Presenting the Winners of

Orange Audubon Society's 2016

Kit & Sidney Chertok Florida Native Nature Photography Contest

 

Co-sponsored by Colonial Photo & Hobby    


All photographs are © copyrighted by the individual photographers and may not be duplicated.

Orange Audubon Society's 2016 (28th Annual)

Chertok Nature Photography Contest

 

Featured an OPEN competition with three categories: Advanced Amateur/Professional, Novice,

and  Youth competition.

Theme: Florida's Native Nature

All winning images are presented below:

 

Category: Advanced Amateur/Professional

 


First Place: Gator Waiting for Dinner – American Alligator

Locale where photographed: Circle B Bar Reserve

Photographer: Larry Lynch, St. Petersburg

Member Orange Audubon Society

 

 

 


Second Place: First Peek – Eastern Screech Owlet

Locale where photographed: Withlacoochee State Forest

Photographer: Marina Scarr, Sarasota

Member Sarasota Audubon Society


Third Place: A Little Rain Must Fall – Nemomydas melanopogon (Mydas fly)

Locale where photographed: Clermont

Photographer: Steven Long, Clermont

Member Orange Audubon Society

 

 

 


Honorable Mention: The Battle for Survival – Great Blue Heron and Banded Water Snake

Locale where photographed: Peaceful Waters Sanctuary, Wellington

Photographer: Debbie Tubridy, Hollywood

Member Audubon Society of the Everglades

 

 

 


Honorable Mention: Perched on a Cattail – Female Red-winged Blackbird

Locale where photographed: Orlando Wetlands Park

Photographer: Kathy Bargar, Orlando

Member Orange Audubon Society

 

 

 


Honorable Mention: Strange Situation – Roseate Spoonbills

Locale where photographed: St. Augustine

Photographer: Amy Marques, Port St. Lucie

Member St. Lucie Audubon Society


 

Category: Novice

 


First Place: Circle of Life – Immature Little Blue Heron and Tree Frog

Locale where photographed: Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

Photographer: Lynn Folts, Apopka

Member Orange Audubon Society

 


Second Place: Gus, the Caterpillar – Spicebush Swallowtail

Locale where photographed: Oviedo

Photographer: Pam Clark, Orlando

Member Orange Audubon Society

 

 

 


Third Place: A Napping New Mom – American Alligators

Locale where photographed: Orlando Wetlands Park

Photographer: Tamar Boorstin, Winter Springs

Member Orange Audubon Society

 

 

 


Honorable Mention: Profile – Pileated Woodpecker

Locale where photographed: Circle B Bar Reserve

Photographer: Michael Tushek, Gettysburg, PA

Member South Mountain Audubon Society, Gettysburg

 

 

 


Honorable Mention: I See You – Florida Softshell Turtle 

Locale where photographed: Emeralda Island Road, Lisbon

Photographer: Bonnie Lu Vanzant, Mount Dora

 


 

Category: Youth 

 


First Place: Alligator Sunning – American Alligator

Locale where photographed: Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

Photographer: Hank Tushek, Gettysburg, PA

Member South Mountain Audubon Society, Gettysburg

 

 


Second Place: Sunset at Lake Apopka

Locale where photographed: Newton Park, Winter Garden

Photographer: Jessica Kamuda, Ocoee

 


Third Place: Nature’s Rubies – Pink Sundew

Locale where photographed: Savage Christmas Creek Preserve

Photographer: Avery Chan, Oviedo

Member Orange Audubon Society

 

 

 


Honorable Mention: Wood Stork Silhouette

Locale where photographed: Gatorland

Photographer: Hank Tushek, Gettysburg, PA

Member South Mountain Audubon Society, Gettysburg

 

 


Honorable Mention: Nature’s Masterpiece – Blue Flag Iris

Locale where photographed: Orlando Wetlands Park

Photographer: Caroline Clark, Orlando

 

 


Honorable Mention: Circle of Life – Cannibalism of American Alligators 

Locale where photographed: Circle B Bar Reserve

Photographer: Jessica Kamuda, Ocoee

 

 


Honorable Mention: Great Blue Heron

Locale where photographed: Circle B Bar Reserve

Photographer: Jessica Kamuda, Ocoee

 

 


Honorable Mention: Wild Flower – Butterweed

Locale where photographed: Orlando Wetlands Park

Photographer: Caroline Clark, Orlando

 

 



 

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