San Diego Natural History Museum Exhibition: Ordover Gallery
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Best of Nature Photography Show
International Photography-Competition
Winners Images on Display
June 27–September 13, 2009

Lewis Abulafia Sunrise Splendor, North Rim Grand Canyon, Colorado, 2008First Place, Carr Clifton, Spruce Forest and Lifting Fog, Acadia National Park, Maine, 1990Second Place: Elk in Sunrise Mist,© Barbara Swanson, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, 2008 Third Place, Doug Minshell, Green Sea Turtle, Grand Cayman
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From over 2300 entries, 72 images were accepted for the Best of Nature photography exhibition at The Ordover Gallery at the San Diego Natural History Museum, on display through September 13.

Congratulations to everyone whose work was juried into the Museum show.

From lyrical representations of landscapes and wildlife, to dramatic moments, vibrant color, and introspective black and white compositions, this show celebrates the best of nature photography.

Following is a list of the prize-winning images, as well as a listing of the photographers who were juried into the Best of Nature photography show.

The People’s Choice Award ($100) will be voted upon during the run of the show; the winner will be announced near the close of show. To cast your vote, check out Best of Nature at The Ordover Gallery at the San Diego Natural History Museum.

Grand Prize $1000 Lewis Abulafia, Sunrise Splendor, North Rim Grand Canyon, Colorado, 2008

First Place $500 Carr Clifton, Spruce Forest & Lifting Fog, Acadia National Park, Maine, 1990

Second Place $250 Barbara Swanson, Elk in Sunrise Mist, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, 2008

Third Place $150 Doug Minshell, Green Sea Turtle, Grand Cayman, 2003

Honorable Mention $100
Jeff Jones, Oneiric Autumn, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, 2005
Wendy Kaveney, Fancy Flight, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2003
Roy Kerckhoffs, Hello! Del Mar, California 2004
James Maciariello, Midnight in a Perfect World, Arizona, 2007
Kay Shaw, Milkweed Dancer I, Hayward, Wisconsin, 2006
Don Whitebread, Star Tracks Over Yosemite Falls, Yosemite, California, 2007

The other photographers selected for Best of Nature and their images are:

Josh Anon, Firefall, Yosemite National Park, California, 2007
Beth Bruton, Dune Life, Sossusvlei, Namibia, 2008
Alexandre Buisse, Unveiling, Little Switzerland, Alaska Range, Alaska, 2008
Elizabeth Castillo, Dragonfly Laying Eggs, Lake Hodges, San Diego, California, 2008
John D. Clark, Joshua Tree Shadow, Joshua Tree National Park, California, 2004
Carr Clifton, Aspen Trunks & Boughs, White River National Forest, Colorado, 1994
Carr Clifton, Reflection On Pond, Adirondack Park and Preserve, New York, 1985
Carr Clifton, Horses, The Paine Massiff, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile, Patagonia, South America, 2008
Carr Clifton, Stikine River Flats, Stikine-LeConte Wilderness, Tongass National Forest, Alaska, 2004
Troy Cone, Aspen and Rain, outside Steamboat Springs, Colorado, 2008
Dennis Crider, Facing the Storm, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado, 2008
Joe Decker, Puffn IV, Látrabjarg, Iceland, 2008
Rod Deutschmann, Painted Flamingos, San Diego, California, 2009
Thomas M. Eaton, Resurrection, California, 2008
Raymond Eubanks, Storm Brewing, Anza Borrego State Park, California, 2005
Raymond Eubanks, Swimming in a Psychedelic Sea, La Jolla, California, 2006
Joan Everds, Bird of Paradise (detail), California, 2009
Jonathan Fennell, Tip of My Tongue, Ramona, California, 2009
Philip Filia, Kauai Palms, Kauai, Hawaii, 2005
Chad Foreman, Kauai Sunrise, Kauai, Hawaii, 2006
Kristen Gray, Mystic Glimpse, Amsterdam, Holland, 2003
Heidi Greiser Pines, Anemone, Santa Barbara Channel Islands, California 2001
Margo Gripp, In a League of His Own, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, 2007
Carolyn Guild, Balanced Rock, Utah, 2006
Ron Ham, Takeoff, San Elijo Lagoon, Encinitas, California, 2008
Jane Heater, New Growth, Glacier National Park, Montana, 2008
Hao Jiang, Cello Concerto, La Jolla, California, 2006
Dori Johnsen, Banana Frog, Costa Rica, 2008
Diane Johnson, Sunrise at Grand Canyon, Arizona, 2006
Jeff Jones, Awaiting Spring, Alaska, 2007
Susan Kanfer, Grey Glacier I, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile, Patagonia, South America ,2009
Lee Kirchhevel, Matilija Poppy, San Diego, California, 2008
Jakub Kotas, Morning Impression, Seminole Territory, South Florida, 2007
Ken Lee, Humphrey’s Basin at Dusk, Sierra Nevada, California, 1992
Ken Lee, Winter Fenceline, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, 2006
Kent Mercurio, Samskeyti, Glamis, California, 2008
Lorna Mildice, Sea Ice, Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska, 2007
Jim Mitchell, Awakening, Dallas, Texas, 2005
Jim Mitchell, Fluff and Dry, Dallas, Texas, 2008
John C. Mitchell, Eyeing the Menu, Alpine, California, 2009
John C. Mitchell, Trichostema Stamens, Alpine, California, 2009
Paul Nyerges, Oregon Coast Storm, Oregon Coast, Oregon, 2007
Michael O’Riley, Defending the Perch, Alaska, 2005
Michael O’Riley, Yellowstone Buffalo During Storm, Wyoming, 2008
Norm Olson, La Jolla Magnolia, La Jolla, California, 2007
Larry Reibstein, Clam Matroyshka, Aptos, California, 2005
Wayne Richard, In Pursuit, Botswana, Africa, 2008
Blake Shaw, Something to Crow About, 2005
Steve Shuey, King Penguins and Southern Elephant Seals, South Georgia Island, southern Atlantic Ocean, 2008
Steve Shuey, Adult King Penguin Walking in Creche of Immature King Penguins, Gold Harbor, South Georgia Island, 2008
Becca Siminou, Serene Moment, Lake Hodges California, 2007
Will James Sooter, Northern Harrier Touchdown, San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, Solana Beach, California, 2009
Barbara Swanson, A Moment in the Mist, Florida, 2007
Barbara Swanson, Tranquil Nest, Idyllwild, California, 2007
Derek Tarr, California Giant Brown Kelp, Catalina Island, California 2007
Lev Tsimring, Guilin, China, 2008
Nancy K. Varga, Northern Lights, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, 2008
Todd Warshaw, Fisheye, San Pedro, 2008
Charlotte Watts, Barn & Dust Storm near Pendleton, Oregon, 2008
Shane Welch, Spring Storm, Grand Tetons National Park, Wyoming 2008
David Welling, Summer Lightning Storm Over Bryce Canyon, Utah, 2007
Graham Wilder, Evening Glow & Storm, Julian, California, 2007


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