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These sea lions had taken over a public dock in the working harbor of Crescent City, CA. The marine mammal act doesn't let anyone chase them away. They made a lot of noise, but basically just laid around.

Milton Hoskins of Hampshire

I was going through some pictures I had taken last year and ran across this swan picture which I liked very much. I converted it from color to black and white. I think it makes the reflections stand out more and also helps show off the swan's eye looking at you as well as the drops of water dripping from it's mouth.

Bob Williams of Huntley

This milkweed pod and seeds at Ferson Fen seem to be spinning around a bright sun in a blue sky.

Mike Tillmans of St. Charles

A pod of seals swim at Santa Cruz Whorf in San Francisco.

Joy Skyles of Island Lake

A Manta Ray swims at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA last month. The Manta Ray was in a shallow outdoor pool covered by a striped overhead canopy which was reflected on the dark shiny back of the animal which created an unusual reflection.

Peter M. Attard of Elk Grove Village

During a private viewing of the Stanley Cup over the summer, Anthony Altmeyer, just two months old, fit perfectly into the cup for a brief nap.

Frank Vitucci of Arlington Heights

A green frog sits in a pond on the Fourth of July in Rhinelander, WI.

Bob Esbensen of Palatine

The warm hues of the sunset reflect on the nose of a boat at Lake Shelbyville in Sullivan.

Natalie Corres of Wauconda

An old, abandoned farm house on Route 120 and Curran Road last month.

Cassandra Gordon of Wauconda

A gloomy day in downtown Chicago.

Angela Cichosz of Carol Stream

Stairs at Land O'Lakes, WI surrounded by fall colors.

Ron Kowalik of Lombard

This is the Minocqua Thoroughfare in the Northwoods of Wisconsin at daybreak.

Maryanne O'Connell of Warrenville

Gallery updated: 11/11/2010 4:54 PM

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