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Cayuga Naturally Photo Contest Winners Announced

River Otter

River Otter

Seventeen photographers captured their favorite flora, fauna and places for hiking, canoeing, fishing, hunting and wildlife watching in the forty-five photographs submitted to the 2016 Cayuga Naturally Photograph Contest.

River Otter
River Otter

A Fulton resident won third place honors and an Oswego resident took home an honorable mention.

The photographs depict the beauty of the streams, lakes, trees, wildflowers, birds, animals and other aspects of nature found in Cayuga County.

The photographs from the 2016 Cayuga Naturally Photograph Contest are now on exhibit at the Sterling Nature Center.

They will remain on exhibit into 2017.

From the entries submitted the judges selected one first place, two second place, four third place and ten honorable mentions.

The Sterling Nature Center’s 2016 Cayuga Naturally Photograph Contest results:

Award           Artist, From                                           Photograph Title, Location

1st Place      John Courtney, Wolcott, NY                   The Stone Bridge, Sterling, NY

2nd Place     Judy Chillson, Martville, NY                    Reflections, Martville, NY
Jennifer Crego, Martville, NY                 Stormy Fall Day, Martville, NY

3rd Place      Linda Dugan, Alden, NY                         Cayuga Lake Reflection, Aurora, NY
Eric Weaver, Fulton, NY                        River Otter, Sterling Nature Center
Tim Corcoran, Baldwinsville, NY             The Rookery, Sterling Nature Center
Richard Jordan, Auburn, NY                  Early Morning Breakfast, Throop, NY

Honorable Mention
John Courtney, Wolcott, NY                   Thrush on a Log, Sterling Nature Center
Tim Corcoran, Baldwinsville, NY             Nest Building, Sterling Nature Center
Richard Jordan, Auburn, NY                  Bass Tournament, Union Springs, NY
Jennifer Crego, Martville, NY                 After the Rain, Martville, NY
Jan Graham, Auburn, NY                      Frog Contemplating the Wind, Sterling Nature Center
Judy Chillson, Martville, NY                    Winter Morning, Martville, NY
Linda Hayes, Oswego, NY                     Stormy Sunset, Sterling Nature Center
John Courtney, Wolcott, NY                   Tree Swallow, Sterling Nature Center
Judy Chillson, Martville, NY                    Late Summer Sunset, Martville, NY
Tim Corcoran, Baldwinsville, NY             Quick Meal, Sterling Nature Center