Nature Day: Photo Contest Winners Announced

President of NANPA Shares Secrets Behind 5 Award Winning Nature Images:

NANPA promotes the art and science of nature photography as a medium of communication, nature appreciation, and environmental protection. NANPA provides information, education, inspiration and opportunity for all persons interested in nature photography. NANPA fosters excellence and ethical conduct in all aspects of our endeavors and encourages responsible photography in the wild.

A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Sean Fitzgerald for his collaboration as a guest judge. Sean is a widely published nature and environmental photographer whose fine-art prints are found in collections and installations across the country. He has won numerous regional and national photo contests, featured in a cover story for Professional Photographer magazine and CBS News recently named Sean one of the 10 emerging artists in the Dallas area. Sean has been a NANPA member since 1999 and is the incoming NANPA President

Congratulations Grand Jury Selection “Wanaka Way – cropped” by Mack_Photography

Congratulations Runner Up “Magic moments” by rokovar

Congratulations Runner Up “MMaitai vinette crop bam-1266″ by Simonsun

Agnieszka Dymek
Runner Up

Congratulations Runner Up “Peek-A-Boo” by dynastesgranti

Congratulations Amateur Winner “Gardeners Falls” by kaizee93

Congratulations People’s Choice “**Rainbow**” by damianmccudden

“Blue Eyes” by Snowtop

“Lower Antelope Canyon” by kelliklymenko

“Moraine Lake” by bkendall

“Yellow Sulphur Butterfly on a thistle ” by JanClouser08

“Green Room” by Hanger18

“untitled” by pearsaab

“This is my territory !” by garthnicholls

“A lone apostle” by sunriseguy

“Kingfisher” by lszlpotozky

“Sunrise at The Famed Tree” by catburton

“Autumn Reflections” by aaronchoiphoto

“monarch” by alanalee

“Merced River – Reflection” by himadribijaypuri

“Heavy hitters” by mattwalker

“Lake Leland Wakes Up” by b2bjacks

“morainlake” by rcscharf

“Fiery Sunrise” by Mauro_Mendula

“Looking At You” by desiraiclemont

“Alyth Den” by cpdoogan

“sunrise” by Marcombg

“light in the forest” by Shellcanada

“Edge of the forest” by RILImages

“Ken Lockwood Gorge (2)” by micmac1007

“Elowah magic” by bogdanvasilic

“Great Egret” by WAeagle

“Sunset in Valensole” by paolobubu

“Deep in the forest” by benhull

“Hummingbird” by katmailover

“Kent Poppy Sunset” by grahamvphoto

“Papilio Machaon Plus” by Eric_Nikon

“Smoke on the Water!” by Atomck1

“Beaver Pond Color Blast” by nsyyoung

“Portencross.” by pauldmessenger

“The Everglades” by MichelleSherwood

“Floating Around The Bend” by sortino

“_DSC1010-2″ by TheoShilton

“Misty morning” by Kamstrup

“Ruby throated hummingbird in flight” by alechickman

“The Bend” by gerrygroeber

“Mushroom of love” by albertoghizzipanizza

“image” by rewanick

“The Mara Six” by naturesphotography

“Lightning at Watson Lake” by michaelwilson

“Mystic Morning” by CoreyAnthonyPhotography

“Flower garden macro” by Tkay

“Buttermere” by WillG

“Lightning Fire” by andreaevans

“Purple” by albertdros

“Star Trails, Milky Way, and Fireflies Up And Above Shiprock” by GigiJim08

“Staredown with a Hawk-owl” by JimCumming

“autumn” by Bolucevschi

“The Golden Silhouette.” by mattiabonavida

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Mark Cote
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Subhadeep Dasgupta
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Kyle Ames
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Environmental Portraits: Photo Contest Winners Announced

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best non-studio portraits in this photo contest made possible by our friends at Phlearn. Phlearn is a small, fast and flexible company comprised of creative and passionate photography professionals. Our fun and innovative company creates Photoshop and Photography tutorials for photographers in all phases of their career. We strive to create a trustworthy, engaging and supportive community, help our audience grow and contribute to their success.

Congratulations People’s Choice “Dandelion Magic” by jleigh2014

Katarzyna Jabłońska
Grand Jury Winner

Congratulations Runner Up “Roots” by katjakemnitz

Kendra Paige
Runner Up

“Flying Autmn” by romankamko

“Elyse in Pearls” by johnkaminski

“Country Play” by Inspire4More

“Hunter” by cindygundrum

“Emma” by marusnazzaro

“Lavender” by ktq101

“Spring” by vickiecrosbycarroll

“After the storm” by Agravain

“GOLDEN BEAUTY” by tarryngoldman

“The Lavender Farmer” by talynsherer

“Flowers” by jonnyngo

“Spring is Here” by ChrissyW

“On the prowl_MG_4363″ by Jaia

“IMG_0459-web” by hansvandenbroek

“Stormy day” by jamesmckinlay

“Dolls” by Laima

“Paige Mazzie” by vastdreamer

“Mermaid Child” by ChristinaWitham

“untitled” by maxlaurenzi

“Dream Girl” by razvancornelius

“Julyla Autumn” by TUG-Photography

“Ivanka” by karinsanders

“_MG_3724-Recuperado” by irinajalba

“TimCollings” by tomato1236

“Eyes” by EnricoFinottiRe

“Isotta” by lucafoscili

“The Crow” by keithpersall

“Fall” by BonnieHillPhotography

“Snowy Bliss” by LiveInspiredByBrenda

“Forest fairy – Sanja Balan” by photos287

“Blossom Sky” by Wendy-J-Photography

“LIV” by AgnieszkaD

“Winter Light” by JuliaAltork

“Ashley Waterfall” by Bordaine

“Butterfly” by Boholm

“Butterfly” by momasko

“Flow | Editorial & Conceptual” by jenmontgomery

“Red Dress” by PChumleyIMAGES

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Corinne Knapp Rogers
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Janis Ozols
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Carol Lahnum
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GianStefano Fontana
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Andrew Clelland
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Katherine Jackson
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Lela Kieler
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Ben Schaus
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David Willoughby
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Yannick Desmet
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Emilie Tournevache
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Christopher Couillard
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Rails and Fences Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photo showing fences and rails in this photo contest with chances to win an Apple iPod Nano, large canvas prints and more.

