22 April 2012 Defenders’ 3rd Annual Photo Contest’s Honorable Mentions Posted by: Brian Bovard | 1 comment | Share: Our third annual Photo Contest was a great success with over 7,800 submissions from all over the world. One of my favorite tasks here is getting to browse through all the amazing submissions as they come in and one of the hardest things for us to do is whittle so many great photos down to the top 9 for our supporters to vote on. Now that the contest is over and the winners have been announced we felt it would be a great way to celebrate Earth Day by putting some of the honorable mention photographs into a slideshow and take a moment to remember the reason we are fighting so hard to protect our wonderful natural world. We hope you enjoy it. One Response to “Defenders’ 3rd Annual Photo Contest’s Honorable Mentions” hank perry April 24th, 2012 Brian – WOW! these entries are truly stunning -each in its’ own accord. It was humbling to watch this great collection and reflect on my good fortune with my first place award this year. Congratulations to all of the photographers in the Honorable Mention category for their excellent work – it is inspiring. hank perry Reply 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 Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Wolf Weekly Wrap Up Washington Wildlife Officials Issue Kill Order for Huckleberry Wolf Pack; Illinois Adds Wolves as a Protected Species; Keeping our Sights on OR-7; Yawning is contagious – even in wolves! Courage for Conservation Thanks to the efforts of the Tribes of Fort Peck, bison have been returned to their historic home in the Great Plains. The Passenger Pigeon’s Everlasting Mark – America’s Most Infamous Extinction The passenger pigeon’s human-caused extinction 100 years ago is a haunting reminder of how important the ESA is for endangered species.