FIRST PRIZE WINNER Mother's Love, Australia by Alli Minor, Hoover, Alabama
Awww, mama and baby Koalas just in time to remind us that mom's very special day is this weekend (please allow us to help you pamper mom and mama earth with our gift guide).
However, hit the JUMP to see the GRAND PRIZE WINNER of the Rainforest Alliance's First "Picture Sustainability" Photo Contest. Last January, the Rainforest Alliance invited United States residents to submit photos illustrating sustainable agriculture, forestry and tourism with the aim of raising awareness about conservation issues while expanding the foundation's collection of photos for use in its publications and on its Web site. A bunch of prizes were offered with the Grand Prize winner receiving a trip to New York City including lodging at an eco-friendly hotel, seats at the Rainforest Alliance annual gala, and a Fujifilm FinePix digital camera. We NYC TreeHuggers couldn't be more thrilled to welcome the lucky photographer whom we hope will use their winnings to snap a few awareness-raising shots in Gotham's very own urban forest. Drum-roll please...
Grand Prize Winner
Butterfly Trumpet, Missouri Butterfly Garden