Nature - Amateur

Nature's Curves Michael Cowen
New Zealand

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Nature's Curves"
What the desert lacks in biodiversity and rivers it makes up for in curves and textures.



Free Falling (2) Patrick Ems
Switzerland

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Free Falling (2)"
Skógafoss waterfall, Iceland October 2017



Distant Rain Christian Meermann
Germany

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Distant Rain"
Taken on the German North Sea island Sylt where the weather changes constantly.



A Sheep's Paradise Debbie Rubin
USA

Honorable Mention

"A Sheep's Paradise"
The sheep were intent on taking advantage of the richness of the volcanic soil combined with the moisture rich nutrients created by this powerful fall.



Borneo Canopy Carol Schaller
USA

Honorable Mention

"Borneo Canopy"
The ancient trees in Borneo are high over the jungle floor.



ishizuki Nathan Wirth
USA

Honorable Mention

"ishizuki"
A pine tree growing over a rock on the Northern California coast of the US.



Two Trees on A Hill Nathan Wirth
USA

Honorable Mention

"Two Trees on A Hill"
Two trees sit on a hill in the dairy farms of Petaluma, CA



Estapona Dougal Rock Kieron Monahan
USA

Honorable Mention

"Estapona Dougal Rock"
Dusk, Spain, this rock resembles a 1970s cartoon dog called Dougal.



Cascade Eduardo Fujii
USA

Honorable Mention

"Cascade"



Burning winds Patrick Ems
Switzerland

Honorable Mention

"Burning winds"
The magic northern lights over Snaefellsjoekull during a full moon night.



Ocean Fury Romain Tornay
Switzerland

Honorable Mention

"Ocean Fury"
Huge waves on the Icelandic west coast after 2 days with winds over 100 Km / h. The winter is ending



Waves #2 Rosario Civello
Italy

Honorable Mention

"Waves #2"



Matterhorn Manfred Schroeder
Switzerland

Honorable Mention

"Matterhorn"
mountain-landscape, Matterhorn in the Valais with many clouds



Cloudy Star Tracks Over the Black Rock Desert Don Whitebread
USA

Honorable Mention

"Cloudy Star Tracks Over the Black Rock Desert"
The Black Rock Desert is home to Burning Man in the fall, but deserted the rest of the year



Valley Of Scars Patrick Ems
Switzerland

Honorable Mention

"Valley Of Scars"
Snaefellsjokull, Iceland October 2017



Home alone Amardeep Singh
India

Honorable Mention

"Home alone"
Bayanzag, Mongolia



Ray of Fuji Wong Choon Keat
Malaysia

Honorable Mention

"Ray of Fuji"
i was glad to capture the holy mount fuji



yosemite untitled morning Brian Valente
USA

Honorable Mention

"yosemite untitled morning"
morning mist trees and rock face



The Slot (2) Tom Sliter
USA

Honorable Mention

"The Slot (2)"
Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico



Pre-Dawn Dunes Adam Felde
USA

Honorable Mention

"Pre-Dawn Dunes"



Spreading your roots Nick Green
UK

Honorable Mention

"Spreading your roots"
SPREADING YOUR ROOTS



From The Rocks I grew John Corney
UK

Honorable Mention

"From The Rocks I grew"
I love the Strange things that Nature throws at us



Fade To Grey Antonio Gouveia
UK

Honorable Mention

"Fade To Grey"
New Forest Hampshire U.K



Real or Reflection? abigail roberts
USA

Nominee

"Real or Reflection?"
Taken at a moment of utter calmness from a zodiac in the middle of a glacier filled Antarctic Ocean



White Woods Adrian Per
Romania

Nominee

"White Woods "
The first snow in SW Romania , near my job place .I gone to the Hills where the snow was mo



Waves Agnes Tjandranegara
Singapore

Nominee

"Waves"
There is so much beauty in waves; they are like finger prints, never ever identical



Virage Aleksei Petrov
Russia

Nominee

"Virage"
Virage in the sky



Torres del Paine,Patagonia,Chile Andreas Bruglacher
Germany

Nominee

"Torres del Paine,Patagonia,Chile"



Reflection Andrew Dickman
Australia

Nominee

"Reflection"



Origin Angela Roumillac
Brazil

Nominee

"Origin"
Serra da Canastra, Brasil, 2014



Leafless Anne Goedert
Luxembourg

Nominee

"Leafless"



2018 Antero Wallinus-Rinne
Norway

Nominee

"2018"



Monument Stars Anthony Ranieri
Canada

Nominee

"Monument Stars"
Long exposure on film in Monument Valley Arizona



Before The Fall Antonio Gouveia
UK

Nominee

"Before The Fall"
Island of Gozo, Malta. This is the famous Azure Window, taken on my most recent trip to Malta. Unfortunately due to heavy storms it has collapsed, it surely will be missed by many of us.



