2020 Ruralite Calendar Photos
August 14th, 2019 by Brenden

The 2020 Ruralite calendar photo contest was a doozy! With so many wonderful photos submitted, we had to make some hard choices. Enjoy the diversity of landscape, wildlife and color presented in this year’s calendar.

Cover Photo

A lone mule deer pops up in the middle of a mustard field in Idaho.
Photo by Nancy Chirichillo, Bonners Ferry, Idaho–Northern Lights Inc.


A young porcupine on a spring afternoon in northwest Alaska.
Photo by Jim Dau, Kotzebue, Alaska–Kotzebue Electric Association


Warm colors paint the eastern Nevada desert during sunrise.
Photo by Gary Stokes, McGill, Nevada—Mt. Wheeler Power Association


Low tide at Cannon Beach, Oregon, exposes a tidal wave of colors.
Photo by Mike Bowen, West Richland–Benton REA


Spring bluebirds at the bluebird capital of the world, Bickleton, Washington.
Photo by William Meeuwsen, West Richland, Washington—Benton REA


Spring poppies brighten the day in Graham County, Arizona.
Photo by Amy Pooler, Thatcher, Arizona–Graham County Electric Cooperative


A rainbow highlights a stand of trees.
Photo by Gerald Tsupros, Alsea, Oregon–Consumers Power Inc.


A professional windsurfer performs aerobatics during the Pistol River International Wave Bash windsurfing competition near Gold Beach, Oregon.
Photo by Lauren Klein, Brookings, Oregon–Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative


A dog-eared lynx swats pesky gnats with a flick of its ear near Kantishna in the heart of Denali National Park, Alaska.
Photo by Jimmy Tohill, Healy, Alaska–Golden Valley Electric Association


Paddleboarding at Morgan Lake, in the hills west of La Grande, Oregon.
Photo by Eric Valentine, Union County, Oregon—Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative


Surrounding foliage is reflected in Sparks Lake looking toward South Sister, Oregon.
Photo by Brad Waler, Redmond, Oregon–Central Oregon Electric Cooperative


A buck takes a break in the forest.
. Photo by Randy Robbins, Susanville, California–Plumas Sierra Rural Electric


Sunrise from a hillside overlooking Fern Ridge Reservoir after a snowstorm.
Photo by Jinger Rush, Junction City, Oregon—Blachly-Lane Electric Cooperative