Grand Prize Winner
Tom Fenske won the Grand Prize with this photo of a bear sow and cubs. Fenske writes about the photo, “Three spring cubs line up behind mama for protection as an adult male bear approaches.”
The MILEPOST is excited to announce the winners and finalists of our 2020 photo contest. We received many excellent photos in the categories of Life on the Road, Adventure, Scenic, and Wildlife. It was a joy viewing the moments you captured, and a challenge choosing what to include and what to leave out. After much deliberation, The MILEPOST staff selected those that stood out to us as most remarkable.
To everyone who entered, thank you for sharing your beautiful images of Alaska and western Canada. We look forward to seeing more of your images in our 2021 photo contest.
The MILEPOST 2021 Photo Contest is now open.
Enter your photos here. Life on the Road
1st place – Life on the Road – Rich Harter won first place with his photo titled, “Rainbow Mountain.”
2nd place – Life on the Road – Sarah Koonce won second place with this photo of the Prudhoe Bay General Store. She writes, “We did an awesome road trip all the way to the end of the Dalton Highway! We had to stop at the Prudhoe Bay General Store to buy some souvenirs before our dip in the Arctic Ocean!” 3rd Place – Life on the Road – Sandra Schenck won third place with her photo of frost and leaning telephone poles on the Alaska Highway. Honorable Mention – Life on the Road – BouaTong Xiong received an honorable mention for this photo of sunset over Turnagain Arm. Adventure
1st place – Adventure – Mark Fleenor won first place in the adventure category with this picture of spelunkers in the Nelchina Glacier.
2nd place – Adventure – Brittany Watts won second place with this photo of, “My mom and her best friend adventuring Eklutna Tailrace through the hoar frost of 2020.” 3rd place – Adventure – Leanne Quirk won third place with this photo taken on the Kenai River she titled, “Hi, what’s your name.” Honorable Mention – Adventure – Steven Loop received an honorable mention with this photo he titled, “Waiting for a train.” Scenic
1st place – Scenic – Carol Westbrook won first place with this aerial photo of the Alaska Range.
2nd place – Scenic – Judy Richardson won second place with this photo of, “Spectacular scenery in Tracy Arm on the way to Sawyer Glacier with lots of floating ‘ice sculpture.'” 3rd place – Scenic – Karla Arrington won third place with this photo of northern lights above the Knik River. Honorable Mention – Scenic = Stephany Bracco received an honorable mention for this photo atop Worthington Glacier. Wildlife
1st place – Wildlife – Ginger Frizzell won first place with this photo of a cow moose in winter.
2nd place – Wildlife – Karla Arrington won second place with this photo of sea otters in Prince William Sound. 3rd place – Wildlife – Dan King won third place with this photo of a lynx among fireweed. Honorable Mention – Wildlife – Elizabeth Wright received an honorable mention with this photo of what she called, “a true American supermodel.” Reader’s Choice
This entry by Wendy Ranney received the most votes from viewers visiting the 2020 photo contest on our website. Ranney captioned the photo, “Floatplanes stand ready with their reflections on Eyak Lake in Cordova, Alaska.”