Woods
Wheatcroft
ACTION & ADVENTURE
GRAND PRIZE

Woods Wheatcroft
Wingsuit BASE jumpers leaving the exit point in the Sass Pordoi area of the Italian Dolomites.


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Adam
Moran
ACTION & ADVENTURE

Adam Moran
Snowboarder Jussi Oksanen slashing in the Whistler, British Columbia, backcountry, seen from above.


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Devin
Krinke
ACTION & ADVENTURE

Devin Krinke
Inside the Mendenhall Glacier, located in Mendenhall Valley, Alaska.


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Keith
Ladzinski
ACTION & ADVENTURE

Keith Ladzinski
ofessional climber Cedar Wright peering over the edge of the Virgin Tower in China's Enshi Grand Canyon after successfully making the first ascent.


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Chris
Ross
BEACHES & UNDERWATER
FIRST PLACE

Chris Ross / Aurora Photos
A hooked Great White Shark lands in an underwater research cradle.


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Woods
Wheatcroft
BEACHES & UNDERWATER

Woods Wheatcroft
Two beachgoers are caught by an unexpected shorebreak wave in Baja California, Mexico.


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Jason
Lindsey
BEACHES & UNDERWATER

Jason Lindsey
Snorkelers at a cenote near Tulum, Mexico.


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Sam
Robinson
BEACHES & UNDERWATER

Sam Robinson
A low fog cloaks the beach in the Catalan region of Baix Empordà.
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Sam Robinson
A low fog cloaks the beach in the Catalan region of Baix Empordà.
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Sam Robinson
A low fog cloaks the beach in the Catalan region of Baix Empordà.
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BEACHES & UNDERWATER

Sam Robinson
A low fog cloaks the beach in the Catalan region of Baix Empordà.
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Sam Robinson
A low fog cloaks the beach in the Catalan region of Baix Empordà.
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Keith
Ladzinski
LANDSCAPES
FIRST PLACE

Keith Ladzinski
A long exposure reveals fog and rain attacking a pristine valley in the Swiss Alps.


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Ashley
Adams
LANDSCAPES

Ashley Adams
While ice caving in Iceland, Adams caught the sunrise illuminating the inside of the cave, creating an orange glow.


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Samantha
Isom
LANDSCAPES

Samantha Isom
Haleakala Crater, Hawaii.
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LANDSCAPES

Samantha Isom
Looking for the mooring in Maui, Hawaii.
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LANDSCAPES

Samantha Isom
The North Shore, Maui, Hawaii.

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Samantha Isom
Pondering the Jump. Venus Pools, Hana, Hawaii.

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Samantha Isom
Hana, Hawaii.

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LANDSCAPES

Samantha Isom
North Shore, Maui, Hawaii.

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John
Rich
LANDSCAPES

John Rich
"Splayed Tree" is a composite of a single tree shot from various angles. The resulting image shows the entirety of the tree'’'s circumference unfurled in two dimensions, allowing the viewer a unique perspective and the opportunity to consider the subject from a fresh point of view.


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Paul
Colangelo
WILDLIFE & INSECTS
FIRST PLACE

Paul Colangelo
Every four years, millions of sockeye salmon migrate up the Fraser River system to return to their natal river to spawn.


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Andrea
Fremiotti
WILDLIFE & INSECTS

Andrea Fremiotti
Every four years, millions of sockeye salmon migrate up the Fraser River system to return to their natal river to spawn.


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Ryan
Deboodt
WILDLIFE & INSECTS

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A child Sumatran orangutan fights with a macaque over a banana in Gunung Leuser National Park in Northern Sumatra.


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Jason
van Bruggen
WILDLIFE & INSECTS

Jason van Bruggen
The last stragglers of a 3,000-strong reindeer herd crests a hill. A few of them cast backwards glances in the photographer'’'s direction as his snowmobile slowly approaches.


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