Nature - Professional

Cypress Hills Adam Crews
Australia

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Cypress Hills"
Cypress Pines ~ ITALY



Mare 432 Alessandro Puccinelli
Italy

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Mare 432"
The Atlantic Ocean in south Portugal during a solids swell in February 2020



Who knows where? Vit Madr
Czech Republic

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Who knows where?"
Who knows where the paths of life lead?



Part of Home Liyun Yu
USA

Honorable Mention

"Part of Home"



In the Garden at Chislehurst 7 Laurie Freitag
USA

Honorable Mention

"In the Garden at Chislehurst 7"



Man Contemplates Stone Steve Zmak
USA

Honorable Mention

"Man Contemplates Stone"
The man & stone face each other and consider their lives, 100 years vs billions. Who has it better?



Arctic Night Romain Tornay
Switzerland

Honorable Mention

"Arctic Night"
South Iceland, October 2019



cloudplane... Leo Gesess
Switzerland

Honorable Mention

"cloudplane..."



The last supermoon Mark Seawell
USA

Honorable Mention

"The last supermoon"
Early morning and it drifts over the Wasatch mountains of Utah in all its glory, the last supermoon of 2020.



Grass standing on a windy Nilton Souza
Brazil

Honorable Mention

"Grass standing on a windy"
grass standing on a windy sand that looks like small waves on the beach.



The Dune Martin Steenhaut
Belgium

Honorable Mention

"The Dune"
The highest sand dune of the Moroccan sahara desert



Sand storm Martin Steenhaut
Belgium

Honorable Mention

"Sand storm "
Top of a sand dune during a sand storm



Mulranny Reflections Glen McClure
USA

Honorable Mention

"Mulranny Reflections"
From the continuing series The West of Ireland



Bumblebee meadow Pal Hermansen
Norway

Honorable Mention

"Bumblebee meadow"
Bumblebee embedded in flowering meadow



hole in the rock Frank Bevans
USA

Honorable Mention

"hole in the rock"
this is a grinding rock reflecting a burned forest



seven sisters UK coast George Kavanagh
UK

Honorable Mention

"seven sisters UK coast"
seven sisters UK coast



Brule Lake rainbow. Craig Blacklock
USA

Honorable Mention

"Brule Lake rainbow."
Double rainbow over Brule Lake, BWCAW.



the sunbeam Luciano Monti
Italy

Honorable Mention

"the sunbeam"
Antelopo Canyon Arizona



18o25'N 67o36'W Nathalie Lauzon
Canada

Honorable Mention

"18o25'N 67o36'W"
Mona Passage



Black Hills Storm, South Dakota Layne Kennedy
USA

Honorable Mention

"Black Hills Storm, South Dakota"
Booming thunderheads roll over fire ridden trees in South Dakota's Black Hills territory.



A light in the woods Brian Eastwood
New Zealand

Honorable Mention

"A light in the woods"



Bisti Badlands 1 Lou Novick
USA

Honorable Mention

"Bisti Badlands 1"



Antelope Canyon, Arizona Craig Blacklock
USA

Honorable Mention

"Antelope Canyon, Arizona"
Antelope Canyon, Arizona. From the book, Slot Canyons of Page Arizona.



Polyp Face Matthew Smith
Australia

Honorable Mention

"Polyp Face"
A close up wide angle macro image of bubble coral polyps.



Thunderstorm over Hernandez Roy Kaltschmidt
USA

Honorable Mention

"Thunderstorm over Hernandez"
Thunderstorm over Hernandez, New Mexico (see Moonrise over Hernandez - Ansel Adams)



Foggy Ghost Tree Charles Bush
USA

Honorable Mention

"Foggy Ghost Tree"
Ancient Cypress Tree–Foggy Morning in Louisiana's Swampland



Ama Dablam Adam Crews
Australia

Honorable Mention

"Ama Dablam"
Ama Dablam, Himalayas ~ NEPAL



Whiteout Doc Winkler
Germany

Honorable Mention

"Whiteout"
»Whiteout«, Pallas National Park, Lapland I Finland



Black Moon Rising David Paul Bayles
USA

Honorable Mention

"Black Moon Rising"



Everest Adam Crews
Australia

Nominee

"Everest"
Mount Everest, Himalayas ~ NEPAL



Expedition Adam Crews
Australia

Nominee

"Expedition"
Ama Dablam, Himalayas ~ NEPAL



My Forever Love Alan W. Abramowitz
USA

Nominee

"My Forever Love"
An image from a book project on the art and anthropology of roadside memorials



summertime 2 Alexander Friedrich Beck
Germany

Nominee

"summertime 2"
analog, zenza bronica etrsi, long exposure. Summertime about the lyrics of the Gershwin song



Daggers Amit Verma
India

Nominee

"Daggers"
Lahaul and Spiti, India



Storm Dennis Andrew Chittock
UK

Nominee

"Storm Dennis"
storm dennis hitting the harbour in Aberswyth



Spider Andrew B Church
USA

Nominee

"Spider"
A spider feeds on an insect in its web.



