<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><strong>Winner: Regine Lorenz, Elmstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany</strong></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><em>Seven-night gourmet inclusive resort stay for two at the <a href="http://www.eldoradosparesorts.com/hotels/el_dorado_royale/" target="_blank">El Dorado Royale</a> in the heart of the Riviera Maya.</em></p><p>Regine Lorenz and her fellow travelers were stalled by a storm during their dogsled tour down the <em>Kungsleden</em> (King’s Trail) in Abisko National Park, Sweden, north of the Arctic Circle. Braving the cold to feed the dogs, Lorenz asked their guide why he stayed outside with his lead dog. He replied, “Nikolay has saved my life twice. So I will never leave him alone in such a storm.”</p><p>Lorenz lives with her husband in Germany’s Palatinate Forest and travels as often as possible. Next on her list: Jordan and Syria. Wherever she goes, Lorenz looks to photography in order to capture the feeling of special moments between people and nature within their surroundings. <em>(Olympus SP59OUZ shot at 7mm focal width, 1/500 sec f/5.6 at ISO 64)</em></p><p>Judges chose these six Great Outdoors Photo Contest winners from an abundance of talented amateur photographers.</p>

Grand Prize

Winner: Regine Lorenz, Elmstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Seven-night gourmet inclusive resort stay for two at the El Dorado Royale in the heart of the Riviera Maya.

Regine Lorenz and her fellow travelers were stalled by a storm during their dogsled tour down the Kungsleden (King’s Trail) in Abisko National Park, Sweden, north of the Arctic Circle. Braving the cold to feed the dogs, Lorenz asked their guide why he stayed outside with his lead dog. He replied, “Nikolay has saved my life twice. So I will never leave him alone in such a storm.”

Lorenz lives with her husband in Germany’s Palatinate Forest and travels as often as possible. Next on her list: Jordan and Syria. Wherever she goes, Lorenz looks to photography in order to capture the feeling of special moments between people and nature within their surroundings. (Olympus SP59OUZ shot at 7mm focal width, 1/500 sec f/5.6 at ISO 64)

Judges chose these six Great Outdoors Photo Contest winners from an abundance of talented amateur photographers.

Photograph by Regine Lorenz

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