Showcase Images



Each week highlights 7 images from the top 100 submissions of the NANPA Showcase competition. This week’s images are by: Jeff Vanuga, Tony Frank, Judith Malloch, Todd Reed, Curtis Gibbens, Wendy Kaveney, Grace Scalzo.

  • The magnificent tail of a Violet-tailed Sylph! This was photographed while on a biodiversity discovery expedition in the Rio Manduriacu Reserve. We only managed to mist net a single individual and I was only able to take a single shot, but luckily it turned out and our local partners can use this to promote the protection of the reserve., Rio Manduriacu Reserve (Category: Macro/Micro/All Other)
    © Scott Trageser/NatureStills LLC
  • The icy terrain under a glacier has always fascinated me. This is a 2.5 hour starscape image looking through a moulin into the icy cosmos. This area collapsed a few months after I captured this image., Juneau, AK (Category: Scapes)
    © Peter Nestler
  • Grizzly 399 attempts to cross the road with dozens of photographers eager to get a close up view. Ethics is important when working with live subjects and giving wildlife space to live naturally is incredibly important. , Grand Teton National Park, WY (Category: Conservation)
    © Jennifer Leigh Warner
  • A group of African elephants surround a youngster at a water hole, South Africa (Category: Mammals)
    © Kevin Dooley
  • White-tailed kite food transfer from parent to juvenile, Shoreline Lake Park, Mountain View, CA, USA. (Category: Birds)
    © Sha Lu
  • I was following this Snowy Egret moving along the shore while it was digging for sand crabs. Just as I was able to align the reflection of the sunset with the Snowy Egret, it caught a sand crab and tossed it in the air, a nice morsel for its dinner at sunset. I was very happy to capture this scene. This natural moment embodies Santa Cruz, California, and the beauty of Monterey Bay., Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz, CA, USA (Category: Birds)
    © Kevin Lohman
  • These sub-adult Coastal Brown Bears were bickering over mud-flat clams and one of them got angry and started chasing the other in circles. Eventually the one who was being chased took off straight down the beach and turned just before he reached us. Brown bears are known to be able to run up to 35 miles per hour and these guys were doing close to that. Hence the warning to 'never try to run from a brown bear'. He'll getcha!, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska (Category: Mammals)
    © James Picardi