Images of the Year

Images of the Year Award Winners 2009

by NSN | February 1, 2010

Each week the moderators and staff of select one photo that particularly stands out in each of the image critique galleries. This photo becomes that gallery’s Image of the Week, and at year end one image is selected from these to be the gallery’s Image of the Year.

With so many wonderful images we have also included two images as Honorable Mentions in each gallery.

Prizes – The Total Value for 2009 is Over $6,000!

Images of the Year Winners:

  • A complimentary one-year membership to
  • $600.00 shopping spree at the online store.

Honorable Mentions:

  • A complimentary one-year membership to
  • $150.00 shopping spree at the online store.

This year’s awards were proudly sponsored by

NatureScapes.Net Online Store Wimberley Hunt's LensCoat Manfrotto Think Tank Photo Nik Software Gura Gear

Birds Gallery

Pileated with Chicks


Pileated with Chicks
© Charles Glatzer

Image was taken in Hawks, MI. The adults have been nesting in this area for quite sometime. This year marked my fifth attempt and I was very… Continue reading »

Honorable Mentions

Wildlife Gallery

Polar Bear by Robert Sabin


Polar Bear
© Robert Sabin

Canada, minus 40-50 degrees, dehydrated, hypothermia, hypotension, cardiac arythmia, premature beats, irregular heart beats, shakes, nausea, frostbite, blacking out, lower Front of anatomy suitable… Continue reading »

Honorable Mentions

Landscapes Gallery

Yellowstone's Mammoth Hot Springs


Yellowstone’s Mammoth Hot Springs
© Larry Rosier

Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, August 2009. Nikon D700, 24-70mm lens at 56mm, 1/30 sec, f/16, ISO 400, circular polarizer, tripod. Continue reading »

Honorable Mentions

Flora & Macro Gallery

Tree Bumblebee Portrait


Tree Bumblebee Portrait
© William Hedberg

I noticed this Tree Bumblebee (Bombus hypnorum) the evening before I took this shot. It had landed on a Yellow Iris growing at the edge of a pond at… Continue reading »

Honorable Mentions

Travel & Culture Gallery

Cirque de Gavarnie - French Pyrenees by Alexandre Vaz


Cirque de Gavarnie – French Pyrenees
© Alexandre Vaz

This image was made during a three day hike in the western Pyrenees in Gavarnie valley last June. I was with a friend and we were carrying just a little over… Continue reading »

Honorable Mentions

  • Flow
  • © Marsel Van Oosten

Photo & Digital Art Gallery

Core of Light by Aristotle Georgiou


Core of Light
© Aristotle Georgiou

This image was created in camera with colour adjustments made in Photoshop; on location in Western Sydney Regional Park, Australia. Continue reading »

Honorable Mentions

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