This image was recognized in the 6th's Annual Photography Master's Cup in the Wildlife Category. It was selected from among more than 8,500 photos from 86 countries. February, 2013.
The Nature Conservancy selected (and three more of my images) among the top 12 photos in statewide photo contest attracting 500+ entries. It was included in online 50th Anniversary Slideshow in October, 2010.
Wisconsin Trails Magazine also named the image a special Judges Recognition winner in the 2010 Wisconsin Trails Photo Contest.
In 2011 this image received a Silver Medal Award in the Nature Wildlife category of the Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3).
And also in 2011 the image received an internatinoal Merit Award in the "Witness to Nature Photo Contest" sponsored by Encyclopedia Britannica.