PAF Photo of the Year Entry

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Photographers: See names and descriptions of each image below.



Top Row (from left)

  1. Michael Balen “Virgin Narrows” Category: The Scenic Outdoors. “This place in Zion National Park is called The Narrows. Here, the Virgin River is cutting a narrow slot canyon through the Navajo Sandstone Formation. The Navajo Sandstone was formed when sand dunes burried the Zion area during the Jurassic Period (190 million years ago).”
  2. Jon Layne “Beach Runner, Twin Rocks, Oregon Coast” Category: The Scenic Outdoors. “I was shooting sunset reflections at low tide when this runner came into the scene. I was able to get off 3 shots, but this is the only one with the runner reflecting in the water.
  3. Vaqas Malik “The Wave in Winter” Category: The Scenic Outdoors. “Experiencing the magical and surreal The Wave in Coyote Buttes in Arizona was special and the winter made it even more magical.”
  4. Lisa Payson “Charlton Lake Sunrise ” Category: The Scenic Outdoors. “A gorgeous sunrise at Charlton Lake (by Waldo Lake) in September 2016”

2nd Row (from left)

  1. Austin Jackson “Perseid Meteor Shower” Category: The Scenic Outdoors. “This shot was from the peak night of the Perseid Meteor shower at Trillium Lake. We headed out from Portland about 10 PM and didn’t come back until 6 AM the next morning!”
  2. Connor O’Brien “Kirkjufell Mountain, Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland” Category: The Scenic Outdoors. “Morning pours over Kirkjufell Mountain along the remote Snaefellsnes Peninsula of Iceland’s western fjords.”
  3. Dan Sherman “Between Seasons” Category: The Scenic Outdoors. “My favorite place in Oregon: Trillium Lake. This was actually the first time I brought my canoe! My wife and I were here on the last really nice fall day of the year taking maternity portraits by my friend. This canoe was built by my grandpa in the 50s. I can’t wait to take my daughter here and paddle around with her.”
  4. Shakul Tandon “Reflections of the Fitz Roy – a rock climber’s ultimate dream” Category: The Scenic Outdoors. “The picture was captured at 5:30 AM as the first rays of sunlight hit the Fitz Roy Massif. Patagonia is known for its fierce windy conditions. This was a rare moment, when there was no wind and the alpen glow of the Fitz Roy revealed a perfect reflection in the lake.” 3rd row (from left)

3rd row (from left)

  1. Connor O’Brien “Abridgment WI-5, Ouray, CO” Category: Action & Adventure. “A lone climber leads Abridgment, WI-5, up beautiful powder blue ice along the walls of the Uncompahgre Gorge in Ouray, CO.
  2. Connor O’Brien “Out of the Monkey’s Mouth” Category: Action & Adventure. “A climber steps out of the Monkey’s mouth for the last pitch of the Pioneer Route at Smith Rock, Oregon.” Brit Laurenti “The Mountains
  3. Brit Laurenti “The Mountains Are a Glow ” Category: Action & Adventure. “With 17 miles in you start to question if this is worth the view by mile 15. When we arrived there was nothing to see in but clouds, more clouds, rain and snow. The next day the weather broke, the sun set the larches a glow and the summit of Mt. Assiniboine scrapped through the cloud layer.”
  4. Grant Garrett “Last Steps” Category: Action & Adventure. “Pushing through the last few steps to the summit of Hood on a beautiful Oregon morning.”

4th Row (from left) 

  1. Drew Lesch-Wragge “Seasons Run” Category: Action & Adventure. “Wet weather be damned, it’s always a good time for a run. Especially when it looks this good!”
  2. Phil Lamb “Devil’s Kitchen” Category: Action & Adventure. “Climbers on the hogsback of Mt Hood from Devil’s Kitchen”
  3. Ally Imbody “Gettin’ Handsey” Category: Action & Adventure. “A climber carefully jams her hands and smears her feet across an exposed slab on the East Ridge of Wolf’s Head in the Cirque of the Towers.”
  4. Phil Lamb “Broken Top’s North Ridge” Category: Action & Adventure. “Climbing Broken Top’s north ridge just after sunrise.

5th row (from left)

  1. Jamison Liewergen “Mountain Goat on the Move” Category: Friends of Outdoor School. “Mountain Goat at Robin Lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, WA”
  2. Joseph C Whittington “Whale Tail” Category: Friends of Outdoor School. “Humpback Whale in Antarctica.” Micah Mayes “Painting in the Painted Hills” Category: Friends of Outdoor School. “Yatika Fields,
  3. Micah Mayes “Painting in the Painted Hills” Category: Friends of Outdoor School. “Yatika Fields, Native American Painter, does some watercolors of the Painted Hills.”
  4. Jennifer Travers “Jump” Category: Friends of Outdoor School. “Kids having fun at Camp Tamarack, Oregon”

6th row (from left) 

  1. Caleb Shierk “Cedar Ridge stairs” Category: Friends of Outdoor School. “This is a photo of the stairway to the barn at Cedar Ridge Outdoor School (NWRESD NOSS) taken on a foggy morning shortly after breakfast.”
  2. Chris Breemer “Joy” Category: Friends of Outdoor School. “Rory Breemer rides Opal Creek”
  3. Cassandra Anderson “Surfing Seals” Category: Friends of Outdoor School. “Captured 6 seals surfing the waves off the Oregon Coast.”
  4. Drew Lesch-Wragge “Rest Stop” Category: Friends of Outdoor School. “We all need a moment to rest our wings. It’s even better if they match the Grigri.”