10 April 2012 And the Winners of the 3rd Annual Photo Contest are… Posted by: Brian Bovard | 25 comments | Share: * Click on the photos once to check out the photographers’ description of their photos. Click on the photo again to view a full sized image! Grand Prize winner of the Yellowstone/Tetons week-long photo tour with Jess Lee Grand Prize Winner by James Yule First Place: Wild Lands First Place: Wild Lands Category. Photo by Chase Schiefer First Place: Wildlife First Place: Wildlife Category. Photo by Hank Perry Second Place: Wild Lands Second Place: Wild Lands Category. Photo by Mark Johnson Second Place: Wildlife Second Place: Wildlife Category. Photo by Gene Furr Third Place: Wild Lands Third Place: Wild Lands Category. Photo by Rachele Matteucci Third Place: Wildlife Third Place: Wildlife Category. Photo by Danny Nestor Congratulations again to all of our winners and thanks to everyone who entered and voted for their favorites. Tune in next week for a slideshow featuring some of our fabulous honorable mentions! 25 Responses to “And the Winners of the 3rd Annual Photo Contest are…” Heather Moss April 10th, 2012 Such remarkable photographs! Congratulations to all the winners. Cecelia April 10th, 2012 Where can I purchase pictures submitted.Absolutely gorgeous pics. Bret @ Green Global Travel April 10th, 2012 Great photos! I especially love the polar bear and the nighttime waterfall shot. We’ll have to remember to enter some of the shots from our trips to the Galapagos Islands and Peru’s Amazon region in next year’s contest. Will share this on our site now… Geoffrey Harold April 10th, 2012 Great shots!!! Priscilla April 10th, 2012 Ce sont toutes de tres belles photos c etait difficiles de voter pour les departages malgre tous ils sont tous gagnands. Jaye Gundrum April 10th, 2012 I still love the Last Photo with the little guy jumping off the snow edge. Leap of Faith I think. He’s beautiful. Marie Rowland April 10th, 2012 I Love the bear and her cub, what a cutie. Of coarse I love all of Mother Nature’s Wonders and especially all of God’s four legged creatures. :):) Daryl Hunter April 10th, 2012 I’m so glad to see James win this with the great photo of Blaze and her cub. I don’t think this will be the last we see of the great photograph either Michaelene (Mikey) April 11th, 2012 The wildlife pictures are beautiful and the wildlands Sunset. The problem I have is that the wildlands photo of the waves and the one with the waterfall,look like pictures of pictures. I have done pictures like that but would never enter them into a contest. The other thing I would like to mention is there should be a contest for folks with plain cameras, that cant afford the higher priced cameras with telescopic lenses that can take such close up shots of the animals. To me and probably alot of folks, higher price is anything over $200. I take pretty good shots, with my sale priced digital, but most of mine couldnt compare to the ones in this contest. Please consider this. Thank you and keep up the good work for our wonderful wildlife. Sincerely yours…Mikey pat thomas April 11th, 2012 dan nestor’s photo of that little creature jumping off the ‘snow wave’ into the air gave me courage this morning. thank you, thank you!! Julie April 13th, 2012 These are some of the best shots I’ve ever seen. And I look at a lot of them. Incredible. Breathtaking. Phenomenal. Linda M. April 13th, 2012 Beautiful!!!! Congrats to all the winners! TY for sharing.. Larry April 13th, 2012 Right on, Marie! God’s creation is unbelievable! Gail R. McNamee April 14th, 2012 Amazing pictures. Nature in all it’s splendor. Karen Uyeno April 14th, 2012 I like the shot of the little animal jumping off a cliff. It probably was one of the hardest shots to capture, considering it probably took a lot of climbing. Maybe it was taken by someone that was skiing? paula April 15th, 2012 Heather, you look like a twin in your picture!Iam a twin too, my parents where twins ,too.What animals often ave twins? polar bears.I put the leaping animal on my desktop for courage,too!go vegan ,love Paula twin of Lynne Susan April 16th, 2012 All of the photos are beautiful. Alan Wolff April 16th, 2012 ALL of the photographs are really Great, and the effort put forward by these photographers cannot be accurately measured. Their contribution, however, can be measured, and it is Over Whelming. Thanks and gratitude to all of the entrants, you have captured the Heart of your subjects, be they Wild Life or Wild Lands. Interestingly 3 of the 4 Wild Life photographs are of animals in a winter/snowy setting. Me? I LOVE that brave determined, throw all caution to the wind…”I can almost fly…” Ermine!!!!!!! Kudos to Danny Nestor, Great image!!!! Alan Wolff April 16th, 2012 Danny Nestor, Wanted to make a comment, actually share an haiku I composed for your “It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s an Ermine” photo. Ermine winter white, black tail and eyes determined, “I can almost fly.” Heather Moss April 18th, 2012 Lovely, Alan! hank perry April 24th, 2012 Bret, thanks for the kudos! that bear back-scratched for awhile before he got around to a shake and it was very cold and windy out! there’s a sense of luck and timing with the shot to be sure, but mostly, it’s great to see them in the Northern Canada (if you’ve not been, get there soon!). a video with commentary is up at my site naturalrealm.com. thank you again.hp hank perry April 24th, 2012 Cecelia, thank you so much! My photos are up at naturalrealm.com and my proceeds go to Defenders and local wildlife conservation groups. yours in conservation, hp Margo Tracey July 14th, 2012 My favorite is the wave by Mark Johnson. Having grown up next to the ocean, I know how rare it is for a wave to break as beautifully as that, and for Mark to have caught this so perfectly and at such a rare moment, along with that glorious sunset and the rugged ridges on the shore… well, it’s absolutely magnificent and awe inspiring. Fantastic job! Angel Brooks July 15th, 2012 Beautiful Inspiring photos Danny Nestor July 25th, 2012 I’m a little late to this but I just want to thank everyone for there comments about the little ermine, you can see more of my photo’s at http://WWW.DANNESTORIMAGES.COM. Thanks Again Take Care be Safe Danny Nestor Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Wolf Weekly Wrap-Up OR-Y takes a day trip to California!; update on closing of comment period for gray wolf delisting; event info for public rally in Seattle; the latest news on horrific Idaho wolf slaughter set for Dec. 28 A Place in the Sun for Right Whales Endangered North Atlantic right whales can breathe a sigh of relief! NMFS has made their slow-speed zones permanent, granting much-needed protection from ship strikes to these vulnerable whales. Wild Holiday Gift Ideas Looking for the perfect gift for the wildlife-lover in your life? Here’s a collection of gift ideas perfect for you.