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  • A flock of ducks make their way across a frozen pond after a winter snowstorm near the Vernon Hills Golf Course.

      A flock of ducks make their way across a frozen pond after a winter snowstorm near the Vernon Hills Golf Course.
    James White of Vernon Hills

  • A cow shows interest in some tourists as they pass a farm in Cancún, Mexico on their way to a cenote, a sunken hole with groundwater at the bottom which tourists swim in.

      A cow shows interest in some tourists as they pass a farm in Cancún, Mexico on their way to a cenote, a sunken hole with groundwater at the bottom which tourists swim in.
    Caitlin Ramsey of Vernon Hills

  • The sun sets last February on the beach at Siesta Key Florida.

      The sun sets last February on the beach at Siesta Key Florida.
    Curt Sriver of Libertyville

  • A bald eagle flies overhead during a morning snowfall on Monday, January 17th, in Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin along the Wisconsin River.

      A bald eagle flies overhead during a morning snowfall on Monday, January 17th, in Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin along the Wisconsin River.
    Dennis Heuer of Prospect Heights

  • Charlie, a pug, tries to hide as he peeks around the furniture to see where all the people were in March of 2008.

      Charlie, a pug, tries to hide as he peeks around the furniture to see where all the people were in March of 2008.
    Steve Motyka of Schaumburg

  • The tranquil umbrella-like jellyfish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California had a calming effect on viewers in September of 2008.

      The tranquil umbrella-like jellyfish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California had a calming effect on viewers in September of 2008.
    Jessica Schank of Palatine

  • I saw this shot while out running a few days before Christmas. Once home, I went back with my camera and took this cold but patriotic picture.

      I saw this shot while out running a few days before Christmas. Once home, I went back with my camera and took this cold but patriotic picture.
    Milton Hoskins of Hampshire

  • This photo was taken at a friends bird feeder in Wisconsin. I can't wait for these guys to be back at my feeder in Hampshire.

      This photo was taken at a friends bird feeder in Wisconsin. I can't wait for these guys to be back at my feeder in Hampshire.
    Milton Hoskins of Hampshire

  • As the sun was setting in Arches National Park, I ventured up close to the Skyline Arch to capture this perspective.

      As the sun was setting in Arches National Park, I ventured up close to the Skyline Arch to capture this perspective.
    Susan Birr of Carpentersville

  • This butterfly at Cantigny contrasted nicely with the flowers.

      This butterfly at Cantigny contrasted nicely with the flowers.
    Randy Link of Winfield

  • Photo taken in Sun City West, AZ. with a posterization effect applied.

      Photo taken in Sun City West, AZ. with a posterization effect applied.
    Randy Link of Winfield

  • This was taken at a high school cheer competition. The young lady is actually my daughter as part of the Metea Valley High School team.

      This was taken at a high school cheer competition. The young lady is actually my daughter as part of the Metea Valley High School team.
    Larry Pearlman of Naperville