Wildlife - Amateur

Huntress Kit Snider
USA

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Huntress"



Battle Stefan Maier
Switzerland

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Battle"
Tansania, 2016



Elephant Seal Ripples Brian Jones
Australia

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Elephant Seal Ripples"
South Georgia



best friends Sandra Hotrum
Canada

Honorable Mention

"best friends"



PHANTOM-END Beatrice Yoder-Leyba
USA

Honorable Mention

"PHANTOM-END"
A BACK SIDE ATTRACTIVELY PRESENTED



dangerous jumps Kirill Dorofeev
Russia

Honorable Mention

"dangerous jumps"
Kenya, Masai Mara National Park



Elephant Trunk Call David Cayless
UK

Honorable Mention

"Elephant Trunk Call"
The elephant was curious and came right over to my vehicle to check me out by smelling



Hard Landing Paul Mordheweyk
Indonesia

Honorable Mention

"Hard Landing"
when the geese fly over to his friend to get food from the handler



Gliders Nola Sumner
Australia

Honorable Mention

"Gliders"



Fighting Luciano Leuzzi
Italy

Honorable Mention

"Fighting"



Portrait of a Chimpanzee Gregoris Mentzas
Greece

Honorable Mention

"Portrait of a Chimpanzee"
"Portrait of a Chimpanzee" is an image from my “Animal Kingdom” series.



Dancing Koi Mary Anne Chilton
USA

Honorable Mention

"Dancing Koi"
Japanese Koi



On the Run Bill Klipp
USA

Honorable Mention

"On the Run"
Lion running, Maasai Mara, Kenya



Stink Eye Michael Pachis
USA

Honorable Mention

"Stink Eye"



WHAT TO DO Beatrice Yoder-Leyba
USA

Honorable Mention

"WHAT TO DO "
WHAT TO DO WITH DRIFT WOOD IS THE QUESTION



Dolled-up Seta Karabadjian
Canada

Honorable Mention

"Dolled-up"
Sheep near Hoorn, Netherlands, 2016



Owl (2) Rebecca Shellhamer
USA

Honorable Mention

"Owl (2)"
Wise Owl



Swoosh Susan Hillyard
USA

Honorable Mention

"Swoosh"
Wild Mustangs: Mare and Foal



Butt! Bill Klipp
USA

Honorable Mention

"Butt!"
Zebras at watering hole, Tarangire Ntl Park, Tanzania



Unlikely Friends Abigail Roberts
USA

Nominee

"Unlikely Friends"
Taken on an ice shelf in Antarctica



Monkey Ake Alm
Germany

Nominee

"Monkey"
Emperor Tamarin, Frankfurt Zoo, Germany



Tornado Aleksandr Romanov
Russia

Nominee

"Tornado"
The Yamalonensky Autonomous Okrug, Russia, the Tazovsky Peninsula, March 24, 2018. Nentsy catch reindeer that would be vaccinated against an "anthrax".



Twist in the tail Amardeep Singh
India

Nominee

"Twist in the tail"
Gobi Desert, Mongolia



Whale of a time Andrew Dickman
Australia

Nominee

"Whale of a time"



BW Blue Heron Reflections Anna Barber
USA

Nominee

"BW Blue Heron Reflections"



untitled Annemarie Jacques
USA

Nominee

"untitled"



Snuggling Siblings in the Sunshine Bernard Werner
USA

Nominee

"Snuggling Siblings in the Sunshine"
Gimmelwald, CH



Baby Gray Whale Bill Klipp
USA

Nominee

"Baby Gray Whale"
Baby Gray Whale coming to check us out



Iceberg & Whale Greenland 7683 Bob Neiman
USA

Nominee

"Iceberg & Whale Greenland 7683"
Iceberg & Whale Greenland 7683



Two of a Kind Bragi J. Ingibergsson
Iceland

Nominee

"Two of a Kind"
Two Icelandic horses - one as the main subject and another in the distance framed by the horse in th



Frosty Bison Carol Rusinek
Canada

Nominee

"Frosty Bison"



Hi, My Name is Burt. Carolyn Knorr
USA

Nominee

"Hi, My Name is Burt."
Meet Burt the Alpaca.



