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Nature All Around Us Photo Contest

Photographers around the state share their nearby nature

In conjunction with our Nature All Around Us special exhibition, the Natural History Museum of Utah challenged photographers of all levels around the state to capture the nature in their communities.

Over 450 people from 23 counties in Utah—including 28 youth photographers—accepted the challenge. They submitted images of creatures in parking lots, cemeteries, golf courses, and sidewalk cracks. But, by far, most photographers snapped a picture right in their own yard. One young photographer explained: “There really are great scenes of nature all around us; we just need to see them.”

Three professional photographers reviewed all the submissions and selected 43 winners to be featured in Nature All Around Us. You can see the winning images and all the wonderful submissions by clicking on the galleries below.

View Winners Gallery  View All Photo Submissions

 

Thanks to Pictureline for their support of the Nature All Around Us photo contest.

 

Meet the Judges

The Natural History Museum of Utah thanks the talented professional photographers who reviewed all 490 submissions to the Nature All Around Us photo contest.


Jens Nielsen

Jens Nielsen is a photographer and founder of Pictureline Inc. His passion for photography and experience as a business owner give him a fundamental understanding of what makes a great photographer.

  

Photo: Simon Blundell

Stephen Trimble

As a writer, editor, and photographer, Stephen Trimble has published 25 award-winning books on the landscapes and peoples of the Desert West. Trimble makes his home in Salt Lake City and Torrey, Utah. 

  

Rosalie Winard

Rosalie Winard is a photojournalist, artist and lecturer. Wild Birds of the American Wetlands, her international prize-winning book, strives to promote awareness and conservation of wetland birds and their habitats in North America.