posted: 4/6/2012 1:00 AM
Images: Photo Contest Finalists
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A flock of Cedarwax Wings lined up all in the same direction on the edge of a bridge last July at the Lake County Forest Preserve Rollins Savanah.
Linda Sarmento of Wildwood
A lily blows in the wind creating interesting dimensions.
Deb Marak of Arlington Heights
The Marilyn Monroe statue in downtown Chicago seems to be enjoying the March weather!
Iris Cooley of Hawthorn Woods
This shy screech owl was hiding in a tree that was placed inside its cage enclosure at Willowbrook Wildlife Center. As people walked by, the owl's eyes followed their footsteps.
Angela Cichosz, from Carol Stream
This was taken while crossing the River Lech into Fussen, Germany.
Doug Yorke, from Naperville
I was photographing this Bald eagle on the Fox River when it started screeching. All of a sudden this Red tail hawk came after the eagle.
Cindy Smith of Cary
The fiery orange stigma compliments the violet crocus on Evening Island at the Chicago Botanical Gardens last week.
Jeff Farinosi of Vernon Hills
This is a photo taken early Friday morning, March 1, after the Leap Year overnight snow. This is a lone tree at the public access to Lake Campton in Campton Hills. It may appear to be B&W, but this is a color photo.
Steven J. Lemon of Geneva
A person snorkels in the ocean near St. Thomas in February.
Pat Morton of Arlington Heights
Two Macaws nestle against each other this past February at Butterfly World in Florida.
Ann Kowalski of Wheeling
A bumble bee busily enjoys the wilting flowers of a rhododendron in our front yard in Batavia.
Steven Lemon of Batavia
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