2008 Northwest Exposure Contest Winners
WTA's annual photo contest showcases wild country
More than 800 photos were submitted to WTA’s 2008 photo contest. Guess a few people like hiking and taking pictures in Washington’s wild country!
This stunning assortment of winning photos demonstrates that our state’s trails take us to some of the most magical places in the world. More than ever we need to preserve and protect access to those places.
How can you do that? Write an e-mail to your elected officials. Volunteer for a WTA trail work party. Give a donation to WTA. These iconic Northwest landscapes deserve your support and attention.
To view a higher-resolution image, click on the thumbnails below.
To find out how to hike to the locations pictured, click on the link "hike there."
Want to improve your chances of winning this year? Read these tips on how to take better outdoor photographs.
Prizes provided by LowePro. Frames and matting donated by Dennis Daniels Frames and Gallery Frames. Prints donated by Imagekind. Special thanks to National Parks Conservation Association for hosting.
Black-tailed deer fawns at Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park
Sunrise in the Enchantments,
Alpine Lakes Wilderness
First Prize, Wilderness Landscapes
Light penatrating the gloom, Tank Lake,
Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
Second Prize, Wilderness Landscapes
Palette of colors, Rachel Lake,
Alpine Lakes Wilderness
Third Prize, Wilderness Landscapes
A crab’s habitat, Sand Point, Olympic National Park
First Prize, Flora & Fauna
Eagle taking off from Puget Sound
Second Prize, Flora & Fauna
Brilliant aster, Lily Basin
Third Prize, Flora & Fauna
Breaking the surface of Lake Ingalls
First Prize, Hikers in Action
Sunset on Yellow Aster Butte Trail
Second Prize, Hikers in Action
High tide, Olympic National Park
Third Prize, Hikers in Action
Buoy bowling at Point of the Arches, Olympic National Park
First Prize, Offbeat Outdoors
“You’re in a heap of trouble son... do you know how fast you were hiking?”
Second Prize, Offbeat Outdoors
Initiation to the group, Little Si Trail
Third Prize, Offbeat Outdoors
Dragontail Peak reflected from Aasgard Pass
First Prize, Youth
Summer in the Enchantments, Alpine Lakes Wilderness
Second Prize, Youth
Fawn on the beach, Cape Alava, Olympic National Park
Third Prize, Youth
Mount Stuart under snow, Alpine Lakes Wilderness
Lupines at Sunrise, Mount Rainier National Park