It has just been announced that Hagerman NWR Assistant Manager Rick Cantu won a Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR camera with a 28-135 IS USM lens for the Refuge in the recent USFWS Region 2 Photo Contest. His entry of a Great Egret in Action Fishing won the GRAND PRIZE which was the camera and lens valued at about $1,500. Congratulations and a big Thank You to Rick.
Friends member Grace Haight has also garnered two contest awards recently, Honorable Mention in the NWRA 2009 Photo Contest, http://www.refugeassociation.org/contest/2009winners.html and 3rd place in th Seney National Wildlife Refuge Photo Contest, in Michigan's upper peninsula, with the photograph of a Trumpeter Swan and her cygnets entitled "Looking after my Little Ones".
A photo of a Carolina Wren, taken by another Friend's member, Eileen Sullivan, was chosen for the Audubon Christmas Bird Count 2009 Photo Album, http://www.audubon.org/Bird/cbc/images/cbcPhotos/109/15139-36142-9L1MIWXKTG.jpg.
Rick Cantu's photo of the Whooping Cranes' visit to Hagerman NWR was included in the2008 Audubon Christmas Bird Count Album, http://www.audubon.org/Bird/cbc/images/cbcPhotos/108/9159-21362-6FD2QYKCLP.jpg
Hagerman NWR and the Friends of Hagerman are sponsoring the first annual Refuge Photo Contest, in 2010. entries will be accepted from January 3, - March 1, 2010. For contest info and entry form, see NEWS page for http://www.friendsofhagerman.com/