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”


  • Raptor rehabilitation in Maryland isn't just about the birds but of the amazing women who get them back to health. Evelyn Lewis, a perennial volunteer at the Owl Moon Raptor Rehab Center, flies Michael, a red-shouldered hawk recovering from rodenticide poisoning. Michael's poisoning left her on the cusp of death, with the help of dedicated volunteers like Evelyn, not only has Michael recovered from her poisoning, but she is beginning the process of flight training for her upcoming release., Owl Moon Raptor Center (Category: Conservation)
    © Julian Jacobs
  • Pink Peony abstract., Indianapolis, IN, USA (Category: Altered Reality)
    © Wendy Kaveney
  • The Dangerous Toy - Everything in a California sea lion pup’s environment is a potential toy. Sadly, sometimes their toys are pieces of garbage that are entering the ocean and arriving at their remote, uninhabited homes on ocean currents. On this day, in the span of two dives, I was able to collect six pieces of garbage they were playing with including the one pictured., Coronado Islands, Baja California, Mexico (Category: Conservation)
    © Celia Kujala
  • Sparring Bulls - a pair of sparring Tule Elk from the Tomales Point herd at Point Reyes National Seashore, Point Reyes National Seashore (Category: Mammals)
    © Edgar Molina
  • Icicles hanging from ice ledge over river's edge., Eagle River, Alaska (Category: Macro/Micro/All Other)
    © Ray Bulson
  • A young giraffe stands tall beside his family members. , Olerai Conservancy, Kenya (Category: Mammals)
    © Sophia Balunek
  • Bison silhouetted against geyser steam vent, Yellowstone (Category: Mammals)
    © Ashfaq Marghoob


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