Thanks to all of our field trip participants who submitted their beautiful images to our third annual field trip photo contest! The submissions capture some of the best moments of the field trip season and show off Wisconsin’s diverse wildlife and wild lands. The winners and runners-up below submitted photos that were particularly captivating, either in their approach to framing the photo’s subject or in helping tell a story about the unique experiences our field trips offer. The grand prize winner, Bruce Bartel, won a pair of Eagle Optics binoculars donated by our friends at Eagle Optics.

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0 Grand Prize -- Bruce Bartel_Humming Bird_#49 Moquah Barrens SNA_2015

Photo by Bruce Bartel: Hummingbird on the Birds and Butterflies of Moquah Barrens SNA field trip


1 First place -- Tim Eisele_Blue Racer Snake_#61 Cassville Bluffs SNA_2015

Photo by Tim Eisele: Blue racer snake on the Mississippi River Bluff Prairie: Cassville Bluffs SNA field trip


Photo by Jonathan Beers: Tree climbers on the Tree Climbing: A View from the Top field trip


Photo by Cindy Schlosser: Snake on the Paddle and Bird the Chippewa-Mississippi Confluence field trip


4 Fourth Place -- Gary Getzin_Horned Owl_#84 Raptor Rehab Center (Marge Gibson)_2015

Photo by Gary Getzin: Horned owl on Tour the Raptor Rehab Center field trip


5 Honorable Mention -- Steve Reischel_LeafBug_#145 Photography in Kettle Moraine_2015

Photo by Steve Reischel: Bug on a leaf on the Autumn Photography in the North Kettle Moraine field trip


6 Honorable Mention -- Steve Glass_#137 Monarchs Richard Bong SRA_2015

Photo by Steve Glass: Monarch butterfly on the Migrating Monarchs at Richard Bong SRA field trip