Nactus Award 2009-2010 / Results

Winning image

Category 2: Reptiles in their environment
David Northcott, Canyon Country, USA - Crocodylus porosus

Winner Nactus Award 2009-2010

We are extremely pleased to announce the winner of the 2009-2010 Nactus Award! This year's winner of our prestigious herpetological photography award is Mr. David A. Northcott from Canyon Country, CA, USA. Our on-line voters have selected his photograph as the most striking of all of the competition’s entries.

As the winner, Mr. Northcott will be accompanying the Exo Terra expedition team to Cameroon as the official expedition photographer. In addition, he will receive the 1.5 kg Nactus Award statuette. Category winners are awarded a certificate.

At this time, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the contestants. Our panel of judges found it quite challenging to select the 5 finalists for each category from amongst the hundreds of exceptional reptile and amphibian photographic entries that were received.

Of course, we owe a big "thank-you" to all of our on-line voters. The 2009-2010 Nactus Award would not have been the huge success it was, if it were not for the thousands of people who took the time to visit the Exo Terra web site to view and vote for their favourite nominee.

Emmanuel Van Heygen,
Exo Terra Product Manager

Category Winners 2009-2010

Category Winners Winning image category 7 Winning image category 6 Winning image category 5 Winning image category 4 Winning image category 1 Winning image category 3

Category 1: Norbert Kaszycki, Lodz, Poland - Rana esculenta
Category 3: David Northcott, Canyon Country, USA - Theloderma corticale
Category 4: David Sucianto, Bogor, Indonesia - Tribolonotus gracilis
Category 5: Eigil Rasmussen, Soborg, Denmark - Furcifer pardalis
Category 6: Royden Lepp, Bothell, USA - Chamaeleo laterispinis
Category 7: Danté B. Fenolio, Piedmont, USA - Atelopus spumarius barbotini

Voting results

Nominees

These are the nominated pictures for the Nactus Award 2009-2010.
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Category 1: Amphibians in their environment

Nominees thumbnails Photo 5 Photo 4 Photo 3 Photo 2 Photo 1

1: Damon Bungard, Vermont, USA - Notophthalmus viridescens
2: Salvador Colvée, Alicante, Spain - Oedipina uniformis
3: Salvador Colvée, Alicante, Spain - Chioglossa lusitanica
4: Craig O’Connell, Stormville, USA - Rana clamitans
5: Norbert Kaszycki, Lodz, Poland - Rana esculenta

Category 2: Reptiles in their environment

Nominees thumbnails Photo 5 Photo 4 Photo 3 Photo 2 Photo 1

1: Salvador Colvée, Alicante, Spain - Boa constrictor
2: Philipp Zerbe, Zürich, Switzerland- Anolis roquet summus
3: Benny Trapp, Wuppertal, Germany - Telescopus fallax
4: David Northcott, Canyon Country, USA - Crocodylus porosus
5: Sos Tibor, Brasov, Romania - Natrix tessellata

Category 3: Amphibian Portraits

Nominees thumbnails Photo 5 Photo 4 Photo 3 Photo 2 Photo 1

1: Danté B. Fenolio, Piedmont, USA - Ensatina eschscholtzii platensis
2: Peter Lewis, Stanford, USA - Ensatina eschscholtzii xanthoptica
3: Joe Milmoe, Washington DC, USA - Hyalinobatrachium pulveratum
4: David Northcott, Canyon Country, USA - Theloderma corticale
5: Salvador Colvée, Alicante, Spain - Anotheca spinosa

Category 4: Reptile Portraits

Nominees thumbnails Photo 5 Photo 4 Photo 3 Photo 2 Photo 1

1: Geoff Simpson, Derbyshire, UK - Lacerta agilis
2: David Sucianto, Bogor, Indonesia - Tribolonotus gracilis
3: Jemma Wilcock, York, UK - Morelia viridis
4: Andrew Gilpin, North Liberty, USA - Rhacodactylus chahoua
5: Danté B. Fenolio, Piedmont, USA - Protobothrops mangshanensis

Category 5: Animal behaviour

Nominees thumbnails Photo 5 Photo 4 Photo 3 Photo 2 Photo 1

1: Svetlana Kharchenko, New York, USA - Naja mossambica
2: Salvador Colvée, Alicante, Spain - Varanus albigularis
3: David Northcott, Canyon Country, USA - Rhacodactylus lechianus
4: Katrin Dannowski, Werdau, Germany - Meroles cuneirostris
5: Eigil Rasmussen, Soborg, Denmark - Furcifer pardalis

Category 6: Scientific Record

Nominees thumbnails Photo 5 Photo 4 Photo 3 Photo 2 Photo 1

1: Danté B. Fenolio, Piedmont, USA - Rhinoderma darwinii
2: Danté B. Fenolio, Piedmont, USA - Anotheca spinosa
3: Andrew Gilpin, North Liberty, USA - Rhacodactylus ciliatus
4: Royden Lepp, Bothell, USA - Boa constrictor
5: Royden Lepp, Bothell, USA - Chamaeleo laterispinis

Category 7: Endangered species

Nominees thumbnails Photo 5 Photo 4 Photo 3 Photo 2 Photo 1

1: Danté B. Fenolio, Piedmont, USA - Rhinoderma darwini
2: Royden Lepp, Bothell, USA - Bradypodion uthmoelleri
3: Danté B. Fenolio, Piedmont, USA - Atelopus spumarius barbotini
4: Danté B. Fenolio, Piedmont, USA - Atelopus zeteki
5: Benny Trapp, Wuppertal, Germany - Speleomantes supramontis

 
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