The Natural World Photographic Competition

Each year, as the quantity and quality of entries increase in the Museum of Natural History's annual photographic competition, jurors have a greater challenge selecting the winners.

Shown here is the first-place photograph selected from among the 501 entries submitted by 210 photographers from 32 states and Italy. The winning images were exhibited in the Museum of Natural History in the fall of 1995. Jurors, all from Pittsburgh, were Lonnie Graham, director of photography at the Manchester Craftsment's Guild; wildlife photographer Donald Robinson; and Charles Wood, a professional photographer, naturalist and instructor.

Amateur and professional photographers wishing to submit work for the 1996 competition are invited to do so September 3-13. Cash awards are given to one first-place, two second-place and three third-place winners. Winning entries, along with other selected photographs, will be exhibited October 19-January 5 in the museum's Changing Exhibits Gallery. The Natural World Photographic Competition and Exhibition is supported by the museum's Mudge Environmental Education Program.

For information and an entry form, call 622-3283.