Buffaloes in the Morning Mist Charles Mifsud
Malta

Nominee

"Buffaloes in the Morning Mist "
Buffaloes in Romania



Silvery-cheeked Hornbill Christian Meermann
Germany

Nominee

"Silvery-cheeked Hornbill"
The elegant pose creates nice juxtaposition with the rather crude bill of the bird.



Zebras at Night Debbie Hartley
Australia

Nominee

"Zebras at Night"



Honolua Manta Don Whitebread
USA

Nominee

"Honolua Manta"
A huge Manta Ray and I surprised each other while I was free diving in Honolua Bay, Maui.



Beak to Beak Don Holman
USA

Nominee

"Beak to Beak"



Me and My Shadow Don Holman
USA

Nominee

"Me and My Shadow"



Bighorn Ram on Snowy Slope Earl Hirtz
Canada

Nominee

"Bighorn Ram on Snowy Slope"
I spotted this Bighorn Ram while hiking in the interior of British Columbia, Canada.



Grey Angur Ellin Pollachek
USA

Nominee

"Grey Angur"
I met him in India and we've been friends ever since.



migration Erika Tanzer
Austria

Nominee

"migration"
the bird fly to south



Stalker Ernesto Rodriguez
USA

Nominee

"Stalker"
Florida gator paciently waiting for pray in the swampy waters of the Everglades National Park.



The Big Fish Evangelia Athanasopoulou
Greece

Nominee

"The Big Fish"
Doha,Qatar



We are coming Frederick van Heerden
South Africa

Nominee

"We are coming"
Photographed in teh Kgaligadi South Africa June 2017



Monkey portrait Giovanni Sonsini
Italy

Nominee

"Monkey portrait"
Photo taken in the Galtaji Temple (temple of monkeys) in Jaipur (India).



Gentoo Penguin Hugh Conacher
Canada

Nominee

"Gentoo Penguin "
Cuverville Island, Antarctic Peninsula 64˚41’ S, 62˚38’ W



Black Swan Ian Shand
New Zealand

Nominee

"Black Swan"
Foraging in the early morning, Lake Okareke, Rotorua, New Zealand 2018



YingYang ducks Jeff Moore
USA

Nominee

"YingYang ducks"
Two opposing ducks on a city pond



Morning Squawk Jerry Whitty
USA

Nominee

"Morning Squawk"
Delray Beach Fl 2018



Confrontation Jill Snyder
USA

Nominee

"Confrontation"



Icarus Joshua Sarinana
USA

Nominee

"Icarus"



Angels, Animals Kathleen Fischer
USA

Nominee

"Angels, Animals"
All is new



Flamingos Kathleen Fischer
USA

Nominee

"Flamingos"
Mexico



Big Island Horse Kathleen Fischer
USA

Nominee

"Big Island Horse"
At the southern most point in North America.



Facing The Dawn Kimara Wilhite
USA

Nominee

"Facing The Dawn"
A wild horse in the early morning light at Carrot Island, NC



the four Klaus Lenzen
Germany

Nominee

"the four"
pigeons seen at Duesseldorf (Germany) main station (2017)



Hula Hippo Lara Dziurdzy
Canada

Nominee

"Hula Hippo"



Resting Leonardo Regoli
USA

Nominee

"Resting"
Wild bison resting in the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge



Come and get it! Lezanne Gibbs
New Zealand

Nominee

"Come and get it!"



Tokay Gecko Liz Hardley
New Zealand

Nominee

"Tokay Gecko"



Antarctic "X" Factor Louisa Paez Michelin
USA

Nominee

"Antarctic "X" Factor"
Kelp Gull in Cuverville, Antarctica displays its version of the Antarctic " X" Factor.



