A dolphin in Sanibel, FL being playful for the camera. Maggie Newlin, from Naperville
A mallard duck keeps an eye on her babies as they try to join her on a rock at the Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford in July. Gloria Helms of Palatine
A sunset at Busse Woods accented by white, flowing clouds against a beautiful blue sky. Deb Marak of Arlington Heights
A flock of ducks lands in a pond in Grant Woods Forest Preserve in Ingleside on October 16th. Marty Krogh of Ingleside
Two horses in a corral appear curious about a sleeping horse at a dude ranch in northern Wyoming in July 2013. A wrangler explained that horses occasionally lie down to rest, even in midday. Bob Wujtowicz of Arlington Heights
A sea turtle swims off Tioman Island, near Malaysia, in 1998. Steve Parmelee of Kildeer
Trees change with fall color along the shore of the Des Plaines River as it runs through Libertyville. Curt Sriver of Libertyville
This is an offbeat view of Deep Quarry Lake situated on West Branch Forest Preserve in Bartlett. I found an interesting mix of textures beneath the choppy water on the shoreline. Angela Cichosz, from Carol Stream
This photo was taken this past September in Door County, Wisconsin. It is a shot of the bay in Ephraim looking toward Peninsula State Park and out into Green Bay at sunset. Ron Brushwyler, from Wheaton
Miller Road, between Huntley and Randall, is wonderful place for fallphotos. These red trees line a driveway on that road. This photo was taken on November 3rd ... unusual to have this kind of color in November in our area. Sandra Wittman of Carpentersville
I took a different route home from work on this morning. The sun was coming up as the fog was starting to lift. It was the first time the sun had been out in the last week, so I took the opportunity to enjoy it while snapping a few photos with my phone. Marc Moxon of Woodstock
This was taken near Route 72 and Briar Hill Road at Wilson's Nursery. Cathy Kurilla of Hampshire
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