5 Questions With The February #DryTortugas Photo Contest Winner

february winner joe guenther photo

Meet Joe Guenther, our February 2024 #DryTortugas Photo Contest winner. We had the chance to ask him a few questions about his experience at the Dry Tortugas National Park. Read on to learn how he captured his amazing photo!

1. When did you visit the Dry Tortugas National Park? Did you arrive by seaplane, the Yankee Freedom ferry, or another way?
We visited in mid-December the week before Christmas, I think the 18th.

2. If you arrived by the Yankee Freedom, how was your ferry trip?
We arrived by Yankee Freedom. The trip was nice, I was impressed with the crew. I have never experienced motion sickness and was surprised by how common it was on the ride.

3. How did you capture your winning photo? What inspired you to take it? Did you use any cool camera gear?
I took the photo with my iPhone and edited the color vibrance and shorted the depth of field a little with Adobe Lightroom.

4. What made your trip to the Dry Tortugas memorable?
I spent the entire four hours exploring Fort Jefferson. It was the coolest place I’ve ever been.

5. What do you plan to do with your National Park Annual Pass?
I think we’ll use the park pass to stop at the fort at St. Augustine on our way down for our next trip.