Wildlife - Professional

Polar Bears Romance Roie Galitz
Israel

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Polar Bears Romance"
Polar Bear male and female in a whiteout in Svalbard



Breathe Matthew Smith
Australia

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Breathe"
Under the watchful eye of its mother below me, this newborn and curious humpback whale calf swam a full 360 degrees around me as I tread water, it never took its eye off me. Vava'u Tonga.



Border Refuge Joseph Anthony
UK

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Border Refuge"
Mai Po Nature Reserve Frontier Closed Area Boundary between Hong Kong and China. 3 years to make.



Wolf Spider Mofeed Shalwa
Saudi Arabia

Honorable Mention

"Wolf Spider"
I photographed this spider in a rain forest taman Negara in Malaysia ,, Wolf spiders are members of



Life is good Arnfinn Johansen
Norway

Honorable Mention

"Life is good"
Svalbard, Norway



Snow kapellmeister Andrey Gudkov
Russia

Honorable Mention

"Snow kapellmeister"
Japan. Hokkaido



Silent Giant Drew Doggett
USA

Honorable Mention

"Silent Giant"
With tusks weighing a record 200 lbs. or more, Craig may be the largest tusked elephant on Earth.



Snorkel Steve Gosling
UK

Honorable Mention

"Snorkel"
A male elephant playing in the Chobe River dived under water & used its trunk as a snorkel



Flamingo Flower Debby Thomas
USA

Honorable Mention

"Flamingo Flower"
Resting Flamingo



Seeing you seeing me Melissa Karlberg
USA

Honorable Mention

"Seeing you seeing me"
I'm usually the camouflaged one watching the wildlife, but this deer flipped the roles.



Bison Blizzard Carol Taylor
UK

Honorable Mention

"Bison Blizzard"
Yellowstone February 2020 near hot spring so creating more frost in blizzard conditions



Wisdom's Keepers Drew Doggett
USA

Honorable Mention

"Wisdom's Keepers"
The younger elephants are flanked by older members of their herd as a way of protecting them.



big games Wolf Ademeit
Germany

Honorable Mention

"big games"
two young elephants play with their powers



Arctic Fox Roie Galitz
Israel

Honorable Mention

"Arctic Fox"
Arctic Fox yawning in Svalbard



Fierce Cheraine Collette
Netherlands

Honorable Mention

"Fierce"
This magnificent couple was photographed in a zoo, together as a means to enforce the power and strength they have together as one.



Bracing For The Storm Robert Coates
Canada

Honorable Mention

"Bracing For The Storm"
Created on the Big Island of Hawaii as the Parker Ranch horses huddled before the oncoming storm.



Trumpeter Swans Craig Blacklock
USA

Honorable Mention

"Trumpeter Swans"
Trumpeter swans at sunset, St. Croix River, Wisconsin



El Ghazi Stuart Vesty
USA

Honorable Mention

"El Ghazi"
Arabian Stallion



Bubble blowing Scott Portelli
Australia

Honorable Mention

"Bubble blowing"
Humpback releasing a huge air bubble while in a Competitive group of whales



Eagle fight 2 Bjorn H Stuedal
Norway

Honorable Mention

"Eagle fight 2"
Eagles fighting over kill



Complicity Alain Ernoult
France

Honorable Mention

"Complicity"
WHITE BEAR POLAR BEAR (URSUS WALKING THROUGH THE BANQUISE ALONG THE SHORES OF HUDSON’S BAY



Mandril Alpha Jennifere Thompson
Australia

Honorable Mention

"Mandril Alpha"
Mandril is more than just a pretty face. He's a dominant male who sires offspring.



Defender of the Realm Marilyn Maxwell
USA

Honorable Mention

"Defender of the Realm"
This young cub displayed all the fierceness for which the species is known.



The Lion Jump Alain Ernoult
France

Honorable Mention

"The Lion Jump"
LION IN SAVANNAH. SOUTH AFRICA VULNERABLE (IUCN)



Release the Bats Nicky Ryan
Australia

Honorable Mention

"Release the Bats"
I was on a photographic assignment for Australian Traveller magazine up in Kakadu, Australia.



Birds & Lighthouse Todd McVey
USA

Honorable Mention

"Birds & Lighthouse"



In flight Bjorn H Stuedal
Norway

Honorable Mention

"In flight"
Great grey owl hunting



Earthly Allure Drew Doggett
USA

Honorable Mention

"Earthly Allure"
A surreal scene of a lone horse comfortably at ease beneath the mighty Skógafoss waterfall.



Sandwiched bacon Jonathan Banks
UK

Honorable Mention

"Sandwiched bacon"
Piglets sandwiched together as they filter out of the barn



At Full Stretch Steve Gosling
UK

Honorable Mention

"At Full Stretch"
I liked the graphic nature of the scene as a giraffe reached out to it's maximum height whilst eating



The Gathering Drew Doggett
USA

Honorable Mention

"The Gathering"
Elephants pack themselves under a lone Acacia tortilis tree waiting for the afternoon sun to pass.



