NANPA Weekly Wow: Aug 8-14

"Mauritius ornate day gecko, Phelsuma ornata, Ile aux Aigrettes, Mauritius" © Gabby Salazar

“Mauritius ornate day gecko, Phelsuma ornata, Ile aux Aigrettes, Mauritius” © Gabby Salazar

Each week highlights 7 images from the top 100 submissions of the 2016 NANPA Showcase competition. This week’s images are by:

Sean Crane – “Baby King Penguin and Setting Sun, Volunteer Point, Falkland Islands”

Jeff Vanuga – “Milky Way over the Moulton Barn., Mormon Row in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.”

Tony Frank – “Ice Cave river, Iceland”

F. M. Kearney – “Fall foliage, NY Botanical Garden”

Mark Lagrange – “How I imagine this settlement home 100 years ago, Great Basin National Park”

Gabby Salazar – “Mauritius ornate day gecko, Phelsuma ornata, Ile aux Aigrettes, Mauritius”

Nancy Belcher – “Dogwood on the Merced River, Yosemite National Park ”


  • 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
  • Blue-green algae bloom surrounds a yellow-crowned night heron standing on a concrete breakwater in Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain. The algae bloom has been attributed to changes in the lake’s salinity from the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway, which diverted high volumes of fresh Mississippi River water into the usually brackish lake. Following heavy rains and snowmelt in the Mississippi River Valley, the river remained near or at flood-stage for months, causing the Army Corp of Engineers to open the spillway twice in one year, a first in its history, to prevent flooding in southern communities., Lake Pontchartrain, Mandeville, Louisiana (Category: Conservation)
    © Elizabeth Acevedo
  • New housing developments and building trash encroach upon Sandhill Crane nesting grounds., Venice, Florida (Category: Conservation)
    © Claudia Daniels
  • 'Splash of Color' - Great Blue Heron, Florence, Wisconsin (Category: Altered Reality)
    © Lisa Jansen
  • 4 Big Horn Rams in a huddle east side of Elk Refuge,Jackson Hole, Wyo., Jackson Hole, Wyoming (Category: Mammals)
    © Wiebe Gortmaker
  • Rialto Beach Sunset. The sun breaks through an opening beneath a layer of clouds for just a brief moment. , Olympic pennensula, Washington (Category: Scapes)
    © Don Larkin
  • 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

The NANPA 2017 Showcase Competition is now open. Enter your winning image by September 26. The contest features 5 categories: Mammals, Birds, Scapes, Macro/Micro/Other, Altered Reality. Learn more

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