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 Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Wolf Weekly Wrap-Up Helicopter gunning kills 23 wolves in Idaho; Urge Secretary Jewell to abandon gray wolf delisting proposal — Call your representative by March 14; Washington wildlife agency urged to end support for abolishing federal wolf protections; The latest on Governor Otter’s wolf control board. Two Too Many Development Projects in the Ivanpah Valley While these projects most definitely directly impact a species that has been identified as threatened and is dependent on the habitat where they would be built, Silver State South and Stateline’s approval is most troubling for a bigger reason. You see, this isn’t just an issue for the Ivanpah Valley. Developers and agencies need to be conscious of how and where they plan energy projects all across the country. They need to look at renewable energy planning with a landscape-wide lens, understanding that building in the right places and making an effort to minimize environmental impacts from the start are essential. California’s Rim Fire: Opportunities Rise from the Ashes After California’s devastating Rim Fire, will officials take the opportunity to give nature a chance to fully recover?