Dragonfly in Cobwebs Andrew B Church
USA

Nominee

"Dragonfly in Cobwebs"
A dragonfly is caught in cobwebs at a ranger station in Big Bend, Texas.



Jordan Pond Ann Elliott Cutting
USA

Nominee

"Jordan Pond"



Jordan Pond Ann Elliott Cutting
USA

Nominee

"Jordan Pond"



Aurora Borealis Antti Viitala
Finland

Nominee

"Aurora Borealis"
Shot at Andenes, Lofoten Islands, Norway.



Seascape 1 Arne Rasmussen
Denmark

Nominee

"Seascape 1"
Malta



mt. hayden, north rim Art Holeman
USA

Nominee

"mt. hayden, north rim"
hazy morning light, Mt. Hayden, North Rim, Arizona



Icebergs Axel Breutigam
Canada

Nominee

"Icebergs"
Jökulsárlón, Iceland



Dark Wood Brian Eastwood
New Zealand

Nominee

"Dark Wood"



Waters Edge Brian Eastwood
New Zealand

Nominee

"Waters Edge"



Dreamy Swamp Scene Charles Bush
USA

Nominee

"Dreamy Swamp Scene"
Louisiana Cypress Swamp on a Foggy Morning



The Valley Awaits Charlotte Gibb
USA

Nominee

"The Valley Awaits"
A rain shower moved through the area briefly, creating this beautiful atmosphere.



After The Storm Charlotte Gibb
USA

Nominee

"After The Storm"
Yosemite Valley is spectacular. But, when it snows, it is magical.



Winter Foliage Chieko Tanemura
USA

Nominee

"Winter Foliage"



Old Tree Con van Staa
Netherlands

Nominee

"Old Tree"
Old Tree in River area



Ice covered trees, shore of Lake Superior. Craig Blacklock
USA

Nominee

"Ice covered trees, shore of Lake Superior."
Ice covered trees, shore of Lake Superior, Minnesota.



Slow Daniel Tremblay
Canada

Nominee

"Slow"
There is no better feeling then standing on those basalt column for hours, enjoying the sound of the waves coming in and out!



Cliff Waves Danielle Austen
USA

Nominee

"Cliff Waves"
Death Valley National Park, CA.



Whispering Sand David Martin
USA

Nominee

"Whispering Sand"
The wind swept sand of White Sands are continually on the move



Dune Waves David Gubernick
USA

Nominee

"Dune Waves"



Some ghosts and the mysterious island David Frutos Egea
Spain

Nominee

"Some ghosts and the mysterious island"
The fog hid everything with that magical feeling of mystery.



Three Brothers Dawn Black
UK

Nominee

"Three Brothers"
Three Brothers, Yosemite



In the Garden Dianne Yudelson
USA

Nominee

"In the Garden"



Falling Water 1 Dick Busher
USA

Nominee

"Falling Water 1"



Running along the edge Dimitri Kouznetsov
Switzerland

Nominee

"Running along the edge"
Sheep pasture, abandoned in late autumn. Swiss Alps.



Whiteout I Doc Winkler
Germany

Nominee

"Whiteout I"
»Whiteout«, Pallas National Park, Lapland I Finland



The nice little Church og Engum, Denmark Dorte Grann
Denmark

Nominee

"The nice little Church og Engum, Denmark"
The stunning view of the Church of Engum, Vejle in Denmark. At wintertime, taken from my garden.



