CHEYENNE - An image of a northern pygmy owl by Worland, Wyo., photographer James Yule was judged best in show of nearly 4000 photos submitted for the 2011 Wyoming Wildlife photo contest. The February issue of Wyoming Wildlife featuring contest winners in all categories is now on newsstands.
Yule also was awarded first place for his photo of a grizzly sow and cub in the Wildlife category. Other winners in the various categories were: Scenic/Pictorial, Noah Lindgren, Bozeman, Mont., for his scenic of the Mammoth area in Yellowstone; Flora, Lisa Edwards, Etna, for her image of wild berries near Lake Alice; and in the Recreation category, Charlotte Darling for her fishing photo of a brook trout in the Big Horn Mountains.
In addition to the grand prize and category winners, second and third place winners are also featured along with numerous honorable mention photographs.
Wyoming Wildlife editor Chris Madson said the quality of the images submitted was amazing. "Photos of the interaction of the grizzly sow with cub, the coyote chasing the pronghorn, the displaying redhead, show whatthe combination of great patience, skill, and modern camera equipment can do," Madson said.
Photo contest rules were changed this year where all entries were required to be submitted on a digital format. "This isthe first contest where we were truly digital," Madson said. "In past years, prints or transparencies were accepted, but the digital format this year allowed us to speed up the judging process and reduce the time needed to administer the contest." Madson added that the fully digital format will again be the only format allowed for the 2012 contest.
To be eligible, all photos must have been taken in Wyoming. Categories for 2012 will again be Wildlife, Scenic-Pictorial, Recreational Activities, and Flora.
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