2019 Lake Country Journal Photo Contest Winners Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Home2019 Lake Country Journal Photo Contest WinnersReflection on Loon Lake — GRAND PRIZE: Craig Larson | Bemidji, MN — A cloudy Minnesota morning reflected on calm waters.State of Minnesota Sunset — 1ST PLACE: Karla Lundstrom | Circle Pines, MN — Minnesota pride shown in the sky and water.Late Day Loon — 2ND PLACE: Joe Briant | Waverly, MN — We drifted slowly, just fifteen feet away, as three loons dove into the water, circled each other and celebrated a simple social gathering.Painted Ladies in Full Bloom — 3RD PLACE: Kirstin Eaker | Nisswa, MN — Butterflies visiting a hydrangea bush in our front yard.Hide and Seek — Finalist: Walt Huss | Coon Rapids, MN — Great Horned Owl chick hiding in grass shortly after fledging.Minnehaha Sunbeams — Finalist: Wyat Schwichtenberg | Minneapolis, MN — An example of luck and patience. Waiting for the precise combination of mist from the falls, the perfect light, and a long exposure led to this unique and almost surreal image of Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis.Lake Life MN — Finalist: Maggie McLaird | St Cloud, MN — After a full day of playing in the sand, this little one cozies up to a warm fire.Resolutions — Finalist: Nicholas Pierce | Broomfield, CO — New Year’s Day in Duluth, Minnesota temperatures hit -11oF. The unusually cold day, coupled with the water near freezing temperatures, provides a unique sight on the North Shore Lake. Sea smoke plumes off the lake as the cold air hits the warm water accented by the deep burning sunrise. Seems like the perfect entry into 2019.Enchanted — Finalist: Susan Frei | Lakeville, MN — A bald eagle scans Swan Lake from a safe perch in a white pine tree.Boundary Waters Sunrise — Finalist: Mitch Boeck | Windom, MN — With the first glimmer of sunlight during sunrise, the lake is calm and the waters ready for explorationIceboaters Western Challenge — Finalist: Jann Kline | Battle Lake, MN — Iceboaters prepare for the freezing 2018 Western Challenge on Battle Lake.Superior Silhouette — Finalist: Timothy Macht | White Bear Lake, MN — A coniferous tree on Lake Superior arches out over the lake and up towards the sky.Foggy Morning — Finalist: Michelle Burns | Crosslake, MN — Henry posing on a dock one dewy morning in Crosslake.Lucky Timing — Finalist: Mark Moser | Brainerd, MN — A swan’s wide wingspan skims the topmost layer of the Mississippi River.