2012 Photo Contest, © Jim Chagares

Defenders’ 3rd Annual Photo Contest’s Honorable Mentions

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.