Ricardo
Cisneros
SCENES OF THE NATURAL WORLD
Grand Prize

Ricardo Cisneros
"Oryx Raising the Dune"
Cisneros captured this image from a helicopter, flying over the dunes in Kulala Wilderness reserve, Namibia, at dusk.


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Sebastian
Copeland
SCENES OF THE NATURAL WORLD

Sebastian Copeland
"Last Frontier"
In the high Arctic, dogs are the first line of defense against bears since they provide early warning.


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Bence
Máté
SCENES OF THE NATURAL WORLD

Bence Máté
"Curiosity of Dalmatian Pelicans"
Dalmatian pelicans are typically shy, but closely follow fishermen's boats on Lake Kerkini, Greece, to hunt for fish. to capture images of the pelicans, Máté and his team constructed a special catamaran with a built-in camera.


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Brian
Marcus
PARKS & SAFARIS
First Place

Brian Marcus
"Beautiful Elephant"
Marcus says, "in the midst of a silent morning, this beautiful elephant came out of nowhere and began to flirt with our group. Ears flapping, a single frame captures her unique detail and beauty."


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Susan
Onysko
PARKS & SAFARIS

Susan Onysko
"The Purest Love"
Japanese snow monkeys showcase the bond between mother and child at Jigokudani Monkey Park in the Joshinetsu Kogen National Park.


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Brian
Hodges
PARKS & SAFARIS

Brian Hodges
"Heading home"
Taken in Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape, Mongolia.


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Brian
Hodges
BEACHES, ISLANDS & UNDERWATER
First Place

Brian Hodges
"Praia de Pipa"
Hodges says, "Upon stumbling across this beach, i was immediately attracted to the symmetry of the umbrellas and chairs reflected in the water. After spending a few minutes absorbing the scene, I came to the realization that the beach almost felt like it was entirely lost under a mountain of plastic jetsam and flotsam."


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Giordano
Cipriani
BEACHES, ISLANDS & UNDERWATER

Giordano Cipriani
"Enigma"
Taken in Bonito, Brazil.


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Ryan T.
Foley
BEACHES, ISLANDS & UNDERWATER

Ryan T. Foley
"Aholehole and Friends"
A school of aholehole, along with friends Fred David and Paul McLaughlin, enjoying a beautiful swim on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii.


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Keith
Ladzinski
OUTDOOR SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
First Place

Keith Ladzinski
"Walking on Clouds"
Highliner Caio "Afeto" Solomon walking two thousand feet above Rio de Janeiro amongst the clouds. Minutes after this frame was taken, Ladzinski and his team were engulfed in a wet fog.


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Jimmy
Chin
OUTDOOR SPORTS & ACTIVITIES

Jimmy Chin
"Alex Honnold"
American rock climber Alex Honnold deep-water solo rock climbing in Oman.


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Michael
Clark
OUTDOOR SPORTS & ACTIVITIES

Michael Clark
"Ouray Ice"
Rock and ice climber Dawn Glanc ice climbing in Ouray Ice Park in Ouray, Colorado.


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Chris
Gordaneer
PLANTS, ANIMALS, INSECTS & GARDENS
First Place

Chris Gordaneer
"Highland cattle"
Gordaneer took this shot on a personal trip to Scotland.


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Tom
Lynn
PLANTS, ANIMALS, INSECTS & GARDENS

Tom Lynn/ Aurora Photos
"Whooping Crane Reintroduction"
Early morning light greets the whooping cranes at the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin. Staff at the International Crane Foundation raise whooping cranes in costume so there will be no human imprint before their release during the Direct Autumn Release (DAR) whooping crane reintroduction program.


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Scott Joshua
Dere
PLANTS, ANIMALS, INSECTS & GARDENS

Scott Joshua Dere
"Owl Art"
A snowy owl nestles in the high grasses of a sand dune in Long Island, New York. A large number of snowy owls migrated south from the Arctic to roost during the harsh winter of 2014.


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Nick
Hall
MOTION
First Place

Nick Hall
This video was shot for the san francisco, California, branch of The Nature Conservancy. The concept was to promote their slogan "Protecting Nature. Preserving Life."


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Keith Jenkins | Grant Ellis | Jon-Paul Harrison

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