Kids in Nature Photo Contest Monthly Winners
Break out those cameras and send us your best images of you and your family enjoying the outdoors for our Kids in Nature Photo Contest. Once again, we will be accepting entries via the online photo sharing service, Flickr. If you are not a member of Flickr, it is easy and free to join. Once you are a member, just navigate to our kids in nature group page: www.flickr.com/groups/mdc-kids-in-nature and submit your photos. MDC staff will select a winner every month and display it here, on our website. All of the monthly winners will appear in the January 2014 issue of the Conservationist Magazine.
Robyn Gibbs took this picture of her two-year-old daughter, Ravyn, photographing flowers in Foristell, Missouri. "She loves being outdoors camping, rock hunting, and especially hiking," said Gibbs. She said her family loves outdoor adventures and exploring Missouri's natural beauty. "I love taking pictures," said Gibbs, "and I was astonished to see her interest in photography at such a young age."
Photo Robyn Gibbs.
Rebecca Bunn took this photo of her two-year-old daughter, Nora, expressing excitement over a caterpillar found in their backyard in Hillsboro, Missouri. Nora’s brother, Carter, looks on. “The caterpillars were a daily nature study for our family in the spring,” said Bunn. “We enjoy exploring the wonders of our backyard, watching birds at birdfeeders, finding turtles under bushes and listening to woodpeckers pound away on trees. I love sharing nature with my kids, especially at this age. Through their eyes, I really appreciate how something so simple can inspire such awe and inspiration.”
Jill Williams took this photo of her husband, Chad, helping her son, Gage, tie a lure on his fishing line, while trout fishing at Bennett Springs State Park. “We usually go camping and fishing at Bennett Springs a couple of times a year,” said Williams. Williams reports that Gage caught several trout that day. “Our family loves the outdoors,” said Williams. “We like to go camping, fishing, hunting and floating. Gage’s favorite outdoor activity is exploring the outdoors with his dog, Gunner.”
Titus Pridemore holds an antler shed he found in a small food plot near his Boone County home. "I had discovered the shed antler in this small food plot a few days after Christmas Day," said Titus's dad, Todd Pridemore. "But, I left it where it was so one of my boys could have the fun of discovering it for themselves." Todd Pridemore said the entire family enjoys spending time in the woods hunting deer, turkey and squirrels. "Titus and his older brothers, Josh and Andrew, all enjoy catching fish in the small pond in front of our house," said Todd Pridemore.