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.
Bruce Herwig from Redlands, Calif.
An amazing sunset at the Cholla Cactus Garden in Joshua Tree National Park
Isabel Guerra Clark from Phoenix, Ariz.
The running of the bulls [bison] in Yellowstone
Night Skies Winner
Judy Kubes from Yelm, Wash.
The Milky Way glows brightly over mountain climbers with their headlamps 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