Winning images of our weekly photo contest
The super moon hides behind a leafless tree creating mystery in Mount Prospect on November 13.
Mike Zarnek of Mount Prospect
This photo was taken recently at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve, in Wheaton.It is Staghorn Sumac (Rhus Typhina---Non-Poisonous), usually found in abandoned fields. The serrated green leaves turn to beautiful colors in fall, to orange, scarlet, gold and plum.
Pat Patel of Glen Ellyn
I'm a beginner photographer and took this photo in my front yard by my bird feeder. I am not sure what type of hawk this is, but it's beautiful. I used my Canon EOS Rebel T5 camera with my 75-300mm lens.
Kathy Kolvitz of Addison
This photo is of Mount Hood in Oregon. I like this shot because of the reflection of Mount Hood on the water. The canoes add interest and depth.
Janice Fischer of Darien
A jellyfish swims in a tank at the Monterrey Bay Aquarium in California on January 30.
Greg Stenzel of Mount Prospect
Beautiful fall foliage is reflected in the lake on a gray day in Busse Woods in Elk Grove Village on October 29.
Michelle Puszka of Mount Prospect
A restored U.S. Army Air Corps C-47 (Douglas DC-3) transport at the EAA AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wis. this past July. They were the first successful airliner starting back in the 1930s and are still in use today.
Charles Spencer of Mundelein
A seagull wanders in the sand at sunset on Mission Beach in San Diego on September 1.
Ken Filas of Wildwood
Gulls feed off the beach at Illinois Beach Resort on Lake Michigan on October 3.
Jo Swanson of Waukegan