Photographs from FODM Members and Friends Featured in the Virginia Wildlife Annual Photography Showcase

Congratulations to three FODM members or friends whose photographs were selected for the 2023 Virginia Wildlife magazine’s annual photography showcase.

Lifetime FODM member Barbara Saffir had three winners. One captured a mating ball of northern watersnakes, the second was of a common eyelash fungus and the third was of cracked creek ice.

northern watersnakes mating photo by barbara saffir
A mating ball of northern watersnakes (Nerodia sipedon).  Photo by Barbara Saffir
lichens photo by barbara saffir
Common eyelash fungus (Scutellinia scutellata).  Photo by Barbara Saffir
cracked creek ice photo by barbara saffir
Cracked creek ice.  Photo by Barbara Saffir


FODM member Tim Hostert's photo was of a female hooded merganser with her brood of ducklings.

merganser female with ducklings photo by tim hostert
Female hooded merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) with ducklings.  Photo by Tim Hostert


Randy Streufert had two winners. One was of a northern cardinal in snow and the second was of a disagreement between tundra swans.

Northern Cardinal in Snow photo by randy streufert
Northern cardinal in snow (Cardinalis cardinalis).  Photo by Randy Streufert
Frolicking Tundra Swans photo by randy streufert
Frolicking tundra swans (Cygnus columbianus).  Photo by Randy Streufert


For this contest, 422 photographers submitted 1,444 photos. This year's magazine features 183 images. 

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