Picture This! Winners of Arkansas Living’s 2023 Reader Photo contest


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