This winter, we recognized some of the best photos and photographers in the Tahoe region through our Winter Photo Contest.
We are happy to announce the winner of the contest is Jeff Bender for the incredible photo below!
This photo was taken in the Upper Eagle Point Campground near Emerald Bay in November after an early snow storm. Jeff, who often snowshoes in this area, said, “I have been to this spot recently and the bench is totally covered in snow now. You would never know it’s there!” Jeff grew up in Southern California and spent every summer in Tahoe vacationing with his family. After a lifelong love of this special place, he now calls Tahoe home.
You can see all the photo entries in this video. Thank you to all participants! Special shout out to our other three finalists below.