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Readers' Choice Photo Contest: WinnersHere are the winners of our third annual Reader Photo Contest.
Need colorful proof that the BACKPACKER readers explore the wildest corners of the outdoors? Just look at these face-to-fur images of the animals that you encountered out there.
Click here to see the runners-up slideshow.
On her last day in Joshua Tree, Sharon Harper (Nashville, TN) says, "I heard a coyote very close, and then saw it circling." She used a wide aperture to create a shallow depth of field.