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”


  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Mysterious Spring Dreams, Rickettes Glen State Park (Category: Scapes)
    © Vandana Bajikar


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