2017 Nature’s Best Photography Category Winners

  • Posted: Nov 9, 2017

PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR– Brendon Cremer – South Africa

Head to Head

The Dash to Water

The Face in the Moon

Swimming to Safety

Surfing Seal

Clash of the Beasts

Chasing Tails

African Kaleidoscope

Copulating Lapwings

King of the Rock

 

PHOTOGRAPH OF THE YEAR– Geo Cloete – South Africa

Tentacle Tornado

 

AFRICAN LANDSCAPES

Winner Panos Laskarakis Different Ways Greece

1st RU Mark Dumbleton Mbundini Abbey Sunrise South Africa

2nd RU Michael Viljoen Desert King South Africa

HH Hannes Lochner Reflections South Africa

HH Michael Viljoen Flamingo Colours South Africa

 

WILD CATS OF AFRICA BEHAVIOURAL

Winner Zhengze Xu Lion Kings Fighting China

1st RU Paul Goldstein Cat Flap United Kingdom

2nd RU Michael Viljoen Don’t Mess with Me South Africa

HH Ilna Booyens The Kill South Africa

HH David Thom Caught South Africa

 

WILD CATS OF AFRICA PORTRAITS

Winner Arnfinn Johansen Male Lion in the Night Norway

1st RU Ann Toon Young Lions Playing United Kingdom

2nd RU Michael Viljoen Out of my Comfort Zone South Africa

HH Brendon Cremer The Face in the Moon South Africa

HH Paul Goldstein Head on a Stick United Kingdom

 

BIRDS OF AFRICA BEHAVIOURAL

Winner Olli Teirila Disappointment in the Air Finland

1st RU Kobus Kriek Go Sit Somewhere Else South Africa

2nd RU Margaret Olivier Lapwing Bombing Fish Eagle South Africa

HH Michiel Duvenhage Dust Bath South Africa

HH Andrew Schoeman Feeding the Kids South Africa

 

BIRDS OF AFRICA PORTRAITS

Winner Jay van Rensburg Strike a Pose South Africa

1st RU Pierre Jordaan Dabchick with Fish South Africa

2nd RU Russ Burden Reflections USA

HH Dionne Miles Fairy Lights South Africa

HH Geo Jooste Darter Bath South Africa

 

MAMMALS OF AFRICA BEHAVIOURAL

Winner Maureen Gibson Kudu vs Hyena South Africa

1st RU Brendon Cremer Head to Head South Africa

2nd RU Renata Ewald Sharing a Tsamma South Africa

HH Lalith Ekanayake Nature in Raw Sri-Lanka

HH Julie Steelman And then There Was One USA

 

MAMMALS OF AFRICA PORTRAITS

Winner Caron Steele Jumping for Joy United Kingdom

1st RU Hendrik Louw Angry Bat South Africa

2nd RU Karen Blackwood Mom Loves Me Best USA

HH Brendon Cremer Swimming to Safety South Africa

HH Julie Steelman Trunked for Life USA

 

REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS OF AFRICA

Winner Peter Calder The Strike Australia

1st RU Jaco Marx Engulfed South Africa

2nd RU Susanne Scheufler Mara Monster Germany

HH Corlette Wessels Cape Cobra vs Molesnake South Africa

HH Dewald Tromp Predator and Prey South Africa

 

AFRICA UP CLOSE

Winner Hendrik Louw African Hummingbird Moth South Africa

1st RU Marc de Chalain Companions South Africa

2nd RU Johann Mader Mantis Portrait South Africa

HH Heinrich Human Colours in Harmony South Africa

HH Hendrik Louw Hiding Mantis South Africa

 

AFRICA AT SEA

Winner Geo Cloete Tentacle Tornado South Africa

1st RU Pier A Mane Barracuda Tornado South Africa

2nd RU Pier A Mane Spiral South Africa

HH Rainer Schimpf Octopus South Africa

HH Fabrice Guerin Wide Wilde Fish France

 

ART IN AFRICAN WILDLIFE

Winner Xiao Chenguang Flamingo Art Kenya

1st RU Brendon Cremer The Dash to Water South Africa

2nd RU Paul Goldstein Cut to the Chase United Kingdom

HH Giovanni Casini African Memories Italy

HH Brendon Cremer Surfing Seal South Africa

 

AFRICA IN BLACK AND WHITE

Winner Patrice Quillard My Copyright France

1st RU Kirsten Frost Encounters with Giants South Africa

2nd RU Jackie Badenhorst Mana Mist South Africa

HH Hannes Lochner Let There be Light South Africa

HH Jackie Badenhorst At a Crossroads South Africa

 

YOUTH AWARD

Winner Pradyuman Samant Silhouette Cheetah India

1st RU Harman Singh Heer The Three Musketeers Australia

2nd RU Skye Meaker The Butterfly Catcher South Africa

HH Pradyuman Samant Leap of Faith India

HH Dheeraj Mnanda Pouncing for Joy India


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