Tamron Nature Photo Contest

Tamron and Shutterbug magazine proudly announce the winners of the Tamron Nature Photography Contest.

Nature photography has long captured the hearts and minds of amateur and professional photographers dedicated to capturing images of the great outdoors. We received over 2,000 entries and selected three outstanding images.

Congratulations to all who entered and to the three winners who will each receive a Tamron lens.

Grand Prize
Donna Pagakis - San Diego, California

“As I was leaving the park, I noticed this Great White Egret, preening itself on the reflecting pond. The lighting was magical, at the time of evening, two hours before sunset. I placed my camera on the tripod and used continuous shooting mode, to capture as many frames as possible. The RAW file was processed with Bridge, Photoshop, Photomatix and Nik Software.”

Tamron 18-270mm Di II VC PZD 15X

The Grand Prize Winner will receive Tamron’s new 18-270mm Di II VC PZD 15X all-in-one zoom — the world’s lightest and smallest 15x zoom. This remarkable lens reaches an astonishing new level of compactness, performance, and speed with the addition of PZD (PIEZO Drive), an innovative ultrasonic AF motor based on an advanced piezoelectric design providing faster, quieter auto-focusing and a new VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism for blur-free hand-held shots.

1st Place
Nancy Kerner - Plano, Illinois

“I love to shoot macro photos. It makes us see nature in a totally different perspective. Dandelions are a weed in our yards that we’d rather not have, but when one photographs a macro shot of this ‘weed’ we can truly appreciate the beauty and fine details of nature! This is an example of one of the many small wonders around us that we never give a second thought to.”

Tamron SP 70-300mm Di VC USD

2nd Place
Hongdian Yang - Hyattsville, Maryland

“I took the photo in Yellowstone National Park, somewhere around Hayden Valley, I believe. It was early morning, I went out to take some sunrise photos, and on the way back, caught this scene.”

Tamron 18-200mm Di II