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Editor's Pick Awards 2007
Text copyright © Jim Erhardt. All rights reserved.

Another year of outstanding nature photography posted by the members of the Nature Photographers Network™ !

Each week over the course of the year, the NPN image critique gallery moderators make the selection for the best photo of the week in their respective galleries. These photos are then placed in the Moderatorsí Picks Gallery, making them eligible for the yearly Editorís Pick Awards. As was the case in previous years, picking these 24 photos from the 400 selected this year and displayed in the Moderators' Picks Gallery was no easy task.

Congratulations to this year's winners, and our sincere thanks to all of our members for your participation on NPN!

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Avian Gallery


First Place Winner - Kingfisher "female" by David Kjaer

1st Honorable Mention - Coal Tit by Patrick Lorenz

2nd Honorable Mention - Red-shouldered Hawk by Charlie VanTassel




Earth, Sea & Sky Gallery


First Place Winner - Clearing Storm over Ama Dablam by Michael Anderson

1st Honorable Mention - Cades Cove Morning by Lori Kincaid

2nd Honorable Mention - The Three Peaks and the Milky Way by Juza




Fauna Gallery


First Place Winner - Possessive & Protective by Brad Hill

1st Honorable Mention - Wild wolf, 20 yards, change underwear! by Steve Foss

2nd Honorable Mention - Stag's Breath by Tom Wylie




Flora Gallery


First Place Winner - Always together in the mountains by Giuseppe Guadagno

1st Honorable Mention - Blue passion flower by Scott Reeves

2nd Honorable Mention - Water Hyacinth by Michael Lowe




Macro/Close-up Gallery


First Place Winner - Giant battle by Edwin Kats

1st Honorable Mention - Butterfly of Pearls by Ganesh H Shankar

2nd Honorable Mention - Spiral by Pete Dickson




Man & Nature Gallery


First Place Winner - Edge of the Earth by Zack Schnepf

1st Honorable Mention - God ? by Tomas Kaspar

2nd Honorable Mention - Summer Sunset #2 by Jose Suro




Photo Art Gallery


First Place Winner - The Joy Of Flying by Ed Cordes

1st Honorable Mention - Dancing with the Moonlight Night by Tristan Campbell

2nd Honorable Mention - 3 Roses Abstract by Patricia Brundage




Weekly Challenge Gallery


First Place Winner - WC #292 - After the storm by Kah Kit Yoong

1st Honorable Mention - WC #266 - Frozen Stiff by Barb Hansen

2nd Honorable Mention - WC# 289 - Chaos by Mike Krehbiel

Weekly Challenge Themes




What They Won

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Our sincere thanks to the NPN moderators for their help in making these selections, and to all of our members for posting your nature photos on NPN!

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