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


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

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

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

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


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

First Place
Justin Black, Lady Bug
Mckinney, Texas


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


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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