Picturing Maryland's best nature
This egret has reason to dance. The photographer who snapped this stunning picture, My Phuong Nguyen of Burtonsville, took overall top honors in a photo contest run by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
More than 300 photographers entered nearly 1,500 images in the annual competition, spread over six categories. "Egret Dancing" won first place in the bird category; another Nguyen picture, "Water Dripping on Bleeding Heart," also secured top honors in the wild plant group.
Winning photos are to be published in DNR's quarterly magazine, as well as in the department's 2010 calendar. To see the rest of the winning photos, go here.
(Photo by permission MD Department of Natural Resources)