GRAND PRIZE: Nicole Recla of Star, a senior at Eagle High and Star resident, experimented with a panorama of the Milky Way in July near McCall. She even used a remote and stepped into the photo at right. Nicole Recla
FIRST PLACE: Darin Hlavinka of Meridian was part of a Boise Camera Club workshop in September at Stanley Lake. The members enjoyed this sunset infused with smoke from the Pioneer Fire. Darin Hlavinka
SECOND PLACE: Paul Bradley of Star spotted this wood duck and 18 ducklings in Kathryn Albertson Park. Paul Bradley
THIRD PLACE: Karen Lowery of Meridian snapped this photo of her granddaughter, Taylor, enjoying some quiet reading time on a mountain pond. Karen Lowery
YOUTH WINNER: William Nafzger of Boise paused to snap this photo during a family mountain bike ride on Fat Tire Traverse in the Foothills. William Nafzger
YOUTH HONORABLE MENTION: Carson Elison, 17, took this photo of the South Fork of the Boise River on a road trip to Prairie. Carson Elison
YOUTH HONORABLE MENTION: A creekside campground taken by 17-year-old Tanner O’Farrell. Tanner O’Farrell
CHRISTIAN NAFZGER: Skiing at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area.
DARIN HLAVINKA: Waterfall on the trail to Trail Creek Lake in the Sawtooth Wilderness.
DARIN HLAVINKA: Early morning near Stanley Lake.
DEREK FORD: An old cabin off of West Mountain Road near Lake Cascade.
EASTON ANDERSON: Sunset in the Boulder-White Clouds region.
JANELL CARR: This orphan bear cub was spotted frequently last fall in a Cascade neighborhood. Mr. Cinnamon eventually was trapped by Fish and Game and returned to the wild this spring.
JERRY BRITTON: Newman Creek in the Wood River Valley.
JERRY BRITTON: An early-morning view of the Boulder Mountains after an overnight storm.
JIM SHANE: A burrowing owl near Cole Road and Kuna-Mora Road.
JIM SHANE: Wilson Ponds in Nampa.
JIM SHANE: The view from the top of Lucky Peak.
KATHRYN WERT: Hungry Bar camp on the Main Salmon River in September.
KEN WILKES: The night sky near Stanley Lake, taken at 1 a.m.
KEN WILKES: Sunset at a marsh on the west end of Stanley Lake.
MANDIE SNOW: A morning view across Stanley Lake in June.
MELANIE AHRENS: Fourth of July Lake in the White Cloud Mountains. Melanie’s daughter, Victoria, and dog, Dexter, were inseparable on Victoria’s first hike after ACL surgery.
MICHAEL WHITENER: South-facing view of Alpine Lake in the Sawtooth Mountains.
MICHAEL WHITENER: West-facing view of Middle Cramer Lake in the Sawtooth Mountains.
SUZ HUME: In the mountains near Cascade.
TRAVIS INGLE: Standing in the Boise River near Veterans Park.