Together with Gerber, we’re proud to announce the winners of the 2020 Public Land Owner Photo Contest. With hundreds of images pouring in from across North America, the 2020 Public Land Owner Photo Contest was our most successful photo contest yet. The images submitted capture the spirit of our public lands and waters, the experiences we have on them, and will be essential in communicating the value of our wild landscapes to our representatives in office and the greater public.
Four winners in the categories of Hunting, Fishing, Wildlife and Wild Places were selected by our guest panel of judges. Each winner will be receiving prize packages from BHA and Gerber.
Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and a heartfelt 'thank you' to everyone who participated, and who continue to help tell the story of our wild public lands, waters and wildlife.
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2020 Public Land Owner Photo Contest Winners
Photographer: John Plett
Judge: Sam Soholt
A photo that tells the whole story in a single image and really embraces the BHA brand. Sunset, a mature bull moose that will feed families and friends. The photo has great composition and you can see all of the work that went into the hunt in that one frame.
Tyrell Perry: Deer hunt campfire
Jody Marler: Mid-mountain break
Photographer: Jason Morris
Judge: Jess McGlothlin
This is a great example of a unique angle on a fish—something different from the standard grip-and-grin—and shows a fish that was kept in the water for a clean, healthy release.
William Link: Small fish, big smiles
Neil Lamm: Backcountry brown
Photographer: Chris Lima
Judge: Shane Mahoney
An amazing shot, beautifully framed, great depth of field, and predatory drama at a scale and moment seldom witnessed. The Junco’s limp body turned slightly away contrasting with the soldier like bearing of the owl with his bloodied beak is a remarkable statement about how nature works.
John Fallon: Timber rattlesnake
Jearred Foruria: Sage Grouse take flight
Category: Wild Places
Photographer: Andrew Howard
Judge: Paul Kemper
This image immediately puts me in this vast wide open. It wastes no time reminding me of some of my favorite memories chasing birds on wild public lands. The blue and beige of the landscape are so familiar, and I love the little splash of orange that indicates a healthy, accessible ecosystem.
Kate Wright: Blue hour reflections
Marshall Sandum: Sawtooth serenity