2016 Award Winners

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Alex Noriega – Sunrise light illuminates Mount Rainier as it rises above low clouds, seen 
from high above Tipsoo Lake, Washington
USA Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016
Alex Noriega – Sunrise light illuminates Mount Rainier as it rises above low clouds, seen from high above Tipsoo Lake, Washington

Raiatea Arcuri – Coastal lava tubes in Kona
Young USA Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016
Raiatea Arcuri – Coastal lava tubes in Kona

James Menzies – Main Strike. Grand Canyon National Park
Classic view adult - Winner
James Menzies – Main Strike. Grand Canyon National Park

Long Nguyen - Lost. Boardman Farm, in autumn, Oregon
Classic view adult - Runner-up
Long Nguyen - Lost. Boardman Farm, in autumn, Oregon

Alessandro Carboni – Alaska Denali National Park
Classic view adult - Highly commended
Alessandro Carboni – Alaska Denali National Park

Edward McGuirk – Springtime in New England - Weston, MA
Classic view adult - Highly commended
Edward McGuirk – Springtime in New England - Weston, MA

Michael Ryan – Green Dream, Marin County, California
Classic view adult - Highly commended
Michael Ryan – Green Dream, Marin County, California

Richard Powell – Supercell storm over farmland, in spring, 
Leoti, Kansas
Classic view adult - Highly commended
Richard Powell – Supercell storm over farmland, in spring, Leoti, Kansas

Tex Schneider – The Tarn Reeds, Acadia National Park, Maine
Classic view adult - Highly commended
Tex Schneider – The Tarn Reeds, Acadia National Park, Maine

Terry Koyama – Waimea Bay Beast, Oahu, Hawaii
Black & White adult - Winner
Terry Koyama – Waimea Bay Beast, Oahu, Hawaii

Michael Ryan - Wicked, A gorgeous oak in morning fog – Petaluma, California
Black & White adult - Runner-up
Michael Ryan - Wicked, A gorgeous oak in morning fog – Petaluma, California

Jamie Leasure - Escher Palms, Hilo, HI
Black & White adult - Highly commended
Jamie Leasure - Escher Palms, Hilo, HI

Ryan McGinley - Barrel cactus, Spring, Arizona
Black & White adult - Highly commended
Ryan McGinley - Barrel cactus, Spring, Arizona

Klaus Priebe - Alien Land, Ah She Le Pah, NM
Black & White adult - Highly commended
Klaus Priebe - Alien Land, Ah She Le Pah, NM

Matt Anderson – Winter Tree, Winconsin
Black & White adult - Highly commended
Matt Anderson – Winter Tree, Winconsin

Wayne Wrights – Preacher's View, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Black & White adult - Highly commended
Wayne Wrights – Preacher's View, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Az Jackson - A mysterious lone figure with an umbrella walking from the arches of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City
My USA adult - Winner
Az Jackson - A mysterious lone figure with an umbrella walking from the arches of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City

Michael Shainblum - Thunder Mountain, Eastern Sierra Mountains
My USA adult - Runner-up
Michael Shainblum - Thunder Mountain, Eastern Sierra Mountains

Aaron Reed - Echoes Of Fall - Leavenworth, Washington
My USA adult - Highly commended
Aaron Reed - Echoes Of Fall - Leavenworth, Washington

Alex Noriega - Wind and light on the dunes of Death Valley, California
My USA adult - Highly commended
Alex Noriega - Wind and light on the dunes of Death Valley, California

Michael Greene - Never Ending Journey, Great Smoky Mountain National Park
My USA adult - Highly commended
Michael Greene - Never Ending Journey, Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Peter Coskun - A near 180 degree field of view over the lower salt river in Arizona
My USA adult - Highly commended
Peter Coskun - A near 180 degree field of view over the lower salt river in Arizona

Alex Noriega – Dramatic skies above the otherworldly tufa 
formations of Mono Lake, California
My USA adult - Highly commended
Alex Noriega – Dramatic skies above the otherworldly tufa formations of Mono Lake, California

Souvik Dutta - Polytechnic University of Florida
Urban adult - Winner
Souvik Dutta - Polytechnic University of Florida

Jennifer Vahlbruch - 75 Stages of Life – Ocean side front of high-rise building in Miami, Florida
Urban adult - Runner-up
Jennifer Vahlbruche - 75 Stages of Life – Ocean side front of high-rise building in Miami, Florida

Benedikt Signer - Washington Monument in the 2016 blizzard
Urban adult - Highly commended
Benedikt Signer - Washington Monument in the 2016 blizzard

Herman van Heuvelen - Statue
Urban adult - Highly commended
Herman van Heuvelen - Statue "Ulysses" from Alexander Liberman in Downtown Los Angeles

Ilan Shacham - Four Eyes, Boston
Urban adult - Highly commended
Ilan Shacham - Four Eyes, Bosto

