In just the second year of this now annual competition we had over 3,000 pictures submitted from almost 900 friends and supporters. We looked at each and every one and were blown away by the level of talent demonstrated and the quality of photos we received.
Our panel of judges had their work cut out for them when picking the winners. It was a difficult decision, but we are excited to announce that the results are in:
Our cover winner is Dr. David D. Sloas’ Reflected Wood. Here is a very sneak peek at the upcoming 2017 calendar.
And we are very pleased our first ever People’s Choice award with 1,435 votes goes to Mike Case’s The Strut Life:
Other finalists for featured months include:
Donna Bourdon’s sandhill cranes in Birds of a Feather
John Reid Curlin’s rainbow trout in Coldwater Gem
Cheryl Sharp’s turkeys in Wild Turley in Cades Cove
Michael Threlkeld’s turtles in Painted Turtle
April Dalrymple’s bluebird in The Hangout
Charlie Curry’s dragonfly in Blue Dragonfly Portrait
Gary Loucks’ eagle in Spirit of America
Ronald Manley’s green heron in A Curious Green Heron
David Olive’s deer in Bedded Down Buck
Jane Lewis’ elk in October Surprise
Jenna Crovo’s hooded merganser in Hooded Merganser
Cal Calloway’s cardinal in Cardinal in the Snow
Congratulations to all of our winners, and thank you once more for your help in showcasing some of the best wildlife shots Tennessee has to offer. We truly appreciate everyone who participated.