Photos of animals and people at Black Bayou Refuge

Photo Contest

The 2016 Annual Friends of Black Bayou photo Winning Photos are available online. This year's Best of Show ribbon goes to Mohan Krishna’s “Deer on a Railway Track.”

Congratulations to each of the ribbon winners, and THANK YOU to each and every participant in the 2016 Photo Contest, for sharing your outdoor refuge experiences with others.   And thanks to Kris Kelley for putting the photos online.

Remember--don't stop shooting when this year's judging is over .... your photos thorough all the seasons may be submitted next October. Enjoy your time with nature as you capture moments to share with others. We look forward to seeing what you discover!

*2016 Grand prize/best of show: Mohan Krishna’s “Deer on a Railway Track.”

*Amateur--Scenic*: 1st—Mike Colvin, “Cypress Silhouettes”; 2nd—Brian Northcutt (deceased), “Sunset in the Mist”; 3rd—Sherry Tullos, “The One Above All.” Honorable Mention: Mike Colvin, “Evening Magic” and “Summertime on the Lake”; Monica Boudreaux, “Mirrored Reflections.”

*Amateur--Wildlife*: 1st—Mike Colvin, “Little Rascal”; 2nd—Monica Boudreaux, “Deer Fawn.” Honorable Mention: Monica Boudreaux, “Strike Out” and “Raccoon”; Chad McElwee, “Lizard Loafing”; Mike Colvin, “Resting.”

*Amateur--Birds*: 1st—Mike Colvin, “Evening Light Barred Owl”; 2nd—Monica Boudreaux, “Living on the Edge: Barn Swallow.” Honorable Mention: Mike Colvin, “Fishing in the Weeds” and “Hooded Warbler”; Monica Boudreaux, “Spa Day: Anhinga”; Chad McElwee, “Lost in the Cypress.”

*Amateur--Plants*: 1st—Mike Colvin, “Morning Glory”; 2nd—Monica Boudreaux, “Bayou Lamp: White Lotus Bloom”; 3rd—Sherry Tullos, “Rustic Rose.” Honorable Mention: Monica Boudreaux, “Nature’s Tear: Lily Pad”; Mike Colvin, “Sunset Sunflowers”; Sherry Tullos, “Water Lily.”

*Amateur--People on the Refuge*: 1st—Mike Colvin, “Walking the Line”; 2nd—Clay Moncrief, “Come On, Dad, Follow Me.” Honorable Mention: Mike Colvin, “Enjoying Nature.”

*Amateur—Macro/Micro*: 1st—Monica Boudreaux, “Green Lantern”; 2nd—Mike Colvin, “Catch Secured.” Honorable Mention: Mike Colvin, “Tiger Swallowtail”; Monica Boudreaux, “Hey Ladies”; Chad McElwee, “Aqua Eyes.”

*Professional—Scenic*: 1st—Mohan Krishna, “Bayou DeSiard”; 2nd—Candice Head, “Cypress Swamp”; 3rd—Burg Ransom, “January Sunset.” Honorable Mention: Mohan Krishna, “Black Bayou Thunderbolt”; R. David Breithaupt, “Sunrise from the Pier.”

*Professional—Wildlife*: 1st—William Watson, “All the Colors of a Sunset Sky”; 2nd—Mohan Krishna, “Sleeping Giant.” Honorable Mention: Burg Ransom, “Gulf Fritillary Butterfly (depositing eggs)” and “Born Proud.”

*Professional—Birds*: 1st—Burg Ransom, “Backlit Great Blue Heron”; 2nd—Mohan Krishna, “Blackbird Chorus”; 3rd—William Watson, “She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not.” Honorable Mention: Mohan Krishna, “Swallow Portrait” and “Hummingbird Fly High”; Burg Ransom, “Slurp!”; William Watson, “Mr. Congeniality.”

*Professional—Plants*: 1st—William Watson, “Cup of Light”; 2nd—Burg Ransom, “Butterfly Pea.” Honorable Mention: Burg Ransom, “Monarch’s Friend (Milkweed).”

*Professional—People on the Refuge*: 1st—Burg Ransom, “Patriotic Fishing”; 2 nd—R. David Breithaupt, “Through the Fog.” Honorable Mention: Burg Ransom, “Quiet Waters”; R. David Breithaupt, “The Watchers.”

*Professional—Macro/Micro*: 1st—Burg Ransom, “Back Off!” 2nd—Mohan Krishna, “Dragonfly”; 3rd—William Watson, “My Personal Dragon.” Honorable Mention: Burg Ransom, “Starburst”; Mohan Krishna, “Spider” and “Ribbon Snake.”

*Youth—Scenic*: 1st—Dorion McFadden, “Right This Way”; 2nd—Dorion McFadden, “Still Waters.”

*Youth—Wildlife*: 1st—Dorion McFadden, “Wading Around”; 2nd—Dorion McFadden, Fuzzy Bunny.”

*Youth—Plants*: 1st—Dorion McFadden, “Piece of Gold.”

Youth—*Birds*: 1st—Dorion McFadden, “Majesty”; 2nd—Dorion McFadden, “Perched.”

*Youth—Micro/Macro*: 1st--Dorion McFadden, “Ready to Drop.”

Past Winning Photos

Anhinga   2015 Photo Contest Winners

Anhinga  2014  Photo Contest Winners

Anhinga  2013  Photo Contest Winners

Anhinga  2012  Photo Contest Winners
Anhinga  2011  Photo Contest Winners
Anhinga  2010  Photo Contest Winners
Anhinga  2009 Photo Contest Winners
Anhinga  2008 Photo Contest Winners
Anhinga  2007 Photo Contest Winners  
Anhinga  2006 Photo Contest Winners
Anhinga  2005 Photo Contest Winners
Anhinga  2004 Photo Contest Winners