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DEADLINE EXTENDED two weeks to 9/17/2013!

ANNOUNCING: WILDERNESS FOREVER PHOTO CONTEST
DEADLINE EXTENDED to 11:59 pm EST on SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
www.naturesbestphotography.com/wilderness.php

Due to the new declaration from The White House that September is “Wilderness Month” and because many people are just returning from travels, the deadline to enter your best shots from U.S. wilderness areas has been extended to September 17th. The Wilderness50 coalition, distinguished panel of judges, and the team at Nature’s Best Photography invite photographers at all levels of experience to enter the “Wilderness Forever” photo contest to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act.
Winners will be displayed in the 2014 print exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, one of the most widely respected and highly visited museums in the world. Also, all winning images will be published in a special publication produced to commemorate this golden anniversary event and promoted nationwide through electronic, print, and event promotions.
If you have already started a submission, thank you! If you have not entered yet, start an entry page now and you will have up until 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on September 17, 2013 to complete your photo uploads.

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©Bob Wick / BLM / Eagletail Mountains Wilderness, AZ

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Nature’s Best Photography WSR Awards 2009 HD Video

This video is being featured at the Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards Exhibit in Washington, DC at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. This provides a chance for a selected group of highly honored images to be viewed by the millions of people who visit the Smithsonian Museum.

Flickr Photo Review – Image by Steve Tracy – Snow Leopard

Below is an image submitted by one of our flickr members, “Steve Tracy,” of a Snow Leopard taken at the Tama Zoological Park in Hino City, Western Tokyo, Japan.

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Steve Tracy - Snow Leopard

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Visit Steve Tracy’s Flickr Photostream

  • Notes From the Field: “SIRI is the second oldest Snow Leopard currently in captivity in Japan. She’s 19 years old, and came to Japan from Banham Zoo (UK) some years ago. She’s an adorable old thing, and as docile as a house cat.
    The picture was taken at Tama Zoological Park in Tokyo, Japan, using a Canon EOS-1D Mk111 camera with 300mm f/2.8L lens, perched on a bean-bag. It was a quiet day (rare), and she looked up when I called her name. Lucky timing, I guess. The wire cage does detract a little from the image, but it still remains among my personal favourites.” — Steve Tracy

Editor’s Review:

“Zoo photography continues to impress me. This shot brings an immediate eye to eye connection with this impressive cat. The texture of the hair and sharpness of focus on the head against the soft background makes this an appealing portrait.” — Steve Freligh

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Nature’s Best Photography – Windland Smith Rice Awards

Nature’s Best Photography

Presents

2009

NATURE’S BEST PHOTOGRAPHY

WINDLAND SMITH RICE

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS EXHIBITION

at the

NMNH logo

November 12, 2009 through May 2, 2010

Congratulations to the Category Winners and the Highly Honored photographers!
We were very impressed by the entries this year and the new level of excellence and education these photographs will bring to the greater public. All the Category Winners and a selected group of Highly Honored images will be on exhibition starting November 12 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, one of the most prestigious and highly visited museum institutions in the world. The complete collection of Winners and Highly Honored images will be featured in the next Fall 2009 Special Collectors Edition of Nature’s Best Photography, coming soon!
Order your copy and subscribe to Nature’s Best Magazine HERE.
For more information email Steve Freligh at sfreligh@naturesbestphotography.com or call 703-467-9783. Entries for the next Awards accepted beginning January 1, 2010.


GRAND PRIZE:

Mountain Gorilla, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
By John Reiter, USA

John Reiter

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ANIMAL ANTICS WINNER:

Cheetahs, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
By Federico Veronesi, Kenya

Federico Veronesi

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ART IN NATURE WINNER:

Northern gannets, Bonaventure Island, Gaspé, Quebec, Canada
By Arthur Morris, USA

Arthur Morris

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BIRDS WINNER:

Atlantic Puffin, Treshnish Isles, Scotland, UK
By Danny Green, UK

Danny Green

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CAMERA CLUB WINNER:

Victoria Camera Club, British Columbia, Canada
Group montage

Victoria Camera Club

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CONSERVATION PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR for 2009:

Patricio Robles Gil, Mexico

Patricio Robles Gil

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CREATIVE DIGITAL WINNER:

Summer
By Catlin Harrison, UK

Catlin Harrison

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ENDANGERED SPECIES WINNER:

Giant Pandas, Wolong National Nature Reserve, Sichuan, China
By Juan Carlos Muñoz, Spain

Juan Carlos Munoz

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ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES WINNER:

Polar bear, Svalbard Islands, Arctic Ocean, Norway
By Hans Strand, Sweden

Hans Strand

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INDIGENOUS CULTURES WINNER:

Hunters with Golden Eagles, Bayan Ölgii, Altai Mountains, Mongolia
By David Tipling, UK

David Tipling

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LANDSCAPE WINNER:

Boulders Beach and African Penguins, Table Mountain National Park,
Cape Floral Region Protected Area, Cape Town, South Africa
By MaryLou Graham, USA

MaryLou Graham

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OCEANS WINNER:

Saltwater Crocodile, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea
By Yeang H. Ch’ng, USA

Yeang H. Ch'ng

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PEOPLE IN NATURE WINNER:

Photographer at Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
By Mike Reyfman, USA

Mike Reyfman

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PLANT LIFE WINNER:

Hemlock and Huckleberry, Mount Baker Wilderness, Washington, USA
By Dennis Frates, USA

Dennis Frates

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SMALL WORLD SPECTACULARS WINNER:

Damselflies, Confederation Park, Calgary, Canada
By Minghui Chen, USA

Minghui Chen

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WEATHER WINNER:

Northern Lights, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
By Linda Drake, USA

Linda Drake

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WILDLIFE WINNER:

Burchell’s Zebra and Lion, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
By John Reiter, USA

John Reiter

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YOUTH PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR:

Barred Owl, Everglades National Park, Florida, USA
By Alexander Mody, USA

Alexander Mody

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ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS WINNER:

Mountain Lion, Elmwood Park Zoo, Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA
By David F. Bezold, USA

David F. Bezold

No use without photographer’s permission under any circumstances

Prepare your entry for the 2010 Awards competition and get guidelines and deadlines for all our competitions on www.NaturesBestPhotography.com

All of these Category Winners and the complete collection of the Highly Honored images will be featured in the Fall 2009 Special Collectors Edition of
Nature’s Best Photography Magazine.
It’s coming soon! Order your copy now HERE
To order a single issue or several copies of this issue, call toll-free 1-888-884-5999 or email at info@naturesbestphotography.com

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