The winners to the 2016 National Park Trips Photo Contest are in. We received 3,000 entries – lots of fantastic photos. The top three photographers were awarded Tamron lenses and will be featured in the National Park Journals hitting news stands in late fall through spring. In addition, 56 honorable mention winners received certificates and are featured on our websites.

Grand Prize Winner

Kate Noll from Laureldale, PA – Awe-inspiring Natural Wonders Above and Below, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Kate Noll from Laureldale, PA – Awe-inspiring Natural Wonders Above and Below
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Kate captured this spectacular image of a blacktip reef shark and a great frigatebird while snorkeling in the waters off the national park. She was awarded a Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD camera lens - a super-telephoto focal length zoom lens ideal for close-up wildlife and nature photography. (Value $1,069)

Runner Up

Phill Monson from Centerville, Utah – Toadstools and Lightning, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monumen

Phill Monson from Centerville, Utah – Toadstools and Lightning
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Phill was awarded a Tamron SP 16-300mm Di II VC PZD Macro camera lens - a lens that provides wide-angle-to-long-telephoto zoom versatility, making it the perfect travel lens. (Value $629)

2nd Runner Up

Sandeep Gali from Aurora, Illinois – Sunrise at T.A. Moulton's Barn, Grand Teton National Park

Sandeep Gali from Aurora, Illinois – Sunrise at T.A. Moulton's Barn
Grand Teton National Park

Sandeep was awarded a Tamron SP 70-300mm Di VC USD camera lens - a great choice for medium-to-long telephoto zoom ranges. (Value $449)

Honorable Mention – Landscape

Winners receive a certificate from Tamron and National Park Trips Media.

Honorable Mention – Wildlife

Winners receive a certificate from Tamron and National Park Trips Media.

Honorable Mention – Night Skies

Winners receive a certificate from Tamron and National Park Trips Media.

Honorable Mention – People

Winners receive a certificate from Tamron and National Park Trips Media.

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