We appreciate all the feedback from the thousands of photographers that helped us find the following winners and some of the most popular shots by voting for their favorite shots in this photo contest.

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “Channel Rock” by adwalton

Congratulations People’s Choice “Country Sunrise” by aaronjgroen

“DSC_4884ts bp” by kathykuhn100

“untitled” by hwishnick

” Through The Woods” by paulgillhamphotography

“Craigs Hut (1 of 1)” by michaelpitts

“Mountain-on-fire” by tazdevilgreg

“Rural Country Sunset” by JamesBitrick

“Broken Fence” by Bob-Riach

“Formby Point” by ogdapuss

“Bottoms Up” by Waynerd

“Fire Island” by ShutterSpeak

“Confused Steer” by Dani_Rene7

“Colonial Beach Sunset” by jeffbunn

“Early Morning on Cemetery Ridge” by MGriffithsPhotography

“Wonder” by caitlynblake

“Gate, stars & sunset” by roos

“Bridge in winter” by jld83photography

“Walk In The Woods” by PaulMurphy

“Many Nights” by larryrogers

“Mortimer Bay” by julienjohnston

“Route to nowhere.” by Bokovs

“Misty Bridge” by PhotobyArntsen

“wyoming fence” by kyleames

“Whitehouse Waves” by NickVenton

“Another Snow Fence” by Jeta1websandpix

“Rushton Gate Sunrise” by byrnephotography

“untitled” by JMenggolo

“North Fork” by michaelwilson

“Immersed” by RDVPhotography

“Along the Fence” by rhmimages

“Fort Vancouver Fence Line” by gappman

“Fog (b&w)” by josalp

“Approachihg Winter” by BLPhotography

“Collaroy Sea Baths” by PeterHardin

“Tathra” by AshThomson

“Robanov kot” by zenit

Erica Grenci
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Fabio Antenore
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Søren Thuesen
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Sean Byrne
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Andrew Clelland
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Milica Djurickovic Cvetinovic
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Americana Contest Winners Announced

A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Jeff Cable for his collaboration as a guest judge. Jeff Cable started his professional photography career in the San Francisco Bay Area, photographing Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. Since then he has earned respect around the globe, and is best known for capturing photos for the US Olympic Committee. He has photographed the last four Olympic Games, including the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Cable teaches photography to other professionals around the world. Jeff is best known for his artistic passion, his easy-going attitude and his ability to capture the emotion of any moment.

Another big thank you to all the photographers that shared their best shots showing the American story in this photo contest made possible by our friends at Manfrotto. Be sure to check out the amazing prizes provided by Manfrotto for the winners of this photo contest.

Congratulations People’s Choice “Ripples Through Time” by christopherpayne

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “Heroes of Normandie.” by Jean-Massry

TCMPhoto
Runner Up

“DSC_0171″ by yesyoudid

“Boots” by JacquiScheffer

“FALLEN-COMRADE” by Dixieland

“9-11-01″ by jamesforbes

“Headstones and Flags-0034″ by maryweiss

“For God and Country” by floraehrlich

“DSC_3593-1-3″ by kimberlymarchand

“Old Warner Cemetery” by RichMiyara

“Arizona_flags” by edgarsuntals

“Space Shuttle Discovery’s Last Voyage ” by krismellinger

“America” by pstubbs

“Freedom is not free” by aprilmilani

“Quartet flying into flag” by RikWriter

“Windy Climate” by F8user

“Ain’t that America” by DanS0L007

“Remembrance” by nathancrossley

“promise you will come back home” by mmmdist

“Classics” by clfowler

“Iwo Jima in color front view” by rmr731

“DSC_0073″ by ide_photography

“Land of the free” by adamkstagner

“Country Pride” by p_eileenbaltz

“Landscape shots 036″ by markenglish

“Precious Memories” by nicolefrakes

“Blue Angles in Baltimore” by jerryhendrickson

“Working Man” by opalnightphoto

“Fireworks @ Dodger Stadium 4th of July 2015″ by Craig540

“DSC00946″ by vonelleswanson

“Old School House in HDR” by dixiejbrumm

“Homeless Veteran In New York” by maegiu

“Face and Crown of Statue of Liberty” by MawSheldon

“Flags of Our Fathers” by emxsee

“Noah” by HamptonPhotography

“Take care of me” by gondmagdi

“untitled” by lekeciasteelelee

“tRusty Schwinn” by fronteras

“Gettysburg 150″ by Wizzard

“Kaboom Stang I” by jamesnelms

“4th of July fun” by Maddhatter

“The Modern Patriot” by Straight8photo

“Lantern Memorial 4″ by ChristopherLH

“Mack” by PaulHenryStudios

“Home on the Range” by ClaudiaKuhn

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