Winners of the 2016 HCN reader photography contest

Audience and editor favorites from our national parks.

  • Reader choice: Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

    Dave Taube
  • Editor choice: Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

    John Herrick
  • Big Bend National Park, Texas

    Joseph Drake
  • Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

    John Bartholow
  • Zion National Park, Utah

    Michael Huckaby
  • Olympic National Park, Washington

  • Death Valley National Park, California

    Dana Thomas
  • Yosemite National Park, California

    Jim Dublinski
  • Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska

    Taylor Hines
  • Arches National Park

    Vicky Ramakka
  • Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

    Rick Box
  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

    Chris Bachman
  • Redwood National and State Parks, California

    Richard Ernst
  • Wrangell - St Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska

    Chuck Graham
  • Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

    Debbie Schwartznau
  • Death Valley National Park, California

    Abby Mattson
  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

    Randy Stephens
  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

    Jenny Morey

 

Just in time for the National Park Service’s 100-year anniversary, our readers submitted nearly 300 images to our annual photo contest. While scenes from parks all over the West showed up in the contest, photos from Yellowstone National Park seemed to be most prevalent. You can see our readers' expression of the beauty in the parks and the joy they clearly inspired in the gallery of reader and editor favorites above. 

See all the images submitted to this year's contest.