Wildlife - Amateur

Flamingo Art Lynette Jonson
Canada

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Flamingo Art"



My New Toy Celia Kujala
USA

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"My New Toy"
A Steller sea lion swims toward me with her beautiful starfish toy. Norris Rocks, BC, Canada.



Allen's taking off Robert Vogt
USA

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Allen's taking off"
Allen's hummingbird preparing for liftoff.



Polar bear Tilly Meijer
Netherlands

Honorable Mention

"Polar bear"
polar bear



Batwall Jill Snyder
USA

Honorable Mention

"Batwall"



Funny duck Tilly Meijer
Netherlands

Honorable Mention

"Funny duck"
Funny duck



4 lovers Franck Rouzes
France

Honorable Mention

"4 lovers"
Love duel of damselfly!



Beautiful but Deadly Cindy Poulin
Canada

Honorable Mention

"Beautiful but Deadly"
Snow Leopard, early morning.



Murmurations Daniel Dencescu
Germany

Honorable Mention

"Murmurations"
This is not a man with a pipe.



Twelve Geese Nick Green
UK

Honorable Mention

"Twelve Geese"



Orca Thomas Kane
Australia

Honorable Mention

"Orca"
So beautiful, so dangerous...



Lion King Nicola Bolton
UK

Honorable Mention

"Lion King"



Kong Derek Chiang
Singapore

Honorable Mention

"Kong"
Kong



Bookends Norman Soskel
USA

Honorable Mention

"Bookends"
Roma & Bella waiting not so patiently at the door with nosemarks & Roma fashionably w/ French ear.



engagement Ann Quinn
USA

Honorable Mention

"engagement"
a small lesson in mindfulness



Initiation to life Alfonso de Cruz Barrios
Spain

Honorable Mention

"Initiation to life"
Cabárceno, Spain



Goat who wants to dive Pei Chun Shih
Taiwan

Honorable Mention

"Goat who wants to dive"
When a goat looks towards the sea, he still wants to try diving.



A Delicate Balance Andrew Upton
USA

Honorable Mention

"A Delicate Balance "
Before entering hot springs Japanese macaque, will test temperature with their hands. Nagano, Japan.



Heading Back to Nature Jurius Jurius
Indonesia

Honorable Mention

"Heading Back to Nature"



Arctic Terns 2 Brian Jones
Australia

Honorable Mention

"Arctic Terns 2"



Disco birds Alex Politis
France

Honorable Mention

"Disco birds"



Savannah's demon Kirill Dorofeev
Russia

Honorable Mention

"Savannah's demon"
The hyena is caring a leg of wildebeest. Serengeti national park, Tanzania (Serengeti district), February, 2020



Fox cliff Cecilie Bergan Stuedal
Norway

Honorable Mention

"Fox cliff"
This was taken in August 2020, and shows an artic fox mum looking down at her two cubs below.



Elegance in Motion Hilda Champion
USA

Honorable Mention

"Elegance in Motion"



Family Akira Yoshizawa
Japan

Nominee

"Family"
Location: Masai Mara National Park Kenya



Basking in the Sun Anne Readel
USA

Nominee

"Basking in the Sun"
Painted turtle basking on a log in Madison, Wisconsin, USA



Nobility on the prairie Annie Low
Malaysia

Nominee

"Nobility on the prairie"
Cheetahs like to dance their figure in the sunset, leaving a lot of beautiful pictures in the world.



La catena Aurelio Bormioli
Italy

Nominee

"La catena"
Greenland 2011



King Penguins Bill Klipp
USA

Nominee

"King Penguins"
King Penguins On South Georgia Island



Hoopoe Flyby Bindu Chandan
India

Nominee

"Hoopoe Flyby"
Can I come in please?



The Scuffle Brian Clopp
USA

Nominee

"The Scuffle"
Wild stallions battle dramatically for hierarchy, sending young foals scattering from the melee.



Phoebe Hawking Brian Valente
USA

Nominee

"Phoebe Hawking"
A Black Phoebe fishing for mosquito Larvae



Moe & Marquee C. Brianne Rockey
USA

Nominee

"Moe & Marquee "
2021 Galloway calf with mother.



Grey-headed Flying-fox, Australia Catherine Clifford
Australia

Nominee

"Grey-headed Flying-fox, Australia"



Mother's love Cecilie Bergan Stuedal
Norway

Nominee

"Mother's love"
This little cygnet decided to sleep tucked under one of mum's feathers instead of her wing.



