This exquisite photo has won our 2011 First Place Prize for Best Photo. Lara Hartley is the photographer and the subject is Calochortus plummerae, Plummer's Mariposa Lily, rank 1B.2. Beautiful. Thank you Lara for your dedication to the California flora.
Don Davis took a lot of great pictures this year and this one may be the best! It has snatched our second place prize. This is the comical pollination of Mimulus johnstonii, Johnston's Monkey flower, rank 4.3. Thank you Don.
This lovey photo showing treasure hunters at work in the meadows of the Sierras was taken by Rich LaShure and won our 3rd place prize. Good work Rich!
And a big thank you to all who submitted photos, we had so many good ones. Remember next year to have contest in mind when you're in the field!