Nature - Amateur

Dancing Mangroves Wong Choon Keat
Malaysia

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Dancing Mangroves"
the home of dancing mangroves



A New Beginning Debbie Rubin
USA

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"A New Beginning"
Once burned to a crisp, a new beginning to these beauties.



Simply Ice Louisa Paez Michelin
Colombia

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Simply Ice"
Simply Ice floated in stillness on a very rare soecial quiet and windless morning in Svalbard.



The Wall 5 Patrick Ems
Switzerland

Honorable Mention

"The Wall 5"
Big wave surfers are in search of the perfect ride and the biggest waves ever surfed, knowing that e



früh am Morgen Sepp Koeppel
Switzerland

Honorable Mention

"früh am Morgen"



Snow Cotton Deb Tatonetti
USA

Honorable Mention

"Snow Cotton"



Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Jeff Lucas
Canada

Honorable Mention

"Ruby-Throated Hummingbird"
Busy neighbourhood hummingbird just before landing at feeder in Vancouver, BC Canada.



A Moment of Power Sue Trower
UK

Honorable Mention

"A Moment of Power"
A moment where a wave crashes into the rock. Feel the force.



Baltic Sea at Usedom Wilhelm Kleinoeder
Germany

Honorable Mention

"Baltic Sea at Usedom"
Baltic Sea at Usedom with rain



Eisberg Gerhard Daniels
Germany

Honorable Mention

"Eisberg"
03.01.2020; 64°39'59.292" S 62°42'51.498" W



Glengarriff Mussel Farm John Crowley
Ireland

Honorable Mention

"Glengarriff Mussel Farm"



Forced distance Pierre Pellegrini
Switzerland

Honorable Mention

"Forced distance"
Hasselblad503CW, Phase On P20+, Hasselblad 4/40mm, 120'', ISO 100



Hibernating Volker Kesting
Netherlands

Honorable Mention

"Hibernating"



Variation on a theme by pretty much everybody Lee Grossman
USA

Honorable Mention

"Variation on a theme by pretty much everybody"



Mungo Tree Ricardo Da Cunha
Australia

Honorable Mention

"Mungo Tree"



Volcan Villarrica Ricardo Da Cunha
Australia

Honorable Mention

"Volcan Villarrica"



Canal D' Amour Konstantinos Oikonomou
Greece

Honorable Mention

"Canal D' Amour"



molehill desert Flo Fritz
Germany

Honorable Mention

"molehill desert"
Snow over lava formed landscape in icelandic winter



Oreo Trees Jurgen Dopatka
USA

Honorable Mention

"Oreo Trees"
Snow Covered Beech Trees, Kirchheim-Teck, Germany



Niagara - study III Stefan Buder
Germany

Honorable Mention

"Niagara - study III"



Entrapped Alessandro Andreatini
Italy

Honorable Mention

"Entrapped"
Shot at the Dark Hedges, Ireland, in the evening. It was like being entrapped in the branches



I'm one, and I'm a thousand Karmen Orlic
Croatia

Honorable Mention

"I'm one, and I'm a thousand"



Ash, Water and Sand Bernd Beykirch
Germany

Honorable Mention

"Ash, Water and Sand"
Taken from a helicopter over a river delta in Iceland



Simply trees in the fog Pierre Pellegrini
Switzerland

Honorable Mention

"Simply trees in the fog"
Hasselblad503CW, Phase One P20+,4/40mm, 119sec, ISO 100



Cherry blossoms on the hill Cain Shimizu
Japan

Honorable Mention

"Cherry blossoms on the hill"
This hill where cherry blossoms bloom is a very picturesque place.



Edge Stephen Hayes
Ireland

Honorable Mention

"Edge"
A long exposure at the beautiful location of Long Strand in West Cork



Spiral Rene Algesheimer
Switzerland

Honorable Mention

"Spiral"
Sometimes we wonder how the darks and the whites and intertwined. Captured 2020, Death Valley.



Alberta Rain Cloud Ashley Olsen
Canada

Honorable Mention

"Alberta Rain Cloud"
It is nice when you are able to capture a rain cloud from side to side with what appears to be a bright beam of sun but is actually a rainbow shining through.



Twenty Trees Richard Burdon
UK

Honorable Mention

"Twenty Trees"
A row of trees in a field of snow makes a simple, graphic image.



Misty Beech Wood Richard Burdon
UK

Honorable Mention

"Misty Beech Wood"
The ethereal light of misty morning in the beech wood.



Boneyard Branch Tom Sliter
USA

Honorable Mention

"Boneyard Branch"
Boneyard beach is on Bulls Island in the Cape Romain Wildlife Refuge in South Carolina.



