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Congratulations to Paul Souders of Seattle Washington, USA for his winning image The Luckiest Penguin. As the Grand Prize winner of the 2014 competition, Paul receives $5,000 in cash and approximately $2,000 in camera gear from BorrowLenses.com for his next adventure. Paul’s winning image will be on display at the California Academy of Sciences in the BigPicture Exhibit which runs from August 1 – November 2, 2014.

A leopard seal narrowly misses a leaping gentoo penguin along the rocky shore of the Antarctic Peninsula. Leopard seals are brutally efficient killers in these icy waters, often trying to ambush penguins as they enter or leave the water. “I love photographing in the Antarctic. The wildlife there are quite comfortable with (human) presence. It’s a wonderful opportunity to see the world in a near pristine state.”

 



Photography Competition

Paul Souders

Seattle, Washington USA

Paul Souders has journeyed to every continent — creating images that appear in major US, French and German publications. His recent work in the Arctic has drawn wide acclaim including National Geographic Photo of the Year.





Category: Land Mammals

First Place: Curvy King

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Emanuele Biggi

Genova, Italy

An environmental scientist, Biggi works to raise awareness about lesser-known species and their roles in ecosystem health.



Category: Birds

First Place: Attack

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Pål Hermansen

Oslo, Norway

A childhood spent outdoors fostered Hermansen’s love of nature, conservation and exploration. He has written and illustrated 25 books about the natural environment and exhibited his photography worldwide.



Category: Invertebrates, Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles and Marine Mammals

First Place: The Ice Bear

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Photography Competition

Paul Souders

Seattle, Washington, USA

Souders has journeyed to every continent — creating images that appear in major US, French and German publications. His recent work in the Arctic has drawn wide acclaim including National Geographic Photo of the Year.



Category: Waterscapes, Landscapes and Plant Life

First Place: Snow Mountain

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Ray Collins

Thirroul, Australia

In 2007, Collins purchased his first camera to take photos of waves near his hometown. Now his work can be seen in international museums, galleries and advertising campaigns.



Category: Conservation Imagery

First Place: Beast in the Garden

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Photography Competition

Morgan Heim

Boulder, Colorado, USA

Heim brings a background in zoology and environmental journalism to her photography and film projects. She cofounded OK, Possum! Productions, a collective producing media about living with wildlife.



Youth Division

First Place: Seals On Iceberg

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Russell Laman

Lexington, Massachusetts

Laman has been capturing images of wildlife since he was five years old. Spurred by his love of the outdoors, the 13-year-old has journeyed to Antarctica with his photographer father.



Kids Division

First Place: Heath Fritillary Butterfly

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Stephen Josef
Brown

Faversham, England

Nine-year-old Brown has taken photos for roughly two-thirds of his life. His first camera had two viewfinders, one for each eye.



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