Nature - Amateur

quietly Nathan Wirth
USA

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"quietly"



Bright Horizon Rene Schaedler
Switzerland

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Bright Horizon"



Alone David Garthwaite
UK

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Alone"



Bird on the Wing Sue Trower
UK

Honorable Mention

"Bird on the Wing"
Whilst panning the wave, a seagull flew above it. Nature at its best!



Keraunos Jean-Paul Soujol
France

Honorable Mention

"Keraunos"
In the middle of the night a thunderstorm sets in over the Alps. I tried to transcribe through this photograph this privileged moment of nature.



Kindred, from the series 'Against the Sea' Scott Bolendz
USA

Honorable Mention

"Kindred, from the series 'Against the Sea'"



Halo Robert Bolton
UK

Honorable Mention

"Halo"
Taken in Disko Bay, Western Greenland. The iceberg had a bank of fog above like a halo. Taken 2019.



the roar of the waves Jaehak Lee
Korea (South)

Honorable Mention

"the roar of the waves"
High waves are shouting to devour Tetrapod.



Dunes Sandstorm Jonathan Knight
USA

Honorable Mention

"Dunes Sandstorm"
Morning sandstorm



Arcadia N.P. USA. Tilly Meijer
Netherlands

Honorable Mention

"Arcadia N.P. USA."
Arcadia N.P. USA.



The first day Uri Mahlev
Israel

Honorable Mention

"The first day"
Genesis



Bubble Gary Lopez
USA

Honorable Mention

"Bubble"
The Bubble Nebula was created by stellar winds from the massive, hot star.



Angel Tim Owen
USA

Honorable Mention

"Angel"
Many religions describe angels as a form of light. There has been no photo retouching of the Angel.



Untitled #2 Diane Kravetz
USA

Honorable Mention

"Untitled #2"



magic at the water Franz Sussbauer
Germany

Honorable Mention

"magic at the water"
river in Bavaria with hoar frosted trees and mountains in the fog.



Waterfall John Crowley
Ireland

Honorable Mention

"Waterfall"



Purity Rene Algesheimer
Switzerland

Honorable Mention

"Purity"
Meandering around the dunes. Death Valley National Park, 2020.



Cinder Cone Steven DosRemedios
USA

Honorable Mention

"Cinder Cone"
Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho, 2019



Beauty and the noble beech Rie Asada
Japan

Honorable Mention

"Beauty and the noble beech"
The forest was very foggy.



Unknown John Marshall
USA

Honorable Mention

"Unknown"
Moving forward often means encountering the unknown.



Protected Pierre Pellegrini
Switzerland

Honorable Mention

"Protected"
Hasselblad 503CW, Phase One P+,Hasselblad 4/40mm, 101 sec, ISO 100



Shoreline Mitchell Anolik
USA

Honorable Mention

"Shoreline"



The Nest Nigel Moyes
Australia

Honorable Mention

"The Nest"
Wet and dark dawn with a fast rising tide in freezing winter at Moeraki Boulders NZ



Corno Bianco Alberto Perer
Italy

Nominee

"Corno Bianco"
Clouds over Corno Bianco mountain peak in the Oclini group. The Fiemme Dolomites, Italian Alps.



Monument Valley, Utah, USA Andreas Bruglacher
Germany

Nominee

"Monument Valley, Utah, USA"



Fence in the snow Andreas Torsten Schuler
Germany

Nominee

"Fence in the snow"



A Slender Presence Andrew Hough
UK

Nominee

"A Slender Presence"
Taken deep in an area of conifers, this single trunk was silhouetted in the morning light.



An embracing moment Andrew Hough
UK

Nominee

"An embracing moment"
A young sapling rises out of a sea of ferns to embrace a nearby conifer.



Isle of Skye, Scotland Andrew Ilachinski
USA

Nominee

"Isle of Skye, Scotland"
Andy Ilachinski



City of (all sorts of) Light Antje Bormann
France

Nominee

"City of (all sorts of) Light"
Summer thunderstorm over Paris



Damsel Fly and Water Lily Arthur Jacoby
USA

Nominee

"Damsel Fly and Water Lily"
McKee Gardens



Tree tunnel 2 Aubra Franklin
USA

Nominee

"Tree tunnel 2"
Majestic tree tunnel centuries old in Charlston South Carolina



Tree tunnel 3 Aubra Franklin
USA

Nominee

"Tree tunnel 3"
Majestic tree tunnel centuries old in Charlston South Carolina



Essence of Me #1 Beat Barthold
Switzerland

Nominee

"Essence of Me #1"
Series 1_4



Essence of Me #5 Beat Barthold
Switzerland

Nominee

"Essence of Me #5"
Single 1_5



Essence of Me #6 Beat Barthold
Switzerland

Nominee

"Essence of Me #6"
Single 2_5



Intense Beatriz Minguez
Spain

Nominee

"Intense"
An intense light shines upon the surface of the sea and sky.