Peaceful Boundary Kristen Warning
USA

Honorable Mention

"Peaceful Boundary"
Barbs on the fence frame the summer landscape of grazing horses.



Head in the Clouds Alain Ernoult
France

Nominee

"Head in the Clouds"
GIRAFFE IN THE NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA. TANZANIE, VULNERABLE (IUCN)



One day I will fly away Annabelle Art Gallery
France

Nominee

"One day I will fly away"
Giraffes are often surrounded by oxpeckers. This giraffe was standing by the river in Ruaha National Park (Tanzania) to get some water when I captured this moment.



Concentration Annie Katz
USA

Nominee

"Concentration"
A lioness doesn't break her concentration on a nearby gazelle -



Gazelles in High Alert Annie Katz
USA

Nominee

"Gazelles in High Alert"
Three gazelles in high alert while the scent of a lion is in the air -



Into the Wind Annie Katz
USA

Nominee

"Into the Wind"
A Sandhill Crane lifts off into the wind in Bosque del Apache, NM



Leopard Hunt Annie Katz
USA

Nominee

"Leopard Hunt"
A leopard slinks around a bush while tracking a gazelle in the Maasai Mara, Kenya



Majesty Annie Katz
USA

Nominee

"Majesty"
A Sandhill Crane spreads its wings before taking flight in Bosque del Apache, NM



The Mother Arnfinn Johansen
Norway

Nominee

"The Mother"
Female leopard looking for prey for her cubs



Superior Arnfinn Johansen
Norway

Nominee

"Superior"
Dominant male lion. Maasai Mara, Kenya.



Summer night Arnfinn Johansen
Norway

Nominee

"Summer night"
Svalbard, Norway



Zebra Texture and Patterns D  New Bahaadeen M. Al Qazwini
Kuwait

Nominee

"Zebra Texture and Patterns D New"
Zebras gathered in pool of water for drinking in Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.



Dancing Cranes in snow storm Baroness Danute Federas
USA

Nominee

"Dancing Cranes in snow storm"
The Japaniies Cranes are so graceful and Beautiful they dance & bow after the finish the dance.



Low Tide Brice Pennington
USA

Nominee

"Low Tide"
South Texas Gulf coast area



Black Sable Island Stallion Turns Carol Walker
USA

Nominee

"Black Sable Island Stallion Turns"
A wild Sable Island stallion turns his head



Wild Glory Carol Walker
USA

Nominee

"Wild Glory"
A wild blue roan stallion turns his head in the Red Desert of Wyoming



The White Stallion's Mane Carol Walker
USA

Nominee

"The White Stallion's Mane"
A white Andalusian stallion runs in an arena in Spain



Two Andalusian Stallions Carol Walker
USA

Nominee

"Two Andalusian Stallions"
Two Andalusian stallions, brothers, come together in an arena in Spain



Serengeti Zebra Caroline Guinan
Ireland

Nominee

"Serengeti Zebra"
Photograph taken in the Serengeti National after a stampede of Zebra



Chilling David Kennedy
UK

Nominee

"Chilling"
Resting on the street in the middle of the day, Jaisalmer



Elephant's Blind Eye Deborah Welsh
USA

Nominee

"Elephant's Blind Eye"
Chaing Mai Elephant Nature Park Sanctuary



Guineafowl Dianne Yudelson
USA

Nominee

"Guineafowl"



Glimmer Drew Doggett
USA

Nominee

"Glimmer"
The all-white horses of Camargue are known for their boldness, strength, and defined features.



Ocean Escape Drew Doggett
USA

Nominee

"Ocean Escape"
This lone white horse running across volcanic black sand appears guided by an internal compass.



Land of Kings Drew Doggett
USA

Nominee

"Land of Kings"
There are only an estimated 24 super tusk elephants such as Craig (pictured here) left on Earth.



Pride of Tsavo Drew Doggett
USA

Nominee

"Pride of Tsavo"
Elephants throw dirt onto their backs to cool themselves in a lively ritual of self-care.



Brown Leghorn Durga Garcia
USA

Nominee

"Brown Leghorn"
2 week old Brown Leghorn chick



Fiction Gorazd Golob
Slovenia

Nominee

"Fiction"



Mirror more Gorazd Golob
Slovenia

Nominee

"Mirror more"
Amboseli water reflections



Lionfish Hunting Graham Eaton
UK

Nominee

"Lionfish Hunting"
A Lionfish, slowly approaching a school of baitfish, a predator. Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.



Napoleonfish Graham Eaton
UK

Nominee

"Napoleonfish"
A large Napoleon Wrasse in dark water. Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt



Alien Graham Eaton
UK

Nominee

"Alien"
Looking upwards to the sky at a Common Jellyfish. Suspended, slowly moving with the tide.



