1 year of E&P's "Photo of the Month"

Clara - May 2022 Edition

Three-year-old Clara McDonald of Hinsdale, IL attends a vigil with her mother and sister in support of the people of Ukraine at Wilder Park in Elmhurst, IL on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. The event was organized by the city of Elmhurst, Elmhurst District 205, Elmhurst Park District, Elmhurst Public Library and Elmhurst University. (Sandy Bressner, Weeklies Photographer and Photo Editor, Kane County Chronicle and Suburban Life Media, Shaw Local News Network)

Glacier Point - April 2022 Edition

Shown is a view from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park, one of the most popular destinations for both visitors and locals alike in the world-renowned park located in Central California. The prominent feature in the photo is Half Dome, one of the most iconic rock formations in the world, located at 7,214 feet of elevation. One of the most popular hiking destinations in Yosemite is to Glacier Point via the Four Mile Trail. (Greg Little, editor and co-owner, Mariposa Gazette, Mariposa, California)

VICTORY! - March 2022 Edition

Players from Lakewood Ranch High School in Lakewood Ranch, FL celebrate Lakewood Ranch High’s first softball state championship at home plate. Cassidy McLellan (3) ended the game with a three-run triple in the sixth inning for the final of 14-4 over Park Vista High May 22, 2021 at Legends Way Ballfields in Clermont, FL. The game ended due to the 10-run rule. (Ryan Kohn, Sportswriter, East County Observer, Lakewood Ranch/Sarasota, FL)

A Winter Wonderland - February 2022 Edition

A winter wonderland greeted all who took in this view from North Street in Wells, Vermont on November 28, 2021. Freezing temperatures kept the tree branches flocked with fluffy snow. (Jane Cosey, Production Manager, Lakes Region FreePress, NYVT Media, Granville, NY)

Greenland ice - January 2022 Edition

Adam Lyberth maneuvers through blue-and-white hills of ice and snow on the Greenland ice sheet on Aug. 13, 2021. An Inuit shaman, he says he’s walked on the ice more than 3,000 times, and that it changes every day. (Lauren Petracca, The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC)
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