Monarch Chrysalis © Oscar Esposito

Take 5: August Facebook Favorites

Over the course of the summer, we’ve been sharing photos from among the previous month’s entries to our annual Picture This: Your Great Outdoors photo contest on Facebook and asking our followers, “Which one is your favorite?”

This is just a fun way of sharing some of the amazing entries and doesn’t have to do with the official judging process, but you can vote for your favorite by “liking” it or commenting on Facebook. Not a Facebook user? Let us know your top pick in the comments below.

And there’s still time to enter the contest with your own beautiful nature photography—the deadline is September 30, so don’t delay!

Monarch Chrysalis © Oscar Esposito
Monarch Chrysalis © Oscar Esposito
Barred Owl © Van Lam
Barred Owl © Van Lam
Halloween Pennant © Bart Devine
Halloween Pennant © Bart Devine
Peregrine Falcon © Diane Lomba
Peregrine Falcon © Diane Lomba
River Otter © Bill Marquardt
River Otter © Bill Marquardt

35 thoughts on “Take 5: August Facebook Favorites

  1. margaret chappuis

    My favorite is the owl . I love the position of the owl coming out of the tree. For a split second it looked to be part of the tree.

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  2. Mary Lancaster-Pijar

    Barred owl is most amazing! All entries are great, but common! The owl has no idea that someone spots her and captures her expression. A once in a lifetime picture!

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  3. Evelyn Murphy

    The River Otter is my favorite. The otters expression is inquisitive and interested in the observer. The otter is framed appealingly by the driftwood and the ripples of the water.

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  4. Maureen Lukes

    The Barred Owl. This owl looks just as curious as the photographer must has been while waiting to take the picture.

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  5. LEIGH A. STEWART

    Gotta vote for the owl peeking out of the tree. Just too bloody cute!!
    Love all of these photos showing Massachusetts’ amazing wildlife. Thanks to all our patient photographers!

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  6. Clivia

    All are beautiful photos but my favorite is the Halloween Pennant, dragonfly. The way it’s perched on the flower seeds of the grass and being able to see it’s head. Thank you

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  7. Emily C Singer

    Monarch Chrisalis (O. Esposito) and Barred Owl (Van Lam) are both exquisite photographs. I love the intimacy of them both.
    I think the Barred Owl is the stronger of the two because of the interaction between the owl and photographer is so intriguing. You get a strong sense of their curiosity in one another.

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  8. Jim Tompkins

    All photos were beautiful but the owl photo is pretty spectacular. Seeing just one half of the face as if the head is literally coming out of the tree. It’s an amazing image.

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