Telegram journalist recognized in Game and Fish photography competition

Cynthia Sheeley/Torrington Telegram Cynthia Sheeley’s photograph, “Father and Son,” was listed as an honorable mention in the February edition of Wyoming Wildlife magazine for the recreation division of the contest. Pictured is her husband, Chad, and her son, Henry.

TORRINGTON – Subscribers of Wyoming Wildlife magazine may have noticed a familiar name and familiar faces in the February “2023 Photo Issue” of the magazine.

Cynthia Sheeley, a Telegram Journalist, had her talent with photography recognized as an honorable mention in the recreation class of the 53rd annual Wyoming Wildlife contest for her photograph, “Father and Son.” In the photo, Sheeley’s husband, Chad, aims a rifle downrange while her son, Henry, spots with a pair of binoculars.

Using her Nikon D500 Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera, she captured the image in rural Goshen County.

“I was excited!” Sheeley said. “In my opinion, it is a great honor to be recognized in any way in a contest that usually has more than a thousand entries.”

Sheeley is one of 608 photographers who entered the contest. A total of 3,326 photographs were submitted for this year’s contest. The contest was divided into four categories: wildlife, scenic, recreation and flora.

“Since 1936, Wyoming Wildlife has been published in partnership between the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and subscribers. The department has been fulfilling its mission of ‘conserving wildlife, serving people’ since 1890. To subscribe, call 800-710-8345,” the magazine reads.

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