Serenity Ben Ng Swee Kong
Malaysia

Nominee

"Serenity"
This image was taken along the coast of Punakaiki Pancake Rocks in the South Island of New Zealand.



Night Garden Bill Jackson
UK

Nominee

"Night Garden"



Nocturnal Wonderland Bill Jackson
UK

Nominee

"Nocturnal Wonderland"



Storm Chasing Tornado Bob Neiman
USA

Nominee

"Storm Chasing Tornado"
Tornado Storm Chasing Lockett TX



Canyon Walls Carol Zulman
USA

Nominee

"Canyon Walls"
Antelope Valley Slot Canyon



Clearing Storm Charita Carter
USA

Nominee

"Clearing Storm"
EL Capitan After A Fall Storm



Sunlit Flowers #3 Christian Meermann
Germany

Nominee

"Sunlit Flowers #3"
I found this composition on the wayside as I was walking to location for another shoot.



The Lightning Strike Chuck Hebert
USA

Nominee

"The Lightning Strike"
Lightning Strikes in an open field.



Mountain Daniel Castilloux
Canada

Nominee

"Mountain"
Canada



SwissView Daniel Ruegge
Switzerland

Nominee

"SwissView"
Longing in lowlands for distant beloved mountains in times of reduced mobility



Oz Does Exist Deborah McGlynn
USA

Nominee

"Oz Does Exist"
Late March in WNY can be very dramatic.



bnm Devin Campbell
USA

Nominee

"bnm"



Four in a row Dominique Dubied
Switzerland

Nominee

"Four in a row"
Four trees in the mist of winter



The Majestic Visit Dominique Genin
Belgium

Nominee

"The Majestic Visit"
The paternal majesty of the master



Inhale Ernesto Rodriguez
USA

Nominee

"Inhale"
Blow hole gets ready to inhale for its next discharge.



A patch of light Frans van Hoogstraten
Netherlands

Nominee

"A patch of light"
Trotternish ridge, Isle of Skye



Pushing the Moon Gail Foster
Canada

Nominee

"Pushing the Moon"
Tree branch gently pushing the sliver moon



Black and White Gary Wagner
USA

Nominee

"Black and White"
Death Valley Dunes



Fallen Gary Wagner
USA

Nominee

"Fallen"
Black and White Coastal



Clouds and Light Gary Wagner
USA

Nominee

"Clouds and Light"
Black and White Seascape



Tree Georg Kowallek
Germany

Nominee

"Tree"
A single tree at the shore



Flowing Gregory Hom
USA

Nominee

"Flowing"
A scene at the beach on a cloudy evening.



Winters Jewel Gregory Murray
Canada

Nominee

"Winters Jewel"
An isolated snowcrystal: every one is unique and beautiful in it's own right.



Canyonland Guenther Reissner
Austria

Nominee

"Canyonland"
Layers in the landscape around Lake Powell, Arizona



Old Pinetree Guenther Reissner
Austria

Nominee

"Old Pinetree"
Old Pinetree sitting along a rim in Canyonlands NP.



Mar de Minas Henrique Murta
Spain

Nominee

"Mar de Minas"
A few hundreds of kilometres away from the Atlantic Ocean, in the middle of Brazil, lies a sea.



ZZ Top Hilda Champion
USA

Nominee

"ZZ Top"
Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top during one of their last concerts. The performance was held at Istokpoga, near Lake Placid, Florida. They lived up to their reputation and totally rocked the scene.



Slavonia fields Ilija Stanusic
Croatia

Nominee

"Slavonia fields "
Slavonia fields



autumn painting Irina Magdalena Bivolaru
Romania

Nominee

"autumn painting"



Force of nature Ivan Hernandez
USA

Nominee

"Force of nature "
Garrapata State Park offers some beautiful shorelines carved into the rock of the Salinian Block.



The Mayor fo Cottonwoods James Peterson
USA

Nominee

"The Mayor fo Cottonwoods"
This majestic, able-bodied hardwood is one of many along the Verde River.



Unworldly Landscape Jan Bellamy
New Zealand

Nominee

"Unworldly Landscape"



Magic Mountain Jane Ivory
USA

Nominee

"Magic Mountain"
image captured in 20 Mule Team Canyon



ASerenity Janet Burdon
UK

Nominee

"ASerenity"
A minimal image of trees emerging from the morning mist on Loch Ard at Kinlochard.



Salar de Uyuni Javier Herranz Casellas
Spain

Nominee

"Salar de Uyuni"
The first rays of dawn sun mark the saline edges highlighting the edges of geometric drawing.



The Valley Jean-Pierre Le Marechal
France

Nominee

"The Valley"
Taken in Quercy, France the 23 november 2020



Basalt Bath Tub Jo Van Rossem
Belgium

Nominee

"Basalt Bath Tub"
Water flowing down Aldeyjarfoss, Iceland.



