MissouriDNR40 Photo Contest Winners!MissouriDNR Photo Contest 2015 button graphic

And the winners are…the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has selected the winners of the MissouriDNR40 Photo Contest held in 2014 to help celebrate the department’s 40th anniversary.

 “I was very pleased with the 237 amazing photographs that were submitted in the department’s first photo contest,” said Sara Parker Pauley, director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. “All of the photographs truly captured the diversity of Missouri’s rich and outstanding natural resources, making the final selections a very difficult decision.”

First, second and third places as well as an honorable mention were selected from each of the three categories - Natural Resources, People and the Environment, and Special Places. 

From the picturesque photograph taken at the peak of sunset on Table Rock Lake to the young adults teaming together to explore Elephant Rocks State Park to the tree framed image taken of Dillard Mill State Historic Site – we’re very proud of Missouri’s natural resources and all they have to offer to its citizens and visitors.  These winning photographs were featured in the department’s winter issue of the Missouri Resources magazine.

These winning photographs capture the reason why it is critically important for the department and Missouri citizens to continue to help enhance our natural resources – after all, it’s in our nature!

Natural Resources Category

Photographs of Missouri's air, landscapes and waterways.

Natural Resources Category - First Place Winning Photograph taken by David Dean White, Kirbyville

FIRST PLACE - David Dean White, Kirbyville
Photo Title – Table Rock Lake Sunset
Photo Location – Table Rock Lake, Taney County

Natural Resources Category - Second Place Winning Photograph taken by Jerrianne Wallace, Crystal City

SECOND PLACE - Jerrianne Wallace, Crystal City
Photo Title – Fog over Jefferson County
Photo Location – Frontage Rd, Jefferson County Natural Resources Category - Third Place Winning Photograph taken by Jack Eads, Rocheport

 

THIRD PLACE - Jack Eads, Rocheport
Photo Title – Purple Coneflowers and Butterflies
Photo Location – Rocheport

Natural Resources Category - Honorable Mention Winning Photograph taken by Joe Herrick, Boonville

HONORABLE MENTION - Joe Herrick, Boonville
Photo Title – Blue Heron
Photo Location – Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area, Boone County 

People and the Environment Category

Photographs of people enjoying Missouri's natural and cultural resources.

People and the Environment Category - First Place Winning Photograph taken by Ivan Eugene Greer, Columbia

FIRST PLACE - Ivan Eugene Greer, Columbia
Photo Title – Teamwork at Elephant Rocks
Photo Location – Elephant Rocks State Park, Belleville

People and the Environment Category - Second Place Winning Photograph taken by Ben Banet, St. Louis

SECOND PLACE - Ben Banet, St. Louis
Photo Title – Staying Warm beneath Starry Skies
Photo Location – Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, Middlebrook

People and the Environment Category - Third Place Winning Photograph taken by Eric Nichols, O'Fallon

THIRD PLACE - Eric Nichols, O’Fallon
Photo Title – Morning fishing
Photo Location – Lake Taneycomo, Taney County

People and the Environment Category - Honorable Mention Winning Photograph taken by Katie Crum, Dixon

HONORABLE MENTION - Katie Crum, Dixon
Photo Title – Spring Flower
Photo Location – Maries County

Special Places Category

Photographs taken within one of Missouri's 87 state parks and historic sites.

Special Places Category - First Place Winning Photograph taken by Alex Hanna, Union

FIRST PLACE - Alex Hanna, Union
Photo Title – Dillard Mill
Photo Location – Dillard Mill State Historic Site, Davisville

Special Places Category - Second Place Winning Photograph taken by Jim Campbell, St. Louis

SECOND PLACE - Jim Campbell, St. Louis
Photo Title – Sandy Creek Bridge in Winter
Photo Location – Sandy Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site, Goldman

Special Places Category - Third Place Winning Photograph taken by Ben Benat, St. Louis

THIRD PLACE - Ben Banet, St. Louis
Photo Title – Star Trails over Proffit Mountain Campsite
Photo Location – Taum Sauk State Park, Middlebrook

Special Places Category - Honorable Mention Winning Photograph taken by Jim Campbell, St. Louis

HONORABLE MENTION - Jim Campbell, St. Louis
Photo Title – Sandy Creek Cathedral of Trees
Photo Location – Sandy Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site, Goldman

 

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