Nature - Professional

Men on the edge Peter Svoboda
Slovak Republic

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Men on the edge"
Group of climbers approaching the summit of Breithorn in Swiss Alps during the weather change.



An Explosion of Wave Daniel Holmes
USA

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"An Explosion of Wave"
A Pacific wave explodes against the rocky shore of Kauai'l NaPali Coast.



Emergence Samuel Feron
France

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Emergence "
Guangxi Province in China



Gravity Alister Benn
UK

Honorable Mention

"Gravity"
In a world where I feel so small.



Cypress Wendi Schneider
USA

Honorable Mention

"Cypress"
States of Grace: Flora - Carmel, CA



Tha Last III Jasmine Rossi
Argentina

Honorable Mention

"Tha Last III"
taken for my series "Metamorphosis" on global warming -the disintegration of the Greenland ice shelf



The Slot Scott Hasson
USA

Honorable Mention

"The Slot"
Deep in the slots canyons of Utah



Breakthrough Stefan Kuhn
Germany

Honorable Mention

"Breakthrough"
Breaking Icefield on fishing lake, captured in february 2018



The Spirit of Tibet Alister Benn
UK

Honorable Mention

"The Spirit of Tibet"
Rising to 6740m, Kawa Gabo is sacred to the Tibetan people.



Liquid Sky Glen McClure
USA

Honorable Mention

"Liquid Sky"
Inch Strand, County Kerry, Ireland



Ahwahnee Meadow Cottonwoods Charlotte Gibb
USA

Honorable Mention

"Ahwahnee Meadow Cottonwoods"
I've been photographing this grove for many years. I finally made an image that pleases me.



cloud and sky Frank Bevans
USA

Honorable Mention

"cloud and sky"
Sunset over Southern Texas



Haiku Alexandre Manuel
Portugal

Honorable Mention

"Haiku"
One peak at the huangshan mountain



Magic Forest Sebastien Arbour
Canada

Honorable Mention

"Magic Forest"
A vaporous forest taken on early spring, offering a magical view.



Friends and Family Adrian Davis
USA

Honorable Mention

"Friends and Family"
Cypress trees at Lake Mattamuskeet, North Carolina



Blown Sharad Haksar
India

Honorable Mention

"Blown"
Slope Point, New Zealand



It Must Be Happening on the Mountain Jeff Johnson
USA

Honorable Mention

"It Must Be Happening on the Mountain"



Abandon Samuel Feron
France

Honorable Mention

"Abandon"
A piece of ice standing on a black sand beach.



Perfection Clifford White
Australia

Honorable Mention

"Perfection"
Perfect wave at Narrabeen beach in Sydney Australia



Fading Sun Margo Taussig Pinkerton
USA

Honorable Mention

"Fading Sun"



Glen Etive Paul Sanders
UK

Honorable Mention

"Glen Etive"



Black Yosemite Charlotte Gibb
USA

Honorable Mention

"Black Yosemite"



BEACH Roberto Soares-Gomes
Brazil

Honorable Mention

"BEACH"
Cepilho Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil



STYXX Wilfried Beege
Germany

Honorable Mention

"STYXX"
Wadi in Fuerteventura, Islas Canarias



Seaweed Adolfo Enriquez Calo
Spain

Nominee

"Seaweed"
Image made from a bridge to the seaweeds that at low tide are floating at the mercy of the currents



Light Rays Adolfo Enriquez Calo
Spain

Nominee

"Light Rays"



Sunrise Adrian Barrett
New Zealand

Nominee

"Sunrise"
Sunrise over a textured beach



Classical Monument Valley Albert Chen
USA

Nominee

"Classical Monument Valley"
A twilight shot for monument valley in Arizona, U.S.A. It’s one of the classical views for this prestigious attraction.



Fairy's Airfiled Alexander Khokhlov
Russia

Nominee

"Fairy's Airfiled"
Unusual and mystique plateau in Faerie Glen (Isle of Skye, Scotland)



Misty Wilderness Alexandria Neoh
Singapore

Nominee

"Misty Wilderness"
Spotted whilst on a climb up Mt. Rinjani, Lombok



Winter Wonderland Alfonso Calero
Australia

Nominee

"Winter Wonderland "



Isolated Ali Ihtiyar
Canada

Nominee

"Isolated"
trees nature



Riverton Beach Andy Woods
New Zealand

Nominee

"Riverton Beach"
Morning At Riverton Beach, New Zealand



Frozen Forest Annie Katz
USA

Nominee

"Frozen Forest"
A frozen morning in Yellowstone after a very heavy snowfall, the trees are bent over by the weight.