Burial Mounds Aaron Rayburn
USA

Nominee

"Burial Mounds"



lonely tree Adriana Kastelan
Croatia

Nominee

"lonely tree"
lonely tree on beach



Lighting Ake Alm
Germany

Nominee

"Lighting"



Still waters Aleksei Petrov
Russia

Nominee

"Still waters"
Russian spring starts. Ice gets melted. Still waters start to move.



Desert Lines Alessandro Andreatini
Italy

Nominee

"Desert Lines"
In the sunset over Sahara Desert, the wind draws incredible lines in the sand and in the clouds



Neverending Valley Alessandro Andreatini
Italy

Nominee

"Neverending Valley"
A panoramic view from Beinn a' Chrulaiste, in Glencoe, Scotland, in the soft light that filters thro



Iceberg Andrew Dickman
Australia

Nominee

"Iceberg"



Mystic Forest Andrii Zinchenko
Ukraine

Nominee

"Mystic Forest"
Contrast sunset light and clouds of Huangshan – January 2020



Ice Hut No. 1 Anne Readel
USA

Nominee

"Ice Hut No. 1"



Ice Hut No. 2 Anne Readel
USA

Nominee

"Ice Hut No. 2"



Entrance to a villa Annie Low
Malaysia

Nominee

"Entrance to a villa"
Entrance to a villa in tuscany, italy, used as location in gladiator movie



Meltdown Arvid Fimreite
Norway

Nominee

"Meltdown"
Glacier Nigardsbreen Norway. Rapid meltdown...



Central Plateau NZ Barry Mills
New Zealand

Nominee

"Central Plateau NZ"
Standing tall above the earths cloud ceiling are Ruapehu, Ngaruhoe, and Tongariro



Tipping Lines 9 Beatriz Minguez
Spain

Nominee

"Tipping Lines 9"
Movement in the sea seen through light both above and below the surface, close and far away.



Clearing Storm Bernd Beykirch
Germany

Nominee

"Clearing Storm"
Taken after a strong thunderstorm over Seiser Alm in the Dolomites



Greenland 6803 Bob Neiman
USA

Nominee

"Greenland 6803"
Greenland 6803



Fly Mate Brittany Comunale
USA

Nominee

"Fly Mate"



Red Blood Moon Carla Vermeend
Netherlands

Nominee

"Red Blood Moon"



Seven a.m. Carol Zulman
USA

Nominee

"Seven a.m."



Black Sea Rocks Catalin Baican
Romania

Nominee

"Black Sea Rocks"



Bridalveil Fall In Winter Charita Carter
USA

Nominee

"Bridalveil Fall In Winter"
Bridalveil Fall in Winter - Yosemite Valley



Aurora Play Christian Bucher
Canada

Nominee

"Aurora Play"



Landing at Lake Mungo Christine Goerner
Australia

Nominee

"Landing at Lake Mungo"
Looking like they have landed on another planet, these visitors to Lake Mungo are dwarfed by the enormous outback sky above this ancient, now dried out lake with its other-worldly landscape.



The Wait Daniel Villanueva
Spain

Nominee

"The Wait"
The fact that we are so comfortable in nature comes from the fact that it has no opinion about us.



By the Shore 8 David Quinn
USA

Nominee

"By the Shore 8"
By the Shore explores the dramatic beauty of glacial erratics.



By the Shore 10 David Quinn
USA

Nominee

"By the Shore 10"
This series explores the dramatic beauty of glacial erratics on the north shore of Long Island.



The Perfect Balance Debbie Rubin
USA

Nominee

"The Perfect Balance"
The absolute perfection of the balance of the rock was beyond belief.



Night Time Descends Debbie Rubin
USA

Nominee

"Night Time Descends"
Alone, as night time approached, the shadows and trees began to appear anthropomorphic.



Fairy Demetrio Jereissati
Brazil

Nominee

"Fairy"
I used a smartphone to picture this butterfly



Cirsium edule Don Jacobson
USA

Nominee

"Cirsium edule"
Cirsium edule



Waypoint Gabor Dvornik
Hungary

Nominee

"Waypoint"
“Sometimes God will place a wall on your path to force you go in another direction.” ― Suzy Kassem



Aspen Love Gail Foster
Canada

Nominee

"Aspen Love"



Endless Gary Wagner
USA

Nominee

"Endless"
Black and White Photography



Lattice Gary Lopez
USA

Nominee

"Lattice"
Star energy and gravity stretch ribbons of gas and dust across 100 million light-year of space.



