WILTON — Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park announced the winners of its ninth annual Photography Show.
This year’s Best In Show was awarded to Valerie Roof for her image “Incredible Indigo.” Scott Stoner won Best featuring the endangered Karner blue butterfly for his photograph, “Karner Blue on Flower.” This year’s winner for Best Animal Shot was Wayne Jones for his delightful “Male Hooded Merganser on Delegan Pond.” Best Nature in Autumn was won by Laura Sterling for her photograph “Into the Forest at Opdahl Farm.” Best featuring Conservation was “Meadow,” taken by Sarice Olson, and Ronald Harrower won Best Wildflower shot for “Daisies Galore.”
Best Nature in Winter was awarded to longtime volunteer Richard Pine for “After the Ice Storm” and Hannah Ashdown was the winner of the Best featuring under-13 category for the beautiful “Pileated Woodpecker Party.” Judge’s Choice was won by Michael Winnek for his photograph “Fiddleheads.”
Eric Avery, a previous year’s Best in Show winner helped to judge the entries. There were 67 photographs selected taken by 27 photographers. All photographs were taken at Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park and highlight the amazing beauty and diversity of the natural world that is right in our own community.