Discover the beauty of the Northeast

Joe-Pye weed in West Virginia

UPDATE – We have a winner! 

Photo contest winner - Joe-pye weed by Gerri Wilson

Photo contest winner – Joe-pye weed by Gerri Wilson

Gerri Wilson, a volunteer at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, won the Northeast Region’s photo contest with her submission “Joe-pye weed beside Blackwater River.” Gerri’s image was selected by Service employees, as well as our Facebook and blog friends, garnering 198 votes. The photo, one of 197 submitted to the contest, will be featured in the lobby of the Northeast Regional Office.
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We need your help choosing the most beautiful, inspiring image from the Northeast outdoors! Vote by commenting below.

These photos illustrate the landscapes and the wildlife we get to conserve and protect for the American people.

Joe-Pye weed in West Virginia


Joe-Pye weed beside Blackwater River photographed at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge by Gerri Wilson

Milkweed pod

Milkweed pod photographed by Sarah Nystrom

Great Egret at Motezuma National Wildlife Refuge

Great egret eating fish photographed at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge by Doug Racine

Red-winged blackbird

Red-winged blackbird photographed at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge by Don Freiday

Blackwater River in West Virginia

Blackwater River photographed at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge by Frank Ceravalo

Red fox at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

Red fox photographed at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge by Don Freiday

Snow on Canada geese

Snow on Canada geese photographed at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge by Doug Racine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In celebration of the efforts to protect our outdoors, we are holding the Discover the Beauty of the Northeast photo contest. After receiving hundreds of images, five photo experts narrowed the field down to these seven. The winning image will be proudly displayed on our Facebook and Twitter and in our regional office in Hadley, Mass.

We are asking for your help to choose the winning photograph! You can cast your support for an image in our comments section and even tell us why you think it is the most deserving image.

The voting will take place through March 6 both here in the comments section and on our Facebook page. The winning image will be determined by combining the votes on both platforms.

You’ve seen the images, now tell us below which is your favorite! Scroll down to “Leave a Reply”; click in the comment box and name the photographer and photo of your choice.

9 Comments on “Discover the beauty of the Northeast

  1. I absolutely love the photo of the Joe-Pye weed along the Blackwater River. Nice contrast both in color and in perspective.

  2. I vote for the egret. It was a tough choice. I also really like the red fox and red-winged blackbird. Love them all!

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  4. All of these are stunning. It was difficult to choose among them. I vote for the Joe-pye weed next to the Blackwater River. It shows the beauty of a common “weed,” something often taken for granted, which is gorgeous upon close inspection, and found throughout the Northeast. It’s alongside a quintessential waterscape of the area. I like the fact that it is a tableau that is there for the looking, if you look with the right attitude.

  5. Echoing Dorie’s thoughts…hard choice but I say the Joe-pye weed image.

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