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Past Photos of the Week

Every week we highlight another great submission from our annual photo contest

I took this photo at a controlled burn in Orange County this past spring. The smoke and flames as this firefighter walked away from the building was touching. —Hannah Apple, Hillsborough, A member of Piedmont Electric
Part of a bigger scene I was fortunate enough to witness. This bald eagle is keeping a watchful eye over the nesting female. Taken along the banks of the Yadkin River. —Kevin Henderson, Concord, A member of Union Power
A pelican hanging out at Holden Beach. —Glenis Ann Hall, Supply, A member of Brunswick Electric
This little Carolina Wren is looking to make sure that I filled up the bird feeder. I love taking pictures of the birds that come to our feeder! —Cindy Barnes, Midland, A member of Union Power
A big snowstorm dusted the cows in the pasture on my farm in Caswell County. —Janice Franklin, Elon, A member of Piedmont Electric
My four-year-old great-grandson has become adept at catching the chickens in his yard. He loves to pick up a feathered friend but the chickens seem less than thrilled... —Mildred Moore, Seagrove, A member of Randolph EMC
Not all animals at the NC Zoological Park are in enclosures. This Carolina chickadee posed for me on a branch while we stopped for lunch. —Chris Wrede, Rocky Point, A member of Four County EMC
Six-year-old Angel loves her baby goat Tinkerbell. We raise Angora and Nigora goats and the tiny Nigoras are Angel's favorites! —Brandy Smith, Vale, A member of Rutherford EMC
Taken from our deck in the North Carolina Mountains (outside of Brevard), this huge Pileated Woodpecker enjoys the large suet cakes. He comes at least once a day and we look forward to his visits! —Lynne Seymour, Rosman, A member of Haywood EMC
Took this photo of the pony in the snow! —Angela Snow, Dobson, A member of Surry-Yadkin EMC
A cold morning in the rural Green Mountain area, about 8 miles north of Burnsville in the western NC mountains. —Linda Brown, Burnsville, A member of EnergyUnited
Just after Milepost 400 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Ferrin Knob Tunnels begin. This is the first of the three surrounded by peak fall foliage color. —Michelle Greenleaf, Lake Lure, A member of Rutherford EMC
My husband and I run a farm called Mop Top Acres in Seagrove. I love it when calves are born—the different colors are fun. Zoey was born to our sweet cow Hope and she is kind and sweet and wants treats! —Kimberly Mayo, Seagrove, A member of Randolph EMC
Snow covers Stone Mountain State Park in Wilkes and Alleghany counties. Stone Mountain, partly in Traphill and Roaring Gap, offers areas for camping, hiking and picnicking. —Keith Hall, Elkin, A member of Surry-Yadkin EMC
The winter wind sculpts an otherworldly landscape on New Year's Day 2018 on South Point Beach, Ocracoke Island. —Connie Leinbach, Ocracoke, A member of Tideland EMC
We went to Morehead City with some friends that duck hunt. The air was chilly and my teeth were chattering but the ducks didn't seem to mind at all. The scenery was breathtaking. —Rodney Hammond, Cleveland, A member of EnergyUnited
I asked him to pass me the leaf that he was carrying (collecting fall leaves is one of my hobbies). When he did, I realized that I should capture the memory forever. —Hadiqa Hassan, Wake Forest, A member of Wake Electric
I love my morning walks along the Intracoastal Waterway and the colors of that pre-dawn sky! On this particular morning I was blessed to see the contrails of two flights winging their way north and south. —Allie Lull, Southport, A member of Brunswick Elec