photographer taking a photo

Picture Perfect

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 Winner 

wildflowers and golden hills
Shruti Jana - Russian Ridge Preserve

People in Nature Winner

two women watching the sunset
Larry Chow - Russian Ridge Preserve

Plant Life Winner

Fetid adder's tongue flowers
Marty Higgins - Fetid adder's tongue - Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve

Wildlife Winner

a hawk hovering over prey
Ajinkya Athavale - Red-tailed hawk - Foothills Preserve

Aspiring Photographer Winner

a quail peeking out from the bushes
Lucy Wang - Picchetti Ranch Preserve

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