Crex Meadows 2016
Nature Photography Contest

26 photographers entered photos in 8 different categories for the 2016 Crex Meadows Nature Photography Contest.  All photos must have been taken in or adjacent to the wildlife areas managed by the Wisconsin DNR at Crex Meadows (Crex, Fish Lake, Amsterdam Sloughs, and Danbury Wildlife Areas).  77 ballots were cast by the general public, voting for their top three favorites in each category.  These are the results:

Category: Birds

1st Place:  Cristine Nicholson, Big Lake, MN, titled: Least Bittern

2nd Place:  Gary Meyer, Wyoming, MN, titled: Snowy Taking a Time Out

3rd Place: LouAnn Wheeler, Menno, SD, titled: Me and My Shadow

 

Category: Insects

1st Place: Gary Meyer, Wyoming, MN, titled: Working Their Way Up

2nd Place:  Sonia Anderson, Scandia, MN, titled: Summer Azure

3rd Place: Jean Fuher, Nelson, WI, titled:  What Is Up There?

  

Category: Wildlife

1st Place: Gary Meyer, Wyoming, MN, titled: Up Close

2nd Place:  Kim Wheeler, Grantsburg, WI, titled: Red Fox Kit

3rd Place: Ken Milender, Harshaw WI, titled:  Bugs Beware

 

Category: Flowers

1st Place: Mark Nicholson, Big Lake, MN, titled: Water Lily

2nd Place:  Kim Wheeler, Grantsburg, WI, titled: Indian Paintbrush

3rd Place: LouAnn Wheeler, Menno, SD, titled:  Hi Lily, Hi Lily, Hi Lo

 

Category: Landscapes

1st Place: Catherine Skoula, Hammond, WI, titled: Misty Morning

2nd Place:  Mark Nicholson, Big Lake, MN, titled: On Crex Ridge

3rd Place: Cristine Nicholson, Bg Lake MN, titled:  Sunset

 

Category: Artistic (photos can be altered, photoshopped, etc).

1st Place (and Best In Show): Mark Nicholson, Big Lake, MN, titled:  Milky Way On Crex

2nd Place:  Gary Meyer, Wyoming, MN, titled: Caught! In the World of Black and White

3rd Place: Cristine Nicholson, Big Lake, MN, titled: Water Lilies Glow

 

Category: Macro

1st Place: Heidi Rusch, Webster, WI, titled: Morning Mist

2nd Place:  Cristene Nicholson, Big Lake, MN, titled: Green

3rd Place: Mark Nicholson, Big Lake, MN, titled: Checkerspot on Wood Lily

 

Category: Black and White (can be sepia and include one accent color)

1st Place: Mark Nicholson, Big Lake, MN, titled: Snowy Owl

2nd Place:  Bobby Griffiths, Minneapolis, MN, titled: Red-winged Blackbirds In Fish Lake WA

3rd Place: Jeff Brooks, Forest Lake, MN, titled:  Black and White Warbler in Black and White

 

Click Here for 2015 Photo Contest Results

Click here for 2014 Photo Contest Results

 



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