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National Estuaries Week – Photo Contest 2021

Congratulations to the 2021 National Estuaries Week photo contest winners. A panel of judges anonymously selected winning photos from nearly 100 submissions. Thank you to all the photographers who participated.

Learn

Image of hands holding a small frog at Guana Tolomato Matanzas Reserve, Florida

Candace Killian, Guana Tolomato Matanzas Reserve, Florida

Play

Image of a sunset at Guana Tolomato Matanzas Reserve, Florida

Charles Newton, Guana Tolomato Matanzas Reserve, Florida

Image of a bird with two baby chicks at Wells Reserve, Maine

Jay Arbelo, Wells Reserve, Maine

Smiles

Image of a crab on the beach at North Inlet-Winyah Bay Reserve, South Carolina

Duane Draper, North Inlet-Winyah Bay Reserve, South Carolina

Imae of a snapping turtle at Old Woman Creek Reserve, Ohio

Jennifer Bucheit, Old Woman Creek Reserve, Ohio

Vista

Image of a rainbow over the sea horizon at Jacques Cousteau Reserve, New Jersey

Rob Auermuller, Jacques Cousteau Reserve, New Jersey

Image of a circular stone monument at Wells Reserve, Maine

Jay Arbelo, Wells Reserve, Maine

Image of a sunset on the beach at Wells Reserve, Maine

Jay Arbelo, Wells Reserve, Maine

Image of a boardwalk under a starry night sky at Wells Reserve, Maine

Jay Arbelo, Wells Reserve, Maine

Work

Image of a man holding a wood plank at Chesapeake Bay Reserve, Maryland

Coreen Weilminster, Chesapeake Bay Reserve, Maryland

Image of three people building a boardwalk at Chesapeake Bay Reserve, Maryland

Coreen Weilminster, Chesapeake Bay Reserve, Maryland

Honorable Mentions

Image of a sea turtle on the beach at North Carolina Reserve

Elizabeth Colhoun, North Carolina Reserve

Image of a hawk sitting in a tree at Jobos Bay Reserve, Puerto Rico

Milton Muñoz, Jobos Bay Reserve, Puerto Rico

Image of an aerial view of Jobos Bay Reserve, Puerto Rico

Milton Muñoz, Jobos Bay Reserve, Puerto Rico

Image of a flooded street at Jacques Cousteau Reserve, New Jersey

Rob Auermuller, Jacques Cousteau Reserve, New Jersey

Image of a circular stone monument at Wells Reserve, Maine

Jay Arbelo, Wells Reserve, Maine