In 2002, Nature's Best Photography Magazine established a Camera Club Category for their annual International Photography Competition.
North Bethesda Camera Club was pleased to be awarded first place in the inaugural year of this prestigious contest.
The winning images are shown below.
The first seven images were published in Nature's Best Photography in the Fall 2002 issue.
These images are protected by copyright, and all rights are reserved by the owners.
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Deer & Assateague Dawn Judy Switt
Mushroom in Sunset Bill Duddleson
Mountain Storm & Reflection Kent Mason
Reeds at Twilight John Telford
Cosmos Fantasy Judy Switt
Christmas Tree Worm Rhoda Steiner
Sand Dunes & Striations John Telford
Lioness & Cubs Bob Peavy
Crouching Cheetah Laura Winslow
Yellow-billed Hornbill Anita van Rooy
Fox Kit Portrait Joel Hoffman
Luminous Butterfly Bill Duddleson
Trees in Spring Kent Mason
Ruddy Turnstone Kent Mason
Parrot Fish Rhoda Steiner
Sandstone Swirl John Telford
Autumn Aspens Judy Switt
Lupine Trio John Telford
Trumpetfish Rhoda Steiner
Blueberry Bushes Kent Mason
For those of you unfamiliar with Nature's Best, it is a 100-page, full color quarterly magazine that offers a showcase presentation of the natural world recorded by the world's leading photographers, writers, and adventurers.
The NBCC entry was produced by Kent Mason.
Selection objectives were: have the highest possible image quality, include as many contest categories as possible (wildlife, landscapes, oceans, plant life, art in nature), and represent numerous different NBCC members.
The 20 images were created by nine Club members.
Entries were judged on technical quality, composition, originality, and artistic merit.
This win is a reflection of the entire club because it takes an accomplished group to produce such an entry.
Hearty congratulations to Kent, the nine photographers, and NBCC for winning Nature's Best first-ever Camera Club category!