My Colorado Photos

EnCompass Magazine

Editors’ note: The Editors chose winning photos from dozens received online at and via email at

Peace and tranquility ▲

Susan Justice of Grand Junction submitted this photo by email of Mesa Lakes Lodge, in the Mesa National Forest. “Every season, I take a drive along Highway 65, just outside of Grand Junction, stopping along the way, if something captures my eye to photograph—just as this scene did, while hiking along the trail around Beaver Lake,” Justice tells EnCompass. Her camera: Sony Alpha 350. Member since: 2003

Wild at heart ▼

Christine Segelken of Grand Junction submitted this photo online of two of the stallions battling over their mares. “I have always had a passion for horses, especially ones wild and running free. My husband, Harry, and I first visited the Little Bookcliffs Wild Horse Area, near Grand Junction, about 25 years ago. It was the beginning of my new passion and hobby—wildlife photography,” Segelken tells EnCompass. “There is always a rivalry among the wild stallions, and a competition for each band leader to keep his mares and add new ones. We were fortunate to capture this dramatic moment.” Her camera: Pentax KP. Member since: 2011

Submit your photos and win!

AAA Colorado accepts photography of Colorado destinations from AAA Colorado members only. No professionals please (that includes photographers who have sold their work online, in galleries, or by any other means, or whose photos appear on professional media websites). EnCompass magazine selects two winners per edition. Each winner receives a $60 check. Entries are accepted online at or by email at Images must be in a .jpg or .tif format and at least 300 dpi. Only high-resolution images are eligible to win. AAA Colorado will hold seasonal images for consideration in seasonally appropriate future editions. AAA Colorado reserves the right not to select any photo for any reason, without notification. AAA Colorado reserves the right to use all entries in its marketing materials (in print, online and social media) without compensation.