NANPA Weekly Wow

A red fox (Vulpes vulpes) stops for a portrait in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming © Dawn Wilson

A red fox (Vulpes vulpes) stops for a portrait in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming © Dawn Wilson

Each week highlights 7 images from the top 100 submissions of the NANPA Showcase competition. This week’s images are by:

Ernesto Sanchez-Proal – “Humpback whale back to water after colossal jump, Punta Mita, State of Jalisco, Mexico”

Charles Needle – “Dahlia close-up, Canby, OR”

Sandra Zelasko – “An active yellow-headed black bird among reeds., Yellowstone NP, WY”

Jim Brown – “Ice forming along creek as winter comes, Alaska Turnagain Arm”

Paul Marcellini – “Mangrove and Milky Way, Florida Keys”

Diana Rebman – “Backlit sparring bears, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada”

Dawn Wilson – “Red Fox, Grand Teton National Park”


  • Antelope Island is home to a healthy, wild population of bighorn sheep. A number of these animals are transported, as part of conservation efforts, to increase sheep numbers around the state. The process begins by flying low over the island, where from the air, biologists choose suitable individuals, shoot them with a net gun and hop out to tie up the captured animals. Once the sheep are restrained, the pilot returns, sheep dangling in bags beneath the helicopter. On the ground, the bighorn are weighed, measured, given blood tests and antibiotics before being loaded into a trailer for transport. , Antelope Island, Great Salt Lake, Utah (Category: Conservation)
    © Sandra Zelasko
  • Wildlife and humans rarely mix humanely. While driving across Idaho, to Yellowstone, I came upon a long stretch of highway with a great many dead barn owls alongside the road. They seemed to be every 25-30 feet, and on both sides of the freeway.. Perhaps they were attracted by headlights at dawn or dusk. and struck by cars. This unfortunate owl tangled with barbed wire along the road and was unable to free itself. The lifeless dry weeds echo the writhing of the owl's final struggle in this stark scene. , Idaho (Category: Conservation)
    © Sandy Richards-Brown,
  • Turn - turn - every thing there is a season.... Star trails over Mono Lake in the Eastern Sierra, 26 images, 4 minutes each, f/2, ISO 800 using Sony a7r3 were combined in Photoshop to create this image., Mono Lake, Eastern Sierra California (Category: Scapes)
    © Alice Cahill
  • Sandhill Cranes at Sunset in Central New Mexico. After a few hours of photographing the birds, the sun began to set and these trees formed a great location with Sandhill Cranes working their way through the grasses. Waited for just the moment with a couple of them flying between the trees to capture this image. , Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Management Area (Category: Birds)
    © Keith Bauer
  • Two Nautilus Halves express the parts of a whole. Timeless themes of spiraling wonder and complex colors of a prism encompass harmony with the natural order of things., Still life at home (Category: Macro/Micro/All Other)
    © Janet MacCausland
  • The tail or fluke of a mother humpback whale swimming past just below the water's surface, Sea of Cortez, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (Category: Mammals)
    © Matthew Meier
  • This big Western Diamondback let us know we needed to keep our distance, and that his bite probably really was worse than his bark! Fortunately, we never found out., San Patricio Co., TX (Category: Macro/Micro/All Other)
    © Cissy Beasley


The NANPA 2017 Showcase Competition Opens August 1, 2016. Enter your winning image.

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