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Rolf Nussbaumer and Brien O'Connor Share Conservation Fund Pro-Tour of Nature Photography Awards


The grand prize at the Images for Conservation Fund Pro-Tour of Nature Photography Awards was given on Sept. 21 to photographer Rolf Nussbaumer and the Fennessey Ranch, owned by Brien O'Connor Dunn. Both winners shared the $51,000 prize money.

Second prize went to D. Robert Franz of the Mustang Ranch, owned by Hugo and Laura Berlanga; third prize was given to John Hendrickson and the Welder Wildlife Foundation.

More than 200 landowners, photographers and supporters attended the award celebration in Victoria, Texas. All told, more than $160,000 was awarded in prizes. The winners were chosen from 20 professional photographers who had teamed up with 20 Texas landowners last April. Their goal was to foster greater wildlife conservation through the promotion of sustainable nature photo tourism for private landowners.

The 2010 competition will be located in Laredo, Texas, and surrounding areas.