01 April 2013 2013 Photo Contest Voting Starts Today! Posted by: Brian Bovard | 4 comments | Share: Brian Bovard, Communications Coordinator We received thousands of photos as part of our 4th annual photo contest, and now is your chance to help pick the winners! Vote for your favorite three photos at www.defenders.org/photocontest to decide which of our lucky and talented contestants gets to spend a week in Yellowstone with renowned wildlife photographer Jess Lee on one of his signature photo tours. We had some of the best photos I’ve seen yet this year, and it was a hard task to narrow it down just to 10, but we here at Defenders are very pleased with our finalists. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and one of our favorite jobs here each year is seeing the amazing way people have of looking at wildlife and wild lands and using those photos to tell their stories. Thanks to all of the contestants who entered this year, and we hope you enjoy the photos!!! 4 Responses to “2013 Photo Contest Voting Starts Today!” Natalie Telemaqu April 2nd, 2013 I would vote on the 10 finalists in the photo contest, except the pictures on not appearing on the voting screen. I cannot vote based on those half inch samples you display. I need to see a bigger version of each picture to get a better view. So I will hold off voting until you can get the voting website corrected so that I can actually see what I am voting on. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Defenders of Wildlife April 2nd, 2013 Hi Natalie. If you click the smaller images you can see a fullscreen version of each photo. Hope this helps! Jim Isaacs April 2nd, 2013 Windows 8, IE 10, your thumbnails are not being displayed… except for the very first one. Defenders of Wildlife April 2nd, 2013 Hi Jim. We’re aware of the issue with IE 10 and looking into a solution. We apologize for the inconvenience. In the meantime, your best bet would be to try the page in a different browser, like Firefox or Chrome. Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Two Too Many Development Projects in the Ivanpah Valley While these projects most definitely directly impact a species that has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? What Montana Isn’t Saying: Why Wild Bison Aren’t Welcome in the State Montana is rounding up wild bison as they leave Yellowstone National Park and shipping them to slaughter. But why?