Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 Photo Contest!

This year's photo contest proved that our guests are amazing photographers. The 3 winning photos were selected from a field of over 5,000 images revealing the natural splendor, cultural sights and spontaneous moments on Backroads trips.

First place is awarded to Kim Labonte from Alaska Walking & Hiking.

Guest Photo Contest Winner
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Photographer's Notes
Hiking along the Harding Icefield Trail in Kenai Fjords National Park was challenging. My reward came about half way back down the trail when my group spotted a female black bear with two cubs in an alpine meadow. I was lucky to get this shot of the bear family with Exit Glacier in the background. They seemed to be enjoying the warm sunshine on that August afternoon as they playfully walked alongside the glacier.

Second place goes to
Todd Brodie from
Cinque Terre & Tuscany Walking & Hiking.

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Third place goes to
Geoffrey Mandel from
Peru Walking & Hiking.

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Also, congratulations to Scott Hedblom, who won the $200 Patagonia gift certificate for participating in the contest voting!

We invite you to enter the Backroads Photo Contest. Good luck!