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And the winners are…

By January 30, 2017No Comments
A bald eagle in small community burning trash pit, Adak, Aleutian Islands, Alaska--Showcase 2017 Birds Best of Show

A bald eagle in small community burning trash pit, Adak, Aleutian Islands, Alaska–Showcase 2017
Best of Show- Birds © Mark Kelley

NANPA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 NANPA Showcase Competition.The 2017 competition drew approximately 3,350 images from some 369 NANPA members (only members can enter). The top 250 images appear in NANPA Expressions. The two top prizes (Best of Show and First Runner-up) for each of the five categories (Mammals, Birds, Scapes, Altered Reality and Macro, Micro and All Other Wildlife), ten Judge’s Choice awards and 230 of the highest-scoring images from the competition appear in the journal. In addition, all 250 images appear in a searchable image gallery on the NANPA website. Each week, 7 different top-scoring images are featured on the NANPA home page slideshow and promoted through social media for the entire year.

This year’s judges were Alison Jones, George Lepp and Marc Muench.

Congratulations to these 2017 NANPA Showcase Competition TOP 20 WINNERS!

Click on the name below to see each of the top 20 winning images. Contact information for each winner
including email and website can be found in the searchable image gallery here.

(B) Birds, (M) Mammals, (S) Scapes, (MMO) Macro/Micro/Other, (AR) Altered Reality

Best in Show

Richard Green (MMO)
Mark Kelley (B)
Amy Marques (AR)
Constance Mier (S)
Patrick Pevey (M)

First Runner Up

Hector Astorga (MMO)
Cissy Beasley (B)
Bob Canepa (AR)
Greg Duncan (S)
Mark Kelley (M)

Judge’s Choice

Hector Astorga (AR)
Michael Cohen (M)
Owen Deutsch (B)
Barbara Fleming (M)
Richard Green (MMO)
Mark Kelley (S)
William Pohley (B)
Brad Reed (S)
Sandy Richards (B)
James White (M)

For more information on the 2017 Showcase Competition, go here.


Formed in 1994 and today more than 2,000 members strong, the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) promotes the art and science of nature photography as a medium of communication, nature appreciation and environmental protection. NANPA provides information, education, inspiration and opportunity for all persons interested in nature photography. NANPA has a diverse membership base, from amateur photographers to industry professionals to the world’s top professional nature photographers. NANPA will host the Nature Photography Summit in Jacksonville, FL in March 2-4, 2017. Visit NANPA at or find us on Facebook or Twitter.