Best Mountain Photographs of 2006 Announced

2006 Banff Mountain Photography Competition
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2006 Banff Mountain Photography Competition

Best Photo—Mountain Flora and Fauna: Migrating North-Mountain Bluebird by Peter Dettling of Canmore, Alberta, Canada

In [Wyoming's] Grand Teton National Park I spotted a few mountain bluebirds flying low over a field in search of food. I reached for my camera, mounted my biggest lens, and waited, Dettling said in a statement.

One of the birds flew for a split second straight toward me as I pressed the shutter. I knew instantly that I had something special, if the image was correctly exposed and sharp. After checking my camera's screen, my mood rose to a state of pure joy and satisfaction.

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Photograph by Peter Dettling
 
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