October 30th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments


The judges panel met and the votes for People’s Choice have all been collected. Here are the 2017 winners of the Forests in Focus photo contest!

Grand Prize

“Sprout of Life” by Joaquin Baldwin
Photo Location: Huntington Library Botanical Gardens, Calif.

Category Winner: Forest Landscapes

“After the Fire” by Paul Glasser
Photo Location: Mt. Hood Wilderness, Mt. Hood National Forest, Ore.

Category Winner: Big, Beautiful Trees

“Shades of Winter” by Anita Storino
Photo Location: Richmond, Va.

Category Winner: Forest Recreation

“Youth and Nature” by Richie Glidden
Photo Location: Tucquala Lake, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Wash.

Category Winner: Forest Wildlife

“Thanks Mom” by Gary Wittstock
Photo Location: Titusville, Fla.

Category Winner: Forest Close-ups

“Sunshine Makes My Soul Shine” by Naomi Fortino
Photo Location: Swallow Cliff Woods, Palos Park, Ill.

Category Winner: Aspiring Photographers

“The Phantom Ship” by Adam Chen
Photo Location: Crater Lake National Park, Ore.

Honorable Mentions

“Rolling Fog” by Nancy Hseih

“The Might of the Trees” by Michelle Puszka

“Bristlecone Arch” by Ann Zimmerman

People’s Choice

“Roots” by Tommie Guesman