Staff Report

“Out of the Ashes” by Judy Villa won first prize.

The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature has announced the winners of its 10th annual photo competition, in which participants were encouraged to capture examples of nature’s magical ability to regenerate and thrive.

In the adult category, the winner was “Out of the Ashes” by Judy Villa. Second place went to “8 Legged Snowy Plover” by Elliot Lowndes, and third to “Comeback” by Robert Houchens.

In the junior category, Ali Stein’s “Purple Crown” won first prize. Quinn Stacey won second for “Out of the Ashes,” and Georgia Miller won third for “Land of Fairies.”

The exhibit, showing in the museum’s Oak Gallery through Nov. 5, combines the entries of the adult and junior winners with the adult entries of Robert Bassler, Kimberly Fly, Karen Jowers and Bruce C. Straits. The photographs are for sale, with prices starting at $50. Proceeds from sales benefit the artists and Wildling.

This year’s guest judge was Bill Dewey, who is known for his aerial photography.

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