Please enjoy scrolling through the top picks from our annual contest.; this year’s pool included approximately 1,500 photos from 295 participants.
From one of our newer and highly popular features of the contest, our Facebook fans (@MarylandDNR) voted in one additional selection, seen above. Red Fox at Dusk was taken by Melissa McCeney in Montgomery County.
The passion, talent and enthusiasm from these photographers continue to leave us in awe. Congratulations to all!
GRAND PRIZE WINNER American Wigeon by Nikunj Patel
SECOND PLACE, WINTER Dredging in Fishing Bay by William Pully
THIRD PLACE WINTER Eagle by John Adolph
FIRST PLACE, SPRING Blue-gray Gnatcatcher by Wendy Crowe
SECOND PLACE, SPRING Fox Pup by Dan Madsen
THIRD PLACE, SPRING Eastern Bluebird Nest by Martha Johnston
FIRST PLACE, SUMMER Night Heron by Wendy Crowe
SECOND PLACE, SUMMER Kilgore Falls by Travis Foreman
THIRD PLACE, SUMMER Eastern Tiger Swallowtail by Larry Helms
FIRST PLACE, FALL Misty Morning Fishing by Nikunj Patel
SECOND PLACE, FALL Bucks by Reinhardt Sahmel
THIRD PLACE, FALL Great Falls Just Before Sunrise by Mark Andre