posted: 5/17/2013 12:05 AM
Images: Photo Contest Finalists
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A chipmunk looks in the backdoor of an Ingleside house last month.
Marty Krogh of Ingleside
This photo was taken in an observation deck in El Yunque National Rainforest in Puerto Rico. While everyone was taking a photo through the window, I found it more interesting to take a picture of the windows with the rain forest in the background.
Wendy Gruber of St. Charles
A Big Horn Ram walks through the snow last May near Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
Mark Haeussler of Bartlett
I took this shot in my back yard, It reminded me so much of spring with the leaves just starting to pop out and the Gold Finch all decked out in its finest yellow feathers.
Bob Williams of Huntley
This is an unusual ant hill at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle.
Shirley Wilson of Glen Ellyn
A peacock struts at a resort in Mexico.
Jerrol Leitner of Lake Zurich
I photographed these sea lions while on a 16 person Galápagos Islands Cruise. The small group size allowed for a more intimate exposure to the fantastic wildlife.
Deborah Solarski of Naperville
Twelve young men dressed in tuxedos ham it up before prom night for juniors and seniors at Warren Township High School in Gurnee on May 11th.
Kim Vander Yacht of Gurnee
I took this photo of my twin sister Adele at a local park at sunset in early spring. She was about to jump off the swing.
Abigaile Bucinskas of Hampshire
The sun rises over the Arlington Heights water tower last June.
Marvin I. Adleman of Arlington Heights
I photographed this black-bellied whistling duck on my vacation in Brooksville, Florida.
Cathy Godfrey of Wheaton
Six-week-old kittens, Rocky and Chloe, tussle around with each other next to a box of "The Game of Life."
Margaret Kras of Prospect Heights
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