Photo of the Week: This Is What It's All About

IMG_5169[I took this] on Smith Island on Wednesday, April 20. Myself and another William H. Farquhar Middle School teacher took a group of our students on one of CBF's overnight education experiences

I chose [this photo] because this is what the trip is all about. Students were able to take a moment to not just enjoy the gorgeous sunset that night, but also be able to do it while enjoying the Bay itself. The students loved every moment of this experience and this was just one of their many highlights.

—Matthew Green

Ensure that Matthew, his students, and future generations continue to enjoy extraordinary places like these along the Chesapeake. Support the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint—the plan to Save the Bay! 

Do you have a favorite Chesapeake photo you'd like to submit to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Photo of the Week contest? Send your digital images to CBF's Senior Manager of Digital Media, Emmy Nicklin, at enicklin [at sign] cbf.org, along with a brief description of where and when you took the photo, and what the Chesapeake Bay means to you. We look forward to seeing your photos!

 


Photo of the Week: A Photographer's Dream

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This is a picture taken at Point Lookout State Park in St. Mary's County, Maryland. To me, the Bay and its waters are a huge part of why I live here. The beautiful sunrises and sunsets, the recreational activities, the fishing, the food, the culture . . . it really doesn't get much better. We still get all four seasons. The colors of fall, the smell in the air during spring, and the mild winters, which give us just the right amount of snow to satisfy my snow withdrawals . . . but nothing beats watching a summer sunset from the shores of the Bay, or even being able to lay out under the stars at night [see photo below]. It is honestly a photographer's dream!

—Keith Burke

Ensure that Keith and future generations continue to enjoy extraordinary places like these along the Chesapeake. Support the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint—the plan to Save the Bay! 

Do you have a favorite Chesapeake photo you'd like to submit to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Photo of the Week contest? Send your digital images to CBF's Senior Manager of Digital Media, Emmy Nicklin, at enicklin [at sign] cbf.org, along with a brief description of where and when you took the photo, and what the Chesapeake Bay means to you. We look forward to seeing your photos!

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Star gazing at Point Lookout State Park Lighthouse.

 


Photo of the Week: My Best Sunset

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This is perhaps the best sunset photo I took last year, and I take them every time they are in front of my eyes.

We have a condo at this very spot in Crisfield, Maryland. This is the southern tip of Janes Island, marked by the standing chimney from a burnt down fish-rendering fertilizer factory that was there once upon a time, way off on the distant shore. 

Our time on land and water since buying this condo five years ago, has been so enriching and joyful. Between the two of us, husband and wife, we have checked off the boxes of shallow water fishing the area as well as bird watching and beach combing discoveries.

This area is truly the jewel of the Chesapeake Bay.

—Maggie Sliker

Ensure that Maggie and future generations continue to enjoy extraordinary places like these along the Chesapeake. Support the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint—the plan to Save the Bay! 

Do you have a favorite Chesapeake photo you'd like to submit to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Photo of the Week contest? Send your digital images to CBF's Senior Manager of Digital Media, Emmy Nicklin, at enicklin [at sign] cbf.org, along with a brief description of where and when you took the photo, and what the Chesapeake Bay means to you. We look forward to seeing your photos!


Photo of the Week: Spring Has Sprung

FB7022 - Snow Geese at Lift-Off Spring MigrationSpring has literally sprung over the Northeast!

If there's ever a time to witness one of the most spectacular natural wonders, it's during the annual spring migration of snow geese and tundra swans that stopover at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Middle Creek is a vital tributary of the Susquehanna River that [plays an important part in] the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and its wildlife. HUGE flocks of snow geese have been returning early to this popular rest-stop on their way back throughout the Eastern Shore to their summer breeding grounds in the Canadian Arctic.

—Dom J Manalo

Ensure that Dom J and future generations continue to enjoy extraordinary places like these along the Chesapeake. Support the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint—the plan to Save the Bay! 

Do you have a favorite Chesapeake photo you'd like to submit to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Photo of the Week contest? Send your digital images to CBF's Senior Manager of Digital Media, Emmy Nicklin, at enicklin [at sign] cbf.org, along with a brief description of where and when you took the photo, and what the Chesapeake Bay means to you. We look forward to seeing your photos!


Photo of the Week: Save the Bay Photo Contest Now Open!

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"Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter."
—Ansel Adams 

Even if you're not the next Ansel Adams, we want to see your photos! Our 2016 Photo Contest is now open to both amateur and professional photographers. Show us your vision of the Chesapeake watershed—from Pennsylvania to Virginia, from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Eastern Shore. All photos must include water from the Chesapeake Bay or a river or stream within the Bay watershed.

Click here to submit your photo and enter to win a prize!

