2020 National Park Photo Contest Winners

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Winner collage of the 2020 National Park Photo Contest

National Park Trips received 4,500 spectacular photo entries to the 10th 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 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 ($1,299 value), Tamron 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD ($599 value) or Tamron 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD ($799 value). Their photos will be featured in National Park Journal magazines hitting newsstands in late fall through summer.

In addition, 30 honorable mention winners receive certificates and are featured on our national park websites. 

Landscape Winner

Bruce Herwig from Redlands, Calif.
An amazing sunset at the Cholla Cactus Garden in Joshua Tree National Park

An amazing sunset at the Cholla Cactus Garden in Joshua Tree National Park

Wildlife Winner

Isabel Guerra Clark from Phoenix, Ariz.
The running of the bulls [bison] in Yellowstone

"The running of the bulls," Yellowstone bison charging in the snow

Night Skies Winner

Judy Kubes from Yelm, Wash.
The Milky Way glows brightly over mountain climbers with their headlamps in Mt. Rainier National Park

Milky Way glows bright over the headlamp lights of mountain climbers in Mt. Rainier National Park

Landscape Honorable Mention

Vince Condella, Thomas Moors, Isabel Guerra Clark, David Shield (2), William Nylander, Bon Koo, Ronnie Sue Ambrosino, Taylor Newlun and Jelieta Walinski

Wildlife Honorable Mention

Robert Wagner, Xiaoying Shi, Doreen Lawrence, Heidi Mason, Tom Roach, Jonathan McKenzie, Jake Kinzer, Norman Lathrop, Heather Spencer and Robert Godber

Night Skies Honorable Mention

Thomas Moors, Jose Torres, Sunny Hwang, Aaron Rashid, Bruce Herwig, Matt George, Zach Goldberg, Marcin Zajac, Jay Huang and Nick Brown