First Prize Winner: Fine Art Photography

Congratulations to Prelena Soma Owen for The Power of Three

  The Power of Three © 2018 Prelena Soma Owen | All Rights Reserved

The Power of Three © 2018 Prelena Soma Owen | All Rights Reserved

"Photography is not about capturing what you see - it's about capturing how you feel." I try to capture the beauty and the plight of threatened and endangered species in the hope it will have an impact on the viewer.

Second Prize Winner: Fine Art Photography

Congratulations to Brian Kamprath for Vast

  Vast © 2018 Brian Kamprath | All Rights Reserved

Vast © 2018 Brian Kamprath | All Rights Reserved

I started traveling with my wife after college, and along with that, quickly developed a deep passion for observing and photographing wildlife. 16 years later and I have traveled to all 7 continents and both Polar Regions, always looking for opportunities to photograph wildlife in its native habitat. While I enjoy viewing and photographing all wildlife, primates have always held a special place in my heart. Perhaps it’s their close relation to us genetically, but watching them interact is always a highlight for me. I just hope that my photography can in some way help show those that can’t experience it first hand, just how amazing and important these creatures are to all of us and our planet.

Third Prize Winner: Fine Art Photography

Congratulations to Jerry Biddlecom for Shy Guy

  Shy Guy © 2018 Jerry Biddlecom | All Rights Reserved

Shy Guy © 2018 Jerry Biddlecom | All Rights Reserved

I'm always more than willing to apply my photographic talents to any worthy cause in whatever small way that I can. This will be my fifth participation at this event.