Images: Photo contest winners for August
The sunset after a storm passed through in Northern Wisconsin. We have been going there our whole lives, and I have never seen anything like it.
Jeff Wilcox of Palatine
The photo was taken from our hotel room in Edinburgh, Scotland. The white bird can be seen flying near the church.
Carol Hawkinson of Kildeer
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco near Fort Point.I love this photo because it shows the energy of the waves in the bay and a fog-free bridge.
Deborah Grobe of Wheaton
My 91-year-old friend, Joan Pollock, grows milkweed every year in her Elgin backyard to draw Monarch butterflies to lay their eggs on the leaves. She even brings the caterpillars and eggs in her house on windy nights to protect them. I photographed a beautiful Monarch caterpillar on her milkweed in July.
Mary Lou Roder of Elgin
A hummingbird clearwing moth feeds on a verbena plant at the Morton Arboretum this past July. I especially like the full view of its clear wings, and the feeding posture with extended proboscis.
Mike Weimer of St. Charles
I took this from our lake house early in the morning, when the air was cooler than the water. The fog was very cool, and the fishermen provided a nice accent.
Maralee Parker of Elgin
Skóafoss waterfall. I took the 585 steps to the top (still exhausted). Many people don't realize that Iceland is only a five-and-a-half-hour flight from Chicago and truly a photographers dream.
Al Landsberger of Arlington Heights
The City of Budapest each night lights up the government buildings and bridges along the Danube. This picture captures the entire building as well as the reflection on the water and that night there was a also full moon, that added to a really beautiful scenery.
Rob Krupp of Buffalo Grove
Female bear up close and personal in the Rocky Mountains, CO. Such an amazing experience!
Maggie Newlin of Naperville
This agave's name (Agave macroacantha) means "large thorn", and the spines at the tip of this plant's leaves are a testament to that. "The large-thorned agave" is native of Mexico but very common in the Phoenix Arizona area. I Liked the changes of shape and color. Caution! don't touch.
Randy Link of Winfield
The clouds parted while at Fox River Bluff's dog park and when the sunbeams radiated onto my dog Gracie I couldn't help but think of Star Trek and "Beam me up Scottie Dog".
Shirley Nichol of St. Charles
This pictures was taken on Lake Michigan by the Oak Street curve, called "The Playpen", as many boats go here since it is relatively protected from the waves by the breakwater on the lake side and the tall buildings on the shore. It was taken on Saturday, July 20, shortly before the cold front passed through with high winds and a rapid drop in temperature.
Fred Gruber of Streamwood
My son Benjamin looks out over the Grand Tetons over Jenny Lake.
Neil Warner of Wauconda
Lady Liberty welcomes a sailboat in New York Harbor.
Jim Kristof of Lake Barrington
I took this photo at Graue Mill. I loved the wings on this white egret and it's reflection in the Salt Creek Their wingspan can be up to 5 feet.
Todd A. Sherlock of Downers Grove
Captured this photo on the streets of New York earlier this month. The food wasn't so bad either!
Jim Kristof of Lake Barrington
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