Wildlife - Amateur

Devotion Patrick Ems
Switzerland

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Devotion"
Sledgedog race in Ilulissat, Western Greenland



Bad Attitude Christian Meermann
Germany

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Bad Attitude"
This photo is a part of my ongoing series of monochrome animal portraits on black background.



Deer bellow Javier Herranz Casellas
Spain

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Deer bellow"
A huge European deer bellows in the English countryside.



Goat in argan tree Liz Hardley
New Zealand

Honorable Mention

"Goat in argan tree"



angry bird Tilly Meijer
Netherlands

Honorable Mention

"angry bird"
pelican



eye Erika Tanzer
Austria

Honorable Mention

"eye"
a detail of a horse



Above and Below - Shake Holger Buecker
Germany

Honorable Mention

"Above and Below - Shake"
Only a small part of the polar bear is above the water. Just like an iceberg.



Black Goat Michael Gard
USA

Honorable Mention

"Black Goat"



Gazemu Ernesto Rodriguez
USA

Honorable Mention

"Gazemu"
Staring contest game with an emu... Bad idea!



The Great Escape Arup Bhattacharjee
India

Honorable Mention

"The Great Escape"
THE GREAT ESCAPE



Flamingos at Night Kathleen Fischer
USA

Honorable Mention

"Flamingos at Night"
A midnight snack in Cozumel, Mexico



Mimicry Mok Hoe
Singapore

Honorable Mention

"Mimicry"
A mimic octopus impersonating the movements of a venomous jellyfish to ward off predators



Sportive Lemur in a Tree Hole Robert Vogt
USA

Honorable Mention

"Sportive Lemur in a Tree Hole"
Sportive lemurs sleep with their eyes wide open during the day.



Gannet Colony Michael de Guzman
Philippines

Honorable Mention

"Gannet Colony"
Murawai Regional Park New Zealand taken Nov 21, 2019



Over the wave Zuzana Kamel
Slovak Republic

Honorable Mention

"Over the wave"
From the cliffs above the wave.Photo taken in the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa.



fighting starlings Tilly Meijer
Netherlands

Honorable Mention

"fighting starlings"



A Mare Shadow Marshall Gould
USA

Honorable Mention

"A Mare Shadow"



Night Birds Volker Kesting
Netherlands

Honorable Mention

"Night Birds"
Birds and greenhouse at night



Catpath Nikolai Endegor
France

Honorable Mention

"Catpath"



Afternoon Nap Marshall Gould
USA

Honorable Mention

"Afternoon Nap"



The Curve Sue Ratcliffe
Canada

Honorable Mention

"The Curve"



Three Swans Michael Rausch
USA

Honorable Mention

"Three Swans"
The tight flying formation reminded me of the movements of the ballet, Swan Lake.



Lion King Erich Studhalter
Switzerland

Honorable Mention

"Lion King"



Refuge Watussy Alfonso de Cruz Barrios
Spain

Honorable Mention

"Refuge Watussy"



Stare Pascal Dorothee
France

Honorable Mention

"Stare"
Tonkean macaques communicate through a large number of facial expressions and vocalizations. But at that moment, he does not look away, he stares his opponent in the eyes, the expression is silent.



Puffin with Flower Lynn Tait
Canada

Honorable Mention

"Puffin with Flower"
Taken in Newfoundland Canada



mother and child Tilly Meijer
Netherlands

Honorable Mention

"mother and child"
orangutan with her child



King Penguins Bill Klipp
USA

Honorable Mention

"King Penguins"
I was sitting on the beach at Salisbury Plain on South Georgia Island when a group of King Penguins wandered by.



Dazzle of zebras Syed Rizvi
USA

Honorable Mention

"Dazzle of zebras"
Masai Mara , sunrise taken from a hot air balloon.



