Windland Awards 2016 Gallery

GRAND PRIZE

Polar Bear and Cubs

Wapusk National Park, Manitoba, Canada

By Daisy GilardiniVancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Nikon D4S; 800mm ƒ/5.6 lens; 1/800 sec at ƒ/13; ISO 1250; Gitzo tripod; Really Right Stuff ball head.

YOUTH PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Leopardess and Cub

Timbavati Game Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa

By David Rosenzweig, at age 17

Mineola, New York, USA

Canon 70D; 70-200mm ƒ/2.8L IS II USM lens at 180mm; 1/1000 at ƒ/2.8; ISO 100; hand-held.

Highly Honored

POLAR PASSION WINNER

Muskox

Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park, Oppland, Norway

By Matthew Polvorosa KlineLagunitas, California, USA

Canon 5D Mark III; 600mm ƒ/4L IS II USM lens; 1.4x III extender at 840mm; 1/1000 sec at ƒ/5.6; ISO 400; Really Right Stuff tripod; Wimberley head.

Highly Honored

BIRDS WINNER

Northern Rockhopper Penguin

Kidney Point, Falkland Islands

By Denise Ippolito, Brielle, New Jersey, USA

Highly Honored

Wildlife winner

Barren-ground Caribou

Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, USA

By Dee Ann Pederson, Houston, Texas, USA

Nikon D7200; 80-400mm ƒ/4.5-5.6D ED lens at 112mm; 1/2000 sec at ƒ/5.6; ISO 1250; hand-held.

Highly Honored

africa winner

African Bush Elephant

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

By Federico Veronesi, Nairobi, Kenya

Nikon D300; 200-400mm ƒ/4G IF-ED lens at 400mm; 1/250 sec at ƒ/4; ISO 200; custom car window mount; Manfrotto video head.

Highly Honored

SMALL WORLD winner

Headlight Click Beetle

Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica

By Cristobal Serrano, Alicante, Spain

Canon 1D X; 24-70mm ƒ/2.8L II USM lens at 70mm; 30 secs at ƒ/5.6; ISO 1600; Speedlite flash; Really Right Stuff tripod and ball head; cable shutter release.

Highly Honored

OCEANS WINNER

Humpback Whale

Roca Partida, Revillagigedo Islands, Mexico

By J. Gregory Sherman, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Canon 5D Mark III; 16-35mm ƒ/2.8L II USM lens at 33mm; 1/200 sec at ƒ/10; ISO 800; Sea&Sea UW housing; Zen dome port; Inon Z-240 Type 4 strobes (2).

Highly Honored

LANDSCAPES WINNER

Bridalveil Fall

Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California, USA

By Russ Bishop, Ventura, California, USA

Nikon D800E; 70-200mm ƒ/2.8G ED VR II lens at 90mm; 1/30 sec at ƒ/11; ISO 100; Gitzo tripod; Kirk B-1 ball head.

Highly Honored

VIDEO WINNER

"Moments in Africa"

By Karen Perry, Walnut Creek, California, USA

See Karen’s intimate glimpses of African wildlife starting at 8:00 in this year’s Windland Awards Video below.

Highly Honored: Video

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