2020 Lake Country Photo Contest Winners Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Home2020 Lake Country Photo Contest WinnersGRAND PRIZE: Eric Knaff / Saint Paul, MN / Storm Season / Supercell storm with shelf cloud to the right and flanking line to the left. Image taken on Ten Mile Lake, Hackensack, MN.FIRST PLACE: Joe Briant / Waverly, MN / Kingfisher Success / “I set up a perch on my dock. It took many hours of sitting in a blind to capture this image. The Kingfisher is one of a handful of birds in the world where the female, with her rust belt, is more colorful than the male.”SECOND PLACE: Jesus Garcia / Willmar, MN / Calm After The Storm / The sky was clearing up after a storm passed by. Photo was taken at Foot Lake near Willmar, MN.THIRD PLACE: Jack Wawro / Lake Shore, MN / Lone Ice House / Taken on Margaret Lake.FINALIST: David Halgrimson / Rogers, MN / Blue Dasher Dragonfly / A Blue Dasher Dragonfly sits on a green water lily leaf.FINALIST: Will Schultz / Shoreview, MN / Fiery Sunrise on Ensign Lake / Taken at the end of August, 2020 on Ensign Lake—BWCA.FINALIST: Walt Huss / Coon Rapids, MN / Great Gray Owl Flying / This Northern Owl was photographed near Duluth.FINALIST: Ted Otto / Brainerd, MN / Perfect Balance / Weathered old barn complements nature’s vibrant fall colors.FINALIST: Randy Harrison / Maple Grove, MN / Mission Mist / Misty mornings on Upper Mission Lake.FINALIST: Rose Zak / Brainerd, MN / It’s Spring! / Peeper in the pond.FINALIST: Eric Knaff / Saint Paul, MN / Up From Under / Taken with a fisheye lens in the clear water of Ten Mile Lake, Hackensack, MN. The sun shining through the bright green lily pads and the rich blue sky made for a nice color combinationFINALIST: Chris Brendemuhl / Glyndon, MN / Nest Builder / “I‘m so fortunate to be able to watch this Bald Eagle and her mate return to Upper Cormorant Lake, MN every year to raise their young. I was observing their nest from my pontoon when the male flew in with a fish for their eaglet and the female left and returned with this branch for their nest.”FINALIST: Chris Brendemuhl / Glyndon, MN / Water’s Edge Fawn / “While pontooning, we noticed this young fawn along the water’s edge. Enjoying the wildlife is my favorite thing to do at my cabin on Upper Cormorant Lake.”FINALIST: Arin Kurttila / Woodbury, MN / Saganaga Sunset / Unreal sunset on Big Sag. Legendary lake, legendary finish to a long day.