A Friendly Visit Bernice Fargus
Australia

Honorable Mention

"A Friendly Visit"



Visitor Aurelio Bormioli
Italy

Honorable Mention

"Visitor"
Altare (SV) – Italy 2019



Against Ahmed Mohamed Hassan
Qatar

Nominee

"Against"
I capture this image in Mongolia using my Nikon D750 camera to give the viewer the feeling of the pure nature away from the city life



Looking Up Alexandra Morris
Canada

Nominee

"Looking Up"



Lunch time Alfonso de Cruz Barrios
Spain

Nominee

"Lunch time"
Photo taken in the Natural Reserve of Cabárceno, Cantabria (Spain)



Close Call Amardeep Singh
India

Nominee

"Close Call"



Ursus horribilis Arthur Veitch
Canada

Nominee

"Ursus horribilis"
A wild grizzly bear steps through some old willow trees in Alberta's Rocky Mountains.



Sunset Cougar Arthur Veitch
Canada

Nominee

"Sunset Cougar"
A wild cougar pauses in front of the Smoky River valley at sunset.



Dolphin Barry Mills
New Zealand

Nominee

"Dolphin"
Swim together, hunt together, and look like they love to have fun



Tusker on Move Barun Chatterjee
India

Nominee

"Tusker on Move "
Tusker enjoying early monsoon shower in Nilgiri Biosphere, Kabini Forest, India



Grazie Beatrice Yoder-Leyba
USA

Nominee

"Grazie"
THANKS FOR A DEAD SALMON BY BEAR CUB



Underwater Ballet Bill Klipp
USA

Nominee

"Underwater Ballet"
Two California Sea Lions performing a Sea Lion Ballet



Southern Elephant Seal Pup Bill Klipp
USA

Nominee

"Southern Elephant Seal Pup"



Jaguar Hunting Bill Klipp
USA

Nominee

"Jaguar Hunting"



Elephant Rainbow Bill Klipp
USA

Nominee

"Elephant Rainbow"
Elephants headed back to the forest for the evening



Elephant seal yawn Brian Jones
Australia

Nominee

"Elephant seal yawn"
Elephant seal yawn, South Georgia



Australian Magpie (Cracticus tibicen). Catherine Clifford
Australia

Nominee

"Australian Magpie (Cracticus tibicen)."
A baby magpie momentarily confounded by a big confusing world.



Flight of the Pigeon Charles Mifsud
Malta

Nominee

"Flight of the Pigeon "
The Flight of the pigeon in Valletta



Gliding off the Sand Don Whitebread
USA

Nominee

"Gliding off the Sand"
A green Sea Turtle, or Honu, coming up through the mesmerizing light in the water of Olowalu, Maui



Take off Erich Studhalter
Switzerland

Nominee

"Take off"



Born to be wild Fabio Rossi
Italy

Nominee

"Born to be wild"
Born to be wild



fringes Francesco Biagini
Italy

Nominee

"fringes"



look at me now Franck Rouzes
France

Nominee

"look at me now"
Sometimes we don't know who the observer is...



Go! Franck Rouzes
France

Nominee

"Go!"
Seagulls of Noirmoutier island



Winter fight Gaute Froystein
Norway

Nominee

"Winter fight"
Golden eagles fighting for food.



Koala Love Gerry Ligon
Australia

Nominee

"Koala Love"
Bushfire Survivor



I see you Ghassan El-Moussa
UK

Nominee

"I see you"
you have to be watchful in Brazos Bend as you are always being watched



Manta Jesse Mechling
USA

Nominee

"Manta"
Manta, Dhigurah, South Ari Atoll, Maldives



Reachers Jill Snyder
USA

Nominee

"Reachers"



Out of Darkness Katherine Young
UK

Nominee

"Out of Darkness"
Lipizzaner head



On the Bayou Katherine Carlson
USA

Nominee

"On the Bayou "
Great Egret on majestic water covered with white cotton from cottonwood trees.



Four Flamingos Kathleen Fischer
USA

Nominee

"Four Flamingos"
enjoying their lunch in Cozumel, Mexico



Building The Nest Les Bentley
USA

Nominee

"Building The Nest"
A Great White Egret lands with stick for the building of its nest to the delight of its partner.



