Published on March 10, 2017

2016 Photo Contest Winners Now on Display

In the Joppa Flats Gallery Through March 31

Harbor seal pup © Alex Shure
Harbor seal pup © Alex Shure

Mass Audubon’s annual statewide photo contest, Picture This: Your Great Outdoors, once again attracted photographers from across the state and beyond in 2016. 

Joppa Flats Education Center is excited to host an exhibit of all 20 winning photographs from March 1–31, 2017 in the Gallery.

The 2016 contest produced remarkable photographs that revealed the immeasurable beauty of the Bay State, from a harbor seal pup underwater to birds both in flight and at rest, to spectacular vistas and dramatic close-ups of animals. Each image serves as an invitation to connect with the nature of Massachusetts.

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.

“We’re thrilled to host the winners and honorable mentions of the 2016 contest winners," said David Moon, Sanctuary Director of Joppa Flats Education Center.

"We're especially delighted to see a winning entry from Newbury local, Tabitha Silva, and from Superbowl of Birding participants, Maili Waters of Sharon, MA and Davey Walters of South Hamilton, MA.”

Preview the winning images