10 stunning Wyoming high school student photos of Yellowstone and Grand Teton

Images from Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks are featured prominently among the winners of a photo contest that highlights work by high school students from across Wyoming.

The Nature Conservancy of Wyoming’s 5th annual “I Believe in Conservation” photography contest provides a showcase for students from Natrona County High School in Casper, Cheyenne High School and Cody High School.

“This contest is a wonderful opportunity to get students outside and encourage them to see the natural world in new and artistic ways,” said Molly Hampton, director of philanthropy for The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming.

Winners received up to $250 each in price money, and finalist and winning images  will be on display at the Nicolaysen Art Center in Casper in November. For information on future exhibits and to find a venue near you, contact Kerry Brophy-Lloyd at 307-349-1749 or kbrophy@tnc.org.

Featured here are 10 photos taken in and around Yellowstone and Grand Teton. To view a slideshow of all of the winning images, visitwww.nature.org/Wyoming.

Sunlight reflects on Oxbow Bend in Grand Teton National Park. Erin Ashley Scholtz Natrona County High School

Erin Ashley Scholtz / Natrona County High School

Sunlight reflects on Oxbow Bend in Grand Teton National Park.

An overcast sky creates dramatic lighting along a steaming river in Yellowstone National Park. Dylan Rorabaugh Natrona County High School

Dylan Rorabaugh / Natrona County High School

An overcast sky creates dramatic lighting along a steaming river in Yellowstone National Park.

Sunlight reflects off of a terraced mineral pool in Yellowstone National Park.

Garrett Munsey / Natrona County High School

Sunlight reflects off of a terraced mineral pool in Yellowstone National Park.

Sunset spreads a contrast of light and shadow across the landscaope in Grand Teton National Park. Dylan Rorabaugh, Natrona County High School 2nd Place, Wild Places

Dylan Rorabaugh / Natrona County High School

Sunset spreads a contrast of light and shadow across the landscaope in Grand Teton National Park.

An old metal bridge crosses the North Fork of the Shoshone River east of Yellowstone National Park. Sterling Boone Cody High School

Sterling Boone / Cody High School

An old metal bridge crosses the North Fork of the Shoshone River east of Yellowstone National Park.

The Tetons rise in the distance over a scenic valley.

Dylan Rorabaugh / Natrona County High School

The Tetons rise in the distance over a scenic valley.

Horses graze in a pasture in Grand Teton National Park. Breana Taylor Natrona County High School

Breana Taylor/ Natrona County High School

Horses graze in a pasture in Grand Teton National Park.

Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park displays a range of colors in its shallow and deeper waters. Garrett Munsey Natrona County High School

Garrett Munsey / Natrona County High School

Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park displays a range of colors in its shallow and deeper waters.

A camera awaits the perfect moment to capture the The T.A. Moulton Barn on Mormon Row in Grand Teton National Park. Erik Bale Natrona County High School

Erik Bale / Natrona County High School

A camera awaits the perfect moment to capture the The T.A. Moulton Barn on Mormon Row in Grand Teton National Park.

Geese take wing at sunset in Grand Teton National Park. Dylan Rorabaugh Natrona County High School

Dylan Rorabaugh / Natrona County High School

Geese take wing at sunset in Grand Teton National Park.

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