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Photo Contest WINNERS

Richie by Vera Foster

More than 100 people entered our contest for Pets & Wildlife photos. We judged in 7 categories:

Pets: Furry, Feathered & Finned

Wildlife: Furry, Feathered, Finned and Scaled (the latter loosely interpretted to include insects since both fish and amphibians have scales!

As far as we are concerned - these are ALL winners - and yes, of course each of us have favorites, but it's very personal where one rises above another. Even among us at the Gazette - we didn't agree so we have a mix of all of our favorites.

So enjoy the beauty of Creatures of our Earth, brought to you by photographers of Sonoma County.

AND please USE the Shutterbug Cameria Shops AD in the Gazette on page 35 - offering FREE PRINTS (by April 2, 2016) at their shops in both Santa Rosa and Petaluma. This ad gives EVERY READER a chance to have a print of their favorite photograph - THANK YOU Shutterbug Cameras!

Shutterbug Camera Shops FREE PRINT

Prizes include Gift Certificates from these local businesses:

Shutterbug Camera Shops: Santa Rosa & Petaluma

Apples n Carrots Tack Shop: Larkfield/Santa Rosa

The Restaurant at Russian River Vineyards: Forestville

Western Farm Center: Santa Rosa

DaVinci Teeth Whitening: Santa Rosa

Larsen's Feed Supply: Cotati

Anderson & Son Handyman: Santa Rosa

Coddingtown Veterinary: Santa Rosa

King Falafel: Sebastopol

Stout Brothers irish Pub and Restaurant: Santa Rosa

 

PETS:

Edmond Bridant, ARPS

 

Lola by Jon Russo

 

Sherri Reed Photography

 

Paris Jade by Cathy Thomas

 

Henry by Liz Lawson

 

Valley Fire horses by Katherine Griffin

 

Stacey-Schwartz

 

Butch by Courtney Williams

 

Amanda YsKamp

 

Smiling Llama by Edmond Bridant

 

Amanda Yskamp - parrots

 

WILDLIFE:

 

Jill Zwicky - Cedar Waxwing enjoying a meal

 

 

Amnon Shemi - Tomales Point

 

Olivia Oritz

 

Nesting Egret by Edmond Bridant

 

Hummingbird bathing in the rain by Victoria Vonthal

 

Caterpillar by Olivia Oritz

 

David Bakaleinikoff

 

Two fawns by Michael Echton

 

Laguna Otter by Bryan Morgan

 

Sea Lion in Surf by John Hershey

 

Kerry Brady - Wood Ducks

 

Aquila Reis - burrowing owl

 

Redwood Forest slug by Kevin O’Connor

 

Psychedelic Anemone by Claire Weaver