Antarctica Gerhard Daniels
Germany

Nominee

"Antarctica"
03.01.2020 near Lemaire island



Voluptuous Dunes Ghassan El-Moussa
UK

Nominee

"Voluptuous Dunes"
The dunes of the empty quarter in the UAE can be very sensual



Daybreak in Death Valley Hal Tearse
USA

Nominee

"Daybreak in Death Valley"
Rolling Silky light in Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes- Death Valley National Park



Blizzard Harald Weimann
Germany

Nominee

"Blizzard"
Harald Weimann Photograph - Portfolio Winter Sceneries



Alone in the Desert Hilda Champion
USA

Nominee

"Alone in the Desert"
A tiny little human at the right top edge of the dunes shows the scale of this vast expanse of sand dunes in the desert of Wahiba Sands, Oman.



Reflections on water Holger Nimtz
Germany

Nominee

"Reflections on water"



The Milkyway I-Fan Chen
Taiwan

Nominee

"The Milkyway"



California Dream. Ivan Hernandez
USA

Nominee

"California Dream."
Early morning vibes along the California coast.



Reaching James Peterson
USA

Nominee

"Reaching"
A midwinter reminder that the living landscape will someday be reborn.



Surreal Landscape Jan Bellamy
New Zealand

Nominee

"Surreal Landscape"



Christmas Truce Cementary Jesse Mechling
USA

Nominee

"Christmas Truce Cementary"
Prowse Point Military Cementary, St. Yvon, Belgium



Snowy Beach John Doyle
USA

Nominee

"Snowy Beach"
Winter in the Adirondacks



Kilkee Cliffs John Crowley
Ireland

Nominee

"Kilkee Cliffs"



Half dead or half alive Juergen Wieser
Germany

Nominee

"Half dead or half alive"



Reeds Julie Yesko
USA

Nominee

"Reeds"
Grass reeds at water's edge



Stonology Kartik Rawal
India

Nominee

"Stonology"
This shot of a stone erect in middle of a lake, creating a marvelous reflection and shadow by sun



Remarkables in the Mist Keith Wilson
Germany

Nominee

"Remarkables in the Mist"
The Remarkable Mountains near Queenstown peaking through the clouds



Canyon Trail Kerry Maxwell
USA

Nominee

"Canyon Trail"



solitary hut Klaus Blumhofer
Germany

Nominee

"solitary hut"



Probing Kurt Westbrook
USA

Nominee

"Probing"
A Walking Stick probing for food touches a monarch chrysalis.



Angle of Repose 3 Larry Bean
USA

Nominee

"Angle of Repose 3"
The Mesquite Dunes in Death Valley N.P. at sunrise are a target rich environment



Jade Lee Grossman
USA

Nominee

"Jade"



Murray's fig Lee Grossman
USA

Nominee

"Murray's fig"



first snow morning Leif Sohlman
Sweden

Nominee

"first snow morning"
First snow morning BW. Black and white presentation of tonight the first snow this season has come.



Intrusion Lorenza Cancian
Austria

Nominee

"Intrusion"
Seen in Upper Austria, looked like a "cuckoo's egg"



Belvedere Lorenzo Bensi
Italy

Nominee

"Belvedere"
Belvedere Waterfall, Piacenza, Emilia Romagna, Italy, 2020



Arches Lynn Tait
Canada

Nominee

"Arches"
The Arches in Portland Creek Newfoundland Canada



The Crack Marco Virgone
Italy

Nominee

"The Crack"
Dolomites view in the early summer



1551 : Turpins Falls Marie Watt
Australia

Nominee

"1551 : Turpins Falls"
This infrared image was taken in a moment of stillness, leaves floating gently on water.



Biggest Martin Babarik
Slovak Republic

Nominee

"Biggest"



Following the water Martin Galea
Slovak Republic

Nominee

"Following the water"
A wave returning to sea creating a beautiful leading line towards ominous weather.



Artists Point Marvin Basil
USA

Nominee

"Artists Point"



Somber Ocean Mary Ann Tardif
USA

Nominee

"Somber Ocean"
Long Exposure Seascape, early morning



The Lonely Tree Mats Reslow
Sweden

Nominee

"The Lonely Tree"
Skåne, Sweden



Holen Michael de Guzman
Philippines

Nominee

"Holen"
Moeraki Boulders Beach, Hampden, New Zealand taken last Dec. 4, 2019



Strike Michael Rausch
USA

Nominee

"Strike"
Lighting blasts during a thunderstorm during monsoon season in the desert.



Pan's Labyrinth Mihai Florea
Australia

Nominee

"Pan's Labyrinth"



Black wasp Mofeed Shalwa
Saudi Arabia

Nominee

"Black wasp"
I photographed this Black Wasp in one of the rainforests of Amazon,The iridescent Great Black Wasp p



Rooted Morris Asato
USA

Nominee

"Rooted"
Tree roots attempting to reclaim an area now occupied by a road.



