Erik Stensland, a local photographer and author from Estes Park just won the Benjamin Franklin Award for his latest book, ‘Whispers in the Wilderness’. 
 
Stensland owns and operates Images of RMNP, and is well known in the close-knit Estes Park community. 
 
MOUNTAIN SYMPHONY
Tundra, Rocky Mountain National Park
The tundra explodes with wildflowers in early summer in Rocky Mountain National Park as the Never Summer Mountains try to hold on to their remaining snow. This dynamic scene that reoccurs ever summer is simply stunning. It is as if the world can't help but break into song with the arrival of summer. Photo © copyright by Erik Stensland.
 
Whispers in the Wilderness is a compilation of small essays inspired by the natural world around Estes and Rocky Mountain National Park. 
 
Learn more about Stensland and the award in the video below.