National Park Photo Contest Winners - 2018

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2018 Photo Contest Winners Collage

National Park Trips Media received 3,000 spectacular photo entries to the 8th Annual National Park Photo Contest presented by Tamron. It was a difficult task because of the high quality of entries, but the judges have selected the winners.

The top photographer in each of three categories is awarded their choice of Tamron lenses, the Tamron SP 15-30MM F/2.8 Di VC USD ($1,299 value) or Tamron SP 150-600MM F/5-6.3 Di VC USD ($1,069 value). Their photos will also be featured in National Park Journal magazines hitting news stands in late fall through spring.

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

Landscape Winner

Max Foster from Plymouth, Minn.
Yosemite National Park - Glowing Half Dome behind Yosemite Falls

Yosemite Falls

Wildlife Winner

Lindsay Donald from Hoover, Alabama
Katmai National Park - Brown Bears in the Heat of the Battle

Bear fight in Katmai National Park

Night Skies Winner

Nathan Dolin-Aubertin from Park City, Utah
Arches National Park - Milky Way over Delicate Arch

Milky Way over Delicate Arch in Arches National Park

National Park Trips Media and Tamron also congratulate these photographers for their outstanding entries:

Landscape Honorable Mention

Wildlife Honorable Mention

Night Skies Honorable Mention



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