It was really great seeing all the photographers who showed up to see the announcement. Michel Hersen, photographer and board member for the Friends of Ridgefield NWR had the honor of presenting each winner with their prize. A big thank you goes out to our judges:
- – Pat Leeson lead judge – is an international professional wildlife photographer and has worked with husband Tom for 35 yrs.
- – Ben Brink, staff photographer at the Oregonian
- – Darren Conerly – Darren and his wife Becky are portrait photographers who work with families and babies, as well as wildlife photography in the Vancouver metro area.
- – Paul Schroeder – once a sports and nature photographer who now works with teens at risk in Vancouver, WA.