03 April 2014 2014 Photo Contest Voting Begins Today! Posted by: John Yeingst | 1 comment | Share: This year we received thousands of spectacular photos for the 5th Annual Defenders Photo Contest. I had the task of narrowing the submissions down to ten, and I must say there are some extremely talented photographers out there. I have seen the evidence! This was truly my favorite part of the contest because I had the opportunity to see a wide variety of beautiful wild life and wild lands photos from across North America. And they were from all of you! But my part is done here, and now I need your help picking the winners. As I stated, we have narrowed the photos down to ten. I need you to pick your top three choices from the bunch and decide on the winners. The grand-prize winner of the contest will attend a week-long photo tour of Yellowstone national park with world-renowned photographer and longtime contributor to Defenders, Jess Lee. The other prize winners will receive gift certificates to B&H Photo Video in New York. I’m sure it is going to be just as difficult for you as it was for me. So sit back, relax and check out life through the lens! Our voting page will remain active until 10PM ET on Friday April 11, so be sure to get your votes in before then! An honorable mentions slideshow will also run after the winners have been announced so that you have a chance to see some of the amazing submissions we received this year. Good luck and thank you for all of your help! VOTE NOW> One Response to “2014 Photo Contest Voting Begins Today!” Rev. Leta Rosetree April 6th, 2014 I’m voting in support of those most in danger and least able to speak for themselves: the manatees, the wolves, and the littlest critters who need our help the most. Reply Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Westerners want to save the sage-grouse (and so do I) A majority of voters in western states want to see sage-grouse, the Sagebrush Sea and all its inhabitants protected. Defenders Celebrates Successful Listing of Sharks, Rays and Sawfish! Recently 21 imperiled species of sharks and rays gained international protection when they were added to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). Refuges need relief Congress and the president must do a better job in providing for America’s National Wildlife Refuge System.