posted: 10/18/2013 12:25 AM
Images: Photo Contest Finalists
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A gray crowned crane in Baraboo, Wisconsin has a quizzical look as he explores the world around him.
Jeanne Garrett of Arlington Heights
After a day of fishing and golfing at Monroe, Michigan the sun sets on Lake Erie last month.
Don Miller of Antioch
A glacier river is perfectly calm and reflecting the amazing sky during a beautiful sunny day in Iceland last month. Part of the glacier can be seen in the background.
Carol Arvo of Lake Zurich
A Hummingbird Moth takes flight at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe.
Fred Share of Arlington Heights
Ruins from the Roman Forum in Italy standing tall for more than two millennia remind us of the architectural genius of the worlds first super power.
Lisa Boyd of Saint Charles
Keegan Braker spend his first time underwater with help from his father Daniel in July of 2012 at the Haverford Place swimming pool in Hoffman Estates.
Bruce Braker of Hoffman Estates
A Blue Heron caught a fish in the Grant Woods Forest Preserve in Ingleside last month.
Marty Krogh of Ingleside
In Montana's Glacier National Park, dusk settles over St. Mary Lake and tiny Wild Goose Island. The last rays of sunset light up huge clouds forming over the park's glacier-carved mountains.
Mike Weimer of St. Charles
I took this picture at the Living History Farms in Urbandale Iowa. One of the farm houses had a pantry with this colorful group of canned foods in traditional glass Mason jars.
Milton Hoskins of Hampshire
This photo was taken at the Floral Clock on a family vacation to Niagara Falls.
Sonam Vyas of Naperville
This is a still life set against a picnic table and leaves collected from the area at Rock Cut State Park. The colors are just beginning to come out and the day´s light was dramatic.
Larry Pearlman of Naperville
My grandson loves trains. This was taken at the fountain plaza in downtown Wheaton. He heard the train coming and ran to the bench to watch it roll by.
Bob Strutzel of Aurora
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