The votes are in! We received thousands of fantastic photos of wildlife and wild lands in this year’s photo contest, and had our supporters vote for their favorites. It was close competition, but here are the winners of Defenders of Wildlife’s 4th annual photo contest.
Our grand prize winner -- with more than 12,000 votes -- was a great photo of a mother polar bear protecting her cubs, taken by Pam Hartman. She’ll be going on a professional wildlife photography tour in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park with photographer Jess Lee. First place in the Wildlife category went to Casey Clark's photo, Sleeping Bear; and Joe LeFevre took first place in the Wild Lands category with his photo, Milky Way over Second Beach. Take a look at the rest of our winners below, and visit our blog for a slideshow of some honorable mentions .
These beautiful images are an amazing reminder of what all of us are fighting to protect. Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone who entered the contest this year!