Malcolm Barents - Trump Tower Building in Fifth Avenue, New York
Urban adult - Highly commended
Malcolm Barents - Trump Tower Building in Fifth Avenue, New York

Robert Bolton - Canyons of New York
Urban adult - Highly commended
Robert Bolton - Canyons of New York

Terry Koyama - Mammatus Makers, Kansas
Environmental Value adult – Winner
Terry Koyama - Mammatus Makers, Kansas

Yoshiki Nakamura - Sunset flight in Fir Island, Mt. Vernon
Environmental Value adult – Runner-up
Yoshiki Nakamura - Sunset flight in Fir Island, Mt. Vernon

Adrian Murray - St. Anthony sand dunesd
Environmental Value adult – Highly commended
Adrian Murray - St. Anthony sand dunes

Don Jacobson - Melting Glacier, Alaska
Environmental Value adult – Highly commended
Don Jacobson - Melting Glacier, Alaska

Jurgen Hess - Cougar Creek fire, Mt. Adams, Washington
Environmental Value adult – Highly commended
Jurgen Hess - Cougar Creek fire, Mt. Adams, Washington

Vincent James - Mesmer, Valley Fog, Living & Dead Trees, Yosemite National Park
Environmental Value adult – Highly commended
Vincent James - Mesmer, Valley Fog, Living & Dead Trees, Yosemite National Park

Yoshiki Nakamura - Massive flight in Fir Island, Mt. Vernon
Environmental Value adult – Highly commended
Yoshiki Nakamura - Massive flight in Fir Island, Mt. Vernon

Michael Shainblum – Endless, California
DPReview Special Award adult – Winner
Michael Shainblum – Endless, California

Sapna Reddy - Escape the ordinary, Mount Tamalpais, Marin County
DPReview Special Award adult – Runner-up
Sapna Reddy - Escape the ordinary, Mount Tamalpais, Marin County

Terrence Bond - The real Duck Dynasty, Clarence Canon Wildlife Refuge, Annada
Future Special Award adult – Winner
Terrence Bond - The real Duck Dynasty, Clarence Canon Wildlife Refuge, Annada

Ashish Varma - Autumn fog over Grand Tetons, near Jackson Hole
Future Special Award adult – Runner-up
Ashish Varma - Autumn fog over Grand Tetons, near Jackson Hole

Mark Rivera - Lamar Valley, Autumn Foliage, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Classic View youth – Winner
Mark Rivera - Lamar Valley, Autumn Foliage, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Raiatea Arcuri - Lava from Pu'u O'o crater hit the ocean. Taken at Kalapana, HI
Classic View youth – Runner-up
Raiatea Arcuri - Lava from Pu'u O'o crater hit the ocean. Taken at Kalapana, HI

Charles Dickerson – Sunset at the Slot in Anza Borrego, CA
Classic View youth - Highly commended
Charles Dickerson – Sunset at the Slot in Anza Borrego, CA

Jiageng Zhang – Hill in Mount Diablo
Classic View youth - Highly commended
Jiageng Zhang – Hill in Mount Diablo

Morgan Wolfers – Aspen Grove, Kenosha Pass, Colorado
Classic View youth - Highly commended
Morgan Wolfers – Aspen Grove, Kenosha Pass, Colorado

John Morris – Sunset Light Show, California
Black & White youth - Winner
John Morris – Sunset Light Show, California

Nic Parmer - Lillie Pond at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Black & White youth - Runner-up
Nic Parmer - Lillie Pond at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Catherine Bamford – Spanish Moss, Middleton Place, Charleston
Black & White youth - Highly commended
Catherine Bamford – Spanish Moss, Middleton Place, Charleston

Andrea Tiecher - Pier - Lake Michigan
Black & White youth - Highly commended
Andrea Tiecher - Pier - Lake Michigan

Jiageng Zhang - Windows in Chicago, Illinois
Black & White youth - Highly commended
Jiageng Zhang - Windows in Chicago, Illinois

Raiatea Arcuri – Plume cloud from the active Halemaumau Crater, Kilauea Iki Crater in Volcanoes National
My USA youth – Winner
Raiatea Arcuri – Plume cloud from the active Halemaumau Crater, Kilauea Iki Crater in Volcanoes National

Mark Rivera - Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
My USA youth – Runner-up
Mark Rivera - Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Mark Basarab - That PNW Bus Sunrise, Washington
My USA youth – Highly commended
Mark Basarab - That PNW Bus Sunrise, Washington

Mark Rivera - Everglades sunrise and Cypress tree silhouette, Florida
My USA youth – Highly commended
Mark Rivera - Everglades sunrise and Cypress tree silhouette, Florida

Raiatea Arcuri - A crack appears and this fresh molten lava starts to ooze out as this lava flow expands. Kalapana, HI
My USA youth – Highly commended
Raiatea Arcuri - A crack appears and this fresh molten lava starts to ooze out as this lava flow expands. Kalapana, HI

