WE KNOW YOU LOVE NEW MEXICO. So we asked New Mexico Magazine readers on Instagram to show us why—and did they ever deliver. Close to 400 entries were submitted using #whyilovenewmexico and #newmexicomagazine on images touching every portion of the state. It wasn't easy to whittle them down, but our winners vividly showcased the wonder and beauty in the land, people, and experiences all around us. Thank you to all the photographers who submitted their work for consideration. We hope you'll continue to follow us on Instagram and mention us at #newmexicomagazine for a chance to be featured in our stories. 

1st Place:

Pecos National Historical Park Instagram Winner@ryanfranchak

2nd Place:

Zozobra Instagram Photo Contest Winner@notthedroidurlookingfor_

3rd Place:

Lighting Instagram Photo Contest Winner@gotech89

Honorable Mentions:

Badlands Instagram Photo Contest Winner@d_kosea_kaptures

New Mexico United Instagram Photo Contest Winner@izzyrayna_55

Sky Instagram Photo Contest Winner@janerosemont

Horses Instagram Photo Contest Winner@jeffreymark312

Petroglyph Instagram Photo Contest Winner@justakrys

Hot Air Balloon Instagram Photo Contest@kpadilla24

White Sands Instagram Photo Contest@melissa_chowwwwww

Cactus Instagram Photo Contest@piercewilberphotos

Church Instagram Photo Contest@sfnm_media

River Instagram Photo Contest@steverule


Thank you to our generous sponsor, New Mexico United! 

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