• Rafting through the Obed Wild & Scenic River gorge


    Wild & Scenic River Tennessee

2012 Obed Photo Contest Winners

The National Park Service turned 96 years old on August 25, 2012. In honor of this milestone, the Obed Wild and Scenic River unveiled the winners of the park's first ever photography contest. This page will feature snapshots of the winning photographs, the four categories (flora, fauna, artistic, and landscape), and the name of the artist who took the photo. Keep checking back on this page, as a new winner will be enveiled every week.

Artistic Category: Aquatic Plants and Reflections by Tom Wood.
Honorable Mention: Lilly Bluff Overlook by Michael Foster.
Flora Category: Stewartia Ovata by Calvin R. Wenzel.
Fauna Category: Luna Moth at Alley Ford by Hans Christen.
Landscape Category: Sunlit River by Tom Wood.
Honorable Mention Category: Boulders on Clear Creek by Tom Wood.
People's Choice Category: Reflections by John Hatmaker.
Honorable Mention Category: Lilly Falls by Walt Riches.
People's Choice Category: Obed Early Morning by Laura Kappel.
Youth Category: Nyssa Trinkle accepts congratulations from Obed Park Ranger Brett Painter upon winning the youth
category for her photo entitled "Holly."

Did You Know?

More NPS sites

Did you know that the Obed Wild and Scenic River is one of seven designated National Park Service sites located in Tennessee? Many visitors from the central part of the Volunteer State stop in at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro before making their way east to visit the Obed.