Midpen’s 2021 Photo Contest Winners

The pandemic has underscored how essential public open space is to our community’s health and well-being. More than 200 preserve visitors shared the moments in nature that helped get them — and all of us — through these challenging times by participating in Midpen’s annual photo contest.

People's Choice Winner / Landscape Category Winner

purple lupine and orange poppies blooming on a hillside

People in Nature Winner

Two women standing on a trail watching the sunset

Plant Life Winner

a purple and white flower

Wildlife Winner

a red tailed hawk hovering over the ground

Aspiring Photographers Winner

a quail hiding in a bush