Contests

National Park Photo Contest Winners – 2015

2015 Grand Prize winner is Amit Lamba - A Storm is Coming! Grand Canyon National Park. Runners up are Stephen Goldschmidt and D Brent Young.

The winners to the 2015 National Park Trips Photographic Memories Contest are in. We had 1749 entries in all – lots of fantastic photos. Although the contest rules say we will award three Tamron lenses for the top three entries, we just couldn’t let some of these photos go without acknowledgement. So, we added 34 honorable mention winners who had great shots to ohhhh and ahhhh over.

Grand Prize Winner

Storm is coming! Grand Canyon National Park by Amit Lamba
Amit Lamba

Amit Lamba – A Storm is Coming!
Grand Canyon National Park

Amit won a Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD Lens (for Canon, Nikon and Sony Full-Frame and APS-C DSLR cameras; $1069 value)

Runner Up

California condor in Pinnacles National Park by Stephen Goldschmidt
Stephen Goldschmidt

Stephen Goldschmidt – California Condor
Pinnacles National Park

Stephen won a Tamron 16-300mm Di II VC PZD Macro Lens (for Canon, Nikon and Sony APS-C DSLR cameras; $629 value)

2nd Runner Up

Autumn in Grand Teton National Park by D Brent Young
D Brent Young

D Brent Young – Moose at a Mountain Lake in Autumn
Grand Teton National Park

Brent won a Tamron 10-24mm Di II (for Canon, Nikon, Pentax and Sony APS-C DSLR cameras; $449 value)

Honorable Mention – Landscape

Winners receive a Leatherman multi-tool from Tamron ($38.50 value).

2015 Honorable Mention – Landscape

Paul Threlkel - Sunrise at the Organ, Arches National Park
Paul Threlkel

Paul Threlkel – Sunrise at the Organ, Arches National Park

Michel Hersen - Sunset on Devil's Golf Course, Death Valley National Park
Michel Hersen

Michel Hersen – Sunset on Devil’s Golf Course, Death Valley National Park

Wayne Dixon - Sunrise in Fruita's Orchards, Capitol Reef National Park
Wayne Dixon

Wayne Dixon – Sunrise in Fruita’s Orchards, Capitol Reef National Park

Dipti Samant - Crimson Sunset, Crater Lake National Park
Dipti Samant

Dipti Samant – Crimson Sunset, Crater Lake National Park

Alex Talyamsky - Sunset at Desert View, Grand Canyon National Park
Alex Talyamsky

Alex Talyamsky – Sunset at Desert View, Grand Canyon National Park

Nathaniel Gonzales - First Glow on the Peaks of Mt.Grinnell, Mt. Wilbur and the Continental Divide, Glacier National Park
Nathaniel Gonzales

Nathaniel Gonzales – First Glow on the Peaks of Mt.Grinnell, Mt. Wilbur and the Continental Divide, Glacier National Park

Ellen Fitzgibbon - Windswept Dunes, Great Sand Dunes National Park
Ellen Fitzgibbon

Ellen Fitzgibbon – Windswept Dunes, Great Sand Dunes National Park

Scott Poupis - Star Trails, Joshua Tree National Park
Scott Poupis

Scott Poupis – Star Trails, Joshua Tree National Park

Tom Tackett - Hyatt Lane in Autumn, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Tom Tackett

Tom Tackett – Hyatt Lane in Autumn, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Bachir Badaoui - The Golden Door at Big Sur, Los Padres National Forest
Bachir Badaoui

Bachir Badaoui – The Golden Door at Big Sur, Los Padres National Forest

Samuel Resendes - Iliamna Volcano by Plane, Lake Clark National Park
Samuel Resendes

Samuel Resendes – Iliamna Volcano by Plane, Lake Clark National Park

John Robinson - Double Falls in the Right Fork Canyon of North Creek, Zion National Park
John Robinson

John Robinson – Double Falls in the Right Fork Canyon of North Creek, Zion National Park

Jeremy Lichtenberger - Backpacking in the Badlands, Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Jeremy Lichtenberger

Jeremy Lichtenberger – Backpacking in the Badlands, Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Sungjin Ahn - Misty Tunnel View, Yosemite National Park
Sungjin Ahn

Sungjin Ahn – Misty Tunnel View, Yosemite National Park

Honorable Mention – Wildlife

Winners receive a Leatherman multi-tool from Tamron ($38.50 value).

