Nature Category Winner: Aaron Feinberg

American Photo Images of the Year 2009

Nature-Category-Winner-Aaron-Feinberg

Nature-Category-Winner-Aaron-Feinberg

Aaron Feinberg
The-Arrival-1-of-5

The-Arrival-1-of-5

*Nature Category Runner-Up **Title:* The Arrival #1 of 5This is the first in a series which shows a juvenile Great Horned Owl swooping in to land on a branch of a downed tree.John A. Anderson
The-Arrival-2-of-5

The-Arrival-2-of-5

*Nature Category Runner-Up **Title: *The Arrival #2 of 5This is second in a series of photos showing a juvenile Great Horned Owl landing on a branch. Note the fully extended wings and the fanned tail.John A. Anderson
The-Arrival-3-of-5

The-Arrival-3-of-5

*Nature Category Runner-Up**Title:* The Arrival #3 of 5This shows a juvenile Great Horned Owl in full offensive posture.John A. Anderson
The-Arrival-4-of-5

The-Arrival-4-of-5

*Nature Category Runner-Up **Title: *The Arrival #4 of 5 This is a juvenile Great Horned Owl leaning forward and its wings lowering.John A. Anderson
The-Arrival-5-of-5

The-Arrival-5-of-5

*Nature Category Runner-Up **Title:* The Arrival #5 of 5 The juvenile owl now folds its wings, leans forward and glares.John A. Anderson
Ocean-Galaxies1

Ocean-Galaxies1

*Nature Category Runner-Up **Title:* Ocean Galaxies1This is an image of wave forms created by wind, currents, and a passing ship. Each is unique. The shapes bear a resemblance to what astronomers call "large structures" that are clusters of galaxies deep in space.Tom Vani
Ocean-Galaxies-2

Ocean-Galaxies-2

*Nature Category Runner-Up**Title:* Ocean Galaxies 2 This is an image of wave forms created by wind, currents, and a passing ship. Each is unique. The shapes bear a resemblance to what astronomers call "large structures" that are clusters of galaxies deep in space.Tom Vani
Ocean-Galaxies-3

Ocean-Galaxies-3

*Nature Category Runner-Up **Title: *Ocean Galaxies 3 This is an image of wave forms created by wind, currents, and a passing ship. Each is unique. The shapes bear a resemblance to what astronomers call "large structures" that are clusters of galaxies deep in space.Tom Vani
Ocean-Galaxies-4

Ocean-Galaxies-4

*Nature Category Runner-Up **Title:* Ocean Galaxies 4This is an image of wave forms created by wind, currents, and a passing ship. Each is unique. The shapes bear a resemblance to what astronomers call "large structures" that are clusters of galaxies deep in space.Tom Vani
Street-Elephant-Ma-Mieo-Age-35

Street-Elephant-Ma-Mieo-Age-35

*Nature Category Runner-Up **Title: *Street Elephant Ma Mieo, Age 35Brent Lewin
Street-Elephant-Duang-Age-45

Street-Elephant-Duang-Age-45

*Nature Category Runner-Up **Title: *Street Elephant Duang, Age 45Brent Lewin
Street-Elephant-Pepsi-Age-22

Street-Elephant-Pepsi-Age-22

*Nature Category Runner-Up **Title: *Street Elephant Pepsi, Age 22Brent Lewin
Street-Elephant-Cola-Age-24

Street-Elephant-Cola-Age-24

*Nature Category Runner-Up**Title:* Street Elephant Cola, Age 24Brent Lewin
Street-Elephant-Mongkun-Age-2

Street-Elephant-Mongkun-Age-2

*Nature Category Runner-Up **Title:* Street Elephant Mongkun, Age 2Brent Lewin
Street-Elephant-Lek-Age-30

Street-Elephant-Lek-Age-30

*Nature Category Runner-Up **Title: *Street Elephant Lek, Age 30Brent Lewin
Street-Elephant-Boo-Age-40

Street-Elephant-Boo-Age-40

*Nature Category Runner-Up **Title:* Street Elephant Boo, Age 40Brent Lewin
Street-Elephant-Gamlai-Age-10

Street-Elephant-Gamlai-Age-10

*Nature Category Runner-Up **Title:* Street Elephant Gamlai, Age 10Brent Lewin
Street-Elephant-Youwi-Age-15

Street-Elephant-Youwi-Age-15

*Nature Category Runner-Up **Title: *Street Elephant Youwi, Age 15Brent Lewin
Night-People

Night-People

*Nature Category Runner-Up **Title:* Night People20 million bats live in Bracken Cave located outside of San Antonio, Texas. Every night they leave their cave to forage for flying insects in the surrounding area.Peter Hemming
Aggression

Aggression

*Nature Category Runner-Up**Title:* AggressionThis salt-water crocodile opens its jaws in a display of aggression.Yeang H. Chng
Kaboom!

Kaboom!

*Nature Category Winner**Title:* Kaboom!Aaron Feinberg often uses Photoshop to enhance or refine the landscapes he photographs, but for this awe-inspiring shot, Mother Nature did all the work for him. Based on the island of Kauai, Feinberg had witnessed this type of wave on the Na Pali coast only a few times. “When the surf is big enough, the wave splashes against the back of a rock, collides with an incoming wave and shoots up,” he explains. Early one evening last year, Feinberg decided to stake out his shot, and after two hours on a rock with his Canon, he caught the translucent blue-green water at its most explosive moment. He named the shot, appropriately enough, Kaboom!Aaron Feinberg