posted: 1/25/2013 12:51 AM
Images: Photo Contest Finalists
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This is a photo of frozen grass by our downspout earlier this week.
N. Frances Moritz, from Warrenville
Dallas waits outside a store as his owner gets a hair cut.
Claire Welmering of Libertyville
A mother moose reaches down to check on her calf in a lake last August in the Grand Teton National Forest.
Connie Skoug of Libertyville
This picture was taken while on vacation on Lake Mead outside of Las Vegas, Nevada this past summer. The water was so smooth. It was incredible.
Charles Mark of Elgin
The Jelly Fish exhibit the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago provides many beautiful examples of these unique creatures last September.
Roy Lobenhofer of Mount Prospect
Our neighborhood Red Tail Hawk we call "Hawk Eye", sat patiently while I took his picture on a tree limb on the south side of The Village of Winfield.
Randy Link, from Winfield
Orphaned children enjoy jump ropes donated by the Mailisita Foundation from Libertyville to the Stella Maris Primary School in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania in July 2010. What started as an outreach project from St. Joseph´s Catholic Church in Libertyville, has grown to the formation of the Mailisita Foundation (mailisita.org), a Libertyville-based 501c3 focused on developing sustainable solutions for orphan relief in sub-Saharan Africa.
Stan Taylor of Green Oaks
The winter sunset casts a last glow on the golden rails. Shot near the Fox River.
Andrew Zaleiski of South Elgin
This was taken in London on the 150th Anniversary of the London Underground. The maintenance man is locking the gate to the Paddington Underground Station. I really liked the night scene and the dramatic shadows in the image. I call it ÔLocking Up The UndergroundÓ
Larry Pearlman, from Naperville
The Grand Teton mountains are reflected in a glass on the balcony of a restaurant overlooking the Teton range last June on a beautiful Wyoming day.
Pat Moroney of Arlington Heights
While we didn't receive a lot of snow, last winter did manage to produce a wonderful hoar frost here in Algonquin.
James Paskiewicz of Algonquin
A Labrador puppy is exhausted after a hard day playing and found this chair very comfy.
Bob Miller of Inverness
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