Monochrome Awards Winners’ Gallery

Landscapes – Honorable Mention
Storm Over El Morro by Martin Spilker (United States)

Entry description:
A view into the Box Canyon at El Morro National Monument in New Mexico. The approaching storm finally made me realize I was the highest point on the mountain so I made sure to get off the mountain quickly

About photographer:
Martin Spilker is a nature lover and nature photographer. Born in Missouri in 1960, his roots trace back to Bethel, a rural northeast Missouri community. He grew up on a farm, and it was his time on the family farm that taught him to appreciate and enjoy the beauty of nature all around him

A self-taught photographer, Martin began his journey in professional nature photography in 1999. Friends who had seen his talent in photography for many years encouraged Martin to start this journey. While Martin’s collection of photos includes many shots of his native Missouri, his photos include nature scenes from across the country as well. In 2004, Martin joined the Missouri Artisans Association as a “juried artist member.”