The works of a local photographer were chosen as winners and are appearing in the Game and Fish Department's wildlife magazine. News Director Leslie Stratmoen has the story.
This month's issue of “Wyoming Wildlife” featuring winners of the 2013 Wyoming Wildlife photo contest is on newsstands now, and featured inside is a picture of high-country wildflowers taken by Sheridan’s Tim Doolin. His “Sunrise” took first place in the flora category and photo of lupine and yellow balsamroot placed third.
He said being chosen was “a real honor.”
Amazingly, he said, both pictures were taken on the same morning, when he hiked into the Big Horns to see the spring blooms.
He said he did not use any special lens to tint the clouds pink. However, he did rely on his experience as a photographer.
His photos were chosen from a field of nearly 2,100 images submitted by 217 photographers. Amber Leberman, who's the magazine editor, said the judging panel was impressed with the quality of the work submitted, so it was a privilege to see the state through their eyes.
As for next year's contest, the guidelines have not yet been finalized, but she said most of the contest rules and categories will remain the same as in the past. And due to cost constraints and efficiency, no prints, slides or negatives will be accepted. The deadline is Nov. 24. Full submission guidelines will appear in the October issue of the magazine, which is available by subscription for $12.95 a year, by going online to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department website – wgfd.wyo.gov.