The Most Changed West

SUBMIT up to three of your image(s) starting August 30, through midnight, September 26, 2010. Click on an image to enlarge it. VOTE for your favorites (within the enlarged view frame) through midnight, October 10, 2010.
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Prairie Dogs at Jackalope

Prairie Dogs at Jackalope

by — Jackalope, a store in Santa Fe, has an outdoor courtyard where garden goods are displayed. In the center of the courtyard is a stone wall-enclosed prairie dog colony, relocated about 10 - 15 years ago. St. Francis oversees the prairie dogs, who munch away, growing to mega-sizes compared to their cousins in the wild. Not quite a zoo, not quite a managed colony, is this the future for prairie dogs in the west?

The topic: Do you have a photo that shows how the American West has changed over the years? From wilderness to watered lawns, boomtown to bust - we're looking for images that show how the American West's landscapes and communities have been changed by people, industry, the weather, time itself...

About submitting images: Entrants may submit up to three (3) photos for each photo contest, in JPEG, PNG and GIF file formats only; each image submitted may be no larger than 2 megabytes in size.

About voting on images: Instead of making you choose only one entry to vote for, we decided to allow viewers to vote positively for any entry they want to -- one vote per viewer, per image. But be careful - you can't undo your vote once you've clicked the "vote" button, so CHOOSE CAREFULLY!