Thanks to everyone who submitted photos for our inaugural Instagram contest. Dozens of you shared fantastic shots of Delaware’s beaches, sunsets, wildlife, landmarks and more. The decision was tough, but here are the three photos we felt best reflected the contest guidelines. Congratulations, winners!
And while the contest is over, keep tagging your favorite parks, restaurants, independent shops, etc. with #IamOandA for a chance to be regularly featured.
Blue Jay at Ashland Nature Center
Spenser Warren, Hockessin
“I enjoy exploring and I’m often traveling somewhere or doing something new. I decided to take up photography as a new hobby as a way to document my adventures and share them with friends. So after some research, I bought a Canon Rebel T6i. The blue jay was actually the first picture I took with my new camera.”
Dogwood Tree at White Clay Creek State Park
Leilah Connor, Newark
“I enjoy walking around White Clay whenever I get the chance—especially when I happen to find a field with the most beautiful dogwood trees blooming!”
Backyard Sighting of Red-Winged Black Birds
Brad Wenger, Newark
“I’m captivated by bird migration season more and more each year. The tight formations which red-winged blackbirds fly is fascinating to me. I’d witnessed several of these examples and thought it was time to get the lens pointed in the right direction. I was lucky enough to catch the crowd movement and the essence of how fast they were moving.”