Nactus Award 2011 / Results

Winning image

Category 5: Reptiles in their environment
Damian Goodall, Highett, Australia - Moloch horridus

Winner Nactus Award 2011

We are extremely pleased to announce the winner of the 2011 Nactus Award! This year's winner of our prestigious herpetological photography award is Mr. Damian Goodall from Highett, Australia. Our on-line voters have selected his photograph as the most striking of all of the competition’s entries.

As the winner, Mr. Goodall will be accompanying the Exo Terra expedition team to Sri Lanka 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 6 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 2011 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 2011

ThumbnailCategory 1: Amphibian Portraits
ThumbnailCategory 2: Amphibians in their environment
ThumbnailCategory 3: Amphibian behaviour
ThumbnailCategory 4: Reptile Portraits
ThumbnailCategory 6: Reptile behaviour
ThumbnailCategory 7: Endangered species
ThumbnailCategory 8: Scientific Record
 

Category 1: Jan Van der Meulen, Mechelen, Belgium - Agalychnis spurrelli
Category 2: Benny Trapp, Wuppertal, Germany - Rana arvalis
Category 3: Michael Kern, Palo Alto, CA, USA - Hylomantis lemur
Category 4: Michael Kern, Palo Alto, CA, USA - Aeluroscalabotes felinus
Category 6: David Northcott, Canyon Country, CA, USA - Uroplatus fimbriatus
Category 7: Jelger Herder, Nijmegen, Netherlands - Dermochelys coriacea
Category 8: Maik Dobiey, Bonn, Germany - Trimeresurus sumatranus

Voting results

Nominees

These are the nominated pictures for the Nactus Award 2011.
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Category 1: Amphibian Portraits

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01: Jan Van der Meulen, Mechelen, Belgium - Agalychnis spurrelli
02: Pedro Marín de la Rosa, Córdoba, Spain - Bufo bufo
03: David Northcott, Canyon Country, CA, USA - Rhacophorus kio
04: Jan Van der Meulen, Mechelen, Belgium - Agalychnis annae
05: Pedro Marín de la Rosa, Córdoba, Spain - Bufo calamita
06: Jan Van der Meulen, Mechelen, Belgium - Cruziohyla calcarifer

Category 2: Amphibians in their environment

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01: Ferran Aguilar, Tarragona, Spain - Bufo bufo
02: Benny Trapp, Wuppertal, Germany - Rana arvalis
03: Ferran Aguilar, Tarragona, Spain - Mesotriton alpestris
04: Benny Trapp, Wuppertal, Germany - Rana graeca
05: Ferran Aguilar, Tarragona, Spain - Bufo calamita
06: Quentin Martinez, Nîmes, France - Bufo bufo

Category 3: Amphibian behaviour

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01: Michael Kern, Palo Alto, CA, USA - Hylomantis lemur
02: Quentin Martinez, Nîmes, France - Bufo bufo
03: Jan Van der Meulen, Mechelen, Belgium - Engystomops pustulosus
04: Jan Van der Meulen, Mechelen, Belgium - Hyalinobatrachium valerioi
05: Jelger Herder, Nijmegen, Netherlands - Rana arvalis
06: Quentin Martinez, Nîmes, France - Pelophylax sp.

Category 4: Reptile Portraits

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01: Damian Goodall, Highett, Australia - Ahaetulla nasuta
02: Adam Elliott, Hoppers Crossing, Australia - Strophurus taenicauda
03: Michael Kern, Palo Alto, CA, USA - Aeluroscalabotes felinus
04: Thor Håkonsen, Torvastad, Norway - Atheris squamigera
05: David Northcott, Canyon Country, CA, USA - Iguana iguana
06: Henrik Vind, Copenhagen, Denmark - Boiga cyanea

Category 5: Reptiles in their environment

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01: Ferran Aguilar, Tarragona, Spain - Uromastyx acanthinurus
02: Ferran Aguilar, Tarragona, Spain - Tarentola mauritanica
03: Benny Trapp, Wuppertal, Germany - Lacerta trilineata
04: Adam Elliott, Hoppers Crossing, Australia - Pogona vitticeps
05: Maik Dobiey, Bonn, Germany - Lachesis muta
06: Damian Goodall, Highett, Australia - Moloch horridus

Category 6: Reptile behaviour

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01: Ferran Aguilar, Tarragona, Spain - Stenodactylus petrii
02: David Northcott, Canyon Country, CA, USA - Uroplatus fimbriatus
03: Ken Griffiths, Sydney, Australia - Chlamydosaurus kingii
04: Anders Zimny, Townsville, Australia - Varanus mertensi
05: Ferran Aguilar, Tarragona, Spain - Geckonia chazaliae
06: Michael Kern, Palo Alto, CA, USA - Leptophis ahaetulla

Category 7: Endangered species

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01: David Northcott, Canyon Country, CA, USA - Zhaoermia mangshanensi
02: Thor Håkonsen, Torvastad, Norway - Abronia graminea
03: Benny Trapp, Wuppertal, Germany - Vipera ursinii
04: Anders Zimny, Townsville, Australia - Carphodactylus laevis
05: Jelger Herder, Nijmegen, Netherlands - Dermochelys coriacea
06: Thor Håkonsen, Torvastad, Norway - Vipera berus

Category 8: Scientific Record

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01: Damian Goodall, Highett, Australia - Varanus giganteus
02: Jan Van der Meulen, Mechelen, Belgium - Oophaga granulifera
03: Adam Elliott, Hoppers Crossing, Australia - Strophurus Taenicauda
04: Maik Dobiey, Bonn, Germany - Trimeresurus sumatranus
05: Benny Trapp, Wuppertal, Germany - Rana arvalis
06: Adam Elliott, Hoppers Crossing, Australia - Strophurus spinigerus

 
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