Lake Powell, Utah Eric T. Kunsman
USA

Nominee

"Lake Powell, Utah"



Niagara Geoffrey McKillop
UK

Nominee

"Niagara"



Branches in Ice George Peet
USA

Nominee

"Branches in Ice"
Branches in Ice



Into the lights Gianluca Federighi
Italy

Nominee

"Into the lights"
Looking the Wild and the pure nature



Approaching Storm, Westport Bay, Ireland Glen McClure
USA

Nominee

"Approaching Storm, Westport Bay, Ireland"
From the continuing series The West of Ireland



Burning Bush Glen McClure
USA

Nominee

"Burning Bush"
From the continuing series The West of Ireland



Rain Light Glen McClure
USA

Nominee

"Rain Light "
From the continuing series The West of Ireland



Pond Reflections Glen McClure
USA

Nominee

"Pond Reflections"
From the continuing series The West of Ireland



First Light Glen McClure
USA

Nominee

"First Light"
From the continuing series The West of Ireland



The test of time Glenn Vanderbeke
Belgium

Nominee

"The test of time"
In the heart of the High Fens, Belgium. The common reed skeleton trees are the remains of a pine forest that was planted around 1850 and from 1950 onwards plagued by successive fires.



The Fallen Glyn Davies
UK

Nominee

"The Fallen"
Woodland series - a tall, dead tree caught my eye, dominating a clearing of its own making, retaining form & even beauty in its angular skeletal limbs.



Searching for the light Graham Eaton
UK

Nominee

"Searching for the light"
A single Herring Gull flying past a bcklit wave. A split second when the light came through the wave



The Tempest Graham Eaton
UK

Nominee

"The Tempest"
A single Gull backlit in flight over a large wave. Abersoch, Wales. UK



Mountain Mounting James Fox
USA

Nominee

"Mountain Mounting"
Grand Canyon of the Gunnison River



Lonely Tree James Fox
USA

Nominee

"Lonely Tree"
Reservation Tree



Shifting Sand James Fox
USA

Nominee

"Shifting Sand"
Great White Sands



Lone Tree James Fox
USA

Nominee

"Lone Tree"
Snow All Around



Country Road Take me Home James Fox
USA

Nominee

"Country Road Take me Home"
Country Road Take Me Home



Death Valley Moonrise Jamie Leasure
USA

Nominee

"Death Valley Moonrise"
Death Valley, California



Intimate Conversation 22: Dark Side of Moon Jane Olin
USA

Nominee

"Intimate Conversation 22: Dark Side of Moon"
Archival pigment print made from unique silver gelatin print



Fall Joel Biddle
UK

Nominee

"Fall"
Behind Durdle Door, taken with Zeiss Ikonta folding camera on HP5+



Austin John Rees
USA

Nominee

"Austin "
After a storm in Austin



Not Everything Negative Is Bad Jurgen Schrader
Germany

Nominee

"Not Everything Negative Is Bad"



Clearing Katherine Richmond
USA

Nominee

"Clearing"
Steep cliffs and mountains create a dramatic weather pattern that resists clearing.



Iluminating Lincoln Katherine Richmond
USA

Nominee

"Iluminating Lincoln"
Fleeting light between the clouds iluminates Mt. Lincoln.



Frozen Apple blossoms in springtime Kirsten Heer
Germany

Nominee

"Frozen Apple blossoms in springtime"



In the Garden at Chislehurst 1 Laurie Freitag
USA

Nominee

"In the Garden at Chislehurst 1"



In the Garden at Chislehurst 4 Laurie Freitag
USA

Nominee

"In the Garden at Chislehurst 4"



The old couple Leo Pelletier
Canada

Nominee

"The old couple"
On the way to Quebec city



Covid Beach 2 Lothar Troeller
USA

Nominee

"Covid Beach 2"
Beaches are empty during Covid



White Mountian Lou Novick
USA

Nominee

"White Mountian"



Cedar Pass Grass Badlands Lou Fischer
USA

Nominee

"Cedar Pass Grass Badlands"
Patterns in steal and glass climb to the sky.



Death Valley Dunes Lou Fischer
USA

Nominee

"Death Valley Dunes"



Rock Louis Gaillard
France

Nominee

"Rock"



Himalayan Shades Luigi Fieni
Germany

Nominee

"Himalayan Shades"



Trees in Winter Marc Koegel
Canada

Nominee

"Trees in Winter"



Black Beach Marco Felix
Switzerland

Nominee

"Black Beach"
Taken on a windy, rainy and last but not least stormy cold day at the famous Reynisfjara Black Beach



The Road to Eulenbis Mark Seawell
USA

Nominee

"The Road to Eulenbis"
Memories of my sacred mornings in the hills of Germany. Foggy mornings that carried a mood and serenity that put the soul at ease...the road to Eulenbis.



