NBCC Award from Nature's Best Magazine

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!


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