This Week’s NANPA Showcase Images

 

Showcase7Each week www.nanpa.org highlights 7 images from the top 100 submissions of the NANPA Showcase competition. This week’s images are by:

David Francis – “Intergalactic lens zoom of the Milky Way, Acadia State Park, Maine”

John Norvell – “Waterfall in heavy rain, Davis, WV”

Marie Read – “Cedar Waxwing eating crabapple, Ithaca, New York”

Stephen Weaver – “Mammatus clouds over the prairie, El Paso County, Colorado”

Jerry Bauer – “Olive ridley sea turtle, Playa La Flor National Wildlife Refuge”

Mary Louise Ravese – “Himalayan Blue Poppy flower close-up, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA”

John Trone – “Polar bear rim light portrait, Svalbard”

  • This adult Mountain Lion was riding out a snowstorm in this wintry tree with colorful dead leaves., Uinta National Forest, Utah (Category: Mammals)
    © Jim Burns
  • Yellow Waters of the Uncompahgre River. The periodic release of sediments accumulating in Ridgeway Reservoir containing high concentrations of toxic heavy metals including arsenic, cadmium and lead creates dangerous conditions for downstream residents, animals and crop irrigation. There is no alternative except for almost unaffordable cleanup of the many old mines whose tunnels and tailings greatly amplify the leach problem that is extensive in Ouray County and other parts of Colorado for which 230 leaking mines have been identified. (Read 4/21/2016 Denver Post Article.) The uncontrolled mining of the 100 years ago left an irreparable legacy., Ouray County, CO (Category: Conservation)
    © Harvey Stearn
  • American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) Pod Preening in Early Morning Fog., Viera Wetlands, Florida, USA (Category: Birds)
    © Dennis Fast Photography
  • Coastal Brown Bear Tracks, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska (Category: Macro/Micro/All Other)
    © Carol Lehrman
  • Peregrine Falcon letting the Brown Pelican know that he ventured too close to the nest. The falcons nest on the cliffside and the female falcon will stand guard and attach any bird that innocently flies by and seems too close to the chicks. Both Falcon and Pelican were OK after the little meet-up., La Jolla CA (Category: Birds)
    © KS Nature Photography
  • A Black Skimmer makes a dramatic landing on the beach with a fish in its mouth. It puts its wings straight up like this to hit the proverbial brakes. When they do this, it really shows off the enormous wingspan these birds have relative to their body. , Sarasota, Florida (Category: Birds)
    © Peter Brannon
  • Polistes dorsalis Captured using Cognysis StopShot, Davis Mountains, Fort Davis, Texas, USA (Category: Macro/Micro/All Other)
    © Lee Hoy Photography

 

The NANPA 2017 Showcase Competition Opens August 1, 2016. Enter your winning image.

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