Winner, 2nd Place, End of Year Competition 2015, Professional Photographers of Greater San Francisco Bay Area, Illustrative Category.

My “King of the Wild” was taken in the wilderness of Black Diamond Mine, in Contra Costa County, North California. The majestic wild oak tree towering and dwarfing over the background of small trees and shrubs inspire me to name it “King of the Wild”.  The End of Year Competition was not easy to win, since submitted photos by professional photographers must have also won monthly competitions during the same year.  It was anonymously judged by well-known master photographers with careful deliberation, according to the standards set by Professional Photographers of America.