Florida Photographer's Wood Stork Photo Earns Recognition

Image by Cheryl Black takes the award.

We were thrilled to see that one of our very own volunteer photographers, Cheryl Black, had a photo chosen as part of Audubon’s Top 100 Photography Awards! Cheryl photographed this group of Wood Storks at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach. “The boardwalk at Wakodahatchee Wetlands winds through mangrove islands covered with dozens of Wood Stork, Anhinga, cormorant, egret, and heron nests in the spring. Because nests are so crowded together and the mangroves so thick, it can be difficult to get a good picture,” Cheryl explained, “I patiently waited as all four of these ancient-looking birds moved around the nest, trying to get comfortable in what seemed like an impossibly small space. The birds looked handsome and dignified together, much like an old-fashioned portrait of a very serious family.” 

See all Audubon Photography Award winners here.

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