Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge Photography Contest Winners

Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge, in conjunction with Friends of Keālia Pond NWR, are happy to announce the winners of their first-ever photography contest. We received more than 90 entries. Below are the winners in each category. Winners and honorable mentions will be displayed at the Keālia Pond Visitor’s Center beginning Saturday, Feb. 15, and through Spring 2020.

Mahalo to judges Bret Wolfe, refuge manager at Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge, and Bruce Butler and Lourdes Venard, board members with Friends of Keālia Pond NWR.

Adult Wildlife

1st Place: Christian Hagenlocher, “Ohana”

2nd Place: T. Cameron, “‘Auku‘u Fish Food”

3rd Place: Nancy Smith, “Heron in Reflection”

Honorable mentions:

  • Chris Barnnowsky, “Dragonfly in Flight”
  • Soo Baus, “Stilt Splash”
  • T. Cameron, “Fighting Hawaiian Coots”
  • Patrick Medvecz, “Snacking Ibis”

Adult Scenic

1st Place: Steven Hamman, “Sunset at Keālia”

2nd Place: Nadia Nani Koole, “Keālia Coastal Boardwalk

3rd Place: Lance Barstad, “Sunbeams and Birds”

    Adult Visitor Experience

    1st Place: Miguel Morales, “Family Visit”

    2nd Place: Rick Woodford, “Rainbow at the Visitors Center”

    • Honorable mention: Hoʻohieokalā Luna-Beamer, 15, “‘Alae kea Standing Proud”

    Youth Scenic

    1st Place: Amia Datts-Voluntad, 15, “Keālia’s Beauty”

    2nd Place: Layli Gonzalez, 16, “Coastal Boardwalk”

    3rd Place: Ronel Yadao, 17, “Flight Over Pond”

    • Honorable mention: Ian Schmidt, 10, “Interesting Patterns”

    Youth Visitor Experience

    1st Place: Drema Carlos, 10, “Water Lessons”

    2nd Place: Faith Christy Soliven, 15, “Natural Beauty”