2016 Save the Bay Photo Contest

Our 2016 Winners

2016 Photo Contest map imageSee them on our interactive map

2016 FIRST PLACE: Michael Roane
Stepping Turtles
In Upper Marlboro, Maryland, a lanky blue heron sees only one way across a log—over and on the red-eared slider turtles.

2016 SECOND PLACE: Paul Bramble
Roadside Attraction
The sun breaks through the fog and chill in Queen Anne's County, Maryland.

2016 THIRD PLACE: Nathaniel Gonzales
Mighty Potomac
Dawn emerges illuminating the mighty and beautiful rapids of Potomac River in Virginia.

2016 VIEWERS' CHOICE WINNER: Eric Esterle
Phoenix Rising
Along the Susquehanna River, a juvenile bald eagle drops its catch and prepares to defend itself from an approaching adult bald eagle.

Keep taking those pictures—CBF's annual Save the Bay Photo Contest will take place again next spring.

Thank you to the hundreds of people who submitted photographs illustrating their vision of the Bay region—from Pennsylvania to Virginia, from the Shenandoah Mountains to the Eastern Shore.

What A Donation Can Do

You can help us protect this amazing treasure so future generations don't have to rely on photographs to see and experience the beauty of our Bay...

Your donation helps us continue our restoration, advocacy, and education efforts. Please show your support for CBF today with a generous donation.

  • $25 can plant five native trees as a streamside buffer.
  • $50 can grow 5,000 native oysters.
     
  • $150 can pay a teacher's tuition for a five-day professional development course.
     
  • $500 can send eight students for a day of learning in and around the Bay.
     
  • $1,000 can remove 600 pounds of trash from the Bay and its tributaries.
     
  • $2,500 can pay for seven students’ tuition for a 7-day student leadership program.
     
  • $5,000 can fund 125 hours of policy advocacy at the state and federal levels.
     
  • $10,000 can fund 300 hours of scientific field research including testing water quality and evaluating the health and populations of marine and plant life within the Bay and tributary waters.

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