NANPA Weekly Wow: August 1-7

IDAHO, MAIN SALMON RIVER, Fly fisherman spey casting for steelhead trout in falls golden light, near North Fk., ID

IDAHO, MAIN SALMON RIVER, Fly fisherman spey casting for steelhead trout in falls golden light, near North Fk., ID

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

Amy Marques – “Moosebirds, Tetons National Park, Wyoming and Port Mayaka, FL”

Steve Bly – “Fly fishing Salmon River, Idaho”

Christine Crosby – “Spider Monkey jumping from tree for fruit, Osa Penninsula, Costa Rica”

E Darrell Crisp – “Red-winged Blackbird and Mockingbird, Hidalgo County, Texas”

William Pohley – “Brown Bear sprinting toward camera, Katmai NP, Alaska, USA”

Alice Cahill – “Creative version of a waterfall, Sierra Nevada mountains, CA”

Sean Crane – “Leatherback Turtle Covering Eggs, Grande Riviere, Trinidad”


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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,
  • An aerial photograph of a braided river flowing into Cook Inlet along the Alaska Peninsula, Alaska., Cook Inlet, Alaska (Category: Scapes)
    © Dawn Wilson
  • Large, dark and imposing, the cape buffalo is often overlooked as a thing of beauty.  I always try for images that show the more beautiful side of this powerful animal.  Using a series of layers to underexpose an image taken in the morning light, I have tried to convey the drama, mystery and re-emergence from catastrophic loss of this common yet neglected species., Chobe National Park, Botswana (Category: Mammals)
    © Barbara Fleming
  • 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
  • Working in the Rain - Atlantic Puffin returning with food to its burrow in the pouring rain., Scotland, UK (Category: Birds)
    © Sunil Gopalan


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