A panel of CBF employees will judge entries on subject matter, composition, focus, lighting, uniqueness, and impact. The public will have the opportunity to vote online for their favorite photo in the Viewers' Choice Gallery. Winners receive cash prizes! (First Prize: $500; Second Prize: $250; Third Prize: $150; Viewers' Choice: $100.)

All winners will also receive a one-year CBF membership and will have their photos displayed in various CBF publications, such as our website, e-newsletters, and magazine. The first-prize photo will be featured in CBF's 2017 calendar. All winners will be notified of the outcome, and their images will be posted on the CBF website by May 31, 2016.

So get outside and get inspired by the Chesapeake waters we all love. Don't forget to bring your camera. And hurry, the submission deadline is April 22.

We look forward to seeing your pictures!

 —Jen Wallace
CBF's Managing Editor

Click here to read the official contest rules.

 


Video of the Week: Why We Do What We Do

For nearly 50 years, we have fought vigilantly for healthy rivers, clean streams, and a restored Chesapeake Bay. Watch this video, courtesy of Discovery Communications, to see just how far we've come. And learn why saving the Bay and its rivers and streams is so important to the health of our economy, communities, and way of life both here and across the globe.

 

With your help, we can finish the job and show the world that we can restore a national treasure like the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams. Please help us spread the Save the Bay message to your friends and family on social media. And thank you for joining us in what is perhaps the most important clean water movement of our time. 

—Emmy Nicklin
CBF's Senior Manager of Digital Media

 


Photo of the Week: Full Moon Rising

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I shot this at the rising of the November 2015 full moon over the Choptank River. The geese just happened by!

As for what the Bay means to me: Here in Cambridge, the Choptank flows with the tides and gives us sights like this if you're lucky enough to be there at the right time—in my case, the full moon last Thanksgiving.

—J. Michael Klise

Ensure that Michael and future generations continue to enjoy extraordinary places like these along the Chesapeake. Support the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint—the plan to Save the Bay! 

Do you have a favorite Chesapeake photo you'd like to submit to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Photo of the Week contest? Send your digital images to CBF's Senior Manager of Digital Media, Emmy Nicklin, at enicklin [at sign] cbf.org, along with a brief description of where and when you took the photo, and what the Chesapeake Bay means to you. We look forward to seeing your photos!


Photo of the Week: The Bay Wins

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Photo by Krista Schlyer/iLCP.

Earlier today, in an historic win for clean water across the region, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the request of the American Farm Bureau Federation and its allies to take up their case challenging the legality of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint. For all who love the Bay and the rivers and streams that feed it, THIS is a day to remember. 

And images, like the one above, remind us why this place—and all that call it home—are worth saving. Thanks for joining with us in this Save the Bay movement! 

—Emmy Nicklin
CBF's Senior Manager of Digital Media

Thanks to all of YOU who have stood up for the Bay and her rivers and streams over the years. If you haven't already, show your support once more. Sign our Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint pledge.


Photo of the Week: Evening on Solomons Island

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The Bay and the Chesapeake watershed have been part of my life since childhood. I spent a great deal of time in my youth at my aunt's home on the Choptank River. Boating, fishing, crabbing as a child helped forge my love of the Bay and the outdoor life. I spent my working years in the music industry. At age 50, I left the wild life for wildlife. Most of my photography owes its origins to my love of the Chesapeake Bay.

—Michael Oberman

Ensure that Michael and future generations continue to enjoy extraordinary places like these along the Chesapeake. Support the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint—the plan to Save the Bay! 

Do you have a favorite Chesapeake photo you'd like to submit to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Photo of the Week contest? Send your digital images to CBF's Senior Manager of Digital Media, Emmy Nicklin, at enicklin [at sign] cbf.org, along with a brief description of where and when you took the photo, and what the Chesapeake Bay means to you. We look forward to seeing your photos!


Photo of the Week: Sunset on Moran Creek


BobWaylandThis photo was taken on Moran Creek just after a major storm had passed. 

I have lived in the watershed most of my life and spent 28 years of my working life at the Environmental Protection Agency. I am now very fortunate to live where I can see, on a daily basis, one of the key resources I worked to protect and restore. I now volunteer for the Bay.

It is especially gratifying to see bald eagles perching in our yard—a living testimony to the courageous decision 45 years ago by EPA's first Administrator, William D. Ruckelshaus, to ban DDT.

—Bob Wayland

 

Ensure that Bob and future generations continue to enjoy extraordinary places like these along the Chesapeake. Support the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint—the plan to Save the Bay! 

Do you have a favorite Chesapeake photo you'd like to submit to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Photo of the Week contest? Send your digital images to CBF's Senior Manager of Digital Media, Emmy Nicklin, at enicklin [at sign] cbf.org, along with a brief description of where and when you took the photo, and what the Chesapeake Bay means to you. We look forward to seeing your photos!