This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Alejandra Mendiola!

As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers”—in celebration of Spring, the Southwest Shadow wants to see your best pictures of nature in Nevada.


  • Comment on this post with an original photo that you have taken which showcases nature in Nevada. Write a short explanation of what is in your photo, which can be uploaded directly into the comment.
  • Entries must be school appropriate.
  • Students must log-in to comment (make sure your username is your first and last name)
  • The winner will be chosen randomly by the staff of the Southwest Shadow. Entries will close on April 30 at 12 a.m.

Prize: Starbucks gift card

  • Emerald Liu

    The treat for getting up early to catch the school bus everyday 🙂 The sunrise is so beautiful and it’s all worth it.

    ps: I am not sure if this is late??

  • Alejandra Mendiola

    This photo was taken on Thursday, April 28, 2016. This image demonstrates nature through a puddle that was left to dry by the rain from that day. It reflects the image of the flower placed on top of the water, along with the reflection of grass and lights from above.

  • Leilah Maayan

    The tree I pass by every morning when I walk to the bus.

  • Natalia Lopez

    Sunrise- I took this picture a couple weeks ago as I was walking out of my house. This is one of the reasons why I love waking up early. Always amaze by nature.

  • Rachelle Garduque

    Nevada Sunsets— Nevada’s mountain range kissing the altering sky a good night as the sun sets for a rest.

  • Jared Angeles

    I took this photo up in Reno last year. Although not 100% of the photo is nature, it’s still the Truckee River that runs through the arts district there. If you look in the right places, nature finds its way into the city by means of parks and whatnot. Just have to look hard enough.

  • Seth Scoville

    These are some cacti that I found in the dessert near Red Rock Canyon. This is right before the sunset and it really captured the beauty of desert features both near and far. Follow me on insta @sethscoville