From across Kansas and several other states, more than 150 photographers entered the 13th annual Great Outdoors Photo Contest. Staff photographers at The Eagle narrowed the field to 15 adult and five youth finalists. The winners were selected by the public on Kansas.com and at the Kansas Sports, Boat and Travel Show. Other finalists can be seen on Kansas.com.
Angela M. Olson
FIRST PLACE-ADULT: “The Meeting” Angela Olson shot this photo of two moths on a sunflower near Goddard High School in September.
FIRST PLACE-YOUTH: “Peek-A-Boo” These raccoons were playing when Austin Soell, 16, got this photo near Derby’s Riley Park.
SECOND PLACE-ADULT: “Silent Observer” Debbie Tubridy found this bald eagle near Wyoming’s Firehole River last month.
SECOND PLACE-YOUTH: “Ending a Grand Day” Peter Spexart, 14, has been around long enough to see the makings of a great Kansas sunset and was ready for this beauty.
THIRD PLACE-ADULT: “Winter Grand Canyon” Morris Gillaspie got this photo during a recent three week vacation away from the Kansas cold.
THIRD PLACE-YOUTH: “Reflections” Isabelle Pardew, 15, got his shot of mountains reflected in a mountain lake in Switzerland.