FIRST PLACE, Adult division: Steve Boleski traveled to Alaska in November to photograph “The Challenge.”
SECOND PLACE, Adult division: Chad Phillips thought the combination of the great sunset and sunflowers in “Golden Road” was wonderfully symbolic of Kansas.
THIRD PLACE, Adult division: Robert Herrington almost couldn’t believe his fortune when this male painted bunting landed on an old fence near Derby. He calls the photo “Painted Bunting Song.”
FIRST PLACE, Youth division: Jacob Penner isn’t sure if this diamondback water snake swallowed this bullhead, but knew the snake was in for some “Heavy Lifting.”
SECOND PLACE, Youth division: Mayce Sharon grabbed her camera when a partially albino barred owl landed on a neighbor’s fence a few weeks ago in Overland Park.
THIRD PLACE, Youth division: “Going to the Sun” was Kendall Gaeddert’s favorite from a great day he had at Glacier National Park last summer.
Christina Base headed out when a friend sent her a text about an on-going “Sunset” near Halstead.
The fine detail in this leaf near a creek in North Newton drew Mark Kreider’s attention and turned into “Leaf on the Forest Floor.”
“Buck Fight” was photographed after these deer dropped their antlers several years ago by David Birmingham.
Matt Birch got this shot last August. It’s called Reno County Show.
Chad Wittenberg left his home near El Dorado one evening last summer determined to find a nice photograph. He found the setting for “Show Stopper.”
Josh Belisle got up at 4:30 a.m. to scout out a place to take a sunrise photo in North Carolina last summer and get “The Fishing Pier at Sunrise.”
Scott Branine headed to western Kansas on a photography trip last summer and got “Monument Rocks” in Gove County.
On a vacation to Table Rock Lake, Rhonda Pendergraft waited until the boat drifted into the sun’s glare to take “Life is Good.”
“Osprey with Catch of the Day” was taken last month in Florida by Daniel Stoehr.
Donald Tan’s “Cheney Lake Owl” is one of only a few shots he got off a snowy owl this winter.
A series of waterfalls below the dam at Chase State Fishing Lake is where Terry Moore got “Falls in Chase County” last spring.
A female bobcat raising a litter in some irrigation pipe near Pawnee Rock is where Jay Miller got “Bobcat Kitten.”
Brian Timm said he enjoyed watching a litter of fox kits play and grow up as much as taking “Wichita Kits.”
Duck hunter Jory Konrade is the subject for Kevin Case’s “The Caller,” taken on a late December duck hunt on the Smoky Hill River.