posted: 9/28/2012 12:52 AM
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I took this photo on may way home from work one evening as I was driving through Cary, IL.
Marc Moxon of Woodstock
A display of nautical gear hangs on a wall along a Cape Cod road in Woods Hole, Mass. last month.
John J. Brennan of Libertyville
A morning fog hangs over a bridge on a small lake in the Grant Woods Forest Preserve last April.
Marty Krogh of Ingleside
This Great Egret was landing at the Carpentersville dam. What a wing span.
Bob Williams of Huntley
This photo of a sailing ship was taken from the Canadian Naval Station, near Victoria, BC, Canada. The opposite shore is looking in the direction of Port Angeles, Washington.
Tom Grisham of St. Charles
The sun peaks over a building to warm the day on the Isle of Capri in Italy this September.
Tara Gille of Mundelein
A giraffe walks across the savanna in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania on November 4, 2011. Giraffes are struggling with their survival due to the loss of habitat and poachers.
Roy Lobenhofer of Mount Prospect,
The Detroit Tigers' Omar Infante attempts to complete a double play against the Chicago White Sox on September 17.
John Wysocki of Mount Prospect
A man holds his wineglass at a Mile North hotel room in downtown Chicago during a late Sunday afternoon, Labor Day Weekend.
Rachel Haas of Prospect Heights
This is the battleship USS New Jersey, which is on display in the Delaware River in Philadelphia.
Gene Salvitti of Addison
This was taken in Geneva at Faybian Park with a Yashica Electro 35 Rangefinder Camera.
Vivek Jena of Naperville
I call this shot "Hawk-Eye." It was taken on one of my walks at Herrick Lake in July.
Todd A. Sherlock of Wheaton