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One evening at the Lighthouse Landing in Evanston.
One evening at the Lighthouse Landing in Evanston.
Kevin E. Gleason of Wheeling
A sunset shot at Sister Bay in Door County, summer of 2013.
A sunset shot at Sister Bay in Door County, summer of 2013.
Gary Pierce of Batavia
This photo was taken in Fabyan Forest Preserve in early April.
This photo was taken in Fabyan Forest Preserve in early April.
Alan Robertson of Saint Charles
This photo of the London Eye was taken in London, England on New Years Eve across the Thames River.
This photo of the London Eye was taken in London, England on New Years Eve across the Thames River.
Aaron Frasz of Elburn
This is the best of 150 shots taken during the Lunar Eclipse.
This is the best of 150 shots taken during the Lunar Eclipse.
David Neesley of Naperville
This is a photo of a daffodil taken by my 12-year-old daughter this afternoon at Cantigny in Winfield, Ill. We had just finished a lovely brunch and were walking through the gardens, when this daffodil shot was taken. It was a welcomed ray of sunshine after the long winter we had in Chicago this past season.
This is a photo of a daffodil taken by my 12-year-old daughter this afternoon at Cantigny in Winfield, Ill. We had just finished a lovely brunch and were walking through the gardens, when this daffodil shot was taken. It was a welcomed ray of sunshine after the long winter we had in Chicago this past season.
Catherine Robbins of Wheaton
Moose resting in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
Moose resting in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
Caitlin Flicek of Downers Grove
Molly Ryan walks in the surf on Easter morning in Naples, Florida.
Molly Ryan walks in the surf on Easter morning in Naples, Florida.
Marie Ryan of Waukegan
Spring is finally here! Twin daffodils bloom in a garden in a backyard in Buffalo Grove.
Spring is finally here! Twin daffodils bloom in a garden in a backyard in Buffalo Grove.
Sheila O'Gara of Buffalo Grove
A heron faces a bit of a challenge when it comes to swallowing the lunch that he caught at Lake Farmington in Kildeer on April 16.
A heron faces a bit of a challenge when it comes to swallowing the lunch that he caught at Lake Farmington in Kildeer on April 16.
Steve Parmelee of Kildeer
A Green Tree Monitor lizard at Brookfield Zoo warms up in the Australia House exhibit during Holiday Magic this past season.
A Green Tree Monitor lizard at Brookfield Zoo warms up in the Australia House exhibit during Holiday Magic this past season.
Sara Schroeder of Des Plaines
A peacock flounder eyes its surroundings as it rests on top of a coral in Barbados last month. Flounders are flat and have their eyes on the same side, and the eyes rotate independently.
A peacock flounder eyes its surroundings as it rests on top of a coral in Barbados last month. Flounders are flat and have their eyes on the same side, and the eyes rotate independently.
Janet Vrasic of Inverness

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