Annual Photo Contest

The 2022 Crane Fiesta Photo Contest Deadline: Saturday, Oct. 1

Friends of Bosque del Apache invites photographers to submit their photos. Winning photos be displayed at the Bosque del Apache Visitor Center atrium (if COVID-19 restrictions allow) prior to and through the Festival of the Cranes and throughout the year until the winners for our 2023 Photo Contest are selected.

We restructured the categories to the following:

1) Sandhill cranes

2) Wildlife

3) People

4) Landscapes

Click Here to submit your photos

Please view the 2021 Photography winners below!

We were overwhelmed by the dozens of stunning photos that were entered in our 2021 Photo Contest! We’d like to thank everyone who submitted their amazing photos, which so perfectly capture the magic of Bosque del Apache!  We’d also like to thank our judges, who had the nearly impossible task of choosing the winners from the pool of very impressive entries!

The 2021 winners are posted below!

Sandhill Cranes

Wildlife

People

Landscapes

Please view the 2020 Photography winners below!

Sandhill Cranes

Wildlife

People

Landscapes

Please view the 2019 Photography winners below!

Each year, Friends of the Bosque del Apache hosts a Photo Contest. In 2019, there were two categories for photo submission:

1) Refuge

2) People

Winning photos are displayed on the west wall of the Visitor Center entrance.