Posted by: Bridgett Hernandez

  • 02/08/2022

2021–2022 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/Pets on Preserves, Selfie, Landscape and Macro Photo. Winners will receive a one-year membership and a newly-designed ACRES sweatshirt.

Scroll down to see the winning photographs!

WILDLIFE | Bryan Gibson

“Woody, the Pileated Woodpecker”
Enjoying the rare Northeastern Indiana sun.
Bicentennial Woods


“Curious Cats”
Odysseus and Nyx exploring nature.
McNabb-Walter Nature Preserve

SELFIE |Anna Hornberger

“Hikes are Delicious!”
“Best part of hiking is that there’s always a tasty snack along the way — moss, sticks, animal droppings, a kid’s face, you never know!” said the dog.

LANDSCAPE | Emily Simmons

“Christmas Nature Hike”
Foggy morning
Tom and Jane Dustin, Robert C. and Rosella C. Johnson and Whitehurst Nature Preserves

MACRO | Anna Gunzenhauser

“Sea Shells in the Forest”
Shell like tree fungus in McNabb Walter 12/21
McNabb-Walter Nature Preserve

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