National Park Trips received 2,500 spectacular photo entries to the 9th Annual National Park Photo Contest presented by Tamron. It was a difficult task to choose the winners because of the high quality of entries, but the judges have selected this year's top photos.
The top photographer in each of three categories is awarded his or her choice of a Tamron lens: Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USDD G2 ($1,399 value), Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 ($1,199 value) or Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 ($1,299 value). Their photos will be featured in National Park Journal magazines hitting newsstands in late fall through summer.
In addition, 30 honorable mention winners will receive certificates and are featured on our national park websites. Congratulations to our winners and a huge thank you to everyone who submitted their beautiful photographs this year.
Bryan Anderson from Salt Lake City, Utah
Canyonlands National Park - Jeep Light Trail from Schafer Canyon Overlook
Eileen Hartmann from Monmouth, Ore.
Lake Clark National Park - Swimming Brown Bear
Night Skies Winner
Juan David from Moose, Wyo.
Grand Teton National Park - Jenny Lake reflects the Tetons and Milky Way
Landscape Honorable Mention
John Pless, Christine Kenyon, Bryan Anderson, Josephine Fox, Rich Martello, Bruce Herwig, Michael Wilson, Seungho Yoo, Lisa Erdberg, Karol Cooper
Wildlife Honorable Mention
Taylor Albright, Chad Coppess, Cassie Moats, Brandi Lyon, Debbie Salvesen, Kurt Leblanc, Gloria Strnad, Xiaoying Shi, Kathleen Ricker
Night Skies Honorable Mention
Jason Mihalick, Alexandra Cotoulas, Andrew Raaber, Randy Yost, Jose Torres, Jatinkumar Thakkar, Christine Kenyon, Moon Kyong, Kathy Durrett, Evan Wardell