The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has announced the winners of the 2013 Wildlife in North Carolina magazine photo competition.
Paul Malcolm, of Garner, won the grand prize for his image of live oak trees at Fort Fisher historic site near Wilmington.
Winners were published in the January/February 2014 issue of Wildlife in North Carolina, with Malcolm’s grand prize image appearing on the cover.
The exhibition sponsor, JW Photo Labs of Raleigh, made it possible for the photographs to be exhibited at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences through March.
Photos were judged in 10 categories,with youth divisions for 12 and younger, and 13 to 17 year olds. Entries were accepted only from current magazine subscribers or photographers younger than 18.
First-place winners by category:
Birds: Charles English, Wilmington, belted kingfisher
Mammals: Tyler Bailey, Raleigh, squirrel
Reptiles and Amphibians: Joe Congleton, Clayton, anole
Invertebrates: Stephen Atkins, Weaverville, moth
Wild Landscapes: Jim Ruff, Blowing Rock, Price Lake on Blue Ridge Parkway
Youth Photographer, 13-17: Lucas Bobay, Holly Springs, jumping spider
Wild Plants: Paul Malcolm, Garner, live oak trees
Outdoor Recreation: Ed Ziegler, Raleigh, surf fishing at dawn
Animal Behavior: Kim Hawks, Chapel Hill, Bald Head Island turtle tracks
Youth Photographer, 12 and younger: Darci Burger, Macon, little frog
This year, judges reviewed 1,235 entries.
Details and rules for the 2014 Wildlife in North Carolina photo competition will be posted online at www.ncwildlife.org and in the May/June issue, with entries from subscribers and youth accepted beginning June 2.
source: N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission