Isanti Soil & Water Conservation District

2022 Nature Photo Contest Winners 

Our annual Nature Photo Contest took place in July. We had 62 photos entered into the contest from all around Isanti County. Of the submitted photos, most were images of wildlife, and this year we had many submitted images of deer! You can see all submitted photos on the next page.  Thank you to all who entered!

 

 

1st Place:

"Coyote Pups"

 by Crystal Blackledge

Location: The trails near the Anoka Ramsey Community College. 

coyote pups 
 

2nd Place:

"Hidden Tree Frog"

by Julie Robillard

Location: Her home in Isanti County. 

 Tree frog in my hostas
 

3rd Place:

"Hoar Frost"

by Aaron Fahnestock

Location: Cambridge City Park

 Hoar Frost

 We had around 60 photos submitted to our photo contest. There were many great images that highlighted the Nature of Isanti County. Here are those images. 

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Amy Tulp 

 

 babbs sunser

Butterfky on Fannie 

 

 Corey 1  NEW Babbs G sun set  Darrick Rain Garden 1  Corey 2  Deb Meyer 1  Darrick Rain Garden 2

 deer and fawn

 

 eagle 1  Emma Richardson 1 sunflower  From lawn to buffer  gagnon 1 sunrise  Emma Richardson 2 flower

 Jenny Hunt 1

 

 Jill Stavos

 

 Heather Deer  Otter Rum 1

 Jenny Hunt 2

 

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 Sam Green Barn Sunflowers  sarah wick dandelion

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 Western honey bee

 Wendy Franklin

 

 Swamp milkweed with bee  Sunset on moon lake

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 snake

 


 Wendy Franklin 2

 

eagle 2

 Deer

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 yellow sunset  Otter Rum 2  foggy  tree within a tree  snowy  tree
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Our 2021 Nature Photo Contest was from July 18-31st. Thank you to all those who entered! 

We had 27 people enter with nearly 50 images entered into the contest (since most people submitted two photos). Of the submitted pictures, we had the most images of birds and of water, with nine photos submitted of each. The winners were selected by the staff and board of the Isanti SWCD. They have been contacted and their images are below.


 We had almost 50 photos submitted to our photo contest. There were many great images that highlighted the Nature of Isanti County. Here are those images. 

 

 Cranes

by Meg Lindberg

at Anderson County Park

deer by stephan link 

by Stephen Lunak

black eyed susan 

by Kymm Schroetter

campground Rum river 

by Toni Fryer

at the Rum River

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by Heather Schurbon

 eagle

by Lana Carlson

 Family Portrait Week 4 07 2021

by Henry Hintermeister

taken a mile and a half NE of Cambridge

 fawn

by Beth Ficek

 sunset

by Sarah Wick

at lake Francis

 flowers

by Ron Anderson

 Feild of Flowers

by Meg Lindberg

 frost wetland b stephan link

by Stephen Lunak

 green hage 2

by Sue Hage

 moon

by Beth Ficek

 ox eye Copy

by Mike Evenocheck

 moon by stephan link

by Stephen Lunak

 stanchfeild tree

by Val Anderson

 Swans on pond heather S

by Heather Schurbon

 winter frost

by Toni Fryer 

 sky

by Paul Allen

 summer bonfire

by Toni Fryer

 sunflower

by Nicole Farrell

at Green Barn Sunflower Feild

 TWILIGHT

by Betty Vandenheuvel

 

 birdd

by Jackie Mann

 Swans

by Connie Reilly 

 


 

 

 

 cranes by maggie

by Maggie Treichel

 wasp nest

by Kymm Schroetter

 eagle on branch

by Kathy McKenzie

 berries

by Connie Reilly

standfeild water

 by Val Anderson

 JamieSchurbon2

by Jamie Schurbon

on the Rum River

 del head lake

by DelRae Head

on Spectacle Lake 

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by Kriste Ericsson

at Cambridge Community Garden

 

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by Rudy Challander

at Cambridge City Park

 sue green lake

by Sue Hage

 butterflies k

by Kristina Koutek

at Springvale County Park

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by Rudy Challander

near Wastewater Treatment Plant

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by Jamie Schurbon

on the Rum River

 del head lake 2

by DelRae Head

on Spectacle Lake 

 Bumble Bee and Purple Cone Flower

by Kriste Ericsson

at Cambridge Community Garden

 woods

by Kristina Koutek

at Springvale County Park

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by Greg Just

 Swans on pond heather S

by Heather Schurbon

at a pond in Cambridge Township

 clouds

by Sarah Wick

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by Mike Evenocheck