Showcase 2021 Winner: Diana Rebman

“Squawking Female Common Merganser Vigorously Defending Her Log,” Beaverton, Oregon, 2021 Showcase, First Runner-Up, Birds © Diana Rebman
“Squawking Female Common Merganser Vigorously Defending Her Log,” Beaverton, Oregon, 2021 Showcase, First Runner-Up, Birds © Diana Rebman

Artist’s statement

COVID-19 caused all of my photo safaris for 2020 to be cancelled. It seems so apropos that this photo, taken within a few miles of home, would be my awarded image! This epitomizes what I’ve tried to tell people over the years—you don’t have to travel far to take wonderful wildlife images. In fact, many times you get your best images in an area you can return to many times.

Having recently retired and relocated from the San Francisco Bay Area to Portland, I have spent lots of time exploring local wetlands and wildlife refuges. Koll Center Wetlands Park is a small wetlands bordering a business park. When I heard that a number of common mergansers were hanging out there, I went in search of them.

In this photo, I love the way the dark background makes the merganser really pop and allows her personality to reveal itself!

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Weekly Wow! Week of December 17, 2018

All of this week’s Weekly Wow! images can be seen in the slideshow on the NANPA homepage at nanpa.org.

Showcase 2018 Top 100 winner: "Eye Contact, Namiri Plains,Tanzania" © Tim Bryan

Showcase 2018 Top 100 winner: “Eye Contact, Namiri Plains,Tanzania” © Tim Bryan

The following Showcase images have been selected to appear on the NANPA home page for the week beginning Monday, December 17, 2018.

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Weekly Wow! Week of November 26, 2018

All of this week’s Weekly Wow! images can be seen in the slideshow on the NANPA homepage at nanpa.org.

Showcase 2018 Top 100 winner: "Fossil Ammonite Suture Pattern, Madagascar" © Barry Brown

Showcase 2018 Top 100 winner: “Fossil Ammonite Suture Pattern, Madagascar” © Barry Brown

The following Showcase images have been selected to appear on the NANPA home page for the week beginning Monday, November 26, 2018.

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Weekly Wow! Week of September 24, 2018

All of this week’s Weekly Wow! images can be seen in the slideshow on the NANPA homepage at nanpa.org.

Great Kiskadee and Green Jay, Laguna Seca Ranch, South Texas. © Melody Lytle

Great Kiskadee and Green Jay, Laguna Seca Ranch, South Texas. © Melody Lytle

The following Showcase images have been selected to appear on the NANPA home page for the week beginning Monday, September 24, 2018.

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Weekly Wow! Week of August 27, 2018

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Bald eagles , Haines, AK. © Arash Hazeghi

Showcase 2018 Top 100 winner. Bald eagles , Haines, AK. © Arash Hazeghi

The following Showcase images have been selected to appear on the NANPA home page for the week beginning Monday, August 27, 2018.

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Weekly Wow! Week of August 13, 2018

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Horned Puffin Walks on Water, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

Showcase 2018 Top 100 winner – Horned Puffin Walks on Water, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska © Aaron Baggenstos

The following Showcase images have been selected to appear on the NANPA home page for the week beginning Monday, August 13, 2018.

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Weekly Wow! Week of May 21, 2018

© Arash Hazeghi

The following Showcase images have been selected to appear on the NANPA home page for the week beginning Monday, May 21, 2018 –

Karen Schuenemann – “Western Grebes Building their Nest, Irvine, California” (Category: Birds)

Hector Astorga – “Fighting Northern Bobwhites, Santa Clara Ranch, South Texas” (Category: Birds)

Arash Hazeghi – “Bald eagles, Haines, AK ” (Category: Birds)

Jim Burns – “Comet Darners copulating, Travis Co., Texas” (Category: Macro/Micro/All Other)

Diana Rebman – “Marsh Tit nibbling icicle, Hokkaido, Japan” (Category: Birds)

Aaron Baggenstos – “African Lion: Lions Quarl, Masia Mara, Kenya” (Category: Mammals)

Bryant Turffs – “Bowfin, Archer, Florida” (Category: Macro/Micro/All Other)