December 16, 2014

Photo Contest Winners Announced

An amazing selection of wildlife photos were submitted as part of Hawk Mountain's first annual Digital Photo Contest, making it tough on the judges, which included two Hawk Mountain volunteer photographers, representatives from Dan's Camera City in Allentown and Easton, a professional photographer and an art photographer who exhibits regularly.  Photos were judged on composition, lighting, subject, originality, and how the image tells a Hawk Mountain story.

All winning photos, second-place winners and honorable mentions will be displayed in a winter exhibit that will open sometime in late January. The 2015 contest will also reopen for submissions in January, this time with new categories for serious photographers, such as macro and special effects.

Raptors and Other Wild Birds

Joe Gliozzo, First Place and Best Overall

turkey vulture, photo contest winner

Jeff Loomis, indigo bunting, 2nd place

indigo bunting, jeff loomis

Native Flora

Rick Bortnick, First Place

Lily pads by Rick Bortnick

Rick Bortnick, Second Place


Outdoor Recreation

Jeff Loomis, First Place

outdoor recreation,  jeff loomis

Cheryl Faust, Second Place

Cheryl Faust, second place in outdoor recreation

Scenic Views and Wild Landscapes

Meg Torres, First Place

Meg Torres, best scenic views photo

Kenneth Benedetti, 2nd Place

Kenneth Beneditti, laurel wood niche

Other Wildlife

Rick Bortnick, First Place

insect close up by rick bortnick

Cheryl Faust, Second Place

frog on walkway

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