Winners of the 2015 Barker-Ewing Photo Contest

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The-Last-Great-Wild-Places-cover-smAfter days of hard work, Mr. Tom Mangelsen – our illustrious, esteemed, and impartial photo judge – has decided on the winners of the Second Annual Barker-Ewing Photo Contest. He deliberated over many customer photo entries in not one but two categories. We added a landscape category this year because, in addition to world-class wildlife viewing, Jackson Hole is justifiably famous for its scenery. The winners of the contest are each receiving a signed copy of Tom’s latest book, The Last Great Wild Places.

The winner of our Wildlife category is Dee Anna Piatek from Marble Falls, Texas with this amazing close-up of an immature eagle. You can almost hear the wind rustling through its feathers. Terrific shot, Dee Anna! DSC_0136

The winner of our new Landscape category is Jim Betz from Livonia, Michigan. He captured a view that I’ve seen nearly 2,500 times over two decades of floating the Snake. It’s such a dramatic moment, and I’ve never tired of it. I know how this particular spot on the river looks, smells, feels, and sounds. Great work, Jim!DSC_3994

Congratulations, and well done to both of our contest winners! And a sincere thank you to everyone who took the time to send us photos from your vacations in this wonderful wild place. We enjoyed seeing our beautiful valley through your eyes. It reminds us how lucky we are to live and work in this corner of Wyoming, with Grand Teton National Park on our doorstep and Yellowstone just up the road. We hope that you all enjoyed your trips to our mountain home, and that you’ll return again soon!

Wildlife Photo Contest Winner

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Eagle photo by CharleneKlassen. Taken on a Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trip, Snake River, Grand Teton National ParkA big THANK YOU to all who took the time to enter our inaugural photo contest. We hope you had as much fun looking at your photos as we did and that it brought back many happy memories of your float trip with us this summer. We sent them off to our celebrity judge, world-renowned nature photographer, Tom Mangelsen, and he has spoken! Drum roll please…

The winner is Charlene Klassen Morris from Manitoba for her gorgeous bald eagle shot. Congratulations, Charlene. Charlene will receive a signed copy of Tom’s latest book, The Last Great Wild Places. The book chronicles Mangelsen’s past 40 years of photographic adventures in the field, capturing the splendor of wild places and intimate moments with animals and contains more than 150 of Mangelsen’s most important images. Charlene, we hope it inspires you to keep travelling and keep photographing! …continue reading Wildlife Photo Contest Winner