2021 AREC Photo Contest Gallery

This page contains photographs submitted for the first annual Aquatic Resources Education Center (AREC) nature photography contest in 2021, including the winning submissions.

The contest was open to photographers of all ages. Prizes were awarded in three categories (birds, nature, and people enjoying nature) and in three age groups (children, teens and adults). All photos were taken in the Woodland Beach Wildlife Area between Jan. 1 and Aug. 16, 2021.

Winning Entries

Category: Birds

Photo of a Blue Grosbeak perched on a stalk
“Portrait of a Blue Grosbeak” by Wyatt Humphreys
(Under 13)
Photo of a ring-necked duck in the water
“Ringed-neck Duck” by Sherry Abbott
(Aged 19 and Older)

Category: Nature

Photo of Delaware Bay water lapping at a beach
“Winter Tide” by Aurelia Thomas
(Under 13)
Photo of a fallow field in the winter
“Winter Hike at Dusk Near the Marsh” by James Blackstock
(Aged 19 and Older)
Photo of rain drops on a green leaf
“Rain Drops on Leaf” by Bella McDannell
(Aged 13 to 18)

Category: People Enjoying Nature

Photo through a crystal globe
“A Different Perspective” by David S. Vallee
(Aged 19 and Older)

All Other Entries

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