Spring Photo Contest Winners!

It was a hard decision, but the editorial team chose Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes by Chuck Hoekma as the grand prize winner in our spring photo contest. His use of light and shadow adds compelling texture to the photo, and the composition enhances the feelings of emptiness and loneliness of the Western desert. Great job, Chuck!

Week Four -- The Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, California by Chuck Hoekman.

Week Four — The Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, California by Chuck Hoekman.

The social media world has voted, and Mindy Muelhausen’s photo of the Topock Gorge on the Colorado River takes the people’s choice honor. Congratulations, Mindy!

Topock Gorge on the Colorado River by Mindy Muelhausen

Topock Gorge on the Colorado River by Mindy Muelhausen

Both Chuck and Mindy will be receiving a selection of books from the Rio Nuevo catalog and will be profiled on our blog in the weeks to come.

Congratulations to Mindy, Chuck, our weekly winners, and everyone who entered! Look for another contest coming up this fall.

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