Grand Prize : The Luckiest Penguin
Cuverville Island, Antarctica
Souders has journeyed to every continent—creating images that appear in major US, French and German publications. His recent work in the Arctic has drawn wide acclaim including National Geographic Photo of the Year.
Category Aquatic Life : The Ice Bear
Hudson Bay, Manitoba, Canada
Category Landscapes, Waterscapes, and Flora : Snow Mountain
In 2007, Collins purchased his first camera to take photos of waves near his hometown. Now his work can be seen in international museums, galleries and advertising campaigns.
Category Terrestrial Wildlife : Curvy King
Gran Paradiso National Park, Valsavarenche, Italy
An environmental scientist, Biggi works to raise awareness about lesser-known species and their roles in ecosystem health.
Category Winged Life : Attack
A childhood spent outdoors fostered Hermansen’s love of nature, conservation and exploration. He has written and illustrated books about the natural environment and exhibited his photography worldwide.
Category Human/Nature : Beast in the Garden
Heim brings a background in zoology and environmental journalism to her photography and fi lm projects. She cofounded OK, Possum! Productions, a collective producing media about living with wildlife.
Category Youth : Seals on Iceberg
Laman has been capturing images of wildlife since he was five years old. Spurred by his love of the outdoors, the-year-old has journeyed to Antarctica with his photographer father.