Accomplished local photographer Darryl Lloyd has earned international recognition by winning first place in the nature category of Popular Photography magazine's Annual Picture Contest.
Billed as the "world's largest imaging magazine" Popular Photography receives 60,000 submissions from around the world for its yearly competition.
Lloyd's winning photograph is of a spectacular ice collapse on the face of the Columbia Glacier in Alaska. It will appear in the magazine's January 2002 issue.
A lifelong Columbia Gorge resident, Lloyd is also this year's winner of the Klickitat County "Klick...Klickitat Photoshoot" grand prize. His winning entry, "Kayaker on the White Salmon," received a $1,000 prize and will appear in future advertisements for Klickitat County.
"I feel very honored and grateful for the generous prize," said Lloyd.
Lloyd's work is well known in the Columbia Gorge area, and is regularly exhibited at the Columbia Art Gallery in Hood River and other regional locations. He will be featured in a new show at The Yakama Nation Cultural Center in Toppenish, Washington from Sept. 14 through Oct. 31.
His "Mount Adams Country" exhibit includes 37 color photographs of the area, "from valley floors to icy headwalls," said Lloyd. "It is a show of unique landscapes, flower-filled meadows, geologic events, crevasses, waterfalls, chaotic clouds and life on all sides of the mountain."
A recognized authority on Mount Adams, Lloyd grew up near Glenwood, in the shadow of the mountain, and has been photographing, climbing, guiding and hiking the area for 45 years. He currently works out of his home-studio in Hood River under his business name, Long Shadow Photography.