Contest winners named
Published 11:10 am Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Special to the standard
Even Alabama's biggest outdoor enthusiasts haven't seen all this great state has to offer, so this year the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is bringing some of that beauty inside, in hopes of inspiring more residents to get outside.
This spring, summer, and fall, a collection of winning images from the 2007 Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest will travel the state, highlighting the best in Alabama's natural beauty. The 21 winning color photographs were all taken in Alabama, by Alabamian amateur photographers, within the last two years. Plants and animals in the photos are all native to the state. The winners represent seven categories, including: scenic/pictorial, birds, mammals, reptiles/amphibians/fish, other wildlife, nature-based recreation, and flora.
The collection will make its debut at Birmingham Botanical Gardens in April. It will then move to the Montgomery Visitor Center for May, and beginning early in June, the winning photos can be seen in the new Delta Hall at Five Rivers in Mobile. From there, the exhibit will go to Lakepoint State Park in Eufaula, then on to Huntsville Botanical Garden for the month of September. In addition to traveling as part of this special display, each of the winning photos can be seen in the February 2007 issue of Outdoor Alabama Magazine, and is displayed on the ADCNR Web site, www.outdooralabama.com.
The display can be seen in Mobile at Delta Hall
Five Rivers - Alabama's Delta Resource Center, 30945 Five Rivers Blvd. in Spanish Fort,
Friday, June 8 through Monday, July 9. Hours will be Monday through Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
To learn more about ADCNR visit www.outdooralabama.com.