2019 Nature Photography Finalists

Ventura Land Trust recently invited local photographers, both amateur and professional, to submit original nature photographs for consideration in VLT's inaugural Nature Photography Contest and Exhibit. From the more than 225 photos submitted, a panel of experienced judges selected 40 finalist shots. The 40 photo exhibit is on display at Rincon Brewery Ventura, 4100 Telegraph Rd., now through November 30, 2019.

All photographs in the exhibit are for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to Ventura Land Trust. Please stop by Rincon Brewery, check out the exhibit and while you are there, enjoy a delicious meal and a beer.

Thank you to all the talented photographers who submitted their work in the competition and congratulations to the 40 finalists on display at Rincon Brewery and highlighted on this page. The beautiful exhibit highlights the natural beauty of our world and is a wonderful reminder of why nature needs our appreciation, respect and protection!



Sharon Lobel Russ Bishop Ron Bosi
Ancient Shades Of Spring Coal Mine Canyon

Steve Friedman Sharon Lobel Bruce Schoppe
Milky Way Rising Over Boot Arch Watching Over the Herd Brown Pelican on Rio Grande



Melinda Angle Russ Bishop Russ Bishop Russ Bishop
Audubon's Warbler Shades Of Spring Ventura Skyway Last Light
Christopher Borel Ron Bosi Ron Bosi Ron Bosi
Graceful Flight Coal Mine Canyon Dust & Clouds Lightning Mud Flat
Richard Carter Phil Chandler Chris Chase Cheryl Covey
El Matador @ Sunset Mornings on the Lake White Pocket Corriganville Harlequin Tree
Howard Ehrlich Matt Fausset Matt Fausset Steven Friedman
Jokulson Glacier,Iceland Anacapa Island Ventura Pier - Black and White Convergence
Steven Friedman Steven Friedman Bernie Goldstein Rebeca Greene
Milky Way Rising Over Boot Arch Monsoon Season Walking in the Rain Hills of Santa Ynez
Lynn Hanson Richard Kosoi Sharon Lobel Sharon Lobel
Common Raven Canada Larga Curvature Watching Over the Herd Ancient
Sharon Lobel Crystal McAbee Roy Patience Roy Patience
Mystic Cove El Nino Spring Paradise Falls Sunset on El Capitan
Fran Perrotta Ed Plinsky Phil Ranger Mike Reyburn
Osprey Landing Always Hungry Dune Textures Inspiration Point
Bruce Schoppe Susannah Sofaer Susannah Sofaer Anna Walley
Brown Pelican on Rio Grande Morro Rock at Sunset Pathway to Heaven Nevermore in the Rain
Larry White Chuck Zamites Chuck Zamites Carol Zulman
Lupines at Sunset Sierra Dawn Monument Valley Dawn Palouse


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