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The Maryland Natural Resource Magazine Announces 2004 Photo Contest Winners
ANNAPOLIS – Editors of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) feature magazine, The Maryland Natural Resource, today announced the winners of the first-annual photo contest.
This year’s grand prize was awarded to Dan LaRusso of Berwyn Heights, Md. for his stunning photo of marsh and loblolly pine at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Second place went to Michael Dukes of Columbia for his whimsical picture entitled Backyard Frog. Third place went to Megan Jones of Landover for her captivating Lilies.
More than 60 of the state’s most talented photographers submitted a total of 180 photos, representative of Maryland’s rich natural and cultural resources – water, wildlife, farms, fields, parks, forests and protected areas.
All winners and honorable mention winners will be published in the winter issue of The Maryland Natural Resource. Selected photographs will also appear in the Maryland Natural Resources 2005 calendar.
For information on subscribing to The Maryland Natural Resource, visit our website at www.dnr.maryland.gov/naturalresource/
- First Place: Dan LaRusso, Berwyn Heights, Md. / Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
- Second Place: Michael Dukes, Columbia, Md. / Backyard Frog
- Third Place: Megan Jones, Annapolis, Md. / Lilies
- Tim Lambert, Lothian, Md. / Blackwater Wildlife Refuge at Sunset
- Sally Brown, Dunkirk, Md. / Egret
- Lea Mulqueen, Cockeysville, Md. / The Falls at Muddy Creek
- James King, Salisbury, Md. / Worcester County Public Landing
- Tom Insley, Abingdon, Md. / Wooden Boat
- Joseph Campbell, Sykesville, Md. / Summer at the Lake (Piney Run Lake)
- Cheng Keng, Silver Spring, Md. / Butterfly on a Flower
- R. Michael Clemens, Crownsville, Md. / Noble Sea Gull at Annapolis City Dock
- David Hyde, Annapolis, Md. / Naval Academy Bridge
- Chuck Gallegos, Annapolis, Md. / Caterpillar on Gumball Leaf
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to Maryland citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 435,000 acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, as well as Maryland's wildlife and fishery species for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, the department manages natural, historic and cultural resources that attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov