Grand Prize Winner: Brandon Cole, Anchorage, AK
A man takes a dip into Judd Lake on a hot summer day, surrounded by salmon, and under the watchful eye of his dog.
This contest is now closed. See the winning images in the November 2017 issue of Alaska magazine or CLICK HERE.
Alaska Magazine’s 2017 Annual Photo Contest ran from April 4, 2017 and ends August 18, 2017. By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest and states that they are 18 years old or older or have parental/guardian permission.
Title: DSC 9874
Description: As a landscape/wildlife photographer, it has always be a passion of mine to capture the subject as natural as possible in its environment, though this was taken in the sealife center located in Seward, I was able to be up close and personal with many different species of birds and witness how they coexist with each other. But there was one specific bird that has always been one one my favorite birds that I have yet to photograph, and it was the Tufted Puffin. With its vibrant colors and and unique hair like feathers, there's not much to not like about them. I was lucky enough to witness these creatures during feeding time diving like torpedoes meters into the water to catch there prey, one after another catching fish and eating as much as they could before the others got to it. As it is my favorite bird, it was a sight to see and a picture that that will always bring joy to me.