Kyle Wolfe - The Golden Gate Bridge as seen from Fort Point in San Francisco
Urban youth - Winner
Kyle Wolfe - The Golden Gate Bridge as seen from Fort Point in San Francisco

Mark Basarab - Urban Reflection Walt Disney Concert Hall, California
Urban youth - Runner-up
Mark Basarab - Urban Reflection Walt Disney Concert Hall, California

Amrita  Lakhanpal - Battery Park City, NY
Urban youth - Highly commended
Amrita Lakhanpal - Battery Park City, NY

Jiageng Zhang - Wells Fargo building in San Francisco
Urban youth - Highly commended
Jiageng Zhang - Wells Fargo building in San Francisco

Kyle Wolfe - The downtown city skyline of Oakland reflects over the waters between Alameda and Oakland
Urban youth - Highly commended
Kyle Wolfe - The downtown city skyline of Oakland reflects over the waters between Alameda and Oakland

Mark Basarab - Fiery Sunset Yosemite National Park, California
Environmental Value youth – Winner
Mark Basarab - Fiery Sunset Yosemite National Park, California

Kyle Wolfe - Tree climbers in Muir Grove, Sequoia National Park among a forest of giant sequoias during a warm summer evening
Environmental Value youth – Runner-up
Kyle Wolfe - Tree climbers in Muir Grove, Sequoia National Park among a forest of giant sequoias during a warm summer evening

Andrea Tiecher - Wildlife - Lake Michigan
Environmental Value youth – Highly commended
Andrea Tiecher - Wildlife - Lake Michigan

Jiageng Zhang - Abandoned house in Mono County, California
Environmental Value youth – Highly commended
Jiageng Zhang - Abandoned house in Mono County, California

Mark Basarab - Point Reyes Slanted Tree, California
DPR Special Award youth – Winner
Mark Basarab - Point Reyes Slanted Tree, California

Raiatea Arcuri - Enjoying the view on the cinder cone at this secluded green sand beach on the Big Island of Hawaii.
DPR Special Award youth – Runner-up
Raiatea Arcuri - Enjoying the view on the cinder cone at this secluded green sand beach on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Kyle Wolfe - Mobius Arch captured at midnight during the summer in Alabama Hills near Lone Pine, CA
Future Special Award youth – Winner
Kyle Wolfe - Mobius Arch captured at midnight during the summer in Alabama Hills near Lone Pine, CA

Lily Davis - Navajo Sandstone of Antelope Canyon, Page Arizona
Future Special Award youth – Runner-up
Lily Davis - Navajo Sandstone of Antelope Canyon, Page Arizona

