Thursday, Oct 14, 2021

We are excited to announce the winners in this year’s Annual Photo Contest. This year’s photo contest saw more than 200 entries from over three dozen photographers. After much deliberation, the photo contest judges selected the winners based on their photographic and ecological qualities. The winning photographers will be honored with a framed print of their winning photo, and their photo will be featured in future MNA publications.


Congratulations to the following winners, and thank you to all who entered this year! These beautiful photos help us tell the story of why Michigan is so worth protecting and preserving for future generations.

Category: Flora & Fauna

Honorable Mention, American Kestrels harassing osprey by Steve Lindberg

3rd Place, Turtles Sunbathing by Bill Spengler

2nd Place, A toad sits on its favorite mossy mound by Jeremy Salo

1st Place, American mink with a panfish by Steve Lindberg


Category: Landscape

Honorable Mention, Sun rises over Lake Ann Louise by Deborah Traxinger

3rd Place, Dew covers the misty field as the sun rises by Jeremy Salo

2nd Place, Beaver dam on Mission Creek by Paul Mrozek

1st Place, Sunset after a rain by Adelyn Geissel


Category: People in Nature

Honorable Mention, Sticks make the best toys by Adelyn Geissel

3rd Place, A great night for a paddle by Jennifer Lucas

2nd Place, Rowers enjoying a misty morning by Deborah Traxinger

1st Place, A lovely winter walk by Adelyn Geissel


Overall Winner 

Feathered Fracas by Greg Bodker