2015 Honorable Mention – Wildlife

Teresa Alexander - Moose Couple, Yellowstone National Park
Teresa Alexander

Teresa Alexander – Moose Couple, Yellowstone National Park

Kim Higgins - Mountain Goats at Hidden Lake, Glacier National Park
Kim Higgins

Kim Higgins – Mountain Goats at Hidden Lake, Glacier National Park

Thomas Conroy - Anhinga Drive Their Pointed Bills into Their Prey and Swallow Them Whole, Everglades National Park
Thomas Conroy

Thomas Conroy – Anhinga Drive Their Pointed Bills into Their Prey and Swallow Them Whole, Everglades National Park

Ly Dang - Bison Mom and Calf Cuddling, Yellowstone National Park
Ly Dang

Ly Dang – Bison Mom and Calf Cuddling, Yellowstone National Park

Gary Hamilton - Brown Bear Cubs in a Tree to Avoid a Male Bear in the Area, Lake Clark National Park
Gary Hamilton

Gary Hamilton – Brown Bear Cubs in a Tree to Avoid a Male Bear in the Area, Lake Clark National Park

Morris Erickson - Two Big Horn Sheep, Grand Canyon National Park
Morris Erickson

Morris Erickson – Two Big Horn Sheep, Grand Canyon National Park

Michael Waller - Early Morning Elk Bugle, Yellowstone National Park
Michael Waller

Michael Waller – Early Morning Elk Bugle, Yellowstone National Park

Jim Duffy - Western Bluebird, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Jim Duffy

Jim Duffy – Western Bluebird, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Jody Hildreth - Black Bear Savoring the Late Season Berries, Grand Teton National Park
Jody Hildreth

Jody Hildreth – Black Bear Savoring the Late Season Berries, Grand Teton National Park

Karen Schuenemann - Red Foxes, Grand Teton National Park
Karen Schuenemann

Karen Schuenemann – Red Foxes, Grand Teton National Park

Linda Hedden - Moose Double Trouble, Yellowstone National Park
Linda Hedden

Linda Hedden – Moose Double Trouble, Yellowstone National Park

Athena Burns - Diving Great Grey Owl, Yellowstone National Park
Athena Burns

Athena Burns – Diving Great Grey Owl, Yellowstone National Park

Kurt Holtzen - Mountain Lion on the Run, Grand Teton National Park
Kurt Holtzen

Kurt Holtzen – Mountain Lion on the Run, Grand Teton National Park

Honorable Mention – People

Winners receive a Leatherman multi-tool from Tamron ($38.50 value).

2015 Honorable Mention – People

Brian Ries - Even Superheroes can be amazed - Painted Hills Unit, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
Brian Ries

Brian Ries – Even Superheroes can be amazed – Painted Hills Unit, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Basak Prince - Gazing At The Half Dome at Olmsted Point, Yosemite National Park
Basak Prince

Basak Prince – Gazing At The Half Dome at Olmsted Point, Yosemite National Park

Nicholas Zupancich - Self-Portrait at Pinyon Flats Surrounded by Howling Coyotes in the Darkness, Great Sand Dunes National Park
Nicholas Zupancich

Nicholas Zupancich – Self-Portrait at Pinyon Flats Surrounded by Howling Coyotes in the Darkness, Great Sand Dunes National Park

Lisa Van Stratten - Walk About, Rocky Mountain National Park
Lisa Van Stratten

Lisa Van Stratten – Walk About, Rocky Mountain National Park

Saurabh Ray - Angel Almost Landing (Angel's Landing), Zion National Park
Saurabh Ray

Saurabh Ray – Angel Almost Landing (Angel’s Landing), Zion National Park

Victoria Salig - Grand Prismatic \
Victoria Salig

Victoria Salig – Grand Prismatic “Spring in your Step”, Yellowstone National Park

Tony Prince - Camping under the Milky Way at Toroweap Lookout, Grand Canyon National Park
Tony Prince

Tony Prince – Camping under the Milky Way at Toroweap Lookout, Grand Canyon National Park