Winners' List 2016

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016
Winner Alex Noriega  Sunrise light illuminates Mount Rainier as it rises above low clouds, seen from high above Tipsoo Lake, Washington.
Black & White
Winner Terry Koyama Waimea Bay Beast, Oahu, Hawaii
Runner Up Michael Ryan Wicked - A gorgeous oak in morning fog - Petaluma, California
Highly Commended  Wayne Wrights Preacher's View. Image was captured in early spring in the "Great Smoky Mountains National Park"
Highly Commended  Klaus Priebe Alien Land - Ah She Le Pah, NM
Highly Commended  Ryan McGinley Barrel cactus, Spring, Arizona
Highly Commended  Jamie Leasure Escher Palms, Hilo, HI
Highly Commended  Matt Anderson Winter Tree. Rural Rock County Wisconsin,
Classic view
Winner James Menzies  Main Strike. Grand Canyon National Park 
Runner Up Long Nguyen  Lost. Boardman Farm, in autumn, Oregon
Highly Commended  Tex Schneider The Tarn Reeds ~ Acadia National Park ~ Maine
Highly Commended  Edward McGuirk Springtime in New England - Weston, MA
Highly Commended  Richard Powell  Supercell storm over farmland, in spring, Leoti, Kansas
Highly Commended  Alessandro Carboni Alaska Denali National Park
Highly Commended  Michael Ryan  Green Dream - Green hills and morning mist combine to create this country view - Marin County, California
Environmental Value
Winner Terry Koyama Mammatus Makers, Kansas
Runner Up Yoshiki Nakamura Sunset flight in Fir Island, Mt. Vernon
Highly Commended  Vincent James Mesmer, Valley Fog, Living & Dead Trees, Yosemite National Park
Highly Commended  Don Jacobson  Melting Glacier, Alaska
Highly Commended  Adrian Murray St. Anthony sand dunes 
Highly Commended  Yoshiki Nakamura  Massive flight in Fir Island, Mt. Vernon
Highly Commended  Jurgen Hess Cougar Creek fire, Mt. Adams, Washington, Yakama Indian Reservation
My USA
Winner Az Jackson A mysterious lone figure with an umbrella walking from the arches of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City
Runner Up Michael Shainblum Thunder Mountain During the passing of a very active storm, the edge of the Eastern Sierra Mountains.
Highly Commended  Alex Noriega Wind and light on the dunes of Death Valley, California.
Highly Commended  Peter Coskun A near 180 degree field of view over the lower salt river in Arizona as the setting sun paints the cliffs crimson red.
Highly Commended  Michael Greene Never Ending Journey Spectacular backlit fall colors adorn a beautiful watershed in Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
Highly Commended  Aaron Reed Echoes Of Fall - Leavenworth, Washington
Highly Commended  Alex Noriega  Dramatic skies above the otherworldly tufa formations of Mono Lake, California.
Urban
Winner Souvik Dutta  Caged (Orlando)
Runner Up Jennifer Vahlbruch 75 Stages of Life – Ocean side front of high-rise building in Miami, Florida
Highly Commended  Benedikt Signer  Washington Monument in the 2016 blizzard
Highly Commended  Ilan Shacham Four Eyes (Boston)
Highly Commended  Malcolm Barents  Trump Tower Building in Fifth Avenue, New York
Highly Commended  Robert Bolton Canyons of New York
Highly Commended  Herman van Heuvelen Statue "Ulysses" from Alexander Liberman in Downtown Los Angeles
DPReview Special Award
Winner Michael Shainblum Endless This image is a self portrait taken at Fonts Point in the Anza Borrego Desert.
Runner Up Sapna Reddy Escape the ordinary (Mount Tamalpais, Marin County)
Future Publishing Special Award
Winner Terrence Bond  The real Duck Dynasty
Runner Up Ashish Varma Autumn fog over Grand Tetons, near Jackson Hole
Young Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016
Winner Raiatea Arcuri Coastal lava tubes in Kona, HI cause the water to flow in and out creating beautiful water motion.
Black & White Youth
Winner John Morris Sunset Light Show
Runner Up Nic Parmer  Lillie Pond at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Highly Commended  Andrea Tiecher Pier - Lake Michigan
Highly Commended  Jiageng Zhang  Windows in Chicago, Illinois
Highly Commended  Catherine Bamford  Spanish Moss, Middleton Place, Charleston
Classic View Youth
Winner Mark Rivera Lamar Valley, Autumn Foliage, Yellowstone National Park, October, Wyoming
Runner Up Raiatea Arcuri The lava from Pu'u O'o crater hit the ocean. I was able to capture the first sunrise of this event. Taken at Kalapana, HI.
Highly Commended  Morgan Wolfers Aspen grove, Kenosha Pass, Colorado
Highly Commended  Charles Dickerson Sunset at the Slot in Anza Borrego, CA
Highly Commended  Jiageng Zhang Hill in Mount Diablo
Environmental Value Youth
Winner Mark Basarab Fiery Sunset Yosemite National Park, California
Runner Up Kyle Wolfe  Tree climbers in Muir Grove, Sequoia National Park among a forest of giant sequoias during a warm summer evening.
Highly Commended  Jiageng Zhang  Abandoned house in Mono County, California.
Highly Commended  Andrea Tiecher Wildlife - Lake Michigan
Highly Commended  Jiageng Zhang Abandoned house in Mono County, California
My USA Youth
Winner Raiatea Arcuri  Plume cloud from the active Halemaumau Crater with steam pluming from the vents below in Kilauea Iki Crater in Volcanoes National Park
Runner Up Mark Rivera Grand Prismatic Spring, October, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Highly Commended  Mark Basarab That PNW Bus Sunrise, Washington
Highly Commended  Mark Rivera Everglades sunrise and Cypress tree silhouette, September, Florida
Highly Commended  Raiatea Arcuri  A crack appears and this fresh molten lava starts to ooze out as this lava flow expands. Taken at Kalapana, HI.
Urban Youth
Winner Kyle Wolfe The Golden Gate Bridge as seen from Fort Point in San Francisco.
Runner Up Mark Basarab Urban Reflection Walt Disney Concert Hall, California
Highly Commended  Kyle Wolfe The downtown city skyline of Oakland reflects over the waters between Alameda and Oakland
Highly Commended  Amrita Lakhanpal Battery Park City, NY
Highly Commended  Jiageng Zhang Wells Fargo building in San Francisco
DPReview Special Award Youth
Winner Mark Basarab Point Reyes Slanted Tree, California
Runner Up Raiatea Arcuri  Enjoying the view on the cinder cone at this secluded green sand beach on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Future Publishing Special Award Youth
Winner Kyle Wolfe Mobius Arch captured at midnight during the summer in Alabama Hills near Lone Pine, CA.
Runner Up Lily Davis Navajo Sandstone of Antelope Canyon, Page Arizona at Midday in August