The "Fall" Bobby Dong
Singapore

Nominee

"The "Fall""



Anticipation Brad Allen
Canada

Nominee

"Anticipation"
A snow leopard quietly observes her prey from the shadows....



The Way the Wind Blows Burt Crapo
USA

Nominee

"The Way the Wind Blows"
The branches are all pointing to the east as a result of strong mountain winds.



Vernal Falls Caleb Asch
USA

Nominee

"Vernal Falls"
Vernal Falls Yosemite May 2018



In Your Dreams Cathy Bruegger
USA

Nominee

"In Your Dreams"
In your Dreams



road Cees Rijnen
Netherlands

Nominee

"road"



Deadvlei Namibia Celeste McKenzie
South Africa

Nominee

"Deadvlei Namibia"
900 year old dead Camel Thorn trees are still standing in the clay pan. Due to climate change and the dunes moving with the wind the river cannot flow to the pan anymore.



Myanmar Landscape Charles McKean
Australia

Nominee

"Myanmar Landscape"
Myanmar Landscape



IR Tree Trunks Charles Bush
USA

Nominee

"IR Tree Trunks"
Infrared image of Live Oak Trees at Lake Martin Louisiana



silence Christian Klant
Germany

Nominee

"silence"
Wet Plate Collodion Tintype



Winter Landscape Clarence Lin
USA

Nominee

"Winter Landscape"



Happy Saguaro Cody Brothers
USA

Nominee

"Happy Saguaro "
Analog 6x17 capture



St. Croix River Craig Blacklock
USA

Nominee

"St. Croix River"
From the book: St. Croix & Namekagon Rivers — The Enduring Gift.



Circle of Life Craig Bill
USA

Nominee

"Circle of Life"
A Moonbow forms over petroglyphs in New Mexico



Seagrass Cristina Mittermeier
Canada

Nominee

"Seagrass"
Marine grasslands, like this one off the coast of Gracias a Dios, Honduras, store as much carbon as



Hook Danielle Austen
USA

Nominee

"Hook"
Along the Raritan Bay, Sandy Hook Beach, Gateway National Recreation Area, New Jersey



I am a rock, I am an island Dawn Black
UK

Nominee

"I am a rock, I am an island"
Bow Fiddle Rock, Portnockie, Scotland



Grand Oak Dawn Benko
USA

Nominee

"Grand Oak"
A snow covered oak stands in a meadow in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.



The Sun Over Stony Lake Dawn Benko
USA

Nominee

"The Sun Over Stony Lake"
The sun rises over Stony Lake in Stokes State Forest



The Canyon Tree DeAnne Warner
USA

Nominee

"The Canyon Tree"
The Canyon Tree. Snake River Canyon, Idaho. July 2017.



Melaleuca Debbie O'Donnell
USA

Nominee

"Melaleuca"
Island Point Reserve, Western Australia



Birch Trees near Harbin, China Deborah Gray Mitchell
USA

Nominee

"Birch Trees near Harbin, China"
Enroute to Phoenix Mountain, outside Harbin, China. Photographed in October 2015.



Patagonia Storm_ Dennis Frates
USA

Nominee

"Patagonia Storm_"
Lake Pahoe with wind waves and Paine Massif mountains. Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile, Patag



Lenticulars Dennis Frates
USA

Nominee

"Lenticulars"
Paine Massif mountains with lenticukar clouds . Torres del Paine National Park, Chile, Patagonia



Haiku Dianne Yudelson
USA

Nominee

"Haiku"



Yūgen Dietmar Tallroth
Finland

Nominee

"Yūgen"
Kopparnäs, Finland, 2017



Autumn Contrast Dietmar Tallroth
Finland

Nominee

"Autumn Contrast"
Vanajanvesi, Finland, 2017



Sea Duncan de Fey
Netherlands

Nominee

"Sea"



The Spider Tree Ed Cooley
USA

Nominee

"The Spider Tree"



Drama In The Skies Edmond Terakopian
UK

Nominee

"Drama In The Skies"
A dramatic beam of sunlight shines above the clouds. London.



