Every year some of the top travel photographers in the US and Canada enter their best 20 photos from the last two years in the Society of American Travel Writers Bill Muster Photo Competition. This year I was fortunate to win two gold awards in the “Action” and “People Portrait” categories and one silver in the “Natural Scenic” category.  I feel honored to receive these awards in this great competition and below are my winning photos.  You can read more about the SATW Bill Muster Competition at http://www.satw.org/blog/satw-honors-travel-photographers-2012-2013 and view all the winning entries at http://satw.org/muster2013/pages/ind_all.html .


Jerusalem Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Gold Entry People Portrait. Woman holding cross at procession in front of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Israel.
Rafting waterfall New Zealand
Gold Entry in Action. Group of adventurers raft over a waterfall on the North Island of New Zealand.
South Falls, Silver Falls State Park, Oregon.
Silver Entry Natural Scenic. South Falls with misty clouds at Silver Falls State Park, Oregon.