Save the Bay Photo
Every spring, much like the return of the osprey, CBF holds its annual Save the
Bay Photo Contest. This year we had over 1,000 entries—all more beautiful than
the next. It was a difficult task, but the judges were able to finalize their decision
after much discussion. The winners are shown here. Thanks to all our contestants for their spectacular photographs. We hope to see them all—and you—again
First Place: Michael Oberman
This yellow-crowned night heron spreads its magnificent feathers
in a mating display on Wilde Lake in Columbia, Maryland.
Student Leadership Award: Tia LePore
A freshly found piece of sea glass is admired against the
Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge in Solomons, Maryland.
Viewer’s Choice Award: Brian Lockwood
A somewhat unusual sight, this humpback whale
was caught breaching at the mouth of the
Chesapeake Bay off Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Third Place: Sean Pelan
Kids revel in the wonders of the Bay as they net minnows
on Kent Island, Maryland, during a summer sunset.
Second Place: Bob Miller
Wetland grasses on Smith Island, Maryland,
seem to bow to the sun as it rises.