New Hope Eduardo Loria
Costa Rica

Nominee

"New Hope"
With every dawn a new Hope .Agujas beach, Puntarenas Costa Rica.



VAPOR TRAILS ellen seefeldt
USA

Nominee

"VAPOR TRAILS"



Gandalf Emmanuel Panagiotakis
USA

Nominee

"Gandalf"
Waterfall at Mount Rainier



LIGMELL SCARS I Felix Shumack
UK

Nominee

"LIGMELL SCARS I"
A landscape image of Ligmell Scars in the Lake District National Park, UK.



Dunes Filip Gierlinski
UK

Nominee

"Dunes"
Winds of change blow the sands across the dunes at dusk



Loch Eilt Geoffrey McKillop
UK

Nominee

"Loch Eilt"



POOLS Gianluca Federighi
Italy

Nominee

"POOLS"
L'Isola di Skye è un posto veramente quasi incontaminato dove l'uomo percorrendola si rende conto di quanto è piccolo rispetto al creato e quanta importanza ha preservarla dall'inquinamento e il ris



Swellies Whirlpool Glyn Davies
UK

Nominee

"Swellies Whirlpool"
Giant whirlpools form when two tidal flows meet along the narrow Menai Strait, North Wales



Hardanger Vidda Ilja C. Hendel
Norway

Nominee

"Hardanger Vidda"
Good Friday at Hardanger Vidda, Europe's greatest mountain plateau



Wind Ridge James Fox
USA

Nominee

"Wind Ridge"



The kingdom of nature. Jan Wieczorek
Poland

Nominee

"The kingdom of nature."
Warmia. Poland.



Birds Jason Buch
USA

Nominee

"Birds"
Birds on a dead tree, Kruger Park, South Africa



END OF SNOW Jean Rouzaud
France

Nominee

"END OF SNOW"



Stoneface Joerg Barkholz
Germany

Nominee

"Stoneface"



East Kennegabo Mountain, Maine, USA John Orcutt
USA

Nominee

"East Kennegabo Mountain, Maine, USA "
Reflection



Asheville John E. Kelly
USA

Nominee

"Asheville"
Asheville, NC



MAROON BELLS jonathan dann
USA

Nominee

"MAROON BELLS"
SPECTACULAR MAROON BELLS IN SUMMER



Moon over Sedona Jonathan David Sabin
USA

Nominee

"Moon over Sedona"
I've photographed Sedona since 1978. The area grows, The Land remains the same...



Three Birches Joyce P. Lopez
USA

Nominee

"Three Birches"



Trees in Fog, Schokland, Netherlands Kate Jordahl
USA

Nominee

"Trees in Fog, Schokland, Netherlands"



Sedona Kip Sudduth
USA

Nominee

"Sedona"
The Red Rocks of Sedona, AZ as a storm abades. Digital Photography -Soloarization



A Landscape to Challenge Your View Lee Scott
USA

Nominee

"A Landscape to Challenge Your View"
White Pocket, Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona



Gowanus Canal Brooklyn Lothar Troeller
USA

Nominee

"Gowanus Canal Brooklyn"
The Gowanus Canal has chances to become beautiful again...



High Valley Dawn 2 Louis Wallach
USA

Nominee

"High Valley Dawn 2"
Distant ranch in the early morning mountains.



black sand 1 Louis Gaillard
France

Nominee

"black sand 1"



NORWAY Lucille Feremans
Belgium

Nominee

"NORWAY"
Norway, summertime sunset, during a cruise... romance...



Cradle Reflections Luke Tscharke
Australia

Nominee

"Cradle Reflections"
The summit of Cradle Mountain reflected in an icy alpine tarn



MISTY MORNING Lynn Clayton
New Zealand

Nominee

"MISTY MORNING"
The sun rays and fog created a magical moment.



Fungal Architecture Malcolm Schuyl
UK

Nominee

"Fungal Architecture"
Bridal Veil Stinkhorn Fungus



Still Marc Stapelberg
Australia

Nominee

"Still"
Sand dune sits silent and still in the Namibian desert.



Catalina's Boab Mat Beetson
Australia

Nominee

"Catalina's Boab"
This Boab has such a regal presence, extending a branch to those who might land on her.



