Posted by: Bridgett Hernandez

  • 01/31/2021

2020–2021 Winter Photo Contest Winners

For ACRES Winter Photo Contest, we challenged you to take to the trails and capture photos that celebrate our forever-protected places. Your submissions truly reflected the beauty of these natural areas and the joy they bring visitors.

Members of ACRES board and staff selected five winners from the following categories: Wildlife, People on Preserves, Selfie, Landscape and Macro Photo. Winners will receive a one-year membership and a newly-designed ACRES reusable bag.

Scroll down to see the winning photographs!

WILDLIFE | April Raver

“Watchful Guardian”
This eagle kept watch over the preserve.
Seven Pillars Nature Preserve


“Lost in Thought and Appreciation”
Thoughtfully observing the gently flowing Maumee River.
Blue Cast Springs

SELFIE | Leslie Krock

“Winter Hike”
Unplugging and enjoying wintery nature.
Bicentennial Woods

LANDSCAPE: LuAnne Letizia

“Down in the Canyon”
A small stream snaking along the canyon floor.
Robb Hidden Canyon

MACRO | Jenny Weatherford

“The Artistry of Ice”
Natural artwork on the frozen Davis Fisher Creek.
McNabb-Walter Nature Preserve

Congratulations to all the winners! And a big thank you to everyone who participated in our Winter Photo Contest!


david brumm - February 2, 2021 - 3:42 pm

All the entries are beautiful images of nature and the natural people who enjoy them. Th art in the ice is amazing.....my mind refuses to accept that there are not numerous pictures inscribed in that ice....animals, leaves, trees, people, all fade in and out of sight as I stare into the depths of the stream.

Bridgett Hernandez - February 4, 2021 - 3:15 pm

We couldn't agree more, Dave. The patterns formed by the ice are absolutely fascinating!