Congratulations to Hua Zhu who takes the Grand Prize in our Sony-sponsored 2012 Nature's Colors Photo Contest. OP's 5th Annual Nature's Colors Photo Contest was made possible thanks to sponsorship by
Sony and cosponsors Duggal, Gitzo, LumiQuest, Manfrotto, PNY and Tamrac. Their generosity enabled us to make the contest one of our best thus far.
"This photo was taken in Canada's Mount Assiniboine Provincial
Park. Located on the border of British Columbia and Alberta,
Mount Assiniboine isn't accessible by road, leaving its natural
beauty and unspoiled wilderness well preserved. In order to find
the best view of the majestic mountain, we hiked for two hours
to get to the top of Nub Peak, a post that awarded us with a
wonderful and unobstructed view of Mount Assiniboine. At just
about sunset, the warm sunlight shone across the top of
the mountains, coloring the sky as the alpine larches turned a
glorious and majestic gold color. The view was breathtaking." -Hua Zhu
As the Grand Prize winner, Zhu receives $1,000 cash, Publication of the winning photo in an upcoming issue of Outdoor Photographer, Tamrac's Evolution 9 Photo Backpack, a Gitzo GT2532S Series 2 Systematic 3-Section Tripod and GH2780QR Center Ball Head, a PNY 32GB Pro-Elite Series SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Flash Memory Card, a Strobist Lighting Kit from LumiQuest and a Duggal 16x20 print of the winning photo.