Portrait of Pony Lynn Tait
Canada

Nominee

"Portrait of Pony"
Pony is galloping full-tilt towards me.



tête-à-tête Madhavi Swarup
India

Nominee

"tête-à-tête"



Close to the sky Marianne Lang
Switzerland

Nominee

"Close to the sky"



Nippers Marshall Gould
USA

Nominee

"Nippers"



Scratch Patch Marshall Gould
USA

Nominee

"Scratch Patch"



Texture Michael Rausch
USA

Nominee

"Texture"



Buffalo Roams Alone Michael Gard
USA

Nominee

"Buffalo Roams Alone"
Yellowstone National Park



Silky Sunset Mok Hoe
Singapore

Nominee

"Silky Sunset"
Silky shark portrait with an evening sunburst backdrop, taken in Jardines de la Reina, Cuba



Contemplation Norman Robbins
USA

Nominee

"Contemplation"
Miami Zoo



Friendship Partha Roy
Singapore

Nominee

"Friendship"
Friendship



Blackie Porus Khareghat
India

Nominee

"Blackie"
blackie



Now You See Me Praveen Pai
India

Nominee

"Now You See Me"
When wildlife is totally unexpected and there is a hidden avatar watching your space from the hideouts.



Owl (1) Robi Chakraborty
USA

Nominee

"Owl (1)"
Costa Rica



Swan attack Romain Tornay
Switzerland

Nominee

"Swan attack"
Reykjavik, Iceland, March 2018



Chao Praya river, Bangkok Rudolf Koenig
Switzerland

Nominee

"Chao Praya river, Bangkok"
river fish near landing on Chao Praya



Headstudy Sabine Peters
Germany

Nominee

"Headstudy"



Eyes Sajeesh R
India

Nominee

"Eyes"
Tigress watching the visitors through the gaps of bushes, Bandhavgarg tiger reserve.



The fragile traveller Salvo Bombara
Italy

Nominee

"The fragile traveller"
Underwater photography, a nice specimen of Pelagia Noctiluca, Sicily.



Great Horned Owl in Flight Sandy Scott
USA

Nominee

"Great Horned Owl in Flight"
A great horned owl in flight just as it takes off



ALONE Santosh Mitra
Australia

Nominee

"ALONE"
A cormorant perched alone on a twig, Richmond, Australia



Pagliaccio Stephan Brauchli
Switzerland

Nominee

"Pagliaccio"
Atlantic puffin posing - Iceland - reminiscent of Pagliaccio on stage



Feeding Steven Shaw
Australia

Nominee

"Feeding"
Mountain Gorillas of the Virunga Mountains, Rwanda



Peregrine Falcon Susan Hillyard
USA

Nominee

"Peregrine Falcon"



Hunter Ted Lau
Hong Kong

Nominee

"Hunter"
A cheetah looks for its next victim in Tanzania.



Battle Below Kilimanjaro Teri McNevin
Canada

Nominee

"Battle Below Kilimanjaro"



Bee is for Breakfast TL Khong
Malaysia

Nominee

"Bee is for Breakfast"



Spent Toby Trueman
UK

Nominee

"Spent"
After centuries of work, time to rest, overtaken, replaced, Spent. East Lothian



Over the Hill Tom Sliter
USA

Nominee

"Over the Hill"
Gentoo Penguins, Booth Island, Antarctic Peninsula



Dilemma for gulls Trevor Kerry
UK

Nominee

"Dilemma for gulls"
I was photographing a Christmas swim in Hyde Park when these gulls perched on the railing



Tenderness Valentin Boitel-Denyset
France

Nominee

"Tenderness"
Crouched in the reeds during a long winter day in the South of France, I could see this herons couple sharing a privileged moment. A tremendous instant captured!



La Negra Viveca Venegas
Puerto Rico

Nominee

"La Negra"
Portrait of Paso Fino mare.



Tenants Vladimir Šoltys
Czech Republic

Nominee

"Tenants"
Nesting collony of guillemots on Cliff of Moher in Ireland



A Secret Place Willa Davis
USA

Nominee

"A Secret Place"
An imagined place where swans can be safe at night.



désolé Wladia Drummond
Brazil

Nominee

"désolé"
Endangered African penguins. Boulders Beach is a reserve of protect these pengui



Cicada Song Yejin Yoo
USA

Nominee

"Cicada Song"
A visual articulation of cicada songs. Shot in an apartment near the Han River, Seoul, South Korea.



CloseUpHorse Zoi Kostantin
Turkey

Nominee

"CloseUpHorse"
Eye of the Horse



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