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Winners 2005

BEST OVERALL:
Matt Ebiner "Pinnacles Desert, Western Australia"
Nambung National Park, Western Australia; 2005 Minolta XTSi
These bizarre limestone pinnacles were originally formed below the sand and gradually exposed through wind erosion.

FLORA AND FAUNA:
Jessica Caric "Fish in the Sky"
Croatia 2005; Casio 4 MP/Digital
"Fish in the Sky" is that it looks like the fish are actually in the sky since the water is such an interesting color blue along with the plant life in the water framing the fish.

URBAN LANDSCAPE:
Nathaniel Fu "Grass and Stones"
The Getty Museum, California 2005; Canon Rebel 300d, 17-85 IS USM EFS lens
This shows the merging of grass and stones together to create a single landscape.

PEOPLE/CULTURE:
Ian Boles "Calligraphy"
Beijing, China 2005; Canon S501
The geographical significance of "Calligraphy" is purely cultural, in my opinion. Chinese calligraphy is as much an art form as it is a form of communication. I feel lucky to have captured such a beautiful example of it.

RURAL LANDSCAPE:
Judith Tyner "Desert Raindrops"
Joshua Tree National Park, Barker Dam 2005; Nikon CoolPix S1 5MP
When rains in the desert are vital for survival.

PHYSICAL LANDSCAPE:
Matt Ebiner "Pinnacles Desert, Western Australia"
Nambung National Park, Western Australia 2005; Minolta XTSi
These bizarre limestone pinnacles were originally formed below the sand and gradually exposed through wind erosion.

GEOGRAPHY IN ACTION:
Jeff Overbeek "On Top of the World"
Big Bear Mountains, California 2005; FUJI FinePIX E550
It was surprising that from our mountain top on a hot July afternoon, we could see snow across the valley.

MIGRATION (FLOATING CATEGORY):
Matt Ebiner "A Face of Untold Hardships"
Peshawar, Pakistan 1993; Olympus OM2S
This Afghan refugee in a Pakistani refugee camp had a haunted expression which reflected the struggles faced by him and his compatriots, members of the world's largest refugee group due to the wars in his country.

Congratulations! Thanks to everyone who participated either by submitting photos or by attending and voting! Start thinking about the next year's contest!




BEST OVERALL:
Matt Ebiner "Pinnacles Desert, Western Australia"
Nambung National Park, Western Australia 2005; Minolta XTSi
These bizarre limestone pinnacles were originally formed below the sand and gradually exposed through wind erosion.

PHYSICAL LANDSCAPE:
Matt Ebiner "Pinnacles Desert, Western Australia"
Nambung National Park, Western Australia 2005; Minolta XTSi
These bizarre limestone pinnacles were originally formed below the sand and gradually exposed through wind erosion.
Matt Ebiner "Pinnacles Desert, Western Australia"

FLORA AND FAUNA:
Jessica Caric "Fish in the Sky"
Croatia 2005; Casio 4 MP/Digital
"Fish in the Sky" is that it looks like the fish are actually in the sky since the water is such an interesting color blue along with the plant life in the water framing the fish.
Jessica Caric "Fish in the Sky"

URBAN LANDSCAPE:
Nathaniel Fu "Grass and Stones"
The Getty Museum, California 2005; Canon Rebel 300d, 17-85 IS USM EFS lens
This shows the merging of grass and stones together to create a single landscape.
Nathaniel Fu "Grass and Stones"

PEOPLE/CULTURE:
Ian Boles "Calligraphy"
Beijing, China 2005; Canon S501
The geographical significance of "Calligraphy" is purely cultural, in my opinion. Chinese calligraphy is as much an art form as it is a form of communication. I feel lucky to have captured such a beautiful example of it.
Ian Boles "Calligraphy"

RURAL LANDSCAPE:
Judith Tyner "Desert Raindrops"
Joshua Tree National Park, Barker Dam 2005; Nikon CoolPix S1 5MP
When rains in the desert are vital for survival.
Judith Tyner "Desert Raindrops"

GEOGRAPHY IN ACTION:
Jeff Overbeek "On Top of the World"
Big Bear Mountains, California 2005; FUJI FinePIX E550
It was surprising that from our mountain top on a hot July afternoon, we could see snow across the valley.
Jeff Overbeek "On Top of the World"

MIGRATION (FLOATING CATEGORY):
Matt Ebiner "A Face of Untold Hardships"
Peshawar, Pakistan 1993; Olympus OM2S
This Afghan refugee in a Pakistani refugee camp had a haunted expression which reflected the struggles faced by him and his compatriots, members of the world's largest refugee group due to the wars in his country.
Matt Ebiner "A Face of Untold Hardships"

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