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2015 Windland Smith Rice Awards

winner | GRAND PRIZE

Atlantic Puffin with Wild Iris

Elliston, Newfoundland, Canada

By Megan Lorenz of Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV; 100-400mm ƒ/4.5- 5.6L USM lens at 400mm; 1/640 sec at ƒ/7.1; ISO 800; Gitzo CF tripod.

2015 YOUTH PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Brown Anole

Pelican Island, National Wildlife Refuge, Florida, USA

By Spencer Cox, at age 18 of Franklin, Tennessee, USA

Nikon D800E; 105mm ƒ/2.8G IF-ED Micro lens; 1/640 sec at ƒ/3.2; ISO 100; hand-held.

winner | BIRDS

juvenile Great Grey Owl

Cherskiy, Siberian Arctic, Russia

By Chris Linder of Seattle, Washington, USA

Nikon D610; 24-70mm ƒ/2.8G ED lens at 28mm; 1/200 sec at ƒ/6.3; ISO 400; hand-held.

winner | AFRICAN WILDLIFE

African Bush Elephant and Cattle Egrets

Amboseli National Park, Kenya

By Stuart Porter of Nelspruit, South Africa

Canon EOS 5D Mark III; 400mm lens; 1/1600 sec at ƒ/8; ISO 100; bean bag.

WINNER | LANDSCAPES

Mt. Assiniboine

British Columbia, Canada

By Harry Lichtman of Newmarket, New Hampshire, USA

Canon EOS 5D Mark II; 16-35mm ƒ/2.8L II USM lens at 22mm; 1/40 sec at ƒ/16; vISO 100; Manfrotto tripod; RRS Quick Release; 2 stitched images.

WINNER | ART IN NATURE

Great Frigatebird Feathers

Darwin Bay, Tower Island, Galápagos Islands

By Denise Ippolito of Brielle, New Jersey, USA

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV; 300mm ƒ/2.8L IS II USM lens; 2x III tele-extender at 600mm; 1/50 sec at ƒ/14; ISO 1250; hand-held.

WINNER | WILDLIFE

Dall's Sheep

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA

By Cheryl Opperman of Littleton, Colorado, USA

Animal antics

winner

African Lioness and Cub

By Margo Raggett

small world

winner

WINNER: OCEANS

WINNER | POLAR PASSION

Weddell Seal Pup

Half Moon Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula

By Daisy Gilardini of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Nikon D810; 80-400mm ƒ/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens at 370mm; 1/500 sec at ƒ/9; ISO 250; hand-held.

winner | outdoor adventure

Stargazing

Cardrona Valley, near Wanaka, Otago, South Island, New Zealand

By Andrew Peacock of Santa Barbara, California, USA

Canon EOS 5D Mark III; 15mm ƒ/2.8 Fisheye lens; 25 secs at ƒ/2.8; ISO 2500; Gitzo tripod and ball head.

winner | POWER OF NATURE

Lightning Storm

Bisti Badlands Wilderness, New Mexico, USA

By Luis Vilariño of A Coruña, Spain

Nikon D800E; 18-35mm ƒ/3.5-4.5G ED lens at 35mm; 3 secs at ƒ/14; ISO 100; Gitzo tripod; RRS ball head.

winner | VIDEOs

"Discover Croatia"

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

By Patrick Di Fruscia of Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Highly Honored | videos

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