The Essence of Companionship Mrigankamouli Bhattacharjee
India

Nominee

"The Essence of Companionship"



Shard Nick Green
UK

Nominee

"Shard"
My third attemp and visit to this spot as previous times the state of the tide and conditions were n



Aimless Motion 01 Nirvan Pradhan
USA

Nominee

"Aimless Motion 01"
Jellyfish have always facinated me. No heart. No brain, yet it lives on...



Vanishing Silence 04 Paul Christener
Switzerland

Nominee

"Vanishing Silence 04"
The Alps, Switzerland



Puddle Peter Aitken
USA

Nominee

"Puddle"
Frozen puddle in parking lot



awakening Phil Anderson
USA

Nominee

"awakening"
first light, morning in the California desert



Infinite curve Pierre Pellegrini
Switzerland

Nominee

"Infinite curve"
Hasselblad503CW, Phase One P20+, Hasselblad4/40mm, 241'', ISO 100



white winter Renate Wasinger
Germany

Nominee

"white winter"
lonely tree in snowy landscape



Snow Creek Falls study Richard Chirichillo
USA

Nominee

"Snow Creek Falls study"
Snow Creek Falls, Kootenai National Forest, Id, USA



Frosted Richard Burdon
UK

Nominee

"Frosted"
Frosted grasses on Strensall Common on a misty winter's morning.



Southern Swell Ricky Knowles
Australia

Nominee

"Southern Swell"
Stormy weather from the Southern Ocean meet the coast of Victoria.



Six Trees Rosario Civello
Italy

Nominee

"Six Trees"



Hardraw Force Ruth Grindrod
UK

Nominee

"Hardraw Force"
An intimate shot of the waters at Hardraw force - Yorkshire



Ice Trophy Sandra Hunter
USA

Nominee

"Ice Trophy"
Glacial ice, Diamond Beach, Iceland



Untitled, from the series Dark Mountains Scott Bolendz
USA

Nominee

"Untitled, from the series Dark Mountains"



Am Nachmittag Sepp Koeppel
Switzerland

Nominee

"Am Nachmittag"



Growth Siow Yih Teo
Malaysia

Nominee

"Growth"
small mangrove tree



Fear Stephen Hayes
Ireland

Nominee

"Fear"
A long exposure at one of my favourite locations, Sheep's Cove, in West Cork



Gnarled Stephen Hayes
Ireland

Nominee

"Gnarled"
A hand held capture of a beautiful tree with loads of character that I see from my window every day



Bridal Falls Steve Ricketts
Canada

Nominee

"Bridal Falls"
Taken in Plitvice Lakes NP, Croatia



Early Morning at Deadvlei Steven Shaw
Australia

Nominee

"Early Morning at Deadvlei"
It may be called Deadvlei but look again, there are plenty of signs of life



Becalmed Sue Trower
UK

Nominee

"Becalmed"
The iceberg is becalmed before continuing its journey south.



Two Trees Susan Hillyard
USA

Nominee

"Two Trees"



Joy Susan Brandt Graham
USA

Nominee

"Joy"



Dunes Suzanne Schwartzman
USA

Nominee

"Dunes"
Dunes are always shifting due to strong winds.



Agonised Tim Lucas
Australia

Nominee

"Agonised"



Cloudy day Tjutjut Bramantoro
Indonesia

Nominee

"Cloudy day"
8 March 2020 at Liang Ambon. It's about a heavy rain on that day.



Tullan Strand Todor Tilev
Ireland

Nominee

"Tullan Strand"
I went to Tullan Strand in Bundoran in Ireland, where I took this picture.



Light in the dark Torsten Schuler
Germany

Nominee

"Light in the dark"
The lonley and bettered Tree catches a little light - life is sometimes like this?



Last snow Ulrike Lugert
Germany

Nominee

"Last snow"
North of Sweden, 2020



Young Tree, Merced Vidya Kane
USA

Nominee

"Young Tree, Merced"
Snow melt and heavy rain had crested the Merced River in Yosemite National Park to dangerous levels while a young tree was barely holding on.



Perseverence William Alsobrook
USA

Nominee

"Perseverence"
Tree Thriving in the Rocks near Zion National Park



Lightning Xavier Mas Ferra
Spain

Nominee

"Lightning"
Lightning at dawn over Formentera Island.



After the Storm Xavier Arnau Bofarull
Germany

Nominee

"After the Storm"



White Meets Black Yousef Alkhamees
USA

Nominee

"White Meets Black"



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