This year's photography prize was awarded to Tim Remick's arresting image of a grove of aspen trees. Remick, of Eagle River, Alaska was awarded the Grand Prize for his photo "Aspen Grove, Ophir, Colorado."
"I discovered this aspen grove during a visit to Telluride, Colorado," says Remick. "The discovery was purely serendipitous. The area was full of mature aspen trees, but the scene I saw as we drove past could only be viewed from one spot. As with a door to another dimension, if you stepped too far to the right or left, you would not see this anomaly." A former teacher who turned to full-time photography two years ago, Remick hopes his images will inspire viewers to become stewards of the world's wild heritage.