Brandon Garrity takes to the air over the flybox at Grayslake Skate Park last week. Alex Hupp of Grayslake
I took my grandkids to Blenheim Palace, the home of Winston Churchill, and we happened upon a long row of massive oak trees. Although they were living, they were hollow inside. Estelle and Jason climbed inside and took a peek out of one of the "windows". Nancy Hubbard of Batavia
A dolphin swims underwater at the Siegfried & Roy Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. Curt Sriver of Libertyville
Self portrait of Abby Nierman using a computer and a projector to cast an image onto a screen as part of a high school project. Abby Nierman of Mundelein
A wax coating applied to a blue Dodge Dakota pickup truck looks like a cloudy sky. I took this picture of my father's truck. Angela Cichosz of Carol Stream
A fly prepares to take flight in a field on Wednesday May 30th in Deer Park. Anne Kerr of Palatin
I was on the Youth Links golf course at Cantigny.On the golf course there's a pond and I saw this family of ducks swimming around together. Natalie Welch of Lombard
A hungry baby woodpecker in Wheaton chirps loudly in its nest for dinner. Amy Peterson of Wheaton
I am a student at East High School and this photo was taken on a field trip at Starved Rock. Jenny Niwinski of St. Charles
The moon was not quite full and the sunlight and shadows highlight mountain ridges and craters on May 30th. Brent Jessee of Hoffman Estates
A bison braves a Spring snowstorm last week in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Mark Haeussler of Bartlett
Hikers at Taft Point, center, are dwarfed by the sheer scale of Yosemite Valley and the granite face of El Capitan, at right across the valley, in Yosemite National Park, California. Mike Weimer of St. Charles
A beautiful weed taken in a field along the Des Plaines River in late May. Butch Law of Des Plaines
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