Thank you to all of our amazing supporters who participated in our second annual Summer Photo Contest!

From sun-soaked landscapes to heart warming shots of wildlife, our talented community of members transported us through their photography. While the contest may have ended, the beauty and nostalgia of these captured moments live on and inspire us to protect our precious natural world.

Explore all of the 2023 photo submissions below.

Congrats to our winners!

Karl Leck

Member Since 2004

“Late in the afternoon, I was in a location with a long view of the rock towers of Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. In front of me was a green shrub contrasting the gray mountains and blue sky. When a colorful bird settled in its branches, this landscape scene had a subject, albeit small. It was a wonderful moment of peaceful beauty.”

John Dwyer

Member Since 2017

“This photo was taken in May 2020 at Belmar Park in Lakewood, Colorado, which has a small lake in a park surrounded by a busy urban area. This lake has an island with a few small trees, snags really, that provide nesting areas. Great blue herons are magnificent creatures and one of my favorite birds. I love to watch them standing patiently, yet totally alert, waiting to catch a fish.”

Catherine Knoop

Member Since 1987

“We hiked up through Flathead National Forest in Montana, just south of Glacier National Park, a place we’d always wanted to go—my husband is a naturalist, and I was a science teacher. The photograph captures Stanton Lake at the trail’s end.”

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Explore Our 2022 Photo Contest Submissions

We launched our annual photo contest in 2022 and received tremendous photos from supporters from across the country! We’re thrilled at the positive response and opportunity to inspire change through visual story telling. Explore the 2022 submissions through the link below!

2022 Photo Contest