Department of Geography and the Environment

2018 Geography Photo Contest Winners

Wed, March 27, 2019
2018 Geography Photo Contest Winners
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The Department of Geography and the Environment is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 photo contest! The contest was developed to showcase the exciting research and adventures of our students. The contest was open to graduate and undergraduate Geography, Urban Studies, Sustainability Studies, and Environmental Science majors. The categories for entries were (1) People, (2) Places, (3) Nature, and one Grand Prize winner. 

Many thanks to all the students for participating and capturing these amazing images!

 

 

Grand prize winner: Preston McLaughlin

"Where the Ocean Meets the Sky" Bahamas

"Where the Ocean Meets the Sky" Bahamas, Preston McLaughlin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

People category winner: Anaïs Zimmer

Fiesta de las Cruces, Cochabamba, Bolivia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Places category winner: Sisimac Duchicela

A herd of alpacas coming home at sundown after a heavy snow in the community of Ingahuasi, Peru

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nature category winner: Kristina Ludanova

Stormy clouds dwell over the steppes of eastern Kazakhstan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mentions:

Leila Donn - Aidone rooftops: Time-worn rooftops in the medieval mountain town of Aidone, Sicily

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matti Baron - Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lauren Sweat - Black Sand Beach, Waianapanapa State Park, Hana, Hawaii

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blair Nagel - Condoriri Mountain Range, Bolivia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lauren Sweat - Kaanapali Beach in Maui, Hawaii

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blaise Murphy - San Juan Mountains

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anaïs Zimmer - Plaza de Armas (Main Square), Cusco, Peru

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lauren Sweat - Sitting Bull Falls, Carlsbad, New Mexico

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Wunch - Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greta Wells - Kala Patthar, Mount Everest and the Khumbu Icefall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great Wells - Kerlingarfjöll, Icelandic Highlands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blair Nagel - Buena Vista, Colorado

 

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