Video: Thank you photographers!

Your parks. Your photos. From sunsets at Deception Pass to family reunions at Penrose Point to the breathtaking views from Steptoe Butte, our photographer community at Washington State Parks Foundation showcases the unique, diverse and breathtaking beauty of our state parks. Thank you photographers for sharing your art with us this year.

Please enjoy this three minute slideshow featuring photographs from state parks across Washington in 2015.


YOU are invited to join our photographer community. What moves you about our state parks? Capture and share it with like-minded park lovers! From the tiniest flower to spectacular vistas to children at play, what inspires you inspires us.

Our judges select regular winners from the images submitted, including a Photo of the Year. So submit early and often!

Getting started is easy:

  1. Sign up for an account at or via the “Join Contest” link below. Be sure to check the box for “Washington State Parks Foundation.”
  2. You can enter up to three photos a day. NOTE: please select “property” photo for entry in our contest.
  3. Like us on Facebook to see Winning Photo announcements and follow the action.


Jenny Burns    slideshow producer

Joe Cusella        slideshow editor

Becci Keays    “Little Lagoon Girl”

Jordan Roberts     “Awakening”

Ken Carper    “Steptoe Butte”

Russ Stamp    “Chillin’ ”

AJ Barse    “Forward onto dusk”

Matthew Williams    “Summit at Mt Pilchuck”

Dennis Verhaaff    “boating”

Ken Carper    “Family At The Beach”

Teresa Wickersham    “Big Horn Sheep”

Heidi Walker    “Playing in the waves”

Scott Slater    “Cape Disappointment”

Rich Leon     “deer”

Amy Thor    “I said yes”

Chris Teren    “Clark Island State Park”

Carly Giles    “Reflective Pup”

Tara Bollinger    “Fort Casey Lighthouse”

Arnold Hampton    “Steelhead”

Ken Carper    “moon”

Rhea Bautista    “Home”

Evelyn Georgeson    “Riverside State Park”

Suzi Wong Swint    “Peshastin Pinnacles”

Chris Teren    “Bayview Flats”

Robert Batt    “Mt Pilchuck summit”

Suzi Wong Swint    “Cama Pumpkin”

John Moffat    “fun on the water”

Arnold Hampton    “Schafer State Park”

Sara Coyne    “Sun Lakes – Dry Falls”

Nan Kauzlarich     “Scenic Beach State Park”

Chris Teren    “Matia Island State Park”

Chris Teren    “Lime Kiln Lighthouse”

Becca Peter    “Fort Columbia State Park”

Matthew Williams    “Saint Edwards Building”

Robert Oliver    “Lincoln Rock State Park”

Scott Slater    “sunset”

Sarah Wells    “Marmot at Lincoln Rock”

Margaret Herron    “On the ski trail”

Kristen Weise    “Summer Falls”

Chris Teren    “Northern Lights…”

Abubakar Abdul Khaliq    “Steptoe Butte”

Ken Carper    “Spring Wildflowers”

Steph Gabler    “Log Surf”

Erik Lawrenz    “Stone Silhouettes ”

Susan Ball    “Our Piece of Heaven”

Kevin Russel    “Palouse Falls”

Scott Slater    “Penrose Point”

Cindy Lysonski    “Low Tide”

AJ Barse    “Sundown over Salish Sea”

Joshua Jones    “exploring the trail”

Judy Kubes    “End of a Great Day”