Voting Now Open for The 2016 Banff Mountain Photo Essay Competition

  By ColinTyler

Voting for The 2016 Banff Mountain Photo Essay Competition is now open


Voting closes Tuesday, July 12 at 12:00 p.m. (MDT)

The Camera Store and Nikon Canada are proud sponsors of the The Banff Mountain Photo Essay Competition. The goal of this competition is to showcase the best in mountain-themed photo essays – to recognize the best stories told through a series of still images. The jury is seeking a sequence of images that conveys a compelling story or message – with each image strong enough to stand on its own while conveying a greater narrative when viewed in the photographer’s desired sequence.

We invite you to vote on your favourite photo essays that illustrate a mountain-related story whether culture, adventure, wildlife, sport, environment, or natural history.

View More on the 2016 Finalists

Bryce Brown

Bryce Brown – “Worth It”
Logan’s East Ridge, spring 2015. This climb encapsulated what it is to climb big alpine objectives: Hard work, suffering, determination and reward. In time, the memories of the prize dilute those of hardship. And the cycle repeats itself.

David Jackson

David Jackson – “Banff Blues”
Late in the summer of 2015, a team of paddlers set out from Mosquito Creek on route to Canmore via the Bow River. After pushing away and slipping into the groove of whitewater, the team quickly realized this would be no ordinary paddling trip. Washington wildfire smoke isolated three canoes from the world and for three nights, the world fell to river time in the cascading hues that are oh so blue…

Robin O’Neill

Robin O’Neill – “Japan Above the Clouds”
Izzy Lynch glides across the quiet winter landscape, maneuvering through fresh powder in the forests of Hokkaido. After a long ski-tour up Yotei Mountain, she soaks up the sunset from above the clouds before starting her descent. Her unforgettable day concludes at a traditional onsen in the company of friends.

Prasenjeet Yadav

Prasenjeet Yadav – “sky islands”
The sky islands of the Western Ghats in south India are unique both in its geography and biodiversity. I along with a group of ecologists explored this landscape to understand the role these mountains play in the formation of new species, with a focus on the Shortwing, a small bird endemic to the sky islands.