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.

Grand Prize Winner

Grizzly Bear #399 and her cubs. Photo by Mike Wheeler

2014 Grand Prize photo by Mike Wheeler

Mike Wheeler - Checking out the Scenery
"Photo was taken in May at the Grand Tetons National Park. I was surprised when I found out it was Bear #399 and her cubs."

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

Runner Up

Colorful rocks at Glacier National Park Lake McDonald. Photo by Dana Raynor

Dana Raynor - Nature's Jewels
"The jewel-toned rocks that line the bottom of Lake McDonald were the real highlight of our trip to Glacier National Park in July '14. I had been waiting years to see them!"

Dana won a Tamron 18-270mm Di II VC PZD (for Canon, Nikon and Sony APS-C DSLR cameras; $449 value)

2nd Runner Up

Sand Dune Arch in Arches National Park. Photo by Jonathan O'Reilly

Jonathan O'Reilly - Sand Dune Arch
"One of the quieter attractions at Arches National Park, Sand Dune Arch is located between a forest of tall sandstone fins providing for a refuge from the strong Utah sun."

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


2016 Photo Contest Winners

Photo Contest - 2016 Winners

2016 Grand Prize winner is Kate Noll of wildlife from Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Runners up are Phill Monson and Sandeep Gali. + 56 Honorable Mentions