Mass Audubon’s annual statewide photo contest Picture This: Your Great Outdoors, again attracted photographers from across the state and beyond. Each one of their images is an invitation to connect with the nature of Massachusetts.
Moose Hill is happy to present all 20 winning photographs from December 7 through December 31, 2018 in our Blue Room. The 2017 contest produced remarkable photographs that revealed the immeasurable beauty of the Bay State, from a hummingbird mid-flight and porcupine sleeping tree, to spectacular vistas and dramatic close-ups of animals.
“Putting the exhibit up, staff were already arguing over which is their favorite,” said sanctuary director Karen Stein, “Every photo is great; we are lucky to live in Massachusetts where there are so many different kinds of habitats to explore and these photographers captured why we all work to protect these special places.”
Photographers could enter a total of five images among six categories: People in Nature, Birds, Mammals, Other Animals, Plants and Fungi, and Landscapes. All photos for the contest – divided into “18 and Older” and “Under 18” age levels – were to be taken only in Massachusetts or at Mass Audubon’s Wildwood Camp in Rindge, NH.
Make sure to stop on by the Nature Center to see these beautiful photographs. The Nature Center is open Monday through Friday, 9 am-5 pm and Saturday and Sunday, 10 am-4 pm. While you are here check out the Discovery Room with lots of things to touch and explore. Still looking for that last minute gift or a little stocking stuffer? Stop by the Gift Shop for honey from the hives at Moose Hill, water bottles, hats, mugs, bird feeders, seed, and so more!
You can check out the winners of the 2018 photo contest here. Make sure to take your camera (or phone) the next time you are out exploring Mass Audubon – you never know, you might take the next winning picture!