Imnajbu Mervyn Dublin
Malaysia

Nominee

"Imnajbu "
Imnajbu is one of the smallest barangays in all of Batanes which is situated in the Philippines.



Grey Atlantic Michael Hart
USA

Nominee

"Grey Atlantic"
Grey Maine Coast



Flooded Forest Mihai Moiceanu
Romania

Nominee

"Flooded Forest"
a landslide formed Lake Cuejdel in the mountains of Romania 50 years ago



Nuptse Mihai Moiceanu
Romania

Nominee

"Nuptse"
Nupse Ridge in Karakorum Area, Himalaya Mountains, Nepal



Whitby High Mike Walker
UK

Nominee

"Whitby High"
Whitby High lighthouse perched on the clifftop



Shoals Mike DeCesare
USA

Nominee

"Shoals"
Shoals



Ice Macro (Trachea & Bronchi) Mike Cable
USA

Nominee

"Ice Macro (Trachea & Bronchi)"
This is an macro of ice I took on a local stream that I thought resembled an human trachea and bronchi on the bottom left and other bone like structures in the rest of the image.



Leave No Trace Neal Panton
Canada

Nominee

"Leave No Trace"



Swifts at play Nigel Charman
UK

Nominee

"Swifts at play"
The Devil's throat, Iguazu falls.



Kluane NP, Kaskawulsh Glacier1 Ottmar Philipp
Canada

Nominee

"Kluane NP, Kaskawulsh Glacier1"
The thawing is breaking crevices into the solid ice



Kluane NP, Kaskawulsh Glacier3 Ottmar Philipp
Canada

Nominee

"Kluane NP, Kaskawulsh Glacier3"
Glaciers joining to travel down for the final meltdown



Butterfly gem Pal Hermansen
Norway

Nominee

"Butterfly gem"
Butterfly in flight against sky



Namibian Dunes Paula Durbin
USA

Nominee

"Namibian Dunes"
Dunes



Dead Vlei Paula Durbin
USA

Nominee

"Dead Vlei"
Tree in Dead Vlei



Pacific Moods Peter Lik
USA

Nominee

"Pacific Moods"



Small waves Renata Vale
Brazil

Nominee

"Small waves"
Small waves



Combers Beach Robert Nowak
USA

Nominee

"Combers Beach"
Combers Beach, Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia, Canada



Skogafoss Roberto Soares-Gomes
Brazil

Nominee

"Skogafoss"



Drought Sam Nerrie
Australia

Nominee

"Drought"
Many regions of Australia went through record-breaking drought and then there were the fires.



Apparition Samuel Feron
France

Nominee

"Apparition"
Yellow Mountains, in China



Face to Face Samuel Feron
France

Nominee

"Face to Face"
Yellow Mountains, in China



Ghosts Samuel Feron
France

Nominee

"Ghosts"
Karstic Mountains in China



Found a friend Sebastien Arbour
Canada

Nominee

"Found a friend"
The tree seemed to feel alone. Now, he found a friend.



A conductor and melodious Shinya Itahana
Japan

Nominee

"A conductor and melodious"
A conductor seems to play a beautiful melody of nature with a rhythm in small increments and a sprin



123 Steven Wayne
USA

Nominee

"123"



La Havane Sue Vo-Ho
Canada

Nominee

"La Havane"
The view of the ocean, in front of the Malecón in Havana.



French Impressions: Atlantic Coast Thomas Brotzler
Germany

Nominee

"French Impressions: Atlantic Coast"
An excerpt of my photo excursions to France in 2019.



Monde Sombre Thor Elias Engelstad
Australia

Nominee

"Monde Sombre"
Voyage Series



Landscape with Clouds Virgilijus Usinavicius
Lithuania

Nominee

"Landscape with Clouds"



Eastern Sierra Moon Will Enos
USA

Nominee

"Eastern Sierra Moon"
Early morning on the eastern escarpment of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.



Au fil de l'eau William Moureaux
France

Nominee

"Au fil de l'eau"
SL2 24-90, ND filter 400, Corse



5G bark beetle Wilma Roesch
Germany

Nominee

"5G bark beetle"
just taken yesterday - with color you see, that the trees are dead, but without they look like alive



Ovipare Yvon Jolivet
Canada

Nominee

"Ovipare"
Rock on sand when the light dims and the shadows rise again for another night. (Canada, Quebec 2016)



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