Congratulations to the winners of our 2019 Photo Contest! We received over 270 submissions this year. After narrowing the field down to five finalists in each category, winners were chosen by a public vote on Facebook.
Photographer’s Inspiration: White-tailed Kite is a native wildlife and one of my favorite birds for photographing. While it was clapping its wings, it looked so attractive that inspired me to capture it. This photo represents the beauty of nature and the harmony between wildlife and humans.
People in Open Space Winner
Photographer's Inspiration: A Place in the Sun by Stevie Wonder
"Like a long lonely stream I keep runnin' towards a dream, movin' on, movin' on. Like a branch on a tree I keep reachin' to be free, movin' on, movin' on."
Photographer’s Inspiration: Snow on Mt Umunhum is rather rare and doesn’t last very long. I wanted to capture this rare beautiful landscape before it melted or was driven/walked over. The historic Radar Tower on the summit gives the photo a sense of “place”.
Plant Life Winner
Photographer’s Inspiration: There was a big patch of Owl's clover at Rancho San Antonio Preserve. It was the perfect spot to photograph the sunset with wildflowers in the background. The shape of golden clouds mimicked that of the mountains, and the Owl's clover showed vivid colors in the twilight.
Aspiring Photographer Winner
Photographer’s Inspiration: The beauty of the nature around me inspired me to take this photo. This photo means a lot to me. I have always loved ladybugs so I was so lucky to be able to find a ladybug and ‘maze’ pattern on a tree to photograph.