Congratulations to Our 2013 Photo Contest Winners!

Published: September 2013

2013 Grand Prize Winner

Iguana by Sandra Villarroel

“This gorgeous iguana was hanging out in a grassy area, just behind the hotel I was staying at, and she was nice and generous enough to let me photograph her.”

Photo taken in Florida, USA.

People & Culture Category Winner

Bequest Value by Morrison Mast

“The eldest son of the Campillo family holds a traditional reed flute to his infant son's lips and plays a note that melds with the din of surrounding birds and insects. Since all Kuna instruments are made entirely from natural materials, the Kuna People's culture is inextricably linked with the health of their ecosystems and is dependent on the wise management of local natural resources.”

Photo taken in Armila, Kuna Yala, Panama.

Forests Category Winner

Japanese Maple by Garret Suhrie

This beautiful photo was taken in Oregon, USA.

Water Category Winner

Tranquil Waters by Vijay Aitha

“One of the most amazing places of Thailand, the Phi Phi Islands are known for their clear waters and natural beauty. Visited by too many tourists, I hope the authorities here enforce stricter eco-sensitive rules.”

Photo taken in the Phi Phi Islands, Thailand.

Wildlife Category Winner

The Tiger by Kyle Archerd

The Siberian tiger, also known as the Amur tiger, is the largest cat species in the world. It lives primarily in the vast birch forests of the Russian Far East.

Adventure Tourism Category Winner

Wandering Berber by Lindsey Hethcote

“A Berber desert guide wanders through the Sahara Desert as he waits for our group to pack up our campsite.”

Photo taken in Morocco.

Iconic Destinations Category Winner

Golden Sunrise by Artem Kevorkov

“An amazing sunrise over the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.”

Photo taken in San Francisco, California, USA.

Special thanks to Polaroid, Tour Operators Promoting Sustainability (TOPS) and Art Wolfe for their generous support of this contest.

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