Winners of the Friends of Old Woman Creek 2023 photo contest will be on display beginning Sept. 18 at the visitor center at Old Woman Creek State Nature Preserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve, 2514 Cleveland Road East in Huron, the start of National Estuaries Week, according to a news release.
Emily Green of Sandusky won first-place in the adult category with her photo of a chipmunk in a shaft of light, according to the release.
James Daneker of Milan won first place in teen category with a photo of a monarch butterfly on a flower, the release said.
Green and Daneker will receive $30 each, according to the release.
Retired Plain Dealer photographer Lynn Ischay judged the entries.
“Green’s photo was technically beautiful, in challenging light and the photographer had to be silent and invisible to catch that moment,” Ischay said in the release.
Second place and $20 went to Robert Meyer of Milan according to the release.
“Seeing a third bald eagle landing to join the other adult and juvenile is a stunning opportunity,” Ischay said.
The shot of a great blue heron among the lotus by Jennifer Yingling of Sandusky won third place and $10.
All winners receive a year’s membership in the Friends of Old Woman Creek, according to the release.
The winning photos will be on display beginning Oct. 5 at the Huron Public Library, 333 Williams St. in Huron, the release said.
Honorable mentions winners were Katie Myer of Sandusky, Robert Myer of Sandusky, Loretta Majoy of Huron and Angela Schindler of Vermilion.