Greg Allikas Ramon de los Santos David Gould Arnold Gum Judith E. Higham Larry Johnson Monroe Kokin Larry Livingston Malcolm McCorquodale Richard Noel Katie Payeur Jim Pyrzynski Fred Rindlisbacher Irma Saldana


AOS Award Photographer Galleries

AOS award photographers are the unsung heroes of the AOS judging system. Month after month they show up at regional judging centers and affiliated society orchid shows to capture the beauty of the exemplary qualities that AOS judges see in the orchids they award. Most do it on a volunteer basis or are paid a small stipend to provide for equipment maintenence and upgrades. Some are professional or semi-pro photographers, some are judges who do double duty, some know nothing about orchids at all while others are die-hard hobbyists. Their work serves as a permanent record that all future plants can be compared to along with the written description and measurements. More than that, AOS award photos grace the pages of our publications and present to our members the finest orchids in the world in ORCHIDS magazine, in our annual calendar, and on our website.

The American Orchid Society is pleased to present these galleries of photographs taken by the dedicated photographers who serve the AOS at regional judging centers across the US and Canada. All photographs are copyrighted by the individual photographers and may not be used or reproduced without the written permission of the photographer.


Greg Allikas  |  Ramon de los Santos  |  David Gould  |  Arnold Gum  |  Judith E. Higham  |  Larry Johnson  |  Monroe Kokin  |  Larry Livingston  |  Malcolm McCorquodale  |  Richard Noel  |  Katie Payeur  |  Jim Pyrzynski  |  Fred Rindlisbacher  |  Irma Saldaña