August 6th, 2014 - Bozeman, MT
BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Bruce Gourley of Manhattan, Montana has been selected as the grand prize winner of the 2014 Yellowstone Park Foundation's "Capturing Wonderland" photo contest. Gourley's grand prize winning photograph, entitled "Beehive Geyser Shower in Black and White," is a black and white image of Beehive Geyser erupting in a cascading shower of spray. The image was selected from a field of nearly 1,200 entries in the worldwide photo contest. Tom Murphy, renowned nature photographer, judged the contest and selected the winning photo.
Asked to describe his experience in Yellowstone National Park, Gourley noted: "I first visited Yellowstone in 1987 ... From May to October, I'm in the Park weekly, camera in hand. The wildness and variety I never tire of, whether on a trail or from the roadside. And I've enjoyed getting to know so many people over time -- rangers, concessionaire employees, photographers, wolf watchers, geyser gazers, and others."
"Landscapes have always been my favorite subject, in general," Gourley noted. "While photographing wildlife can be exciting, I enjoy looking for art in nature's landscapes. Yellowstone is my favorite place to photograph, but there are other parks, national and state, that I frequent as well, including Glacier National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and Jekyll Island State Park off the coast of Georgia."
Gourley is also the creator and owner of the popular Yellowstone.Net website, a site that serves as an advertising platform for the Yellowstone area and an online community for the Yellowstone public.
Bruce Gourley's photography, including "Beehive Geyser Shower in Black and White," is featured on Fine Art America at http://www.brucegourley.com/photography/, where the winning image is available for sale as a framed print, canvas wrap and more.