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Photo Contest Winners Announced

Keith Bozeman took first place in the Find a Refuge category of this year’s Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest with his image of Kayaking at sunset at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge.

The winners of the Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest are listed below. As usual, the judges had a very difficult time selecting the winning photos from among the thousands entered. We anticipate accepting entries for the next contest later in the year, so stay tuned for that announcement.

See all of this year’s winners

Find a Refuge
First Place, Keith Bozeman, Kayaking at sunset at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge
Second Place, Connor J. Paton, Cahaba Lilies at the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge
Third Place, Devon M. Stapleton, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
Honorable Mention, Keith Bozeman, Tupelo Swamp at Beaver Dam Boardwalk at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

State Parks
First Place, Denise L. O'Rourke, Cathedral Caverns State Park
Second Place, Scott Dedman, Monte Sano State Park
Third Place, David Troy Green, Wheeler State Park Marina at Sunset
Honorable Mention, Robert Austin Wiley, Desoto State Park

Birds of a Feather
First Place, Stephanie Pluscht, Whimbrel at Gulf State Park
Second Place, Jenna Crovo, Great egret at Dauphin Island
Third Place, Matt Dees, Black-bellied whistling ducks in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta
Honorable Mention, Harry Dean, Male Eastern bluebird with young in Meridianville, Alabama

Watchable Wildlife
First Place, Stacey Reid, Flying squirrels in Waterloo, Alabama
Second Place, Keith Bozeman, Raccoons on the bank of Flint Creek in Decatur, Alabama
Third Place, Carolyn Cavender Alexander, Fawn at Monte Sano State Park
Honorable Mention, Helen Joyce, Fox in the bird sanctuary on Dauphin Island

Cold-blooded Critters
First Place, Matt Dees, Cottonmouth retreating from high water in the Upper Mobile-Tensaw Delta
Second Place, Jenna Crovo, Pygmy Sculpin in Anniston, Alabama
Third Place, Carolyn Daugherty, Green anole in St. Stephens, Alabama
Honorable Mention, Scott Wright, Green tree frog at the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

Bugs and Butterflies
First Place, Christopher Baker, Blue dasher dragonfly in Madison, Alabama
Second Place, Jim Flynn, Robber fly in Albertville, Alabama
Third Place, Jim Flynn, Jumping spider in Albertville, Alabama
Honorable Mention, Larry Puckett, Painted lady on cone flower at Lakepoint State Park

Sweet Home Alabama
First Place, Matthew Lloyd King, Fireworks at Vulcan Park in Birmingham, Alabama
Second Place, Heather Elaine Hernandez, U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama
Third Place, Keith Bozeman, Silos in a field in Madison County, Alabama
Honorable Mention, Keith Bozeman, Natural Bridge Recreation Area in the Bankhead National Forest

Coastal Life
First Place, Stephen Hinds, Net fishing in Mobile Bay
Second Place, Susan Allison, Sunrise in Gulf Shores, Alabama
Third Place, Daniel Lee Dolgin, Sunset in Daphne, Alabama
Honorable Mention, Shea Callins, Children playing at Gulf State Park

Nature-Based Activities
First Place, Amata Hinkle, Caving/spelunking in north Alabama
Second Place, Garrett Gaston, Successful turkey hunt in Marion Junction, Alabama
Third Place, Sam Sumlin, Grant Hesse surfing at sunset at Orange Beach, Alabama
Honorable Mention, Warren Peter Pauley, Jr., Fishing on Lake Eufaula

Shoots and Roots
First Place, Gene Tilley, Wild blueberry bloom in Ethelsville, Alabama
Second Place, Luke Hammond, Dandelion in Florence, Alabama
Third Place, Ron Burkett, Dogwood blossoms in Trussville, Alabama
Honorable Mention, Stephanie Pluscht, Water lilies at Gulf State Park

Waterfalls
First Place, Robin E. Taylor, DeSoto Falls at night
Second Place, Derek Cameron Blakely, Shangri-La Falls in the Bankhead National Forest
Third Place, Lane Leopard, Lower Caney Creek Falls in the Bankhead National Forest
Honorable Mention, Robert Austin Wiley, Waterfall in Bankhead National Forest

Young Photographers
First Place, Alexandra Grace Townsend (age 14), Water lily at Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Second Place, Jordis Shea Matthews (age 12), Gulf fritillary butterfly
Third Place, Alexandra Grace Townsend (age 14), Ebenezer Swamp in Montevallo, Alabama
Honorable Mention, Alexandra Grace Townsend (age 14), Alligator Alley in Baldwin County, Alabama

When the schedule for the 2020 traveling exhibit is finalized, it will be announced through an email and posted on the Outdoor Alabama website.

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