Calveras Split Arlene Vidor
USA

Nominee

"Calveras Split"
Dazzling cloud banks rolling through Central California on a blustery day



The Shape of Water Aurelio Bormioli
Italy

Nominee

"The Shape of Water"
Water... It can take any form, from a simple puddle to a stormy ocean.



CHUPPAH Beatrice Yoder-Leyba
USA

Nominee

"CHUPPAH"
SHELTERED IN WHITE



Blue Iceberg In Fog Greenland 7022 Bob Neiman
USA

Nominee

"Blue Iceberg In Fog Greenland 7022"
Blue Iceberg In Fog Greenland 7022



Iceberg & Rocks 6829 Bob Neiman
USA

Nominee

"Iceberg & Rocks 6829"
Iceberg & Rocks 6829



Tybee Island Stars 6265 Bob Neiman
USA

Nominee

"Tybee Island Stars 6265"
Tybee Island Stars 6265



Neumayer Channel 1 Brian Jones
Australia

Nominee

"Neumayer Channel 1"
Neumayer Channel, Antarctica



Wakatipu Sunset Brian Connor
New Zealand

Nominee

"Wakatipu Sunset"
Afterglow over Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand, 2010



Reeds Brian Rope
Australia

Nominee

"Reeds"
Natural and man-made reeds alongside each other



Morning Grass Carol Brightbill
USA

Nominee

"Morning Grass"
Foggy morning on a still lake



Poem from the frozen north 3 Caroline Fraser
UK

Nominee

"Poem from the frozen north 3"
Details from the Yukon landscape in winter



Convergence Catalin Baican
Romania

Nominee

"Convergence"



Waterfall Christine Jacobson
New Zealand

Nominee

"Waterfall"



River Christoph Oberenzer
Germany

Nominee

"River"



For Amod Chuck Nakell
USA

Nominee

"For Amod"
Winter Sun at Clackamas River



Natural Snow Sculpture #2 Curt Palm
USA

Nominee

"Natural Snow Sculpture #2"
La Tete Lake, Sierra Nevada, CA



Moonrise at Bombo Quarry Daniel Schwabe
Brazil

Nominee

"Moonrise at Bombo Quarry"
Amazing shapes, textures and reflections at this other-worldly place on the East Coast of Australia.



Kirkjufell Daniel Dencescu
Germany

Nominee

"Kirkjufell"



Overwhelmed David Martin
USA

Nominee

"Overwhelmed"
An aspen sapling is hanging on for its life during a heavy spring snow melt.



Ghosts II David Frutos Egea
Spain

Nominee

"Ghosts II"
Winter, fog, water ... everything was perfect at that moment in the swamp.



Wind David Jacobs
Australia

Nominee

"Wind"
Wind blowing through leaves. Brighton, Victoria, Australia



Barcode David Frutos Egea
Spain

Nominee

"Barcode"
Winter, cold, fog, water, refelctions...the light is perfect...and I'm looking at a natural barcode.



Lightscape Study 3 David Magee
UK

Nominee

"Lightscape Study 3"
A series of images exploring reflections of the moon on the shoreline.



Long Ago David Quinn
USA

Nominee

"Long Ago"



Strength In Numbers Dermot Russell
Ireland

Nominee

"Strength In Numbers"
Tuscany, 2017.



rexzth Devin Campbell
USA

Nominee

"rexzth"



The Point Diane Kravetz
USA

Nominee

"The Point"



Half Dome Dominic Martello
USA

Nominee

"Half Dome"
Yosemite National Park



Drama in progress Dominique Dubied
Switzerland

Nominee

"Drama in progress"
Drama in progress, Guiera, Spain



Devil's Garden Arch Don Jacobson
USA

Nominee

"Devil's Garden Arch"
Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument, UT



Moon Serenade Doris Ferrarese
Canada

Nominee

"Moon Serenade"
After days of heavy rain, was blessed by a moon swept serenade.



Lake El Estero Eduardo Fujii
USA

Nominee

"Lake El Estero"



Fingal Head Edwin Mangabat
Australia

Nominee

"Fingal Head"
Image of giant causeway rocks located at Fingal Heads in NSW Australia.



