Focus On Nature Photo Contest Contest Winners

First Place Winner: Kendall Rittenour

Title: Rushing Creek Below Moraine Lake

Congratulations to Kendall Rittenour who’s the First Place winner of this year’s Focus On Nature photo contest. Thanks to sponsorship from Ilford, Rittenour will receive $1,000 in cash and a $500 gift certificate for Ilford paper products. Rittenour describes the winning photo: “I’ve been to Moraine Lake many times, but this time I tried a fresh perspective. Instead of the typical vantage point everyone shoots, I saw people walking over this creek on their way to the main lookout and knew it would make a great foreground. I balanced on some rocks in the creek to capture the shot.”

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 24-70mm ƒ/2.8L USM , heavy-duty tripod

Second Place Winner: Leif Smith

Title: Palouse Falls

Palouse Falls under the Milky Way. Gear: Nikon D600, Tokina 16-28mm f2.8

Honorable Mention: Ajit Menon

Title: Aurora, Uttakleiv

A lovely aurora swirl over the beach in Uttakleiv in the Lofoten Islands of Norway.
Gear: D800, Zeiss 21mm

People's Choice Winner: Miles Morgan

Title: The Snake

Getting close to an active ocean entry is extremely dangerous, and one must constantly be looking out for explosions. Between retreats, I was able to get a couple of up-close images.
Gear: Nikon D800E, Nikon 14-24, RRS Tripod and Ballhead

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