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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mysterious Spring Dreams, Rickettes Glen State Park (Category: Scapes)
    © Vandana Bajikar
  • 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
  • Gull emerging from fog at dawn. , Morro Bay, California near Morro Rock (Category: Altered Reality)
    © Leonard James
  • 4 Big Horn Rams in a huddle east side of Elk Refuge,Jackson Hole, Wyo., Jackson Hole, Wyoming (Category: Mammals)
    © Wiebe Gortmaker

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