Entry Title: "Spring Surrender"
Name: Jeff Mitchum , United States
Category and Expertise: Panoramic|Landscape|Flowers|Landscapes, Professional

Entry Description: Every six to eight years, the forestry service has a prescribed burn on these hills. This enables the dormant lupine, which only comes alive every eight years, to have plenty of room to breathe in the light. The blooms’ fragrance is so strong, guess who comes to visit in droves? Bears. Everywhere.

About the Artist:

Jeff Mitchum is one of the great American and international landscape photographers who rose to success in the recent years. He is often described as the “Ansel Adams of color” in the fine art photography world. Self taught, Mitchum is known for his compositional mastery and the keynotes in his work are the use of natural light and subject matter. His aesthetic is simple – to capture the stunning beauty of nature and dramatic landscape and bring it to people’s everyday lives.