Accolades and Awards

-2009-

Nature Photo of The Year -­ 2009 -­ American Photo Magazine -­ Kaboom! 

Winner -­ Through Your Lens -­ 2009 -­ Popular Photography Magazine -­ Kaboom! 

Visitors Choice Award -­ 2009 -­ Nature Exhibit - Center For Fine Art Photography -­ Kaboom!

Semi-­Finalist -­ 2009 -­ Nature's Best Photography: "Oceans” -­ Kaboom!

Finalist -­ Mystical Adventures -­ 2009 -­ Outdoor Photographer Magazine -­ Fairy Tale Falls

-2010-

National Geographic -­ 2010 -­ Photo of the Month August -­ Kaboom! 

Finalist -­ 2010 -­ Digital Photography -­ The Art Of Photography -­ Spirits In The Sky & Fire Falls

Highly Honored -­ 2010 -­ Windland Smith Rice International -­ Neptune's Tongue

2nd Place -­ 2010 -­ Nature Exhibit -­ San Diego Museum -­ Fire Falls 

Finalist -­ 2010 -­ NUDE magazine -­ River Calm BW, Going With The Flow, Arch & River's Pull

Finalist -­ 2010 -­ Photo Of The Year -­ Digital Photo Pro -­ Spirits In The Sky

Finalist -­ 2010 -­ Photo Of The Year -­ National Geographic Magazine (People category)

Exhibition: Color of Water -­ 2010 -­ Ordover Gallery -­ San Diego Natural History Museum, CA

-2011-

4 Bronze Medals -­ 2011 -­ EPSON Pano Awards -­ Paradise Moon, Battle Of The Gods, Portrait Of A Tree Too, Spirits In The Sky

Finalist -­ 2011 -­ Your Best Shot -­ Digital Photo -­ Love Light 

 Finalist -­ 2011 -­ Perfect Portraits -­ Digital Photo -­ Portrait Of A Beard

Finalist -­ 2011 -­ Art Of Expression -­ Outdoor Photographer -­ The Rapture 

Nominee -­ 2011 -­ Masters Cup -­ Polihale I (Nature) & Perched II (Nude)

-2012-

Bronze Medal -­ 2012 -­ International Loupe Awards -­ Celestine Prophecy & Rabbit Island 

 Highly Honored -­ 2012 -­ Ocean Views -­ Nature’s Best Photography -­ Celestine Prophecy

1 Silver Medal, 7 Bronze Medals -­ 2012 -­ EPSON Pano Awards -­ Celestine Prophecy (silver), Color Curl, Kalalau Solstice, Polihale I, Hanalei’s Cosmic Cosmos, Tidal Crescent, Beacon Of Light, From Palm To Gold 

3rd Place -­ 2012 -­ EPSON Pano Awards -­ Celestine Prophecy

Nominee -­ 2012 -­ International Black & White Spider Awards -­ Nude -­ Creationists 

Winner (Artistic Merit) -­ 2012 -­ Islands Magazine -­ Fluted

Photo Of The Day -­ 7/31/12 -­ Earthshots.org -­ Rainbow Connection

Semi-­Finalist -­ 2012 -­ Windland Smith Rice International -­ Anole & Nature's Heartbeat

Photo Of The Day - 8/29/12 - Earthshots.org - Eternal Vernal

Editor's Pick - 2012 - National Geographic Photo Contest - Week 10 - Fluted

Silver Medal - 2012 - International Loupe Awards - Old Orchard & Fluted

Finalist - 2012 - Digital Photo - Your Best Shot - Hypnotized

Photographer Of The Year - 2012 - Pollux Awards by Gala Awards - Figure & Nude Category

-2013-

Nominee - 2013 - Master's Cup - Celestine Prophecy (Nature) & Bamboo Altar (Nude)

Honorable Mention - 2013 - Black and White Awards - WPGA - Infinity

Honorable Mention - 2013 - Black & White Photographer Of The Year by Gala Awards - Figure & Nude - Infinity

Judge - 2013 - Ateliora.com

Judge - 2013 - Kauai Museum Student Art Festival 

Judge - 2013 - Garuda Indonesia World Photo Contest (GAWPC)

1st Place - 2013 - Pollux Awards - Nature - Hypnotized

2nd Place - 2013 - Pollux Awards - Figure & Nude - On Your Mark

Finalist - 2013 - Pollux Awards  - Figure & Nude - Procreation & Studio Nude I

Finalist - 2013 - Pollux Awards - Landscape - Earthworks

Bronze Medal - 2013 - EPSON Pano Awards - Lost World, Split Decision, Kayaks, Rainbow Connection, Arches, Kauaian Serengeti, Marlin’s Fin

