Each year, in partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the Windland Smith Rice International Awards are presented to America’s best nature photographers. This year Colorado’s own Nate Zeman, a resident of Breckenridge, was honored when his “Dawn of Winter” was named Highly Honored Winner. Category and Highly Honored Winners will be on display at the Smithsonian as large-format prints and accompanying HD videos on large-screen TVs. Winners are also featured in Nature’s Best Photography Magazine.
Zeman’s photograph, shot in mid-October, shows a bull elk and his harem grazing along the Continental Divide in Rocky Mountain National Park. Longs Peak rises in the background. Click it to view on black background.
Congratulations, Nate Zeman.