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This photo was taken last February in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. The views from the resort pools were incredible. This is the view from the pool late in the afternoon.
This photo was taken last February in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. The views from the resort pools were incredible. This is the view from the pool late in the afternoon.
Tami Bone of Geneva
Here is a picture that I took at sunset on Poipu Beach on the island of Kauai in January. One of our favorite things to do there is to watch the sunset over the ocean. It is a very peaceful way to end the day.
Here is a picture that I took at sunset on Poipu Beach on the island of Kauai in January. One of our favorite things to do there is to watch the sunset over the ocean. It is a very peaceful way to end the day.
Brock Seney of St. Charles
I Happened to see this beautiful bird taking a rest in one of our evergreens so I took a picture of it.
I Happened to see this beautiful bird taking a rest in one of our evergreens so I took a picture of it.
Marilyn Estes of Dundee Township
I took this photo of a finch in the evergreens by our house. I like the way the red pops against the dark trees. Sometimes you find good photo subjects literally right in your own backyard!
I took this photo of a finch in the evergreens by our house. I like the way the red pops against the dark trees. Sometimes you find good photo subjects literally right in your own backyard!
Robin Green of Warrenville
I took this picture at Brookfield Zoo and I like it because the male lion was sunbathing and looking right at me.
I took this picture at Brookfield Zoo and I like it because the male lion was sunbathing and looking right at me.
Glenn Domovic of Aurora
This was taken last October in Zion NP. The clouds along with the dead tree were a nice accent to the beautiful sandstone.
This was taken last October in Zion NP. The clouds along with the dead tree were a nice accent to the beautiful sandstone.
George Martwick of Warrenville
The highway reaches out into the mountain range near Cheyenne, Wyoming last October.
The highway reaches out into the mountain range near Cheyenne, Wyoming last October.
Joan Farrell of Island Lake
The Upper Yosemite Falls makes a scenic background for the Yosemite Valley Chapel during a beautiful sunny afternoon in Yosemite National Park, Calif. in October 2016.
The Upper Yosemite Falls makes a scenic background for the Yosemite Valley Chapel during a beautiful sunny afternoon in Yosemite National Park, Calif. in October 2016.
Mike Stone of Round Lake Beach
Coconuts hang near the beach during a beautiful sunrise in the Mexican Riveria on February 9 near Cancun, Mexico.
Coconuts hang near the beach during a beautiful sunrise in the Mexican Riveria on February 9 near Cancun, Mexico.
Jim Huskey of Libertyville
Chicago Blackhawk's forward Artemi Panarin skates in for a backhand shot against the Tampa Bay goalie during the January 24 game at the United Center in Chicago.
Chicago Blackhawk's forward Artemi Panarin skates in for a backhand shot against the Tampa Bay goalie during the January 24 game at the United Center in Chicago.
John Wysocki of Mount Prospect
A young man plays with a box along the streets in Italy in 2105.
A young man plays with a box along the streets in Italy in 2105.
Jeanne Garrett of Arlington Heights
A mural is painted on a wall in an alley connecting public squares in Havana, Cuba in January.
A mural is painted on a wall in an alley connecting public squares in Havana, Cuba in January.
George Koryta of Arlington Heights
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