Award Winners Gallery

01-01-2006 // NWF Staff

Mammals Gallery

American Pronghorn 
Grand Prize
Robert M Palmer, American Pronghorn
Pawnee National Grasslands, Colorado

 

Alaskan Brown Bear
First Place/Amature
John L. Morrow, Alaskan Brown Bear
McNeil River, State Game Sanctuary, Alaska

 

Humpback Whale and Dolphin
First Place/Pro
Lori Mazzuca, Humpback Whale and Dolphin
Kauai, Hawaii

 

Moose
Honorable Mention
Dorothy Keeler, Moose
Denali National Park, Alaska

 

Gray Wolves
Honorable Mention
Joel Sartore, Gray Wolves
Boundary Waters Wilderness Area, near Ely, Minnesota

 

Brown Bear Clamming with Cub
Honorable Mention
Arthur Morris, Brown Bear Clamming with Cub
Katmai National Park, Alaska

 

Cow Moose and Four-day-old Calf
Honorable Mention
Fi Rust, Cow Moose and Four-day-old Calf
Kawuneeche Valley, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

 

Birds Gallery

Hummingbirds
First Place/Amateur
Steve Irving, Hummingbirds
Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada

 

Bald Eagle
First Place/Pro
Cheryl Opperman, Bald Eagle
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

 

Black Skimmer
Honorable Mention
Mark Bartosik, Black Skimmer
Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge, Angelton, Texas

 

Barn Swallow on red barn
Honorable Mention
Janet Horton, Barn Swallow
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Newark, California

 

Blue Jays
Honorable Mention
Christopher J. Crowley, Blue Jays
Orford, New Hampshire

 

Underwater Gallery

Diver
First Place/Amateur
Rand Mcmeins, Cormorant Diving For Fish
Sea of Cortez, Mexico

 

Manatee silhouette
First Place/Pro
Todd Pusser, West Indian Manatee
Crystal River, Florida

 

Red-lipped Blenny
Honorable Mention
Patrick Weir, Red-lipped Blenny
Laura’s Reef, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

 

California Sea Lions
Honorable Mention
Michael J. Gerber, California Sea Lions
Los Osotes, Sea of Cortez, Lapaz, Mexico

 

Eagle Ray
Honorable Mention
Gloria Freund, Eagle Ray
Bonaire Marine Park, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles

 

Other Wildlife Gallery

American Alligator 
First Place/Amateur
Cyrinda Hoffman, American Alligator
Near Everglades City, Florida

 

Horseshoe Crabs on a beach
First Place/Pro
Steve Greer, Horseshoe Crabs
Delaware Bay, Delaware

 

Writing Spider
Honorable Mention
Howard B. Cheek, Writing Spider
Kempner, Texas

 

Mating Flower Flies
Honorable Mention
Bill Harbin, Mating Flower Flies
Haywood County, North Carolina

 

Red-Spotted Toad
Honorable Mention
Erik F. Enderson, Red-Spotted Toad
Tucson, Arizona

 

New Life Gallery

Least Tern Chick
First Place/Amateur
Mark Bartosik, Least Tern Chick
Pearland, Texas

 

Baby House Finches
Honorable Mention
James P. Crotty, Baby House Finches
Kettering, Ohio

 

Power of Nature Gallery

Lightning
First Place/Amateur
Carrie Barton, Lightening Strike
Uncompahgre National Forest, Colorado

 

Lightning
First Place/Pro
Hazel Erikson, Lightening in Clouds
Norris Lake, Tennessee

 

Cabin and approaching storm
Honorable Mention
Daron Dean, Fox Creek Fire
Clam Gulch, Alaska

 

Connecting People with Nature Gallery

Two boys balancing on a log
First Place/Amateur
Lawrence E. Hauser, Finding Balance
San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, San Diego, California

 

Loggerhead Turtle Release
First Place/Pro
Michael P. O’Neill, Loggerhead Turtle Release
Juno Beach, Florida

 

Photographer on a dune
Honorable Mention
Sharyl L. Beckett, Photographer
White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

 

Kayaking in the Keys
Honorable Mention
Brian F. Call, Kayaking in the Keys
Near Big Pine Key, Florida

 

Silhouette of person in a handstand at the beach
Honorable Mention
Nichole M. Roche, Stretched Out Over a Sunset
Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii

 

Kayaking Granite Rapids
Honorable Mention
John Blaustein, Granite Rapids
Colorado River, Grand Canyon National Park

 

Youth Gallery

Labybug
First Place
Justin Black, Lady Bug
Mckinney, Texas

 

Bristle Cone and Flower
Honorable Mention
Nick Burden, Bristle Cone and Flower
Mount Evens, Colorado

 

Tarantula
Honorable Mention
Justin Black, Tarantula
Mckinney, Texas

 

Bald Eagle on galcier
Honorable Mention
Mark Henspeter, Bald Eagle on Galcier
Shoup Glacier State Marine Park, Valdez Alaska

 

Habitat Gallery

Canada snow and ice at sunset
First Place/Amateur
Robert Servranckx, Snow and Ice at Sunset
Ile Bizard, Quebec, Canada

 

Pacific Madrona
First Place/Pro
Tony Sweet, Pacific Madrona
Whidbey Island, Washington

 

Smoky Mountain Fog
Honorable Mention
David A. Dobbs, Smoky Mountain Fog
Smoky Mountain National Park, Tennessee

 

Mountain with fog
Honorable Mention
Alexandra Nemeth, Clouds Over Cliff
Logan Pass, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, Montana

 

Beaver pond
Honorable Mention
Brian Bastinelli, Beaver Pond
Schwabacher’s Landing, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

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