Hippo with friend Cecilie Bergan Stuedal
Norway

Nominee

"Hippo with friend"
Taken July 2018 in Masai Mara



Descending from Above Celia Kujala
USA

Nominee

"Descending from Above"
A group of curious juvenile Steller sea lions descend toward me. Norris Rocks, BC, Canada.



The Magician Celia Kujala
USA

Nominee

"The Magician"
A playful California sea lion pup appears to light up the ocean. Coronado Islands, Mexico.



The Call at my widnow Charles Mifsud
Malta

Nominee

"The Call at my widnow"
A sparrow in search of friendship knocks at my window



Bongo #5 Christian Meermann
Germany

Nominee

"Bongo #5"
This image is part of my ongoing series of b&w animal portraits.



Watusi #4 Christian Meermann
Germany

Nominee

"Watusi #4"
This image is part of an ongoing series of b&w animal portraits.



Floating Claudia Daniels
USA

Nominee

"Floating"
Nest building time for egrets



dilemma Cuneyt Gumushaneli
Turkey

Nominee

"dilemma"
The contrast created by the luxury buildings side by side with the slums of the city where I live



Skimming Debbie Rubin
USA

Nominee

"Skimming"
This guy was amazing in his speed, agility and ability to run on water.



Snow Deer Don Hooper
UK

Nominee

"Snow Deer"
A Red Deer Stag during snow fall in a Scottish woodland.



A Shy Egret Donald Wilson
USA

Nominee

"A Shy Egret"
A Great Egret hids its head but shows off its breeding season plumage.



The Praying Monkey Edie Swift
USA

Nominee

"The Praying Monkey"
Nature includes the structures humans have built and others learn to adapt.



Out of the blue Frank Proost
Luxembourg

Nominee

"Out of the blue"
2019, Wale watching, Cape Town, Got lucky to shot this dolphin isolated from his family



Dust Bath Gautam Kamat Bambolkar
India

Nominee

"Dust Bath"
At dusk, this massive bison wallowed through the hot sand and rose above the ground, making a cloud of dirt.



Light-footed Harvey Silber
USA

Nominee

"Light-footed"
Grace of the Butterfly



Sprucing Up Hendrik Kotze
Namibia

Nominee

"Sprucing Up"
A pelican spruces itself early in the morning at the Monte Casino Avery Sandton South Africa



Bird Hotel Hilda Champion
USA

Nominee

"Bird Hotel"



Ods birds flock James Patrick Conway
Brazil

Nominee

"Ods birds flock"



Parental Pride Jan Gyllensten
Sweden

Nominee

"Parental Pride"
Ural owl with chick just having left the nest, sitting close with lots of parental pride shining...



Preening Peacock Jesse Mechling
USA

Nominee

"Preening Peacock"
Peacock, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka



Dazzle Jill Snyder
USA

Nominee

"Dazzle"



Eye CU Jo Van Rossem
Belgium

Nominee

"Eye CU"
Safari vehicle reflected in the eye of a zebra, Etosha National Park, Namibia.



Pre-sunrise gathering John Petro
USA

Nominee

"Pre-sunrise gathering"
They met in a barren tree under a waning moon as the sun neared the horizon.



Crows in Flight Joseph Smith
USA

Nominee

"Crows in Flight"
Four crows launch into a foggy Mission Trails Regional Park in San Diego, CA



You Talking To Me? Karin De Winter
Belgium

Nominee

"You Talking To Me?"
Face to face with a hippo (Hippopotamus amphibius) on land, Serengeti, Tanzania.



Silent flight Karmen Orlic
Croatia

Nominee

"Silent flight"
Highlands,Scotland



Peeping Squirrel Kartik Rawal
India

Nominee

"Peeping Squirrel"
A peeping squirrel - Thinking where's the photographer



jellyfish Katerina Muchova
Czech Republic

Nominee

"jellyfish"



world of jellyfish Katerina Muchova
Czech Republic

Nominee

"world of jellyfish"



Mutual Trust Kathryn McGarvey
Canada

Nominee

"Mutual Trust"
The complete trust between a wild animal in Kruger National Park and a stranger



Silverback 'Maraya' Kevin Lohman
USA

Nominee

"Silverback 'Maraya'"
Maraya, a silverback Mountain Gorilla with the Mubare group. What is he thinking?



