My photograph Lunar Eclipse Over Mt. Shasta was recently named Best Creative Digital Photograph of 2008 by Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards.Â I'm excited to announce that It is now on exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC from November 2008 through April 2009.
Out of 22,000 entries, award-winners were chosen in 19 categories.Â A selection of 40+ images are included in the exhibition of large-format prints accompanied by captions telling the stories behind the shots, as well as an HD video by the Discovery Channel. Through these photos, visitors will gain an appreciation for the wild through the art of nature photography.
This exhibition has been named in memory of Sandra Windland Smith Rice for her steadfast support of emerging photographers worldwide. She was a skilled nature photographer and a champion for wildlife around the world. She did work for National Geographic, Nature's Best and Coldwater Creek and won many awards. Mrs. Rice served on Nature's Best Foundation board and on the board for Earthfire Institute, an Idaho based nonprofit that provides safe homes for wildlife no longer able to survive in the wild.
See the Fall 2008 Special Collectors' Edition of Nature's Best Photography magazine for the complete catalog of 102 Winners and Highly Honored images from the 2008 contest.Â The winning images have also been featured on AOL, MSNBC and Pixcetera