Highlights and shadows cast by winter light captured water, snow, flora, and fauna in all the photographs submitted for the first ever Fields Pond Winter Photo Contest. Fifteen photographers submitted photos taken this winter at the center.
Online voting took place between February 3 and February 10, and more than 375 votes were cast for the 15 entries. The online voting narrowed the field down to 3 finalists, and at the WinterFest at Fields Pond Audubon Center on Saturday, February 10, people were able to vote in-person. About 100 people voted and there was a clear winner, capturing twice as many votes as the other entries.
Congratulations go to Stan Grunder, whose photo of a Black-capped Chickadee (pictured below) perched on the branches of a White Pine tree was selected as the finalist. The winning photograph will be framed and featured at the Fields Pond Audubon Center lobby for a year and Gruder will also receive a bundle of signature Maine Audubon merchandise!
Thanks to all the photographers and photo-lovers who took part in the contest. We hope to run more in future, so keep an eye out for contest announcements and for great photo ops at Fields Pond.