With over 100 entries, our 2012 Nature Spirit Photo Contest was a great success! Divided into two divisions, adult and youth, this annual event continues to provide images that stun and bring lively discussion amongst the judges. Starting this year, all photos appearing in our blog, “From Our Friends,” are automatically included in the next year’s contest, and may be submitted throughout the year! These images are all on display at Crystal Life Technology through the month of October. To view them in full detail, please visit our gallery.
First Place Youth – Teagan Dube, Age 10, Canada
This is an excellent photo of a nature spirit. The original size is top center, enlarged view in lower right inset. Note the two orbs upper left. These show faery spirits moving through a dimensional portal into view: bluish orb left, starting to manifest into form mid-upper left, in form top center. When the form is blown up, vestiges of a blue orb are visible around the figure. Teagan’s dad, Joseph, reports: “Teagan is able to call forth orbs, energies and related phenomenon. She simply says, “Hello Orbies, please come…”. She also feels and knows when they are near.” Teagan adds, “I believe in fairies, and I just thought it was a star. I also felt that something was there.”
2nd Place Youth – Ben Read, Age 11, Illinois
Taken on a Blue Papaya outing, Ben was able to connect to the Greenman energy and gethim to pose. This is a Greenman Atala had previously photographed, and while the two photos are clearly of the same life form, the personality of the Greenman varies significantly. Further evidence of the distinct, well developed energy of nature spirits! Ben reports, “It was a night when I was seeing a lot of images in nature. I remember when I saw this face in the tree. It was so clear to me all of a sudden, and I took the picture.”
3rd Place Youth – Savannah Rose, Age 13, Illinois
This is a favorite tree of the Blue Papayans. It has a lot of faery energy, and the youth always head straight to it on our outings to that park. Savannah and her mother returned one night, and Savannah got a very good photograph of these nature spirits at work – several of them carrying very long objects, for some reason. Savannah reports: “I took this picture when I sensed an energy by this tree. Since my mom always says “ What’s cookin’ good lookin’ ” to this grand tree, I started to say the same/similar and felt the connection. I then noticed orbs and fairies in the photos.” (Savannah’s Mom placed 2nd in the adult competition.)
1st Place Adult – Kelli Smith, Texas
Kelli and her daughter were entranced by the energy of Kokopelli, a Native American spirit being whose images appears on products and decor throughout the Sedona area. Later, when taking photograph’s of Sedona scenery – Coffee Rock – the energy of Kokopelli appeared in one of Kelli’s photographs, in plasma form.
2nd Place Adult – Tonya Moseley, Illinois
This is a very clear photo of a type of life form who has, over the years, appeared in the photos of various people who have a strong connection to nature, and are seeking to get good photographs of other realms. We do not know what type of life form this is – only that it appears in photos submitted from many parts of the country, year after year. Anyone have a clue? Tonya reports on the energy she felt coming from the form: “I took this picture when I had a relentless urge to find inspiration and connection. As I took the photos, I experienced a warm curious mystique surrounding me. I was ecstatic when I discovered the stunning nature spirit glowing with happiness in my photo.”
3rd Place Adult, Submitted by Kory Gunderson, Photo credit – Heather Nelson
While the women is stationary, the ghost face is moving very face: nice detail in the ghost face. Insets are other photos of the ghost near the women, one showing the ghost plasma coming forward around her. Submitted by Kory Gunderson, who writes that the restaurant is in a historic building known for paranormal activity. She reports, “All the pictures…of our friend…had a bright light/orb next to her head – no matter where in the room she was – the orb appeared…the same camera (iPhone) was used to take other pictures in the room – but the orb only appeared when Heather took photos of Anne Marie.”
Honorable Mention – Rose Schulz
The appearance of orbs in photographs tourists take at Egyptian temples is a well-known phenomenon. The temples are ancient, filled with all sorts of occult energy, which is augmented by so many people focusing their own energy there. We liked this image because of its serenity, and the presence of a few very geometry-filled orbs in a lovely blue color. Rose tells us, “The energy in Egypt is amazing! As soon as I got off the plane, I had the feeling of being ‘home’, that I have been there before. I was surprised, and to, by the number of orbs in so many of my photos….I went with a group of energy healers, and I think the orbs were happy to come out and play, and let us know they were there as well.”
Honorable Mission – Kelli Brock, Photo credit – John Brock
Submitted by Kelli Brock who reports, “This picture was taken of me, by my brother, in Hollywood, California in 2006. I had just finished my 2nd degree certification in reiki.” We like the ball of plasma – an orb with a smiley face – that Kelli had generated through her hands. Reiki focuses on emitting healing energy from the hands, and Kelli clearly learned her lessons well. She was no aware this was occurring, discovering it when the photograph was printed.
Honorable Mention – Kristin Putzer, Illinois
There are two Tinkerbell-like forms in this photo: we’ve enlarged one for clearer viewing. Note the traces of energy around the form – the residual traces of an orb shape that disappears when the human and the life form move into the same frequency. This Tinkerbell shape has been photographed in various parts of the country, over the three years of our contest, and one similar to it placed best in show in the youth division in 2010. Kristin reports, “I frequently take pictures of orbs playing by these trees at dusk. One night I was able to capture this picture of a fairy. I have taken other pictures of fairies near these trees as well but not one with this much detail. I can always tell the orbs and fairies are playing by the trees if my cats stare out the window and I don’t see any squirrels or birds.”
Honorable Mention – Monkey Spirit
A beautifully shot photograph of leaves in water, in which the river spirit chose to present itself. Taken by an experienced nature photographer who reports, “I can’t say I saw anything when taking the photograph other than the water and leaves set against the stone. When looking at the raw images later, it looked to me like there was a face of a monkey in the stone and water.”
Honorable Mention – Alyse Rynor, Illinois
This is one of those “exactly what is happening here?” photographs. Notice the tree is manifesting a spirit image of the woman who is appearing to the right of the screen. It is the tree who is doing this – see who the bark of the tree has shifted to form the image. Alyse took the photo of her computer screen. She had been watching a live streaming of the silent gazer Braco who brings forth Divine Energy. When he had finished, the moderator came forward to wrap up the session. Alyse reports, “I noticed that the tree started to have face spirits appear after Braco had brought forth the energy and the woman, Claudia, was talking. I grabbed my iPhone and snapped the phot as I saw it on my TV screen.
Honorable Mention – Kelly Kamas, New York
Kelly captured the peaceful beauty of the night, and the peaceful orbs who were enjoying it as well. Notice the internal structure of the orbs, and their soft, varied colors. Kelly reports, “I had just finished reading Atala’s book Nature Spirits, Spirit Guides, and Ghosts. I am very excited to try to capture some images in photos. We live in a very beautiful spot in Upstate New York, near the Finger Lakes Region. On our property we have wooded areas as well as a pond. I have always felt very peaceful near our pond, so i KNEW that there were some wonderful Nature Spirits and Energies there. I headed up to the pond at dusk with my camera, and asked the Spirits if I may have a picture of them. I was amazed at all of the energies that appeared! I thanked them before I left the pond.”
Honorable Mention – Malia Munesue
These rock guardians watch over a steep part of one of the woodland trails in the very energy-rich Starved Rock Park. Malia reports, “My husband, daughter and I were hiking through Starved Rock in the early spring. To me, the rocks were making their presence known over everything else we came across throughout our hike, almost like they were watching us. I remember looking up at this particular rock and being invited to take LOTS of pictures, but I did not know why nor was I able to recognize any sort of life form at the time. After we were home, I reviewed the pictures and was immediately captivated by what I had captured.”