Ten student photographs are the winners of the 2017 “Adventures in Nature” photo contest. The contest received 1,300 entries this year from around Arizona.
Contest winners will receive cash prizes and have their photos published by the contest sponsors: The Nature Conservancy in Arizona, Arizona Highways magazine and Cox Communications. Winners will also receive a photography workshop from Arizona Highways Photo Workshops.
The contest is intended to connect young people to the outdoors through photography.
Griffin Roeger, for “Wild Stallions” taken at Salt River Canyon
Braden Matsuzawa, for “Caterpillar”
Damian Galasso, for “Lightning Flash”
Christian Portillo, for “Busy Bee”
Zoe Marks, for “Bee”
Lucy Song, for “Midnight Beauty”
Brian Medrano, for “Mount Lemon”
Daniel Tanner Charnstrom, for “Peaceful Reflections”
Kayla Sklar, for “The Summit”
Atharva Rao, for “Nature’s Creation”