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Earth Day 50 Photo & Art Contest

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The winner in each of the two catagories was selected by popular vote, and wins a $50 REI gift card.

 

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Winner: Photography

Driftwood in Shadow

Boneyard Beach-Bulls Island, Charleston, SC

Rebecca Hone

Winner: Graphic Art

Shenandoah National Park:  An old tree recycles new life.

Watercolor by Linda Ahern

The next four entries deserve special recognition.

Most Striking and Original

Pulsating sun. That same day as the hike to Wolf Swamp, it was dry and hot and the sun was beating down.

Woodcut by Dave Hoke

Best Wildlife

Blue Heron, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, NJ.

Steve Leibrock

 

 

 

Be sure to cllick the image to see the remarkable detail.

 

Best Composition

Boardwalk on the Appalachian Trail, Vernon, NJ

John  Loyer

 

Best Snapshot

Doggy Dunes, Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Utah

Nina Trimble

 

The dog, the dune, the footprints. the ripples and the sun. You could not stage a photo this perfect.

 

And here are the rest of our excellent entries in the order they were received.

Wolf swamp. A bunch of trees cut and dead with a lot of mushrooms growing on them inspired by a hike in Wolf Swamp.

Woodcut by Dave Hoke

 Adirondack Paddling: Navigating the passage from Rollins Pond to Floodwood Pond.

Watercolor by Linda Ahern

Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada

Bob Krisak

Otter Point, Acadia NP, Maine

Pat Naismith

Green Cove, Cape Breton Highlands NP,  Nova Scotia

Pat Naismith

Tent site at Muir Lake, Sierra Nevada

John Rogers

High Dune, Great Sand Dunes National Park

Kevin Burkman

Dawn Hike, Great Sand Dunes National Park

Kevin Burkman

A 4,000 year old Bristlecone Pine, Cedar Breaks, Utah

Barbara Bailey

Katadhin Lake

Bob Krisak

Glacier National Park

Joe Nanfara

Glacier National Park

Joe Nanfara

The Azores: Climbing through an enchanted forest.

Mike Ahern

Backpacking near the Delaware Water Gap: A perfect campsite up on the ridge.

Mike Ahern

Stalled Thru Hiker, Owl Creek Reservoir, PA

Beth Ritter-Guth

Refracted Winter Forest, Griggstown Grassland Preserve, Griggstown, NJ

Stanton de Riel

 Antarctica wildlife, whale

Jeff Fritzinger

Antarctica wildlife, penguins

Jeff Fritzinger

 

Antarctica Iceberg on a Stormy Day

Barbara Beatrice

Tunnel on Spert Island, Antarctica

Barbara Beatrice

Osprey in Flight, Indian River Bay, Bethany Beach, DE

Mark Greenberg

Good Things Come in threes, Trap Pond State Park, Laurel, DE

Mark Greenberg

Autumn Ride, Delaware Canal towpath, PA

Steve Leibrock

Lower Calf Creek Falls in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, UT

Holly Adams

Maple Blossoms in the Spring on Beaufort Ridge in NJ

Holly Adams

The Wave Without Water, The Wave, Marble Canyon, AZ

Nina Trimble

Camping With The Family, Olympic Peninsula in Washington

Bradley Draifinger

On Edge, Yosemite National Park, California

Bradley Draifinger