Patricia Parker of Medford entered this photo of a mother seal and her pup, shot with a telephoto lens near Waldport, in the 2013 Oregon Outdoors Photo Contest. - Courtesy Patricia Parker

Oregon Outdoors Photo Contest

Today is the last day to enter the inaugural Oregon Outdoors Photo Contest, and as of Thursday, 259 photos had been submitted. The deadline is 5 p.m.

When the deadline passes, a week of online voting will commence so readers can choose a People's Choice winner.

To enter or vote, go to our contest website at

Photos can be entered in three categories:

1) Wildlife, which can include any nondomesticated animal photographed in the wild in Oregon.

2) Landscapes, including forests, mountains, deserts, ocean, rivers, lakes or any other landscape that depicts the beauty of Oregon.

3) People in Nature, which can include hikers, skiers, rafters, bikers, climbers or any other activity that shows people — alone or in groups — outdoors in Oregon.

Three winning photos chosen by our expert judges, along with the People's Choice winner, will be published Friday, Aug. 9, in Oregon Outdoors.

Please note: Only photographs taken in Oregon are eligible. Complete rules are listed on the contest website.

If you have questions, email Mail Tribune features editor David Smigelski at or call 541-776-8784.

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