Awards / Publications

Thanks for stopping by my awards and publications page. Although I’ve had more published / awarded than what appears below, these are the ones since fall of 2010 (when I re-started my nature photography career). If you’d like more information on any of the photos, just click them to go to their page.


Death From Above


Earthshots Photo Of The Day contest winner 11-15-2013

Soco Falls


2nd place Dpreview's Water Fall Challenge dec 2013

After The Storm


Outdoor Photographer Photo Of The Day 09-19-2013

Carter Shield’s Cabin


2nd place Dpreview's Wooden Cabins Challenge (100 entries)

Stormy Sunrise At Eagle Harbor Lighthouse


1st place in Landscapes & Plant Life in the National Wildlife Federation's 2013 Photo Contest out of 32,000 total entries.

Grand Canyon Winter Sunrise


Featured in National Wildlife's Wonderlands to Welcome Winter page Dec 2013.

Rainbow Falls, Watkins Glen


Earthshots.Org Photo Contest Daily Winner On Feb 14th, 2013

Keweenaw Sunset Breakers


1st Place Dpreview Challenge Sunset On The Beach VII, 50 entries

Polar Bear Shaking Off The Snow


2nd Place Dpreview Wild-Life Challenge (out of 149)

Bumblebee


1st Place Dpreview Bumblebees Challenge (92 entries) Sept 2012

Three Irritated Little Owlets


2nd Place, Baby Animals Challenge Dpreview (100 entries)

Big Sable Lighthouse At Twilight


2nd Place dpreview "Lighthouse" challenge Jan 2014

Burrowing Owls On Watch


Outdoor Photographer Magazine Photo Of The Day 8/8/2012 (See it - Click Here)

Roberto The Raccoon


Published Sylvania AdVantage Newspaper October Calendar

Sand Dune Starburst


  • 1st Place Dpreview Desert Challenge, Aug 2012
  • Outdoor Photographer Magazine Photo Of The Day 9/5/2012 (See it - Click Here)

Fire Wave


  • Outdoor Photographer Magazine Photo Of The Day 9/7/2012 (See it - Click Here)
  • Cover, University Of Arizona GeoDaze 2013 Program

Snow Goose Taking Flight


Photo Of The Day - Outdoor Photographer Aug 17 2012 (link)

Star Trails Over Golden Canyon


Published in the July 2012 issue of Outdoor Photographer on p52.

Valley Of Fire Starburst Sunrise


  • Winner - Photo Of The Day Contest at Earthshots on March 25th, 2012
  • 2nd place Dpreview "Sun" Challenge (out of 150)

Superior Fury


  • 1st Place, Dpreview's "Water Extremes" Photo Challenge
  • Finalist, August "Your Best Photo" contest Popular r Photography magazine
  • National Wildlife Federation Photo Of The Week Aug 12, 2013

Storm Warning


1 of 10 "Share The Experience Photo Contest" winners. (16,000 total entries)

Blue Hen Falls In Autumn


  • Earthshots Photo Of The Day Contest Winner, November 1st, 2011.
  • Photo Of The Month, Cuyahoga Valley Trails Council Newsletter.

Mosquito Beach Stormy Rainbows


  • Published March 2012 Shutterbug Magazine p24, "Taking Pictures" section with story

Miner’s Beach Starburst Sunset


  • 2nd Place Open Landscape 2011 National Center For Nature Photography Annual Photo Contest (against 556 total entries) .It came in 2nd to my other shot, Blazing Sunset.

Split Rock Moonrise


  • Cover Aug / Sept 2014 Issue of Lake Superior Magazine
  • 1st place in the 'Light House' challenge on Dpreview (April 2012, 100 total entries)
  • Honorable Mention Open Landscape 2011 National Center For Nature Photography Annual Photo Contest (against 556 total entries). It didn't have a chance to place due to a category sweep from 3 of my other photos - Blazing Sunset, Miner's Beach Starburst Sunset, and Corkscrew Falls.

Lake Superior Blazing Sunset


  • Best of Show / 1st place open landscape - National Center For Nature Photography 2011 Annual Contest (against 556 total entries)
  • Primary reason for Special Recognition Certificate from Ohio House Of Representitives (More Info)
  • Published Sylvania Advantage Newspaper, Mid-Nov 2011 Issue
  • Published in the February 2012 issue of Outdoor Photographer magazine
  • Published in the Feb / March 2012 issue of Lake Superior Magazine
  • Grand prize winner - Lake Superior Magazine 2011 annual photo contest
  • Published in 2013 Lake Superior Magazine Annual Calendar

Eye To Eye With A Frog


  • Published in January issue of Digital Photo Magazine (UK)
  • Honorable Mention Local Fauna 2011 National Center For Nature Photography Annual Photo Contest (against 556 total entries).

Wagner Falls


  • Earthshots Photo Of The Day Contest Winner, July 24th 2011

Corkscrew Falls


  • 3rd Place Open Landscape 2011 National Center For Nature Photography Annual Photo Contest (against 556 total entries). It came in behind my other two shots, Blazing Sunset and Miner's Beach Starburst Sunset.

