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The winning photographs below are for the Winter 2017 entry period, which ran January–March 2017.

Visit the State Forest Photo Contest page for more winners.

Overall Winner

PHOTO Title: A Relaxing Paddle
Photographer: Ann Hopta
Location:  Withlacoochee State Forest

A Relaxing Paddle

Ann captured this winning photograph in February while paddling along the scenic Withlacoochee River at Withlacoochee State Forest. "We frequently paddle on this stretch of the Withlacoochee River within the Croom Tract of the Withlacoochee Forest," Ann told us. "This particular photo was taken on the river between the Iron Bridge and Hog Island. This portion of the Withlacoochee River is one of my favorite places to paddle. It remains natural, wild and quiet as there is no development on this stretch of river." 

Congratulations Ann!


These photographs received top photograph honors for their respective categories...

Nature

PHOTO Title: Lake Godwin
Photographer: James Taylor
Location:  Lake Wales Ridge State Forest

Lake Godwin

Recreation

PHOTO Title: A Relaxing Paddle
Photographer: Ann Hopta
Location:  Withlacoochee State Forest

A Relaxing Paddle

Creative

PHOTO Title: Sun Rays
Photographer: James Taylor
Location:  Lake Wales Ridge State Forest

Sun Rays

Employee

PHOTO Title: Pine Warbler
Photographer: Elizabeth Smith
Location: Jennings State Forest

Pine Warbler


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