This post showcases beautiful photographs that have won photo contests such as National Geographic Contest, Nikon Technology, Energizer, Sony, Smithsonian Mag, Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife Refuge Association, etc. Photography is always been a fun activity and as a profession it is the job of creative people. You can express your feeling, your observations, and your imagination in very creative and appealing ways by using your camera. We hope that this showcase will inspire you to get out and shoot more.
Outstanding Award Winning Photos
By Cor Bosman
By David F. Bezold
This mountain lion's favorite spot is a large rock formation where he rests in the late afternoon. I waited patiently until he stared directly at me.
Friends by Peter Allinson
This photo was taken three miles west off the coast of Dominica. The whale is a member of a pod of about 50 sperm whales that live there. His name is Scar. Andrew Armour has befriended the whale and is pictured with him.
Tribal by Jessica Teng
The use of artificial light was well executed, as is evident by the specular highlights of the paint on the face to give it that extra shiny look. This photo has lovely composition, great ideation and beautiful colours.
Sheep+shepherd by Soren Skov
The image was captured in Romania. The shepherd was asleep with his sheep.
Erwin von Arx - Science
I took this photo at my sister's apartment on the balcony, while I was testing my new lens (Sigma 105mm Macro) which I had gotten a few days earlier. I was looking for something interesting to shoot, and suddenly I spotted a little turtle in the aquarium.
By Felix Marquez
I'm sure this military drill was a wonder to see in its rapid fire execution. But it is another wonder to see when held still in this photograph. Preparation, precision, and timing all coming together so wonderfully. (All which can also be said of the photographer.)
A tribal birth in India by Abhijit Dey
Six days after Betka Tudu's birth, female relatives and neighbors in the West Bengal village of Purulia gathered to bless him and "to protect him from harm's way," says Dey. Born into the Santhal tribe, Betka "unknowingly drew his distant kin closer than ever." — Abigail Tucker
Colombo by Namal Kamalgoda
Minneriya National Park, Sri Lanka.
By Majed Sultan Ali
By Machado, Portugal
Licancabur volcano is located on the border between Chile and Bolivia.
Motherly Love by Lisa Young
Jellyfish by Lisa Young
Dentist by Debasish Bhhaduri
The photograph was shot at the Kolkata zoo.
DEADLOCK by David Maitland
By Zoltán Balogh, Hungary
An aerial view near Madrid
By Ruston Agte Arizona
Kobe the polar bear out for a swim at the Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, Arizona. At first I thought the glaring sun on the water was going to ruin the picture. What a surprise!
TROUBLE-MAKER by Stefano Unterthiner
Beekeeper at work by Julien Robitaille
Dance by Zeljko Milakovic
Junior needs help
Clearwater by Carol Grant
Endangered Florida manatee at the Three Sisters Spring wintering site, Crystal River, Florida.
Light Dance by Rod Scott
Tough lighting situations at times produce the greatest shots. This photo is one that falls into that category. The painting of light and the illumination of the faces capture the moment beautifully.
Ted Steinke of Layton
for photo of Northern Harriers, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, UT
Refuge Photo Contest
JoHanna Wienert (Newport, OR)
Calcutta, India by Debashis Mukherjee
Boys are running towards a waterhole in a hot & humid day
Green Sea Turtle Being Cleaned by Peter Liu
By Jason J. Corneveaux Arizona
Canyonlands National Park on the White Rim Trail, looking south along the Green River near the Potato Bottom campsite.
By Abraham Herrera
The Grand Canyon's Redwall Cavern
Faces of Asia by Yoppy Pieter
By Arthur Morris
Pairs of gannets were building nests atop a viewing shelter. It was a great opportunity to capture artistic images with high-key sky backgrounds as I did in this photo of a male passing nesting material to his mate.
By Prasanta Biswas
At the Indian village pond
By Ghioc Tudor, Romania
Where is freedom?
By Jaime Villalta, Venezuela
Fireworm moving in star coral
By Kristina Buceatchi, Moldova
By Marina Kochetova
By Borut Furlan
By Pang Piow-Kan