posted: 4/13/2012 1:00 AM
Images: Photo Contest Finalists
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The city of Chicago is reflected in the Bean in Millennium Park in early April.
Taylor Krupp of Mount Prospect
A lion pants on the plains in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania last May.
Tara Gille of Mundelein
This photo was taken by my 16 year old daughter, Sara, on a recent visit to the Morton Arboretum. It was a beautiful sight!
Sara Provost of Wheaton
These blossoms begin to bloom as Spring has sprung at the Brookfield Zoo, recently.
Karen Adams-Taylor of Antioch
Trees by Lake Marmo at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle are reflected in the still water.
Rita Boserup of Glen Ellyn
This is a picture of Raphael Garcia as Jesus being lifted on the cross by St Alexander's teenagers at St. Alexander's Annual Passion Play on Good Friday 2012. The timing was so perfect! The red lights, his facial expression, and his deep breath make for a powerful picture!
Katie Liebe of Villa Park
This photo was taken on the beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida during our spring break last week. The sunrise and clouds created a beautiful image.
Lisa Notarnicola of Algonquin
An upside down jellyfish from the Jellies Exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium in early March. The exhibit runs through this May.
Jeanne Garrett of Arlington Heights
The beauty of early spring was everywhere at Starved Rock State Park last weekend. This little flower is very appropriately named Spring-Beauty. It was hidden in a group of fern fiddleheads seen in the background.
Robert M. Sharp of Gilberts
David Tesnow and his grandson, David Tesnow, play together outside in a Mount Prospect front yard
Ann Tesnow of Mount Prospect
Looking up at the palm trees in Scottsdale, Arizona at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa.
Hannah Koehler of Mundelein
My grandson, Josh, and I took a trip to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago during spring break and we enjoyed the Jellyfish exhibit.
Marilyn L. Hagen of Dundee
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