Moterey Ca Coast Eric Wiles
USA

Nominee

"Moterey Ca Coast"
Coastal shores of Monterey Ca



Hey Stack! Ernesto Rodriguez
USA

Nominee

"Hey Stack!"
Photograph taken on the fall of 2016 of the famous Canon Beach Haystack Rock, Oregon



Spooky Land Evangelia Athanasopoulou
Greece

Nominee

"Spooky Land"
Zagori Region,Epirus,Greece



Nel bosco Francesca Ferrari
Italy

Nominee

"Nel bosco"



Dune Light Gary Wagner
USA

Nominee

"Dune Light"



Narrabeen Gorge Gerry Ligon
Australia

Nominee

"Narrabeen Gorge"
Reflux



Almost wicked Grace Law
Hong Kong

Nominee

"Almost wicked"
Aurora storm on Nordic highlands



Coastline Gunar Streu
Norway

Nominee

"Coastline"
Ice on lava beach, Iceland.



Playa Llanes Hilda Champion
USA

Nominee

"Playa Llanes"
Spain's rugged coast



Little Island How Pin Tang
Malaysia

Nominee

"Little Island"



Albatross Hugh Conacher
Canada

Nominee

"Albatross "
Drygalski Fjord, South Georgia Island 54° 82’ S, 36° 00’ W



Red River Gums No 4 Ian Shand
New Zealand

Nominee

"Red River Gums No 4"
Statuesque trees in Infra-red, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Northern Territory, Australia 2017



Deep in the forest Ilias Varelas
Greece

Nominee

"Deep in the forest"
Morning mist in the mountain of Pelion in central Greece.



Finding the flow. Ivan Hernandez
USA

Nominee

"Finding the flow."
Stormy afternoon, Eastern Sierras-California.



Storm Front James Meldrum
USA

Nominee

"Storm Front"



Shoreline Skeleton Jamie Black
USA

Nominee

"Shoreline Skeleton"
The remnants of a dock on the Gulf of Mexico left behind by Hurricane Katrina.



Rhythm of Impermanence Janne Jatawa
USA

Nominee

"Rhythm of Impermanence"
The water cycle of Gitchie Gami.



SOUL JAY HSU
Taiwan

Nominee

"SOUL"
Soul on beach



Aged Cherry Blossom Jill Snyder
USA

Nominee

"Aged Cherry Blossom"



Lago di Braies Johannes Bosgra
Netherlands

Nominee

"Lago di Braies"
Lago di Braies, Dolomites, Italy, 2015



eastern Sierra Nevadas John Alfano
USA

Nominee

"eastern Sierra Nevadas"
Taken from the White Mountains looking west across the Owens Valley



Swamp Joshua Hakin
Canada

Nominee

"Swamp"
25 second exposure of old trees in a swamp in Ontario Canada



Vicentine Coast Judith Ebenstein
USA

Nominee

"Vicentine Coast"



Afloat Judy Adhitianto
Indonesia

Nominee

"Afloat"
Leaf in the sea at Bali beach



Home...... Jurius Jurius
Indonesia

Nominee

"Home...... "
Hokkaido



That Cloud Karen Lawton
New Zealand

Nominee

"That Cloud"



Heaven Kartik Rawal
India

Nominee

"Heaven"
A Landscape of a mountain on a rainy day, the day when i saw heaven on earth.



Quiet Bright Kathleen Fischer
USA

Nominee

"Quiet Bright"
White Sands, New Mexico



Kynance Cove Keith Ellul
Malta

Nominee

"Kynance Cove"



Tossa tree Keith Ramsdell
USA

Nominee

"Tossa tree"



Lacy Glacier Kiraly Laszlo Gyorgy
Hungary

Nominee

"Lacy Glacier"
Sólheimajögkull, Iceland



Mountain river Kirill Dorofeev
Russia

Nominee

"Mountain river"
Europe, Austria, Alps



dreamland Klaus Blumhofer
Germany

Nominee

"dreamland"



Lobster Larry Colby
USA

Nominee

"Lobster"
Ancient Lobster



Heart Rock Laszlo Perlaky
USA

Nominee

"Heart Rock"
Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma, USA



Simplicity (2) Leslie Gleim
USA

Nominee

"Simplicity (2)"



Simplicity (1) Linda Treleaven
Canada

Nominee

"Simplicity (1)"



Somewhere in time Loh Soo mui
Malaysia

Nominee

"Somewhere in time"
This is a very cold winter. The beauty of West Lake is like the elegance of Chinese painting.



traight forward 3 Lorenza Cancian
Austria

Nominee

"traight forward 3"
I like the minimalism created by snow, it shows the essence of a landscape.



