There were enough really, really great animal shots in the landscape and a few other categories to pool them into a new category called "Animals". For the most part, I left Macros alone, as it is full of insect Macro shots. There were a dozen or more images that I just love and thought award worthy, but probably wouldn't have placed in their submitted categories. So, yes, there is a new category and these are the nominees. Its more work and expense for me, but in the long run, I believe these photographers deserve the credit.