Winning Photo Captures Nature’s Wonder and Global Spotlight
A father-son camping trip to Yellowstone National Park in September provided a picture-perfect moment for budding photographer Charlie Cooper ’23.
“Just as the sun rose, we spotted a huge bull elk across the river so we hiked a little to a better vantage point to see it. I zoomed in as much as I could and was able to compress the image, showing all the layers in the shot,” Cooper said.
Judges pick the best works based on a theme. Cooper’s focus was the Natural World & Wildlife, a subject matter that is very close to his heart. “I discovered a passion for nature photography when I was around 10 years old,” he said. “At that point I didn't have a camera, but I was always eager to take photos of nature with my phone.”
Upper school photography teacher Rachel Langosch adds, “Charlie brings a passion and curiosity to his photographic practice. He is a motivated and enthusiastic student and offers valuable feedback to his peers during our class critiques.”
Thankfully, he has no plans to stop. “I have been a photographer since November 2017 when my aunt and uncle gifted me my first DSLR camera, and I haven't put it down since.”