2O22 Photo Contest Winners

Sharing winning photos that beautifully capture California's fish, water, & people.

Enjoy these beautiful images of California's fish, water, & people.

As always, the photo contest had some very close competition! Our contestants blew it out of the water with spectacular photos of California's outdoor treasures. Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest by submitting a photo and/or voting.

We hope these photos inspire you.

Grand Prize: "Fire and Ice" by Patrick Sheehan


People’s Choice Award: “Aerial Tug-O-War” by Mike Lee

Best Photo Awards:

"Thousand Islands Lake" by Ernesto Anguiano

"Sonora Autumn" by Phil Reedy

"Owens River Sunset" by Chris Lobreglio



"Two Alevin Just Hatched" by Matthew Miller

"Kings River" by Nina Wincel Gonzales

"California Gold" by Seth Blackamore

"Double Trouble" by Jane Dysert

"All in the Look" by Roger Wachtler

"Water Dreams" by Holly Swift

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