updated: 11/25/2010 7:30 PM
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A grizzly bear moves through the brush in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park this past August.
Julie Haeussler of Bartlett
The full moon sets over a herd of bison in Custer State Park in South Dakota in September as three wild donkeys graze on the hillside.
Bob Esbensen of Palatine
Escalator stairs lead to the Spring Garden Station on the Blue Line in Philadelphia.
John Pearson of Mount Prospect
Early morning sun strikes a sea otter just before he dives for breakfast at Moss Landing, CA this past summer.
Peter Hill of Long Grove
A misty morning at Nippersink Forest Preserve in Round Lake this past fall.
Cassandra Gordon of Wauconda
Smoke sifts through the forest at Crabtree Nature Center in Barrington as naturalists burned grass in a controlled burn.
Zoey Turner of Fox Lake
I drove my motorcycle to Washington D.C. late this past summer and took a wrong turn in the mountains of West Virginia, but it was worth having to backtrack once I stumbled onto this old forgotten pickup, alone in a field.
Tom Nicol of Geneva
"Tractricious by the light of the moon" one of several sculptures on Fermilab's site. This picture was taken on a crystal clear evening the week before Thanksgiving just after sunset.
Tom Nicol of Geneva
People usually see European Starlings sitting in large numbers on utility lines. They are a handsome bird when seen close up.
Milton Hoskins of Hampshire
Tiger Lilies are one of 11 year old Skylar's favorite flowers. He took the photo on a summer camp trip to the Elmhurst Conservatory.
Skylar Dolecki of Bensenville
Reflections of the Mercandise Mart was taken on an architectural boat tour on the Chicago River.
Jan Waichunas of Glen Ellyn
This wild turkey, who was hanging around the bird feeder at Cantigny, seems to be concerned about something, maybe Thanksgiving?
Jean E. Roe of Warrenville