Upper Falls Paradise – Hocking Hills


  • Honorable Mention Open Landscape 2011 National Center For Nature Photography Annual Photo Contest (against 556 total entries). It didn't have a chance to place due to a category sweep from 3 of my other photos - Blazing Sunset, Miner's Beach Starburst Sunset, and Corkscrew Falls.

Black Bear Cub


  • 1st Place Open Fauna 2011 National Center For Nature Photography Annual Photo Contest. (Against 556 total entries)
  • Published Sylvania Advantage Newspaper, Mid-Nov 2011 Issue

Yelling Geese – November Print Of The Month!


  • Published November 2011 Outdoor Photographer, "Last Frame" feature.

Yellowstone Rainbow


  • National Wildlife Federation Photo OF The Week May 20, 2013
  • 2nd Place Dpreview Challenge "Rainbows" (98 total contest entries)
  • Honorable Mention Open Landscape 2011 National Center For Nature Photography Annual Photo Contest (against 556 total entries). It didn't have a chance to place due to a category sweep from 3 of my other photos - Blazing Sunset, Miner's Beach Starburst Sunset, and Corkscrew Falls.
  • Photo Of The Day, photobotos.com, July 9th, 2012

Young Bull Moose On Sprague Lake


  • Honorable Mention, 2010 National Center For Nature Photography Annual Contest (against approx. 640 total contest entries)

Kissing Herons At Sunset


  • Honorable Mention, 2010 National Center For Nature Photography Annual Contest (against approx. 640 total contest entries)

Doe’s First Winter


  • Published Sylvania Advantage Newspaper, Mid-Nov 2011 Issue for the December Calendar

Mobius Arch At Sunrise


  • 1st Place, "We Will Rock You" photo challenge Dpreview 2011. (against 218 entries)

Badwater Sunrise


  • Honorable Mention, 2010 National Center For Nature Photography Annual Contest (against approx. 640 total contest entries)

Young Pronghorn Buck


  • Published Summer Edition of Nature Photographer Magazine, Page 17.

Lower Falls Morning Light


  • Published Summer Edition of Nature Photographer Magazine, 2 page spread page 70 & 72. Part of a Hocking Hills article I wrote

Cascades Above Upper Falls


  • Published Summer 2011 edition of Nature Photographer Magazine Digital Edition as part of an article I wrote on Hocking Hills Photography.

Rock Bridge Falls


  • Published Summer 2011 edition of Nature Photographer Magazine Digital Edition as part of an article I wrote on Hocking Hills Photography.

Mule Deer Buck In A Stream


  • 2nd Place "Wyoming" Photo Challange, at Dpreview.
  • 3rd Place Open Fauna, 2011 National Center For Nature Photography Annual Photo Contest (against 556 total entries). It came in behind my first place shot, Black Bear Cub.

Hidden Hoodoos – Bryce Canyon


  • Published June 2011 edition of Outdoor Photographer Magazine in the Assignments section.

Lower Falls Plunge


  • Published Summer 2011 edition of Nature Photographer Magazine Digital Edition as part of an article I wrote on Hocking Hills Photography.

Devil’s Bathtub


  • Published Summer 2011 edition of Nature Photographer Magazine Digital Edition as part of an article I wrote on Hocking Hills Photography.


Ash Cave Falls


  • Published Summer 2011 edition of Nature Photographer Magazine Digital Edition as part of an article I wrote on Hocking Hills Photography.

Doe In The Snow


  • Published Sylvania Advantage Newspaper, Mid-Feb 2011 Issue for the March Calendar

Black Bear Stare Down


  • Cover of Sept / Oct 2013 issue of Bear Hunting Magazine
  • Honorable Mention Open Fauna 2011 National Center For Nature Photography Annual Photo Contest (against 556 total entries). My Black Bear Cub and Mule Deer Buck In A Stream placed 1st and 3rd respectively.

Mesa Arch Sunrise


  • Best Of Show / First Place Open Landscape, 2010 National Center For Nature Photography Annual Contest (against approx. 640 contest entries)
  • Published Maumee Mirror Newspaper, Dec 2nd 2010
  • 2011 World Wildlife Fund Grand Prize Winner Landscape Category (against approx. 10,000 contest entries)
  • Dpreview 1st Place High Image Quality Landscapes Contest 3.
  • Published Nov/ Dec 2011 WWF Focus Newsletter
  • 4th Place Dpreview Challenge Of Challenges. This contest took 1700 1st place Challenge Contest photos in all categories and picked the top 200. From there, the public voted. Overall, this was a 4th place win against an estimated 25,000 - 26,000 total entries across all the contests.
  • Editor's Choice, 500PX March 2011

Bear Lake Sunset


  • 1st Place Landscape Challenge # 6 Dpreview.com (against 94 total contest entries)

Dead Horse Point Lightning Strike


  • People's Choice Award, Outdoor Photographer 2011 Great Outdoors Photo Contest (10,000+ entries)
  • Chosen as desktop wallpaper for Outdoor Photographer's website (June 2011)
  • August 2nd 2011 Earthshots Photo Of The Day Contest Winner
  • Honorable Mention Open Landscape 2011 National Center For Nature Photography Annual Photo Contest (against 556 total entries). It didn't have a chance to place due to a category sweep from 3 of my other photos - Blazing Sunset, Miner's Beach Starburst Sunset, and Corkscrew Falls.