Ghosts of Fire Jodi Frediani
USA

Nominee

"Ghosts of Fire"
The wildfire burned 86,000 acres and 900 homes. These oaks perished, but their spirit remains.



Approaching Storm John Eaton
USA

Nominee

"Approaching Storm"



Dunes Sunrise Jonathan Knight
USA

Nominee

"Dunes Sunrise"
Death Valley, California, USA Sunrise over the Mesquite Dunes



Valles Caldera Mist Joseph Ptacek
USA

Nominee

"Valles Caldera Mist"



Nature strikes back Juergen Wieser
Germany

Nominee

"Nature strikes back"



White house Karmen Orlic
Croatia

Nominee

"White house"
Highlands,Scotland



Morning fog Kazik Salwa
USA

Nominee

"Morning fog"



Tasmanian Coast Australia Kelly Tringas
Australia

Nominee

"Tasmanian Coast Australia"
Tassie Coastline Isolation



Weathered Kishore Murthy
USA

Nominee

"Weathered"
Surviving against human vanity



twelfe Klaus Spindler
Germany

Nominee

"twelfe "
winter afternoon



Cirque in the Beartooth Larry Bean
USA

Nominee

"Cirque in the Beartooth"



Oregon Coast Sand Dunes Laszlo Perlaky
USA

Nominee

"Oregon Coast Sand Dunes"
I was impressed by the forms and shapes of the Oregon Dunes. Oregon Coast, OR, USA



Foggy Hills Lorenzo Bensi
Italy

Nominee

"Foggy Hills"
Valli Piacentine, Emilia Romagna, Italy, 2021



Web of Ice Lorraine Poole
UK

Nominee

"Web of Ice"
A beautiful spider's web in my garden, sparkling with ice crystals after a frosty winter's night.



The Volcano Marco Virgone
Italy

Nominee

"The Volcano"
Stromboli eruption



Eruption Marco Virgone
Italy

Nominee

"Eruption"
Stromboli eruption at sunset



Caught in the Storm Mark Appleton
Australia

Nominee

"Caught in the Storm"
A blend of fierce storm and sunlight coming together to create a dramatic scene



The Woods Martijn Rijnberg
Netherlands

Nominee

"The Woods"
A photo taken at 'De Amsterdamse Bos' (Woods next to Amsterdam) in The Netherlands. July 8th 2019.



Middle-Earth Martin Babarik
Slovak Republic

Nominee

"Middle-Earth"
Trees are sentient beings...



Foot Martin Babarik
Slovak Republic

Nominee

"Foot"



Standing tall Martin Galea
Slovak Republic

Nominee

"Standing tall "
A collection of silver birch trees photographed from below during a cloudy day creating the feeling of lying down on the forest floor and looking at the sky.



Fog Martta Kelly
USA

Nominee

"Fog"
Heavy fog descends on the golf course



Creise Over River Etive Matthew Wilkinson
UK

Nominee

"Creise Over River Etive"
Stormy clouds shrouding Creise as it towers above as the river Etive carves its way through the land



Juxtaposition Melinda Goodall
USA

Nominee

"Juxtaposition"
The Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes form a striking contrast to the weathered mountains of Death Valley.



King Tide Etchings Melinda Goodall
USA

Nominee

"King Tide Etchings"
December’s King Tide etched haunting images in the sand of Playa del Rey beach, California.



Orchard Michael Singer
USA

Nominee

"Orchard"
Pistachio orchard out of blooom



Quietude Michelle Lake
Australia

Nominee

"Quietude"



Valllee de Brezons Nathalie At
France

Nominee

"Valllee de Brezons"
Sea of clouds



Illuminate Nigel Moyes
Australia

Nominee

"Illuminate"
A stormy start to the day at Aoraki Mt Cook NZ and suddenly the clouds parted giving a glimpse of a



Guarding the Light Nigel Moyes
Australia

Nominee

"Guarding the Light"
Amazing clouds and light as the big waves washed through Canal Rocks Western Australia



Olstinden Olav-Inge Alfheim
Norway

Nominee

"Olstinden"
Lofoten winter 2021



Silence No. 02 Paul Christener
Switzerland

Nominee

"Silence No. 02"
Silence No. 02



Mudjimba Study Paul McClenaghan
Australia

Nominee

"Mudjimba Study"
Sun rising over Mudjimba Island, Sunshine Coast.



Serenity Paul McClenaghan
Australia

Nominee

"Serenity"
From a series taken at Serenity Falls, Sunshine Coast, Australia



Taking Flight Paula Price
USA

Nominee

"Taking Flight"
On Green Lake in Wisconsin – With a beautiful tree presenting such a powerful image, one might miss the geese taking to the sky in the background.



