A total of 161 eye-catching entries vyed for top honors in the ninth annual Lake Erie Photo Contest.
Photographers of all ages were invited to submit up to three shots that fit the theme, “The Nature of Our Region, From Oak Openings to Maumee Bay.”
All entries are on display in the Lake Erie Center Lobby, 6200 Bayshore Road, Oregon.
“We love this contest; we love seeing the fantastic photographs that are submitted every year, and we love that everyone is out enjoying nature,” said Rachel Lohner, education program manager for the Lake Erie Center.
Winners took home cash prizes. Listed by category, they are:
• Best of Show — Michael Henningsen;
• Adult — Henningsen;
• Teen (13 to 18 years old) — Bekah McVicker; and
• Youth (7 to 12 years old) — Natalie Gibbons.
Lohner said the photo contest is designed to inspire camera enthusiasts and others to explore nature in the Lake Erie region.
Visit the Lake Erie Center’s Facebook page to see more photos from the contest.