Nominee - 2013 - International Black & White Spider Awards - Skyward (Nature) & Infinity (Nude)

Silver Medal - 2013 - International Loupe Awards - Ha O Ka Mo’o

Bronze Medal - 2013 - International Loupe Awards - Na Pali

-2014-

7th Place - 2014 - Nature's Best Photography - Ocean Views - Ha O Ka Mo'o (Dragon's Breath)

Photographer Of The Year - 2014 - Pollux Awards

Acceptance - 2014 - Rochester Erotic Arts Festival - Under Da Sea, Truth Is Beauty, Under The Falls

Acceptance - 2014 - Seattle Erotic Arts Festival - Truth Is Beauty

Nominee - 2014 - Master's Cup - Chamber Of Secrets, Rainbow Connection, Eternal Vernal

Finalist - 2014 - Outdoor Photographer - The Great Outdoors - Lost World

Editor’s Pick - 2014 - National Geographic - Week 4 - Phone Home, Solitude, Ha O Ka Mo’o (Dragon’s Breath)

Acceptance - 2014 - ARTundressed Miami - Indinity, The Incubator, Truth Is Beauty

Nominee - 2014 - International Black & White Spider Awards - Waveform

Honorable Mention - 2014 - International Black & White Spider Awards - Solitude

Finalist - 2014 - Digital Photo Magazine - Black & White - High Voltage BW

1st Honorable Mention - 2014 - Nature Photographers Network - Blue Agave

Silver Medal - 2014 - EPSON Pano Awards - Solitude

Finalist - 2014 - Outdoor Photographer - 7th Annual Nature’s Colors - High Voltage

-2015-

Finalist - 2015 - Digital Photo Magazine - 8th Annual Your Best Shot - Solitude

Finalist - 2015 - 7th Annual Pollux Awards - Oceans XVI (Landscape), N2 (Nude)

Editor’s Pick - 2015 - National Geographic Traveler - High Voltage, Smoke On The Water

Shortlist - USA Landscape Photographer Of The Year - 2015 - High Voltage, Fire Falls Returns, Pencil To Paper

Nominee - 2015 - International Black & White Spider Awards - Stepping Stones (Nature) & Keyhole (Nude)

Honorable Mention - 2015 - International Black & White Spider Awards - High Voltage BW

Honorable Mention - 2015 - Monochrome Awards - High Voltage BW, Stork (Nude), Wailua Fall (Nude)

-2016-

Finalist - 2016 - HIPA - High Voltage

Acceptance - 2016 - Seattle Erotic Art Festival - Grounded & Coast Lines II

Nominee - 2016 - International Color Awards - Use Your Illusion, Oceans XVI, High Voltage

Honorable Mention - 2016 - International Color Awards - Smoke On The Water, Earthworks

3rd Place - 2016 - La Grande International Photography Awards - High Voltage (Landscape/Nature)

Semi-Finalist - 2016 - Windland Smith Rice International - Impact II

Honorable Mention - 2016 - International Photography Awards - Synapses & Secrets Of The Milky Way

Editor’s Pick - 2016 - National Geographic Photo Contest - Week 9 - Oceans XVI

Silver Medal - 2016 - EPSON Pano Awards - Waimea Splendor

Bronze Medal - 2016 - EPSON Pano Awards - Double Barrel, The Sound Of Silence, Galactic Wonder, Under The Cathedrals, Kalalau Majesty, Use Your Illusion V

Nominee - 2016 -International Black & White Spider Awards - Hau [nude], Incubation [nude], Rough Seas [nude]

2nd Place - 2016 - ND Awards - Desolation [dine art - nude]

Honorable Mention - 2016 - ND Awards - Synapses, High Voltage, Secrets Of The Milky Way, Afdirmations [nude], Incubation [nude]

Shortlisted - 2016 - International Garden Photographer Of The Year - Rowena 2

Finalist - 2016 - National Geographic Photographer Of The Year - Oceans XVI

Honorable Mention - 2016 - Monochrome Awards - Synapses & Rush Hour BW [landscape] / Braced & Puzzle Piece [nude]

-2017-

Finalist - 2017 - Popular Photography Magazine - Synapses

Grand Prize - 2017 - Popular Photography Magazine - Beyond Here Lies Eternity

Acceptance - 2017 - Center For Fine Art Photography - Landscape Exhibition - Synapses

Nominee - 2017 - International Color Awards - Polygon, On & On, Secrets Of The Milky Way, Water Colors (Landscape), Desolation, Coast Lines II (Nude)

Honorable Mention - 2017 - International Color Awards - Behind The Veil (Landscape), Afdirmations (Silhouette)