Morning take off Kirill Dorofeev
Russia

Nominee

"Morning take off"
Takeoff of the gray heron. Pantanal, Brazil. October, 2019



the protector L Schwartz
USA

Nominee

"the protector "



Bison Spa Larry Bean
USA

Nominee

"Bison Spa"



new kid in town Lee Chee Wai
Malaysia

Nominee

"new kid in town"
oriental honey buzzard sun bathing at lamp post after a heavy rainfall.



Floating Pelican Les Bentley
USA

Nominee

"Floating Pelican"
A Pelican floats by showing off its intricate design of feathers.



Centrochelys sulcata mating Liz Hardley
New Zealand

Nominee

"Centrochelys sulcata mating"



On the Flip Side Lynn Tait
Canada

Nominee

"On the Flip Side"



Birds on a Wire Martta Kelly
USA

Nominee

"Birds on a Wire"
Birds perch on a telephone wire



Together Again Michael McKinney
USA

Nominee

"Together Again"
Elephant Seals enjoying close contact.



Manta rays and sunburst Mok Hoe
Singapore

Nominee

"Manta rays and sunburst"
A pair of manta rays at a cleaning station under the noon sun. Raja Ampat, Indonesia



One In The Bush Neil Williams
USA

Nominee

"One In The Bush"



Cow #50 Nelson Rudiak
USA

Nominee

"Cow #50"
An inqusitive cow with great personality.



The Exam Norman Robbins
USA

Nominee

"The Exam"



Into The Light Oyvind Pedersen
Norway

Nominee

"Into The Light"
Elephant in a rain storm



The king of animals Pascal Dorothee
France

Nominee

"The king of animals"



Confused Pat Maycroft
UK

Nominee

"Confused"
taken on Ilford HP5 plus film



Southern Ground Hornbills, Kenya Patricia Bauchman
USA

Nominee

"Southern Ground Hornbills, Kenya"
Juvenile stay with their parents for a year, and this mother thinks that time has come!



Looking for the light Patrick Pellegrini
Switzerland

Nominee

"Looking for the light"



Sammie Patrick O'Brien
USA

Nominee

"Sammie"



See what Moom can do Poul Helt
Denmark

Nominee

"See what Moom can do"



Storm Coming Robert Ruble
USA

Nominee

"Storm Coming"
Severe weather approaching fast - infrared photo



Allen's hummingbird in flight Robert Vogt
USA

Nominee

"Allen's hummingbird in flight"
Allen's hummingbird in flight



Bad Hair Day Ruth Ball
Canada

Nominee

"Bad Hair Day"
Wild horse of Sundre Alberta



Humming Bird in Flight Sheryl Falkos
USA

Nominee

"Humming Bird in Flight"
Hummingbird flying from flower to flower of Chihuly Gardens, Seattle, Washington, USA



Symmetry in Flight Slobodan Blagojevic
USA

Nominee

"Symmetry in Flight"
A cormorant in flight, along Florida's coast.



Encounters Stefan Neagu
Romania

Nominee

"Encounters"
Wild indian elephant coming out from the bushes. Film photography.



Sibling Rivalry Susan Hillyard
USA

Nominee

"Sibling Rivalry"



The Art of Preening Susan Perry
USA

Nominee

"The Art of Preening"



Tiny Feet Teri McNevin
Canada

Nominee

"Tiny Feet"
A hummingbird delicately balances on a petal while drinking nectar.



Tiger Tilly Meijer
Netherlands

Nominee

"Tiger"
Tiger



3 Amigos Tim Owen
USA

Nominee

"3 Amigos"
These 3 friends must enjoy having their photo taken, as they posed perfectly for the group portrait.



Gannets at Saltee Island Todor Tilev
Ireland

Nominee

"Gannets at Saltee Island"
I went to Saltee Island in County Wexford in Ireland, where I took this picture.



Solitary Reflection Tom Sliter
USA

Nominee

"Solitary Reflection"
Bransfield Strait, Antarctica, 2017



Whats up man? Vitaliy Plyaka
Ukraine

Nominee

"Whats up man?"
DR Congo, Bukavu, Kahuzi-Biéga National Park



Line Up Wong Kum Loon
Malaysia

Nominee

"Line Up"



Stingray Xavier Mas Ferra
Spain

Nominee

"Stingray"
A stingray on a beach in Menorca.



Grevy's Illusion Yaron Schmid
USA

Nominee

"Grevy's Illusion "
A Grevy's zebra with an illusion of one head and two bodies.



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