At a recent ceremony, the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) announced winners and finalists in the sixth annual “Ding” Darling Theodore Cross High School Photography Contest.
Sponsored by the Theodore Cross Family Charitable Foundation, the competition invited high school students from Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades, and Hendry counties to compete for prizes.
Judges reviewed 122 images taken by students from 16 different schools.
First-place went to an image titled “Owl at Sunset” by Jackson Mytnik from Cape Coral High.
In second place, Nathaniel Pechenino from Island Coast High in Cape Coral portrayed “Leaves at the Beach.”
Thirdplace winner “Inversion” was submitted by Ethan Epperly of Port Charlotte High School.