And our readers are excellent storytellers.
Arkansas Living’s 2023 Reader Photo Contest winners have captured moments in time, ranging from majestic to moody to merry.
Often, it’s the unexpected moments that make the most stirring photographs.
Dee Dee Conklin, who took “Charlotte’s Web,” shares, “I was a little disappointed because it was misting rain, and I was wanting to take pictures. I noticed a big spider web with the rain drops clinging to it, and it looked so cool. The end result was a happier me, even with the rain.”
So, always keep the faith, and keep taking pictures!
Tree Frog Snuggling in the Winter Squash Blossom, Mayflower — Judith Allen
Beautiful Sunset with Company, Chidester — Rose Loghry
Playtime Swim in the Buffalo, Buffalo River — Mary Pike
Snowy Bison, Harrison — Justin Smith
Baby Raccoons, Austin — Stephanie Clark
Trumpeter Swan, Heber Springs — Ashley Flory
Arkansas Fall, Jonesboro — Ashley Flory
Backyard Bear, Ozark — Wanda Gage
Who Will Blink First?, Boxley Valley — Karen Brucks
Autumn Maple Leaves Hitching a Ride, Harrison — Darla Young
The Dance, Gentry — Phillip Martin
Pretty In Pink, Melbourne — Leah Smith
A Step Back in Time, Winthrop — Patty Welch
Butterfly and Bee, Shirley — Mary Pike
Surprise Visitor, Boxley Valley — Laneesa Griffin
Mini Moo and Her Momma, Manila — Rachel Thieme
Bouncing Goat, Poinsett County— Jimmy McCain
Charlotte’s Web, Boxley Valley — Dee Dee Conklin