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Past Photos of the Week

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

A photo of a Rex Begonia taken at Montrose Garden in Hillsborough. —William Alberti, Hillsborough, Piedmont Electric
As I looked into the fog on top of Hanging Rock in Stokes County in the early morning, I could see a circle of light with rainbow colors and my shadow. This beautiful sight lasted 20 minutes. —Robert Wallace, Westfield, Surry-Yadkin EMC
Loving long walks in the cotton fields with fall in the air. Country living is fine! —Kirby Jordan, Edenton, Roanoke Electric
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
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 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
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 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
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 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
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
I felt lucky to capture this hummingbird fighting with a bee in my garden. —Nhat Vu, Mint Hill, Union Power Cooperative