Top Winners: Annika & Emily!
Dive #42 (by Annika Parrish)
Annika spent 720 hours @ Turneffe Atoll Sustainability Association in Calabash Caye, Belize
This was the fourth dive of the day near the 'elbow' of Turneffe Atoll. Descending from the surface to about 70 feet to examine the mooring network placed along the barrier reef. This photo exemplifies the beauty of diving and all of the unknown of the ocean.
This experience has allowed me to see and experience firsthand conservation and sustainability work in Marine Protected Areas. My love for the ocean grew as I lived and worked on it daily. I was able to see Belizeans' passion and love for the world around them, and that was further instilled into me.
Capturing Commitments (by Emily Kobus)
Emily, like many small business owners, engaged in the "all the time endeavor" running a small photography business in CT and VT.
This summer I photographed my first wedding which was a really big deal for me a smaller photographer. Previously I had mostly done smaller events, couples, and portraits. The wedding took place about 30 minutes from campus by a beautiful farmhouse and pond. I love this photo taken by my friend and assistant photographer because of the heartwarming scene it captured during the couple’s vows. I remember feeling so fully present in that moment and this photo really takes me back to that feeling.
This experience gave me a lot of knowledge in large event photography that I had never previously had. I’ve never photographed an event for 7 hours straight before and it was definitely a learning curve. I feel the large time block helped me to focus more on the details in what I was doing and I hope to carry that on into the photography I do personally, professionally, and with the Vermont Cynic in the future.
Golden Plover in a Geothermal Field (by Alexander Harrop)
Baked just fore you (by Katie O'Driscoll)
A Brief Intermission (by Bryce Hird)
American Kestrel Banding (by Maggie Grady)
PepsiCo Intern, Lily Merchant
Wildlife Education Ambassadors, Ann Haas
Top of the fire tower, Anna Gardner
Top of the fire tower, Emily DiGiacomo
Moroccan Henna Ceremony, Allison Peterson
Boston Storm Drain Water Sampling. Emilie Daigle