Congratulations to Our 2009 Photo Contest Winners!

December 15, 2009

The Rainforest Alliance's second photo contest received a multitude of stunning photos, all within the "Picture Sustainability" theme. We are proud to announce the Grand Prize and category winners, all of whom will receive prizes thanks to our sponsors at Fujifilm. With this wonderful collection of photos, we hope to raise awareness about conservation issues both in print and on the Web.

"Powerful images can provoke emotional responses and act as calls-to-action the way few other media forms can," explains Rainforest Alliance president Tensie Whelan. "Winning photos will captivate a wide audience and connect people to the beautiful ecosystems that the Rainforest Alliance helps to conserve."

Grand Prize Winner

Galapagos Crab - Photo by Radim SchreiberGalapagos Crab, Radim Schreiber
Photo taken in Galapagos Islands, Ecuador


Category Winners

Winner, Wildlife Category

A Great Horned Owl Peering out from a Pine Tree - Photo by Stacy NiedzwieckiA Great Horned Owl Peering out from a Pine Tree
Stacy Niedzwiecki
Photo taken in Michigan, United States


Winner, Nature and Landscape Category

The Gloaming - Photo by Valerie Jean McAninchThe Gloaming
Valerie Jean McAninch
Photo taken in Alaska, United States


Winner, Conservation in Action Category

Fisherman - Photo by Chip IsenhartFisherman
Chip Isenhart
Photo taken in Panama


Winner, Sustainable Tourism Category

Balloon Watching - Photo by Brittany GuntherBalloon Watching
Brittany Gunther
Photo taken in Masai Mara, Kenya