Silent Strength Louisa Paez Michelin
USA

Nominee

"Silent Strength"
Silent Strength surrounded by sea brush cotton. Curtis Bay, Antarctica



Wave Maciej Szemelowski
Poland

Nominee

"Wave"
Wave



Ghost Maciej Wojcik
Poland

Nominee

"Ghost"



Eiger Manfred Schroeder
Switzerland

Nominee

"Eiger"



What it Might Be 2 Marcia Getto
USA

Nominee

"What it Might Be 2"



Following the water Martin galea
Malta

Nominee

"Following the water "



Storm Brewing Martta Kelly
USA

Nominee

"Storm Brewing"
taken in a park in Brooklyn, NY



Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir Mary Anne Chilton
USA

Nominee

"Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir"
Taken during December 30, 2017 snowstorm in Central Park, New York City, 7 vertical images stitched.



Black beach Mathew Oldershaw
UK

Nominee

"Black beach"
Taken while out on the beach one afternoon.



Cloud Mauro Raunich
Slovenia

Nominee

"Cloud"
Storm is coming



Free Falling (1) Michael Rausch
USA

Nominee

"Free Falling (1)"



Atmosphere Michael Pollak
USA

Nominee

"Atmosphere "



icebergs in the mist michael lucchese
Australia

Nominee

"icebergs in the mist"
icebergs in the mist



Ripples Mihai Florea
Australia

Nominee

"Ripples"



Silenzio Moira Fratta
Italy

Nominee

"Silenzio"
Trees in the snow, silence.



From Water Nancy Knutson
USA

Nominee

"From Water"



alone on the hill Nathalie At
France

Nominee

"alone on the hill"



Petaluma Dairy Farms Nathan Wirth
USA

Nominee

"Petaluma Dairy Farms"
A group of trees stand on a hill in Petaluma, CA



Three towers Nicolas Blaiotta
Argentina

Nominee

"Three towers"
Laguna de los tres, El Chalten, Santa Cruz, Argentina. March 2018



After The Storm Nigel Spiteri
Malta

Nominee

"After The Storm"
Shot In Malta after a massive storm



Lightning on Bellvista Nikki Stewart
Australia

Nominee

"Lightning on Bellvista"



Footprints Of Waves 04 Nirzhar Pradhan
USA

Nominee

"Footprints Of Waves 04"
Part of a series: Present Moment; Looking at the relationship between the waves and the sand.



A Glowing Tree Nitin Doppalapudi
USA

Nominee

"A Glowing Tree"
Tree glowing during sunset in Yosemite Valley.



Godafoss Olav-Inge Alfheim
Norway

Nominee

"Godafoss"
At Iclands north. Godafoss.



Quiet Fog Orlett Pearson
USA

Nominee

"Quiet Fog"
A golf course submits to silence and a majestic view as the morning fog rolls in.



The Arctic Storm 6 Patrick Ems
Switzerland

Nominee

"The Arctic Storm 6"
Arctic storm in southern Iceland, October 2017



Sculpted Scarista Paul Byrne
Ireland

Nominee

"Sculpted Scarista"
Scarista Beach, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland.



In Search of Silence Paul Christener
Switzerland

Nominee

"In Search of Silence"
Vik, Iceland



Light from the sky Paul Mordheweyk
Indonesia

Nominee

"Light from the sky"
when it snows in hokkaido and the sky illuminates part of the region



clute-penelope_Palouse Penelope Clute
USA

Nominee

"clute-penelope_Palouse"
Sunset in The Palouse, Washington



cypresses Peter Marxer
Liechtenstein

Nominee

"cypresses"
cypresses of San Quirico d'Orcia in Italy



Summer Night Petter Rustad
Norway

Nominee

"Summer Night"
Heer, Norway



Cathedral Spires, Yosemite Phil Pogledich
USA

Nominee

"Cathedral Spires, Yosemite"
Low clouds intermingle with the Cathredral Spires on a June morning in Yosemite



The Peaks of Queenstown Rainer Quesada
USA

Nominee

"The Peaks of Queenstown"



