Showcase Images


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

Martin Pomphrey – “Dall Porpoise, Off the coast of Southeastern Alaska”

Mike Walker – “Morning at Reflection Lake, Mount Rainier National Park, WA”

Geoffrey Schmid – “From Eternal Seas, Olympic National Park Washington State”

Michael Stern – “Porpoise feeding on mullet, Flamingo South Florida”

Paul Marcellini – “Pine Rocklands at sunset, Everglades National Park, Florida”

Peter Hartlove – “Columbine Grandeur, Uncompahgre National Forest, Colorado”

Ernesto Sanchez-Proal – “Thousands of bats gather inside cave in Mexico, Topolobampo, Mexico”

  • Glacial melt waters streaming to the ocean from an arial view. , Iceland (Category: Scapes)
    © Greg Duncan
  • Members of the indigenous Mro tribes still seek a harmonious life within the forests of Bangladesh. Unfortunately, the forest resources are dwindling as are the fertility of their croplands. These Oriental Pied Hornbills will fetch $70 in a local market, which is used to buy rice, which can no longer be grown. Our organization, the Creative Conservation Alliance is creating solutions for the betterment of the forest and the people., Chittagong Hill Tracts (Category: Conservation)
    © Scott Trageser/NatureStills
  • Female Anhinga emerges from the swamp dressed in beautiful greens that match her breeding colors., Charleston, South Carolina. (Category: Birds)
    © Kelley Luikey
  • Lightning over Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte. Composite long exposure of six images., Sedona, AZ Village of Oak Creek (Category: Altered Reality)
    © Bob Coates
  • Aerial views reveal astonishing truths. Flying south of New Orleans over Mississippi River Delta wetlands offers dramatic views: islands cut into lacework by oil-drillers’ canals never re-filled despite contractual requirements; river diversions; post-Katina storm-surge protection barriers; and the Seabrook Floodgate. The greatest shock was seeing careless fossil fuel-storage and transportation. A wide black tendril flowing from 3 clustered coal barges represented a drift of spilled coal. Onshore, towering mounds of coal, awaiting export from Marine Transfer Terminals, were uncovered and blowing pollution across waters valued nationally for their finfish and shellfish. A bird’s-eye view reveals how polluted they are. , Louisiana, the Mississippi River Delta (Category: Conservation)
    © Alison M. Jones
  • Sandstone landscape, Santa Fe, NM (Category: Macro/Micro/All Other)
    © Charles Needle
  • Human growth fuels development, but there are ways of removing prairie dogs without killing them. Prairie dogs are sometimes considered a pest or nuisance. However, prairie dogs are incredibly social animals that have complex communication and family structure. As a keystone species to the prairie ecosystem, they are necessary for 150+ other species for food, burrows, or the unique habitat they create. Unfortunately, 98% of prairie dog habitat in the U.S. has been destroyed due to agriculture, ranching, and development. A healthy, functioning prairie ecosystem depends on prairie dogs., Fort Collins, CO (Category: Conservation)
    © Emma Balunek