Barley Peter Krenek
Slovak Republic

Nominee

"Barley"
Belgian barley in the soft light of a late summer afternoon, taken on the outskirts of Brussels.



A cherry tree Peter Krenek
Slovak Republic

Nominee

"A cherry tree"
A winter portrait of a cherry tree in vineyards, near Berg, Austria



twisted pines Philip Marriott
UK

Nominee

"twisted pines"



Family Philip Lawrence
Australia

Nominee

"Family"
Trees in the mist seem to protect the smallest member



the light of the way Pierre Pellegrini
Switzerland

Nominee

"the light of the way"
Holga, film kodak ISO 100, Filter ND, long exposure 2'



Zen Porus Khareghat
India

Nominee

"Zen "
MAGIC OF LADAKH - ZEN



Undulating Pratibha Reddy
USA

Nominee

"Undulating"



2 trees Renate Wasinger
Germany

Nominee

"2 trees"



Guided View Rene Schaedler
Switzerland

Nominee

"Guided View"



Diamonds Rene Schaedler
Switzerland

Nominee

"Diamonds"



Camino Ricardo Cuartero
Estonia

Nominee

"Camino"
Estonian bog at dusk. The beauty and uncertainty of every journey.



Nelly Ayre Force Richard Burdon
UK

Nominee

"Nelly Ayre Force"
The awesome power of the waters tumbling over Nelly Ayre Force



The Chase in Winter Richard Field
UK

Nominee

"The Chase in Winter"



Hottai Falls Rie Asada
Japan

Nominee

"Hottai Falls"
Hottai Falls in Japan is a very beautiful waterfall.



Family Portrait Robert Bolton
UK

Nominee

"Family Portrait"
A group of icebergs floating free in Disko Bay, Greenland. They are precious!



The curtain opens Roberta Vacchiero
Italy

Nominee

"The curtain opens"
THE CURTAIN OPENS



Untitled 1 Robin Downs
USA

Nominee

"Untitled 1"



Snow Shapes #8 Rosario Civello
Italy

Nominee

"Snow Shapes #8"



at the end Salvatore Mercieca
Malta

Nominee

"at the end"
galasndur in the foroe islands



Alpenrhein  1 Sepp Koeppel
Switzerland

Nominee

"Alpenrhein 1"



Broken Stems Shinya Ichikawa
Japan

Nominee

"Broken Stems"
Lake Biwa, Shinga, Japan



Hurst Spit Steen Doessing
UK

Nominee

"Hurst Spit"



Iced Stefan Buder
Germany

Nominee

"Iced"



After the Flood Steve Day
Australia

Nominee

"After the Flood"
These trees were once flooded to a depth of up to 7 metres in what was Lake Mokoan in Victoria Aus.



Merritt Trees Susan Hillyard
USA

Nominee

"Merritt Trees"



Heaven meets earth Suzanne Anton
USA

Nominee

"Heaven meets earth"
light in the midst of darkness



In the forest VII Sylvia Doeleman
Netherlands

Nominee

"In the forest VII"



Welcoming Vineyard Teri McNevin
Canada

Nominee

"Welcoming Vineyard"
A path leads to an old tree in the middle of the vineyard in McLaren Vale.



Loch Lomond Thomas Kane
Australia

Nominee

"Loch Lomond"
A captivating beautiful reflection of Scotland



Simmons Falls Tim Lucas
Australia

Nominee

"Simmons Falls"
The Beauty of Decay from fallen trees and foliage is always something to gather ones attention.



Yucca Accent Tom Sliter
USA

Nominee

"Yucca Accent"



Liquid tree Trevor Kerry
UK

Nominee

"Liquid tree"
A different take on one of the most photographed trees in Namibia



Coated Tudor ApMadoc
USA

Nominee

"Coated"
A lighthouse in Grand Haven Michigan after a winter storm



Hills of Snow Vincent Morban
Canada

Nominee

"Hills of Snow"
An early snowfall at Vermillion Lakes in Banff created these mini mountains of snow



Rising Volker Kesting
Netherlands

Nominee

"Rising"



Devils Wall Volker Birke
Germany

Nominee

"Devils Wall"
Close-up of a remarkable sandstone cliff situated in the Harz mountain region by night (due to a LE shot, some star trails appear in the night sky)



Footprints in the Monahans Sand William Alsobrook
USA

Nominee

"Footprints in the Monahans Sand"
Monahans



Into Exil Xavier Arnau Bofarull
Germany

Nominee

"Into Exil"
Black Forest. Germany. March 2020



Neowise Xavier Mas Ferra
Spain

Nominee

"Neowise"
Neowise photographed in Ibiza.



Natural Yucel Basoglu
Turkey

Nominee

"Natural"
A rocky beach on the Black Sea coast. A beach close to Istanbul.



< back