Wakoda Guy Brooksbank
USA

Nominee

"Wakoda"
Egret, Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Florida USA



Yawning Camel Ilan Wittenberg
New Zealand

Nominee

"Yawning Camel"
The Pyramid of Giza os the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still in existence



What are you looking at Jan Lehne
Norway

Nominee

"What are you looking at"
South Africa safari



Proboscis Monkey Borneo Jennifere Thompson
Australia

Nominee

"Proboscis Monkey Borneo"
Proboscis monkey in Borneo regurgitates poison mangrove leaf.



Capuchin Monkey Awareness Jennifere Thompson
Australia

Nominee

"Capuchin Monkey Awareness"
Habitat loss is the greatest threat to all species of monkey.



Celebration Kim Vickrey
USA

Nominee

"Celebration"
Exuberant Stallion Running Free



North american Buafflo Lou Novick
USA

Nominee

"North american Buafflo"



Take off madness Martin Steenhaut
Belgium

Nominee

"Take off madness"
A group of geese takes off in Senegal



Glide Matthew Smith
Australia

Nominee

"Glide"
Humpback whale calf’s can be very curious, playful and often clumsy as they learn how to coordinate their bodies. This one took a moment of grace is rolled beside me. Vava'u Tonga.



Life is sheep Morten Saele
Norway

Nominee

"Life is sheep"
Free range sheep in Sysendalen, Norway



Ducks In A Raw Nicola Majocchi
USA

Nominee

"Ducks In A Raw"
A vintage moment of a large family of ducks crossing the road in orderly fashion. Santa Barbara, CA



Gentoo Mates Olga Nebot
Australia

Nominee

"Gentoo Mates"
From my personal work, Photographing Antartica, Cuverville Island Gentoo Colony.



Leading Olga Nebot
Australia

Nominee

"Leading"
From my personal work, capturing India Scenery



Family Gathering Oliver Klink
USA

Nominee

"Family Gathering"
Tanzania



Impala Reflection Paula Durbin
USA

Nominee

"Impala Reflection"
Reflections in a pool of water



Shade? Paula Durbin
USA

Nominee

"Shade?"
Zebra trying to find shade



Sub Adult Leopard Paula Durbin
USA

Nominee

"Sub Adult Leopard"
Young Leoparad checking out the territory



Love Snarls Paula Durbin
USA

Nominee

"Love Snarls"
Lions taking a break from mating



I See You Paula Durbin
USA

Nominee

"I See You"



Bonds of Love Peter Delaney
South Africa

Nominee

"Bonds of Love "
Elephant herd rallies around to protect a few day old baby from the unwanted attention of a Bull Ele



See You Philippa Davin
Sweden

Nominee

"See You"
I see you



Thinking away Ruud Peters
Netherlands

Nominee

"Thinking away"



inverted Scott Portelli
Australia

Nominee

"inverted"
Humpback whale suspended inverted with rostrum on the reef



Remora Scott Portelli
Australia

Nominee

"Remora"
Remora attached to a young calf, cleaning and hitching a ride



Looking for male Serge Melesan
France

Nominee

"Looking for male"
A female sealion looking for male



At the surface Serge Melesan
France

Nominee

"At the surface"
A lemon shark under the surface



Spaceship underwater Serge Melesan
France

Nominee

"Spaceship underwater"
A whale shark of La Paz



Bullshark dance Serge Melesan
France

Nominee

"Bullshark dance"
A group of twenty bullsharks dance around my head



Mother Grizzly Seth Benson
USA

Nominee

"Mother Grizzly"



Wisdom-From Nomadic Horses Series Shokoufeh Malekkiani
Iran

Nominee

"Wisdom-From Nomadic Horses Series"



Follow Me Steve Gosling
UK

Nominee

"Follow Me"
Two Hippos on the banks of the Chobe River looking like a scene from Noahs Ark



Mondrian Ant Steve Hoskins
UK

Nominee

"Mondrian Ant"



Massage Toby Nicholls
Australia

Nominee

"Massage"
Massage in Bali



Doppelhornvogel Tom Krausz
Germany

Nominee

"Doppelhornvogel"
Birds in danger, work of portraits, 2018/19 made in Germany



portrait Tomoki Yamaya
Japan

Nominee

"portrait"
The black body, the white mane, and the clear eyes were very impressive.



sleep Tomoki Yamaya
Japan

Nominee

"sleep"
The snow that falls silently. She fell asleep as usual.



Fly by Victoria Hillman
UK

Nominee

"Fly by"
Wild juvenile lammergeier flying overhead against a clear sky.



Thoughts of Silence Wendi Schneider
USA

Nominee

"Thoughts of Silence"
Pigment ink on kozo over white gold from the Evenings with the Moon exhibit



Emperor Shrimp Yosuke Tsuchida
Japan

Nominee

"Emperor Shrimp"
shrimp, underwater, wildlife, sea, ocean, science, nature, crustaceans, beautiful



Ortmann's Spider Crab Yosuke Tsuchida
Japan

Nominee

"Ortmann's Spider Crab"
Ortmann's spider crab, crab, spider crab, sea, underwater, wildlife, science, crustaceans



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