Ben
Moon


Beaches, Islands and Underwater
First Place

BEN MOON

Crystal Thornburg-Homcy ducks under a wave while bodysurfing on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.


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Kent
Miller


Beaches, Islands and Underwater

Kent Miller

Jessie Miller and her children, Jamie and Betsy, react as a thunderous 747 jumbo jet passes 60 feet above them at Maho Beach in St. Maarten. The jet landed at the nearby Princess Juliana International Airport.


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Kimberly Boyd
Vickrey


Beaches, Islands and Underwater

Kimberly Boyd Vickrey

A South American fur seal swimming nervously backstage before her performance. Kids can be a tough crowd.


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Scott Joshua
Dere


Beaches, Islands and Underwater

Scott Joshua Dere

Hurricane Irene came up the East Coast with a fury rarely seen in the northeast of the U.S. This storm surge was photographed in Long Beach, New York.


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Kevin
Arnold


Beaches, Islands and Underwater

Kevin Arnold

Members of the cast of the television show Shark Men fishing near Boca Grande, Florida. This image was part of an advertising campaign for Sperry Top-Sider ASV footwear.


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Sara
Shoemaker Lind


Beaches, Islands and Underwater

Sara Shoemaker Lind

A smack of moon jellyfish in the cold, dark waters near Patterson Point, Alaska at 40 feet below sea level. The water temperature was 44 degrees Fahrenheit.


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Kevin
Arnold


Outdoor Sports and Activities
First Place

Kevin Arnold

This photograph of sea kayakers was shot as part of an advertising campaign for Sperry Top-Sider SON-R footwear off the coast of Northern California.


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Aaron
Peterson


Outdoor Sports and Activities

Aaron Peterson

A sea kayaker paddles along the melting pack ice on the Lake Superior shoreline of Michigan's Upper Peninsula in March 2012. Winter storms build up massive deposits of blue-green ice that can often be found well into spring.


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Simon
Carter


Outdoor Sports and Activities

Simon Carter

To create this portrait of climber Brittany Griffith, I attached my camera to the end of a 24-foot pole. She is climbing Mr. Clean, a five-pitch route up the multi-faceted columns of Devils Tower, Wyoming.


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Jimmy
Chin


Outdoor Sports and Activities

Jimmy Chin

Climber Dean Potter making a rope-less ascent of Heaven in California's Yosemite National Park.


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Taylor
Glenn


Outdoor Sports and Activities

Taylor Glenn

A paraglider prepares for flight in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.


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Andrea
Francolini


Outdoor Sports and Activities

Andrea Francolini

A peregrine falcon flies towards its prey during a training session with its owner in the desert on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Falcons and other birds used in this sport can cost over $90,000.


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Josh
Campbell


Outdoor Sports and Activities
First Place

Josh Campbell

Matt Hanggi ice climbing at night in Upstate New York.


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Eddie
Gianelloni


Outdoor Sports and Activities

Eddie Gianelloni

Justin Ridgely navigates the belly of the Arch at Ka'ena Point in Oahu, Hawaii.


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Terry
Shapiro


Parks and Safaris
First Place

Terry Shapiro

The Bisti Wilderness, located in Northwest New Mexico, is an amazing area containing mysterious, eroded rock formations.


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Tim
Frazier


Parks and Safaris

Tim Frazier

The clouds frame this panorama of Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, Utah. I made this image while hiking there in March 2012.


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Rudolph
Atallah


Parks and Safaris

Rudolph Atallah

A rain shower captured while on safari at Tswalu Kalahari game reserve in Northern Cape, South Africa.


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William
Chua


Parks and Safaris

William Chua

Wildebeest jumping into the river during the annual migration.


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Danell
Beede


Parks and Safaris

Danell Beede

An elephant walks past a giraffe in Tanzania, Africa.


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Woods
Wheatcroft


Parks and Safaris

Woods Wheatcroft

An evening exposure of van campers in Death Valley National Park, California.


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Danell
Beede


Plants, Animals, Insects and Gardens
GRAND PRIZE

Danell Beede

A bird suspended in flight.


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Aleksandr
Ostrovskiy


Plants, Animals, Insects and Gardens

Aleksandr Ostrovskiy

Poppy flowers after an early morning rain with water droplets refracting the overcast sky.


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Scott
Hoyle


Plants, Animals, Insects and Gardens

Scott Hoyle

I could not believe how beautiful this horse was. I had only a moment to take this low-light photograph,
and my goal was to keep the whiskers and eyes in focus while letting the rest fade out.


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Peter
Lik


Plants, Animals, Insects and Gardens

Peter Lik

Standing beneath the canopy of this Japanese maple tree was an incredible feeling. I was in awe as the late afternoon sun backlit the delicate leaves. Every branch told its own story, and I felt this special tree had so much to tell.


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Cesar
Aristeiguieta


Plants, Animals, Insects and Gardens

Cesar Aristeiguieta

Two adult female grizzly bears play in a river in Knight Inlet, British Columbia, Canada, as they wait for the salmon run.


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Chris
McLennan


Scenes of the Natural World
FIRST PLACE

Chris McLennan

During this spectacular sunrise at Mesa Arch, Utah, the rising sun reflected off the cliff face, illuminating the arch from below.


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Cody
Duncan


Scenes of the Natural World

Cody Duncan

A lenticular cloud illuminated by moonlight over the Alabama Hills and Sierra Nevada mountains in California.


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Brian Maranan Pineda


Scenes of the Natural World

Brian Maranan Pineda

After spending the day herding yaks on horseback, we returned to the gers just as the horses were coming back from grazing in the valley in Arkhangai, Mongolia.


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James
Randklev


Scenes of the Natural World

James Randklev

Sun rays streaking through the fog at La Push beach in Olympic National Park, Washington State.


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