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Earth Month Wildlife Photo Competition Winners

Our thanks to everyone who participated in our Earth Month Wildlife Photo Competition during April.

There were so many beautiful photos that we had a really hard time selecting a winner in each category. But, after lots of discussion, we finally selected the following photos:

Young Photographer – Short-eared Owl by Milo Martin (aged 10). Taken in early April on San Juan Island.

 

Insects – Bumble Bee on Flowering Currant by Brad Pillow. Taken on April 14th at his home on San Juan Island.

 

Sea/Shore – Shore Life by Alexandra Walton. Taken April 3rd on Garrison Bay, San Juan Island.

 

Humor – “There’s something stuck between my toes” Chestnut-backed Chickadee by Gene Helfman. Taken in late April, at his home on Lopez Island.

 

Amphibians/Reptiles –Sharp-Tailed Snake demonstrating crypsis by Christian Oldham. Taken April 4th on San Juan Island.

 

Mammals – Fox Mom and Kit by Mike Rauwolf. Taken in early April on San Juan Island. (This was taken from at least 75 feet away, with a 2X teleconverter lens on a Canon 70-200mm f2.8L Lens, fully zoomed in (400mm total). The photo was further enlarged and cropped).

 

Birds – Red-breasted Nuthatch by Kevin Culmback. Taken April 17th near his home on Garrison Bay, San Juan Island.

 

Congratulations to all of the winners and a huge thank you to everyone who shared their wonderful photos. Thank you for joining us to celebrate the beauty of local wildlife.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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