posted: 1/18/2013 12:52 AM
Images: Photo Contest Finalists
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On a recent trip to Florida we had the opportunity to visit the turtle hospital on Marathon Key, where I took this picture of a sea turtle.
Sharon Kurth of Elgin
Arthur, the cat, jumps at a squirrel that appears to be taunting him by climbing up and down on the outside of the screen at a Schaumburg home.
David L. Jacobson of Schaumburg
On a summer trip to the village of Ephraim in Door County, Wisconsin, we witnessed this storm building up over Lake Michigan just as the sun was setting.
Mike Weimer of St. Charles
A young deer eats in the yard of a Kildeer home last week.
Marissa Shemoney of Kildeer
A bird walks in a dune lake at sunrise last summer in Seaside, Florida.
Colin Morabito of Libertyville
Bubbles erupt from a glass in a kitchen sink as water pours in.
Amanda Craig of Bartlett
David Robison, of Buffalo Grove, gazes out over the Antarctic Sound, reflected in his protective goggles is a vision of clear skies, pack ice and his wife Judie, the photographer, on the Antarctic Peninsula last month.
Judie Robison of Buffalo Grove
My daughter and I went to the Milwaukee Zoo last summer and saw the boy and lion in a staring contest.
Cindy Smith of Cary
The silhouette of a lone horse grazing on the ridge at Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary in Hot Springs, South Dakota last October.
Linda L. Sarmento of Wildwood
I went on a business trip for work to Las Vegas. I photographed the adjacent hotel, Wynn Encore, from my room at Wynn Las Vegas near sunset. The building was made of glass panels and reflected the sky.
Angela Cichosz of Carol Stream
A blue Heron photographed right here in Naperville.
Lena Conway of Naperville
I opened the blinds and got a fright. Did not expect anything to be right on the window. It was as if the mantis was trying to peek inside the house!
Bridgette Ogurek of Naperville