Moroccan Stork Liz Hardley
New Zealand

Nominee

"Moroccan Stork "
Stork nesting at the El Badi Palace, Morocco



The Stare Lynne Wilde
South Africa

Nominee

"The Stare"
South African Leopard in Kruger National Park



Three Stripes Maggie Machinsky
USA

Nominee

"Three Stripes"
An exceptionally windy day in Etosha National Park.



gigants Marco Enderli
Switzerland

Nominee

"gigants"



Late afternoon fun Mark Walker
Denmark

Nominee

"Late afternoon fun"
A curious young lion cub stares at the camera. I wonder what he is thinking?



Contemplation Mark Walker
Denmark

Nominee

"Contemplation"
A mother leopard takes a break in the dense bushes of the Maasai Mara.



Nursing Nudge Marshall Gould
USA

Nominee

"Nursing Nudge"



Belly And A Braid II Marshall Gould
USA

Nominee

"Belly And A Braid II"



Friends For Life Marshall Gould
USA

Nominee

"Friends For Life"



First Kiss II Marshall Gould
USA

Nominee

"First Kiss II"



Vanishing Fence Line Marshall Gould
USA

Nominee

"Vanishing Fence Line"



Nurture Marshall Gould
USA

Nominee

"Nurture"



alone Merten Riesner
Germany

Nominee

"alone"
"alone" is a flamingo in Lake Chiemsee, which I photographed in 2016. He was all alone in the water,



Dolphins in Clouds Michael McKinney
USA

Nominee

"Dolphins in Clouds"
Dolphins and reflected clouds on a windless day off Redondo Beach, Calif.



Pisces Mok Hoe
Singapore

Nominee

"Pisces"
A pair of white tip reef sharks hunting at night in Cocos Island, Costa Rica



No Man's Land (Dark Deliverance) Narcis Mursa
Romania

Nominee

"No Man's Land (Dark Deliverance)"
Taken near Danube River-Mehedinti County-Romania



Portrait with Flowers Natalia Groza
Poland

Nominee

"Portrait with Flowers"
This summer I spent almost 6 weeks with these incredible birds. I miss them already.



A Real Sleeper Neil Williams
USA

Nominee

"A Real Sleeper"
A sleeping Flamingo seems to be in a perfect state of rest.



Leopard moving kill Nicola Bolton
UK

Nominee

"Leopard moving kill"
Masai Mara, Kenya



Cormorants Olav-Inge Alfheim
Norway

Nominee

"Cormorants"
Lofoten in realy bad weather



Leopard stare Oyvind Pedersen
Norway

Nominee

"Leopard stare"
Leopard at Masai Mara, Kenya



Calm before the storm Patrick Sanford
USA

Nominee

"Calm before the storm"
Icelandic horses grazing as winter storm set in



Monkey Jump Sequence Ramesh Letchmanan
Singapore

Nominee

"Monkey Jump Sequence"
Motion capture of juvenile snow monkey jumping into hot spring onsen.



Nestbuilder in flight Robert Davis
USA

Nominee

"Nestbuilder in flight"
This is a great white egret in breeding season carrying a branch for the nest



Attentive Ruth Ball
Canada

Nominee

"Attentive"
Silently waiting in the sun



Humming bird Ryn Clarke
USA

Nominee

"Humming bird"



Lights & Dark Sajeesh R
India

Nominee

"Lights & Dark"
the bright white against the bark back ground



Hide and Seek Sergey Krasnikov
Germany

Nominee

"Hide and Seek"
2019, Poing, One of the biggest wild parks in Germany, Wolf ringleader



Love, Care & Protection of Mother Shajin Nambiar
India

Nominee

"Love, Care & Protection of Mother"
mothers love isn’t expensive, its priceless.



Llamas at Licancabur Sidney Gaspar
Brazil

Nominee

"Llamas at Licancabur"
Image captured from a group of Llamas created in front of the Licancabur volcano



Peekaboo I See You Sunita Mandal
USA

Nominee

"Peekaboo I See You"
Standing on a branch high up in a tree, this juvenile bear seems to be playing peekaboo.



Spoonbill Preening Susan Perry
USA

Nominee

"Spoonbill Preening"



Nursemaid TL Khong
Malaysia

Nominee

"Nursemaid"
An ant tends to what appears to be a nursery of baby ants.



Dust Bath Veronica de Bruyn
South Africa

Nominee

"Dust Bath"
Etosha National Park, Namibia during late afternoon



< back