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Past Photos of the Week

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

A praying mantis lives on a blooming moonflower near my father's porch and poses on a leaf for a close-up portrait. —Sally Williard, Winston-Salem, EnergyUnited
Taken at Julian Price Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway. A beautiful young buck on the Boone Fork trail! —Avery Sigmon, Lincolnton, Rutherford Electric
I caught a territorial dispute between the wild horses of Shackleford Banks. Shackleford Banks is home to more than 100 wild horses. —Daniel Williams, Jr., Morehead City, Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative
My garden attracted many bumblebees this summer season. During a sudden thunderstorm, I saw this one sheltering on a ginger lily leaf. —Clare Steece-Julich, Mebane, Piedmont Electric
My aunt took this photo on a farm near Sparta while my cousins and I were swinging on a large grapevine. I am 15 years old, and my parents are member of Blue Ridge Energy. —Adeline Bowers, Crumpler, Blue Ridge Energy
I heard chirping from the birdhouse and chirped back. The next thing I knew, a bird fell out on the ground. I helped it back inside the house. I thought I had prematurely lured it outside with my bird call! —Kim Bowers, Wake Forest, Wake Electric
At midnight on Ocean Isle Beach, this moonless night showcased the Milky Way in full view. My wife Debbie and I love the many different faces of the beach throughout the year. —Steven Wingfield, Ocean Isle Beach, Brunswick Electric
Remi watches her horses and goats on a hot July afternoon. The gate was so hot it was burning her feet so we used an old American flag to keep the gate from scorching her! —Buffy McKenzie, Ellerbe, Pee Dee Electric
I made my first visit to the Carolina Zoo in September 2020. So many exotic animals from around the globe! However, this turtle in a pond proved to be the most photogenic creature that I encountered. —Stephen Latus, Wake Forest, Wake Electric
My babies (Barred Rock and a single Rhode Island Red) rest a bit after a hot day of scratching around the yard. They are so photogenic—I think they know how beautiful they are and they like to pose for the camera! —Jennifer Moore, Statesville
I felt lucky to capture this hummingbird fighting with a bee in my garden. —Nhat Vu, Mint Hill, Union Power Cooperative
This photo was taken on the Blue Ridge Parkway. —Glenn Poplin, Maxton, Lumbee River EMC