NANPA Weekly Wow

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

James Heupel – “3 Humminbirds trying to feed on flower, Pichincha Province, Ecuador”

Christopher Gray – “Milky Way at Dead Vlie, Namibia, Africa”

Diane McAllister – “Kodiak bears, Uganik River Kodiak AK”

Mark Hayward – “Arctic Fox, Nanuvat Territory, Canada”

William Tyler – “Pholcid spider holding eggs in her jaws., La Selva Beach, California”

Bill Klipp – “Brown Pelican Diving, Varadero Cuba”

Cindy Goeddel – “Fox Mousing Jump:Peter Pan and His Shadow, Yellowstone National Park”

This Week’s Images

  • The Cape Buffalo is one of the most powerful and feared animals in Africa, responsible for many attacks on humans. The only native buffalo in Africa, nearly 90% of the species were wiped out in the 1890's by Rinderpest. They've recovered and are no longer considered threatened. 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've tried to convey the drama and mystery of this species., Chobe National Park, Botswana (Category: Mammals)
    © Barbara Fleming
  • After spending many long days 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
  • 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
  • Gull emerging from fog at dawn. , Morro Bay, California near Morro Rock (Category: Altered Reality)
    © Leonard James
  • Working in the Rain - Atlantic Puffin returning with food to its burrow in the pouring rain., Scotland, UK (Category: Birds)
    © Sunil Gopalan
  • An aerial photograph of a braided river flowing into Cook Inlet along the Alaska Peninsula, Alaska., Cook Inlet, Alaska (Category: Scapes)
    © Dawn Wilson


The NANPA Showcase Competition opens on August 1 each year. Enter your winning image when the contest opens this year!

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