Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Photography Contest Winners

The winners of the 2008 Audubon South Carolina Nature Photography Contest, co-sponsored by the Carolinas’ Nature Photographers Association, have been selected and will be on display for three weeks at the Summerville Visitor Center beginning November 12th.

The contest invited any amateur or professional photographer to capture the beauty of the natural world at the Francis Beidler Forest (Harleyville, SC) and Silver Bluff (outside Aiken, SC) Audubon Centers. Nearly 100 entries were submitted, with participants from Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as numerous entrants from North and South Carolina.

Full images can be seen here.

First Place Winner ~ Best in Show was “Ibis Perching” by Scott McWatty of Lexington, SC.

Second Place Awards:
“Pine Needles with Dew” (Plant/Landscape category) by Allison Hurley of Chatham, NJ
“Lady Luna” (Wildlife category) by Lisel Shoffner Powell of New Market, MD

Third place Awards:
“Lily of the Swamp” (Plant/Landscape) by Lisel Shoffner Powell
“Banded Water Snake” (Wildlife) by Mike Baker of York, SC

Honorable Mention Awards:
“Train Coming” (Plant/Landscape) by Reggie Daves of Conway, SC
“Morning at Beidler Forest” (Plant/Landscape) by Bob Baldwin of Green Mountain, NC
“Dressed for Success” (Wildlife) by Chase Hunter of Anderson, SC
“Sweet Song of the Prothonotary” (Wildlife) by Allison Hurley

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