Dunes #1 Maureen Ruddy Burkhart
USA

Nominee

"Dunes #1"
Winter at Colorado's Great Sand Dunes brings solitude and whispering winds...



Dunes #2 Maureen Ruddy Burkhart
USA

Nominee

"Dunes #2"
Winter at Colorado's Great Sand Dunes brings solitude and whispering winds...



Tree & Cloud Michael Venz
New Zealand

Nominee

"Tree & Cloud"
Cloud floats over a barren, browned off field



Moeraki Kumara Michael Venz
New Zealand

Nominee

"Moeraki Kumara"
Legend has it that these are former kumera and calabashes washed ashore from an ancient canoe



Winter Michael Streckbein
Germany

Nominee

"Winter"
A cold and misty morning in the forest.



Holm Island, Sound of Rasaay, Isle of Skye Michael Hart
USA

Nominee

"Holm Island, Sound of Rasaay, Isle of Skye"
Holm Island in The Sound of Rasaay, The Isle of Skye, Scotland



Fall trees Michael Stoklos
USA

Nominee

"Fall trees "
Fall trees in St David AZ



Monster Wave Michael Hudson
USA

Nominee

"Monster Wave"
A huge wave crashes over the rocks at the Schoodic Peninsula, Maine



La Jolla Daybreak Mickey Strider
USA

Nominee

"La Jolla Daybreak"
La Jolla, California. Sea Lions sit atop a rock formation as waves crash against the shoreline.



Light from Heaven to Earth Mike Drazdzinski
USA

Nominee

"Light from Heaven to Earth"
During a evening storm in the summer Mother Nature created an awesome lightning display from the heavens to the earth



Reflexion Nathalie Lauzon
Canada

Nominee

"Reflexion"
Emerald Lake, Canada



Great White Sand Dune Nathaniel Coalson
UK

Nominee

"Great White Sand Dune"
Giant dune of pure white gypsum sand in New Mexico



Poe Beach, Near Bourail Nicky Ryan
Australia

Nominee

"Poe Beach, Near Bourail "
Poe Beach, Near Bourail



Ace Basin Morn Nicole Robinson
USA

Nominee

"Ace Basin Morn"
Ace Basin Tidal Creek March 2018



Snow Monsters Olivier Robert
France

Nominee

"Snow Monsters"



Grove of Trees Olivier Robert
France

Nominee

"Grove of Trees"



Huangshan Tree Olivier Robert
France

Nominee

"Huangshan Tree"



Mountain shape Pal Hermansen
Norway

Nominee

"Mountain shape"
Reflected mountain, Lofoten



full bloom Pallon Daruwala
India

Nominee

"full bloom"
a lone tree lifting the spirit of an entire dark forest



Lava Tube Patricia Dinu
Italy

Nominee

"Lava Tube"



Blue Cypress Lake Patricia Dinu
Italy

Nominee

"Blue Cypress Lake"



Lake City Pass Patricia Jarvis
USA

Nominee

"Lake City Pass"
A mountain pass just outside of Lake City, Colorado



Sirnea Paul Sanders
UK

Nominee

"Sirnea"



Elgol Paul J Harvey
UK

Nominee

"Elgol"
Elgol, Isle of Skye, Scotland during a storm



El Corazon Peter Misfeldt
Denmark

Nominee

"El Corazon"
North Canyon, Grand Canyon, Arizona, 2017 (From the series The Second Survey)



Monuments at dawn Peter Svoboda
Slovak Republic

Nominee

"Monuments at dawn"
Reynisdrangar rock formations in the southern Iceland taken during dawn



Turitea Fog Rachael Smith
New Zealand

Nominee

"Turitea Fog"
I see clearly, but how I am seen is like being viewed through the thickest fog. They don't know me.



The sun kisses La Olla Ragnar B. Varga
Norway

Nominee

"The sun kisses La Olla"
Minimalist landscape, capturing the stillness of the mediterranean during the autumn in Altea, Spain.



The Totality Richard Mack
USA

Nominee

"The Totality"
The Totality of the solar eclipse 2017.



