Virginia Waters Photo Contest 2022

Thanks to everyone who contributed to our annual photo contest! We had so many fantastic entries that show the beauty of Virginia’s waters, and the talent of our photographers! Find out more about the contest HERE and see last year’s entries HERE.

First Place: Luca Pfeiffer (University of Virginia)

A blue heron hunts for food during a golden sunset.

Second Place: Andrew Lucas (Virginia Tech)

The photo was taken during a beautiful fall evening in Richmond, VA on the Kanawha Canal.

Third Place: Aidan McCarthy (Virginia Tech)

A wood duck drake found in a small pond in Roanoke, VA.

Honorable Mentions:

Honorable Mention: Great Falls National Park – Babita Thapa (VT)

Honorable Mention: Alexandria waterfront – Laljeet Sangha (VT)

Honorable Mention: two sanderlings in Hampton, VA’s Grandview Nature Preserve – Tara Malloy (William & Mary)

Honorable Mention: the upper Cascades waterfalls in Jefferson National Forest – Elizabeth Prior (VT)

Honorable Mention: Water droplets on a rainy day at the VT Duck Pond – Emily Plunkett (VT)

Honorable Mention: Atlantic Ocean at sunrise at Sandbridge Beach – Molly Hagerman (VT)

Honorable Mention: Beautiful sunset in Champlain, VA – Catherine Ottley (UVA)


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