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Mar. 11, 2013

Vote for the Winner of the Winter Nature Photo Contest

by Julie Leibach

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It’s the last round of our Winter Nature Photo Contest—time for you to pick a winner from 11 finalists. Here’s how they were chosen:

From more than 450 submissions, our judge, professional photographer Clay Bolt, picked 10 finalists. The SciFri staff also picked a favorite (and it was tough!); we settled on "Early Morning," by Rebecca Bubp. Finally, you and other members of the public spent two weeks voting for a top contender. Turns out, you have good taste. The finalist you chose—Jim Stroner's "Black Bear Emerging From Den"—was also selected by our judge.

It’s now up to you to make one of these 11 photos a winner. Scroll through the images below or in the slideshow, and use the poll at the end of this post to cast your ballot. You have until 11 a.m. EDT on Friday, March 15th to vote (and you may only vote once this round). We’ll announce the winner on air later that day. 

A big thanks to everyone who entered! (To see all photo contest submissions, click here.)

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  • Photo 1: Seeking Shelter, by Georgia Avery
  • Photo 2: Out of Time He'll Fly, by Deb Braun
  • Photo 3: Early Morning, by Rebecca Bubp
  • Photo 4: Frosty Morning Duck Hunt, by Kevin Farron
  • Photo 5: Bird of Prey Catching Its Prey, by Michele Frankie
  • Photo 6: Ice Sheets at Twilight, by Mark Graf
  • Photo 7: Let Me Out, by Theresa Heizelman
  • Photo 8: Five Deer in the Wintry Wild, by Christian Lobo
  • Photo 9: Snow Jump (January 2013), by Robert Patterson
  • Photo 10: Boreal Owl Hunting on a Snowy Day, by Alan Stankevitz
  • Photo 11: Black Bear Emerging From Den, by Jim Stroner
 
Having trouble with the poll above? Vote on the twiigs.com site.

 

About Julie Leibach

Julie is the managing editor of ScienceFriday.com. She is a huge fan of sleep and chocolate. Follow her @julieleibach.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Science Friday.
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