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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.

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.

BIRDS

winner

Great Grey Owl Juvenile

By Chris Linder

AFRICAN WILDLIFE

winner

African Bush Elephant and Cattle Egrets

By Stuart Porter, Nelspruit, South Africa

WINNER | LANDSCAPES

By Harry Lichtman

WINNER: ART IN NATURE

By Denise Ippolito

WINNER: WILDLIFE

Dall's Sheep

By Cheryl Opperman

Animal antics

winner

African Lioness and Cub

By Margo Raggett

small world

winner

WINNER: OCEANS

WINNER: POLAR PASSION

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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