Photos depict the wonders of nature
September 14, 2012 3:40PM
Best of Youth Division was awarded to Sarah Sumoski, Palos Heights. "Water Willy" SUBMITTED PHOTOS
Updated: October 17, 2012 6:02AM
An amateur photo contest is held every August at the Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area on Pine Bluff Road at Jugtown Road in eastern Grundy County.
It is orchestrated by the volunteer organization Goose Lake Prairie Partners, with assistance from the Morris Camera Club.
Photo entries are to depict the flora, fauna and natural environment in the state of Illinois. Ninety-two prints were submitted Aug. 12 at the Goose Lake Prairie Visitors Center. The majority of participants were from Grundy County.
Judging for the annual Nature Photo Contest was Aug. 17 by a panel of experts assembled by the Morris Camera Club.
Winners were announced, and all the photos were on display at the Visitors Center through the weekend.
“We are excited by the response to the contest this year,” said Goose Lake Partners President Susie Johnson. “The quality of the entries this year was outstanding.”
The response by the public was positive, as the visitor count at the center was up 75 percent over a normal August weekend. Visitors were amazed at the professional quality produced by local amateur photographers.
This contest is sponsored by the Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area and the Goose Lake Prairie Partners.