Lander Photographer takes Grand Prize in National Geographic photo contest
Lander resident Gabriel Adams was recently announced as one of five Grand Prize Winners in the My Mavic Photography Contest, coordinated by National Geographic and DJI, one of the largest Drone manufacturers in the world. As a grand prize winner, Adams received a DJI Mavic Pro drone.
Adams says that he was out at the Little Popo Agie River in Red Canyon last winter when he snapped the winning photo. Adams knew about the contest and decided to post the picture to his photography page on Instagram (@brokenwheelimages) with the hashtag used to mark the contest entries. “And then I won,” said Adams. “[A representative from the contest] reached out to me and I contacted her last Friday and got them the information they needed,” Adams told County 10.
Adams is a long time Lander resident who took up photography by accident, after buying his first camera at a garage sale for $10.00. “And then I was hooked,” Adams said. “I sold a photo to the Shoshone Rose Casino to use in their new Hotel Rooms.” Adams used the funds from the photo to purchase a new computer and his first DJI Mavic Pro Drone.
You can find more of Adams’ photography at Broken Wheel Images, via his Facebook Page or Official Website. “I took a picture of a broken wagon wheel out by my house when I first got a camera, and, I looked at this thing and thought, wow, it’s kind of ugly, but it’s also beautiful. So, it was kind of my inspiration, that broken wheel. It was the first photo that I took, that I thought was cool. And it kind of represents that there’s beauty in everything, you just have to find it.”