Capturing the Beauty and Wonder of Plants
Rare is the camera – or phone – amongst botanists that is not filled with plant photos and landscapes. Often serving as good references or helpful for identification, some of them are also simply enchanting. Over 130 such photos were entered into our inaugural CPC National Meeting Photo Contest. Attendees used their downtime to peruse the photos and “like” their favorites to vote in the competition.
Members from our southern states seem to have an eye for composition! The first and second prize winners, Emma Neigel and Lila Uzzell, hail from the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Coming in third, Steven Blackwell from Desert Botanical Garden rounded out the prize winners with his intricate photos featuring seeds. California representatives Naomi Fraga (California Botanic Garden) and Heather Schneider (Santa Barbara Botanic Garden) received honorable mentions.
Here you will discover the top three prize winners and our two honorable mentions, demonstrating how striking plants can be.