our eco-system, one of the many who serve in the role of Nature's housekeeper.



Gotcha!

Ellen Reus

Netherlands

Honorable Mention

"Gotcha!"
The dog, named Prada, loves his ball and want to play catch all day.



"Angry Cow"

Seth Joel

USA

Honorable Mention

""Angry Cow""
Angry cow is a force to be reckoned with on the open range in Hillside, Arizona.



American Crow

Marc Cramer

Canada

Honorable Mention

"American Crow"
Today it is still snowing in Quebec, I have an outdoor studio for shooting the birds in my garden, O



FurSealAndKIngPenguinFaceOff

Thomas Kokta

USA

Honorable Mention

"FurSealAndKIngPenguinFaceOff"
Fur Seal Watches King Penguins South Georgia Islands



The Sect

Pedro Jarque

Spain

Honorable Mention

"The Sect"
A group of flying foxes hanging on a tree.



Elephant Seal

Thomas Kokta

USA

Honorable Mention

"Elephant Seal"



not human

Wolf Ademeit

Germany

Honorable Mention

"not human"
female gorilla



Winter Gang

Tomas Hulik

Slovak Republic

Honorable Mention

"Winter Gang"
Rare picture of Red Deers winter gang on floodplains of Morava River, Slovakia



Froggy

David Skernick

USA

Honorable Mention

"Froggy"
This guy played hide and seek with me for 45 minutes.



Chomp

Michael Fell

USA

Honorable Mention

"Chomp"
A powerful pod of hippopotamuses engage in the mating game on the Simuyu River, Tanzania.



Baby Gorilla

Rolf Walther

Germany

Honorable Mention

"Baby Gorilla"



Watchful eye

Scott Portelli

Australia

Honorable Mention

"Watchful eye"
A female Humpback keeps a watchful eye over an adventurous new born calf.



Let me out!

Bernard Sim

Singapore

Honorable Mention

"Let me out!"
They look so sad but don't be fooled, they are very aggressive. This was taken at a mini zoo in Batam, Indonesia. The monkeys were very aggressive and will snatch anything that is close to them.



Rhino Reflection

Susan Greeff

South Africa

Honorable Mention

"Rhino Reflection"
Rhino Reflection is not only the literal description of the image, but also the sad reality that rhino numbers are decreasing due to the murderous acts of killing them off for greedy poaching of...



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