Monday, Nov 18, 2019

We are excited to finally announce the winners in this year’s 9th Annual Photo Contest. This year’s photo contest saw more than 200 entries from over three dozen photographers. After much deliberation, the photo contest judges selected the winners based on their photographic and ecological qualities. The winning photographers were honored at our Annual Fall Recognition Dinner on Friday, November 15th.

Congratulations to the following winners, and thank you to all who entered this year! These beautiful photos help us tell the story of why Michigan is so worth protecting and preserving for future generations.


Category: Flora & Fauna

Honorable Mention, Julia Schachinger for “Green Heron & Painted Turtle”

3rd Place, Mary Rasmussen for “Predacious Diving Beetle Underwater”

2nd Place, Martha Hitchiner for “Blue Racer on Tree Stump”

1st Place, David Dalrymple for “Greater Yellowlegs”


Category: Landscapes

Honorable Mention, Deb Traxinger for “Fall Swamp Sunrise”

3rd Place, Tom Ala for “Hungarian Falls”

2nd Place, Jeremy Salo for “Misty morning in Brighton on the river”

1st Place, Paul Mrozek for “Fall Pond”


Category: People in Nature

Honorable Mention, Randy Butters for "In the Light of Day"

3rd Place, Nan Pokerwinski for “Shade”

2nd Place, Greg Bodker for “Learning Nature”

1st Place, Randy Butters for “On the Long Blue Edge of Summer”


Overall Winner 

William Rowan for “Sandhill Crane Mother with Adopted Canada Goose Gosling”

Leave a comment


Jo Ann

2019-12-28 17:45:41.0
Absolutely beautiful! So heartwarming. I love it. People csn learn from nature if they just pay attention to nature.

Wendy Casey

2020-05-15 09:13:26.0
That was fun! I'm ao impressed with the photographic expertise here!