Triple Crown Winner Richard Dweck
USA

Nominee

"Triple Crown Winner"
A winner, even after its first life is over



Alone Bench Robert Maynard
UK

Nominee

"Alone Bench "



Indus Robi Chakraborty
USA

Nominee

"Indus"
Ladakh, India



Flow Rodrigo Etcheto
USA

Nominee

"Flow"
Waterfall in the Olympic Peninsula



Cork Tree Rolf Walther
Germany

Nominee

"Cork Tree"



flatlands Ruud Peters
Netherlands

Nominee

"flatlands"



Amethyst Hairstreak Butterfly Babysitting Sam Nerrie
Australia

Nominee

"Amethyst Hairstreak Butterfly Babysitting"
This Amethyst Hairstreak butterfly was babysitting the cocoon of a different species.



Highlands Samuel Feron
France

Nominee

"Highlands"
Highland desert in Iceland



Mirror Samuel Feron
France

Nominee

"Mirror "
Atacam Desert



Kingdom Samuel Feron
France

Nominee

"Kingdom"
Guangxi Province in China



To the Point Sandy Adams
USA

Nominee

"To the Point"



The Creek to Nowhere Sandy Sharkey
Canada

Nominee

"The Creek to Nowhere"
Where does this creek go? On this foggy morning, the answer was 'nowhere'.



Oregon Coast Seth Mayer
USA

Nominee

"Oregon Coast"
Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor



Dialogue with a different layer Shinsuke Yoshida
Japan

Nominee

"Dialogue with a different layer"
The tree on the lake looks living in a different layer.



Cadillac Canyon Silvio Kramar
Australia

Nominee

"Cadillac Canyon"
The rugged coast in Victoria offers strange and beautiful places to photograph.



Civita di Bagnoregio-b Stefano Ciol
Italy

Nominee

"Civita di Bagnoregio-b"
Italy



Wadi Rum Stefano Ciol
Italy

Nominee

"Wadi Rum"
Giodania



Under a Turbulent Sky Steve Gosling
UK

Nominee

"Under a Turbulent Sky"
Swirling clouds conceal and reveal the mountains in Antarctica



Kelp Galaxy Steve Zmak
USA

Nominee

"Kelp Galaxy"
Point Lobos State Reserve – From the sci fi B&W nature portfolio, Expressions of Infinity.



Mulafossur Steve Walton
UK

Nominee

"Mulafossur"
A stormy day at Gasadalur, Faroe Islands



Misty Rocks. Steve Turner
Australia

Nominee

"Misty Rocks."



After Dusk Steven Massart
Belgium

Nominee

"After Dusk"
Seaview after dusk in Bretagne



Glacier Susan Brunner
Switzerland

Nominee

"Glacier"
Margerie Glacier Alaska



Winter Island Susan Dykstra
Canada

Nominee

"Winter Island"
A long exposure smooths out the rough waters of Lake Superior.



la gomera Sven Heinrich
Germany

Nominee

"la gomera"
Hiking around on the beautiful island La Gomera, I took this special moment.



In the forest IV Sylvia doeleman
Netherlands

Nominee

"In the forest IV"



Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval | Study 01 Thomas Brotzler
Germany

Nominee

"Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval | Study 01"
French Alps



Trees and Shadows Thomas Kokta
USA

Nominee

"Trees and Shadows"
Winter Morning in Yellowstone in Burnt Forest



Dune Anatomy No.16 Tony Hertz
USA

Nominee

"Dune Anatomy No.16"
Sand dunes at Oceano State Dunes District, California



greengray Ursula Stiglitz
Austria

Nominee

"greengray"
to agree to differ



Sky in Water Victor Elias
USA

Nominee

"Sky in Water"
Clouds reflection in a pond with lillies



Yosemite National Park Viral Padiya
USA

Nominee

"Yosemite National Park"
Yosemite National Park



BEITH Vito Finocchiaro
Italy

Nominee

"BEITH"
Betula aetnensis. Beautiful and elegant, it crosses the border between two worlds.



Mt.Burgess Wally Randall
Canada

Nominee

"Mt.Burgess"
Morning light on Mt.Burgess, Yoho Natl. Park, British Columbia



The Invisible Man Yingting Shih
Taiwan

Nominee

"The Invisible Man"
The coral reef looks like an invisible person.



Majestic Yolanda Chiaramello
UK

Nominee

"Majestic "
Flower Farm



Seaweed Poles Yoshiteru Yamamoto
Canada

Nominee

"Seaweed Poles"



Sea of Dunes Zig Koch
Brazil

Nominee

"Sea of Dunes"
The clouds create a very special effect.



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