The winners to the 2014 National Park Trips Photographic Memories Contest are in. We had 553 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 13 honorable mention winners and show you another 14 great shots to ohhhh and ahhhh over.
Honorable Mention - Landscape
Winners receive a camera bag from Tamron.
Mark Richards - Grand
"Springtime at Grand Canyon NP. Great time and place for a mini family reunion!"
Rollin Rissinger - Gettysburg Battlefield
"Infrared image of Cemetery Ridge. Photo taken July, 2014."
Jonah Westrich - Mammatus Clouds & Rainbow Over Yellowstone Lake
"During a backpacking trip we were fortunate enough to catch a beautiful storm over Yellowstone Lake. A rainbow appeared while surrounded by ever-changing mammatus clouds."
Doug Palmer - Lone Bison at Grand Prismatic Spring
"Climbed a hill near Grand Prismatic Spring to get a better vantage for picture taking. Breathtaking views, then a single bison appeared and walked right in front of the spring."
Royce Nowlin - Winter time at Half Dome Mountain
"Late December of 2013 , I visited Yosemite Nat Park. My first shot of the day was about 530 pm with a Tamron 24-70 of Famous Mt. Half Dome."
Other Great Landscape Photos
These photos were also great shots. (We wish we had more prizes!)
Brian Menasco - Yavapai Point Sunrise
"Spring break 2014, sunrise at Grand canyon NP. Tried to get the sun hidden but at the same time setting the clouds on fire."
Alan Davis - Death Valley in December
Tim Fleming - Pilgrim Creek Sunrise
"Mid June, 2014. Sunrise at Pilgrim Creek pond in Grand Tetons National Forest."
Jimmy Nogawa - Blue Star Spring
"Blue Star Spring, Yellowstone National Park May 2013."
Greg Griffin - Sunset near Old Faithful
"Shot July 2014. Just finished a long hike back to the Village."
Chris Adams - Cathedral Rock Sunrise
"My first visit to Yosemite...Cathedral Rock at sunrise and a cup of coffee - amazing."
Luis Salavarria - Sunset in Yosemite
"This was taken in September 2013 just as the sun illuminated El Capitan before setting."
Patricia Knight - Cholla Cactus Garden, Joshua Tree National Park
"Not many people get to see the Cholla Cactus Garden after dark and its a magical sight to see after hours when there is a full moon."