A tranquil summertime scene captured at Lake Chaminwood Preserve in Channahon won July’s portion of the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Preserve the Moment photo contest.
The photo, taken by Paul Wenger of New Lenox, shows the preserve's 136-foot-long timber bridge perfectly reflected in the water below. Wenger said he recently bought kayaks and this was his very first outing with them.
Honorable mention photos for July were taken by: Matthew Serafini of Lockport for an osprey diving in for a landing at Lockport Prairie; Byron Morgan of Crete for a shot of a russula mushroom perched on the forest floor at Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve; and David Kowalski of New Lenox for a breathtaking shot of storm clouds swirling in Hickory Creek Preserve.
View all of July's photo contest entries at Flickr.com/WillCoForests.
For contest details, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.