Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Photo Contest 2009

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy sponsored a contest for photos of landscapes, waterways and wildlife on WPC-conserved properties. These are the photos I sent.

The photo that was a runner-up is at the top, followed by other submitted photos.

Runner-up photo

Laurel Ridge State Park


Snowy Day on Laurel Ridge

Laurel Ridge State Park hosts a network of cross-country ski trails. This was a quiet day after a snow, with the sun glowing behind the clouds.

Other Submitted Photos

Great Allegheny Passage


Savage Sunset

Just south of Big Savage Tunnel, the Great Allegheny Passage offers unparalleled views south and east into Maryland. Sunset offers an opportunity for quiet contemplation.

Great Allegheny Passage


Salisbury Trestle

The Salisbury Trestle carries the Great Allegheny Passage high above the Casselman River valley just west of Meyersdale, with spectacular views up and down the valley. This photo shows a group of bicyclists on their way from Washington DC to Pittsburgh.

Little Mahoning Creek    

Exploring Little Mahoning Creek

Photo taken on a member outing on Little Mahoning Creek near Smicksburg. Conservation staff engaged members in several experiences – here netting small aquatic life for closer examination

Lake Pleasant


Underwater at Lake Pleasant

Photo taken on a member’s outing at Lake Pleasant.  Steve Grund identified this as Potamogeton amplifolius  (large-leaved pondweed)..

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