Gold Rene Algesheimer
Switzerland

Nominee

"Gold"
2018, Rub Al Khali, the "Empty Quarter" in UAE



Highway to Heaven Richard Chirichillo
USA

Nominee

"Highway to Heaven"
Approaching the El Jobean Bridge in El Jobean Fl while a thundercloud was forming appeared to me



Kolugljfürur Waterfalls in Iceland Rick Wagonheim
USA

Nominee

"Kolugljfürur Waterfalls in Iceland"
60 second exposure photographed at high noon during an an overcast, grey,summer day



roots and leafs Rudolf Koenig
Switzerland

Nominee

"roots and leafs"
mirror picture of tree on lake in Mantova/Italy



Snow showers Ruth Grindrod
UK

Nominee

"Snow showers "
Snow showers fall over Haweswater reservoir Cumbria



gate Sandra Hunter
USA

Nominee

"gate"
Newbliss, Ireland



INTO THE WOODS SANTOSH MITRA
Australia

Nominee

"INTO THE WOODS"
A close encounter in the woods, Richmond, Australia



Concretion at Moeraki Sarah Caldwell
New Zealand

Nominee

"Concretion at Moeraki"



Untitled, from the series Dark Mountains Scott Bolendz
USA

Nominee

"Untitled, from the series Dark Mountains"



Apollo Sepp Koeppel
Switzerland

Nominee

"Apollo"
eine kleine Population fliegt jedes Jahr am Alpenrhein zwischen Haag und Landquart



Lines Sergio Galanti
Switzerland

Nominee

"Lines"



Rain, Sun and Flamengos Seta Karabadjian
Canada

Nominee

"Rain, Sun and Flamengos"
Flamengos in Lake Manyara



The tree Shifra Levyathan
Israel

Nominee

"The tree"



Perito Moreno Glacier Sidney Gaspar
Brazil

Nominee

"Perito Moreno Glacier"
Argentina



Pond Stefan Neagu
Romania

Nominee

"Pond"
Analog photography



Pacific Nebula Stefan Baeurle
USA

Nominee

"Pacific Nebula"
Half Moon Bay, California.



See You in the Trees Stefan Seidler
Austria

Nominee

"See You in the Trees"



Kimberley Stephen Allworth
Australia

Nominee

"Kimberley"
North Western Australia coastal falls.



Northstar Stephen Scharf
USA

Nominee

"Northstar"
Northstar Pond, Davis, CA



America The Lonely Steven Anggrek
Switzerland

Nominee

"America The Lonely"
Alone with Mother Nature. Joshua Tree.



Emilia Romagna Tree Study Steven Castro
USA

Nominee

"Emilia Romagna Tree Study"



Creek Ted Lau
Hong Kong

Nominee

"Creek"
Inside a little cave somwhere in Iceland.



Prairie Cumulus Tim Mulcahy
USA

Nominee

"Prairie Cumulus"



Dont Fence Me In Tim Lucas
Australia

Nominee

"Dont Fence Me In"
Once a tree, later a post, now its been claimed by the salt, and the circle of life is nearly over.



Waves Crashing into Lighthouse Tudor ApMadoc
USA

Nominee

"Waves Crashing into Lighthouse"
Lake Michigan - Waves Crashing into a lighthouse



Mysterious Path Tudor ApMadoc
USA

Nominee

"Mysterious Path"
Along the northern California coast



Silent Uwe Langmann
Germany

Nominee

"Silent"
-



Vastness Valentin Boitel-Denyset
France

Nominee

"Vastness"
The depth of these mountains and valleys in Vietnam during a rainstorm created a distinctive and unique play of light and shadow.



Island in the Stream Vincent Morban
Canada

Nominee

"Island in the Stream"
Whytecliffe Park island at high tide - long exposure



Ansel Adams site Viveca Venegas
Puerto Rico

Nominee

"Ansel Adams site"
Jackson Hole, Wy.



In the Loins of the Earth Willa Davis
USA

Nominee

"In the Loins of the Earth"
Deep in Antelope Canyon. A shaft of light, Wind, and sand flowing.



persistence Wladia Drummond
Brazil

Nominee

"persistence"
moon valley - set of angular formations dug in the rocks by the water



The force of the water Xavier Mas Ferra
Spain

Nominee

"The force of the water"
Photo taken in Ibiza.



Caress Yonghui Chen
USA

Nominee

"Caress"
Sunshine through the foggy daylight, as if caressing the trees.



Water / Reeds Yoram Gelman
USA

Nominee

"Water / Reeds"



Broken Web Zena Fairweather
USA

Nominee

"Broken Web"



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