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 - Wildlife
Winners receive a camera bag from Tamron.
Jose Hernandez - Oxbow Bend Mother Moose and Calf
"Grand Teton National Park. Oxbow Bend, mother and calf crossing the water. Walking in shallow water, then swam to the other side."
Linda Labbe - Wakeup Stretch
"Springtime wildlife activity in the park is at a peak and the energy so contagious. It was a delight to find so much to view and enjoy."
Frank Madia - Black Bear Near Indian Creek Campground YNP
"Cinnamon colored black bear eating dandelion heads."
Michelle Gross - The Day of the Condors
"This image was captured in July of this year (2014). While walking along the south rim I noticed these 3 condors posing on the cliffs of the canyon."
Cheryl Weiler - Mama bear and her three babies
"Smoky Mts in the Fall of 2013."
Other Great Wildlife Shots
These photos were also great shots. (We wish we had more prizes!)
Henry Jacoby - Laughing Moose
"Moosehead Lake, Maine"
Sarah Fenton - Elk Showdown
"This photo was taken in September during the elk rut. 2 bull elk at Mammoth Hot Springs had a showdown on this fall evening over a group of cow elk. This was an amazing fight."
Megan Lorenz - Tired Marmot
"Yawning Yellow-Bellied Marmot in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming."
Christine Chenevey - Young Moose and Red-Wing Blackbird
"Early morning at Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park 2013. A young moose and red-wing blackbird having words as the moose ate near the birds nest in the bog area."
Kristina Kugler - Moose Lunch Break
"Sprague Lake at the end of May. We just talked about never seeing a moose in all our travels and then a minute later we walked around a bend to find this guy!"