Nactus Award 2013-2014

Winning image

Winner Nactus Award
2013 - 2014

Category 6: Reptile behaviour
Prathamesh Ghadekar - India, Badlapur
Trimeresurus malabaricus

We are extremely pleased to announce the winner of the 2013-2014 Nactus Award! This year's winner of our prestigious herpetological photography award is Prathamesh Ghadekar. Our online voters have selected your photograph as the most striking of all of the competition’s entries.

As the winner, Prathamesh Ghadekar will receive a brand new Canon EOS 5D MKIII Digital Camera. This prize of 3,000.00 USD value cannot be transferred, exchanged and can under no circumstances be converted into cash.

At this time, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the contestants. Our panel of judges found it quite challenging to select the 6 nominees for each category from amongst the thousands 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 2013-2014 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 2013 - 2014

Category 1: Amphibian Portraits
Category 2: Amphibians in their environment
Category 3: Amphibian behaviour
Category 4: Reptile Portraits
Category 5: Reptiles in their environment
Category 6: Reptile behaviour
Category 7: Endangered species
Category 8: Scientific record
 

Category 1: Jason Weigner - USA - Coupeville - Theloderma corticale
Category 2: Scott Trafeser - USA - Tucson - Ambystoma mavortium
Category 3: Saunak Pal - India- Mumbai - Rhacophorus lateralis
Category 4: Petr bambousek - Czech Republic - Pribram - Iguana iguana
Category 5: Timothy Burkhardt - USA - Tucson - Sceloporus minor
Category 6: Prathamesh Ghadekar - India - Badlapur - Trimeresurus malabaricus
Category 7: Scott Elipper - UK - Marsden - Elusor macrurus
Category 8: Petr Bambousek - Czech Republic - Pribram - Trimeresurus sumatranus

Voting results

Results

Nominees

These are the nominated pictures for the Nactus Award 2013 - 2014. Thanks to your participation, it's been a gigantic success. There are 6 nominated pictures in each category. The photographers remain anonymous until the winner is announced.
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Category 1: Amphibian Portraits

1) Scott Elipper - UK - Marsden - Litoria Serrata
2) Jason Weigner - USA - Coupeville - Theloderma corticale
3) Jan vandermeulen - Belgie - Mechelen - Rhinella festae
4) Jan Vandermeulen - Belgie- Mechelen - Hypsiboas crepitans
5) Kristian Bell - USA - Sarasota - Megophrys nasuta
6) Michal Skalba - Poland - Motycz - Salamandra salamandra

Category 2: Amphibians in their environment

1) Jan Vandermeulen - Belgie - Mechelen - Alytes obstetricans
2) Cameron Rognan - USA - Washington - Cryptobranchus alleganiensis
3) Rob Shell - USA - Richmond - Aneides flavipunctatus
4) Rob Shell - USA - Richmond - Dyscophus antongilii
5) Matteo Riccardo Di Nicola - Italy - Milan - Bufo bufo
6) Scott Trafeser - USA - Tucson - Ambystoma mavortium

Category 3: Amphibian behaviour

1) Dantè Fenolio - USA - San Antonio - Sachatamia albomaculata
2) John Beatty - USA - Red lion - Lithobates catesbeianus
3) Geoffrey Giller - USA - New York - Bufo americanus
4) Elizabeth Haslam - USA- Salt lake city - Taricha torosa
5) Scott Trageser - USA - Tucson - Teratohyla midas
6) Saunak Pal - India- Mumbai - Rhacophorus lateralis

Category 4: Reptile Portraits

1) Scott Eipper -UK - Marsden - Strophurus ciliaris
2) Petr bambousek - Czech Republic - Pribram - Iguana iguana
3) Tibersiu Sahlean - Romania - Suceava - Atheris squamigera
4) Charles Bryant - USA - North Myrtle Beach - Trimeresurus albolabris
5) Ryan Vince - Canada - Keswick - Morelia viridis
6) Ryan Bolton - UK - Bradford - Brookesia superciliaris

Category 5: Reptiles in their environment

1) Sarah Gilpin - USA - North Liberty - Chlamydosaurus kingii
2) Timothy Burkhardt - USA - Tucson - Sceloporus minor
3) Matt Clancy - Australia - Melbourne - Strophurus elderi
4) Ryan Boltpn - UK - Bradford- Uroplatus phantasticus
5) Jeremy Williams - Australia - Nerang - Strophurus taenicauda
6) Scott Trageser - USA - Tucson - Phrynosoma ditmarsi

Category 6: Reptile behaviour

1) Kodie Hayes - USA - Nanjemoy - Uroplatus pietschmanni
2) Petr Bambousek - Czech Republic - Pribram - Chelonia mydas
3) Cameron Rognan - USA - Washington - Crotalus oreganus
4) Cameron Rognan - USA - Washington - Heloderma suspectum
5) Michael Vallee - Cayman Islands - Blossom Village - Anolis maynardi
6) Prathamesh Ghadekar - India - Badlapur - Trimeresurus malabaricus

Category 7: Endangered species

1) Scott Elipper - UK - Marsden - Elusor macrurus
2) Dantè Fenolio - USA - San Antonio -Ambystoma bishopi
3) Dantè Fenolio - USA - San Antonio - Protobothrops mangshanensis
4) Petr Bambousek - Czech Republic - Pribram - Chelonia mydas
5) Bert Willaert - Belgium - Bruges - Rhinoderma darwinii
6) Antonia Pachman - Germany - Berlin - Lepidochelys olivacea

Category 8: Scientific record

1) Scott Eipper - UK - Marsden - Pygopus lepidopodus
2) Petr Bambousek - Czech Republic - Pribram - Gonocephalus bornensis
3) Petr Bambousek - Czech Republic - Pribram - Trimeresurus sumatranus
4) Fernando Ayala - Ecuador - Quilto - Anolis proboscis
5) Kristian Bell - USA - Sarasota - Cyrtodactylus macrotuberculatus
6) Timothy Burkhardt - USA - Tucson - Abronia graminea

 
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