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 Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in It’s Time to Act for Right Whales Years after they agreed to expand critical habitat for endangered North Atlantic right whales, we’re still waiting on NMFS to follow through. So we took to the courts to get this much-needed protection in place. How Should We Honor Earth Day? America has many worldwide firsts in conservation: we were the first nation to establish a national park, the first to create a national wildlife refuge, the first to approve a law protecting endangered species and the first to create a national day dedicated to conservation, Earth Day. But today, we are experiencing another period of crisis in America’s commitment to conservation. When did conservation become a polarizing political issue, when it has been, for the past century, a defining characteristic of American values and the American spirit? Ecological Insults and Injuries Revealed Four Years after Deepwater Horizon Four years after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig spilled millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, we’re beginning to see the full scope of how this ecological disaster is impacting our wildlife on land, air and sea.