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2016 photo contest winners

39 photo(s) Updated on: 11/25/2017
  • Slow & Steady. Eastern Box turtle (NC’s State reptile) on Company Mill Trail (06/02/16). 1st Place (Youth-Flora and Fauna). Photographer: Keenan Baker
  • Cabin Door. Sycamore Group Camp Cabin at Sycamore Lake (05/04/16). 1st Place (Historic Park structures). Photographer: Melissa Theil
  • Emerald Lined Paths. South Turkey Creek Multi-use Trail (12/12/15). 1st Place (Footprints: Park Activities). Photographer: Georgina Jones
  • Waxy Caps. Pott's Trail close to parking lot (05/23/16). 1st Place (Flora and Fauna). Photographer: Geoffrey Balme
  • Nature is Love. Group Camp (04/02/16). 2nd Place (Youth-Flora and Fauna). Photographer: Claire Beck
  • Cascades of Umstead. Along Sycamore Creek just downstream from Sycamore Lake (07/14/14). 2nd Place (Historic Park structures). Photographer: Matt Williams
  • Misty Morning Hike. Company Mill Trail (08/27/10). 2nd Place (Footprints: Park Activities). Photographer: Brad Young
  • Spring Dogwood. Reedy Creek Entrance (Harrison Ave) Parking Lot (03/28/16). 2nd Place (Flora and Fauna). Photographer: John Lloyd
  • A couple of Fun Guys. Reedy Creek Lake Trail (10/23/15). Honorable Mention (Flora and Fauna). Photographer: Charles Michener
  • A River Runs Through It. From a bridge on the Umstead Parkway south of the Visitor Center (11/12/15). Honorable Mention (Flora and Fauna). Photographer: Petra Glorie
  • A Rose on the Grave. Small graveyard along the Loblolly Trail near the Harrison Ave entrance parking lot (06/07/16). Honorable Mention (Historic Park structures). Photographer: Tina Morrison
  • Butterfly Landing. Along Company Mill Trail (04/06/10). Honorable Mention (Flora and Fauna). Photographer: Brad Young
  • Chicken of the Woods. Off South Turkey Creek Multi-use Trail (05/30/16). Honorable Mention (Flora and Fauna). Photographer: Georgina Jones
  • Common Snapper. This turtle photo was shot around 7 pm near the reedy Creek Lake (05/05/16). Honorable Mention (Flora and Fauna). Photographer: Arvind Balaraman
  • Enchanting Fall Colors at Umstead Park. Crabtree Creek at the Compan Mill site close to Company Mill Trail (10/25/15). Honorable Mention (Flora and Fauna). Photographer: Aliasghar Marjani
  • Eye of the Tiger. Pott's Branch Trail (06/05/16). Honorable Mention (Flora and Fauna). Photographer: Manorama Arcot
  • Faerie House. The Company Mill trail, not far from the discovery loop. (01/24/16). Honorable Mention (Flora and Fauna). Photographer: William Dibble
  • Geese Landing. Big Lake (10/19/15). Honorable Mention (Flora and Fauna). Photographer: Tina Morrison
  • Heron in the Spotlight. Crabtree Creek near the Company Mill area accessed via the Company Mill Trail (03/28/16). Honorable Mention (Flora and Fauna). Photographer: Matt Williams
  • Loblolly Crossing. Loblolly Trail crossing installed by The Umstead Coalition, where it crosses Reedy Creek. (05/22/16). Honorable Mention (Flora and Fauna). Photographer: Kimberly Nusbaum
  • Long Distance Runner. Group Camp Road, Umstead 100 Run (04/02/16). Honorable Mention (Footprints: Park Activities). Photographer: Thomas Beck
  • Looking For Inspiration. On the Company Mill Trail (05/07/16). Honorable Mention (Footprints: Park Activities). Photographer: Paul Malcolm
  • Man Fishing. Big Lake (06/09/16). Honorable Mention (Footprints: Park Activities). Photographer: Dayton Ellwanger
  • Points The Way. Loblolly Trail (10/30/15). Honorable Mention (Historic Park structures). Photographer: Craig Archer
  • Reedy Creek Princess. Reedy Creek Shelter #1 (06/04/16). Honorable Mention (Historic Park structures). Photographer: Kenneth Huang
  • Reflections on a Winter Day. Creek along Loblolly Trail (12/14/15). Honorable Mention (Flora and Fauna). Photographer: Arianne Hemlein
  • Snail on a Tree. Near the Visitor Center at the Umstead entrance off of US 70 (05/18/16). Honorable Mention (Flora and Fauna). Photographer: Shannon Fields
  • Spring Bloom. Trumpet vine (Campsis radicans) along Pott’s Branch Trail (06/05/16). Honorable Mention (Flora and Fauna). Photographer: Naveen Bellary
  • Standing Guard. Reedy Creek Lake (03/14/15). Honorable Mention (Historic Park structures). Photographer: Pete Vandeberg
  • Steps. Group Camp (04/02/16). Honorable Mention (Historic Park structures). Photographer: Thomas Beck
  • Taking Flight. Sycamore trail near right-of-way, not far from Graylyn stone bridge, along creek (05/22/16). Honorable Mention (Flora and Fauna). Photographer: Mark Greenhalgh
  • Trilogy. Crabtree Creek, downstream from the old Company Mill dam (10/29/15). Honorable Mention (Flora and Fauna). Photographer: Paul Malcolm
  • Winter Bridge. Bridge at Reedy Creek Lake (01/15/12). Honorable Mention (Flora and Fauna). Photographer: Jason Williams
  • Winter Trees. Multi-use trail near Ebenezer Church Road (03/02/16). Honorable Mention (Flora and Fauna). Photographer: Don Moody
  • Wolf Spider. Parking Lot near Big Lake (06/10/16). Honorable Mention (Flora and Fauna). Photographer: Melissa Theil
  • Bluets in the Spring. Loblolly Trail (04/24/16). Honorable Mention (Youth-Flora and Fauna). Photographer: Selen Gizlice
  • Craggy Fire Pit Gates. Camp Craggy historic site (06/04/16). Honorable Mention (Youth-Historic Park Structures). Photographer: Zippy Drew
  • Long Peaceful River. Stream along the Loblolly Trail (05/28/16). Honorable Mention (Youth-Flora and Fauna). Photographer: Zippy Drew
  • The Whimsical Tree. Sycamore Trail (06/14/14). Honorable Mention (Youth-Flora and Fauna). Photographer: Sreekar Mantena

The Umstead Coalition

We are dedicated to preserving the natural integrity of William B. Umstead State Park and the Richland Creek Corridor.