NANPA Weekly Wow

Giant Clam Detail, Banda Sea, Indonesia © Peter Hartlove

Giant Clam Detail, Banda Sea, Indonesia © Peter Hartlove

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

Peter Hartlove – Giant Clam Detail, Banda Sea, Indonesia

Mark Lagrange – Falling in the Smoky Mountains, Great Smoky Mountain NP

Matthew Moses – Star Trails, Wisconsin

James Heupel – Northern lights glow green on Hudson Bay, remote area, Hudson Bay Canada

Cindy Goeddel – Bobcat leaping, a pounce that can span 10 feet. , Yellowstone National Park

Diana Rebman – Mating Dragonflies with Reflection, Yolo Bypass, Sacramento, CA

Mark Buckler – Mallard Pair, Outer Banks, NC


  • The Western Burrowing Owl has been declining in numbers in Southern California as a result of habitat loss and the extirpation of native burrowers such as ground squirrels, etc. One important method of conservation has been to place artificial burrows in areas where the Owls can thrive. This photo is of a Burrowing Owl family of Owlets in the Sonny Bono Refuge at the Salton Sea. Manmade objects are typically denied in photography contests, but I feel that showing one that helps to keep the Western Burrowing Owl from extinction is important., Salton Sea, CA (Category: Conservation)
    © Melissa Usrey
  • 4 Big Horn Rams in a huddle east side of Elk Refuge,Jackson Hole, Wyo., Jackson Hole, Wyoming (Category: Mammals)
    © Wiebe Gortmaker
  • After spending many hours and hiking many miles searching for pumas, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to actually observe a hunt by this incredibly strong cat. I was amazed by the confidence of this puma in targeting such a large guanaco. , Pantanal, Chile (Category: Mammals)
    © David Bates
  • Mysterious Spring Dreams, Rickettes Glen State Park (Category: Scapes)
    © Vandana Bajikar
  • This work of the Kamokuna lava ocean entry was shot on 1/2/17 the after a large portion of the newly created ocean front collapsed. The water was steaming all around us., The big island of Hawaii (Category: Scapes)
    © Naona Wallin
  • Gull emerging from fog at dawn. , Morro Bay, California near Morro Rock (Category: Altered Reality)
    © Leonard James
  • I heard the news through a Facebook post. Monarchs by the hundreds, no thousands! were congregating in one location due to rain and wind as they migrated to Mexico. There was no chance I was missing out on such a sight. Off I went on a quest for images. The sight of so many has had an impact on my future endeavors and prompted me to work at becoming a conservation-oriented photographer. , Wendy Park, Cleveland, Ohio (Category: Macro/Micro/All Other)
    © Kathryn Cubert


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