Nebraskaland 2021 Photo Contest

February 28, 2022 NEBRASKAland Magazine

Best of Show

BEST OF SHOW – Sandhill Crane Preening on Platte River Bank
Photo by Britton Bailey, Aurora

With more than 3,000 entries submitted through Instagram, the 2021 Nebraskaland Magazine Photo Contest drew a record number of stunning images from Nebraska photographers in the categories of Wildlife, Flora, Scenic and Recreation.

This year’s Best of Show winner, “Sandhill Crane Preening on Platte River Bank,” by Britton Bailey of Aurora, was shot at Rowe Sanctuary in central Nebraska. “To witness the ancient annual spring migration up close from the bank of the Platte River cannot be expressed in words,” she said. “So, I hope my photographs do the talking for me.”

We thank everyone who participated and look forward to seeing more of your great photographs in next year’s contest.

Keep shooting.

Jeff Kurrus, Editor
Nebraskaland Magazine


FIRST PLACE – Mother’s Love
Photo by Connie Rathbun, Omaha

SECOND PLACE – Sunflower Bee
Photo by Tyler Moore, Omaha

THIRD PLACE – Catch Me if You Can
Photo by Lynette Hahne, Lincoln


FIRST PLACE – Milkweed Seed
Photo by Tyler Moore, Omaha

SECOND PLACE – Maidenhair Fern
Photo by Britton Bailey, Aurora

THIRD PLACE – Rise of the Evening Star
Rise of the Evening Star


FIRST PLACE – Winter’s Surreal Moment
Photo by Roger Richters, Utica

SECOND PLACE – Summer Warmth
Photo by Jayson Basilio, Oakland

THIRD PLACE – A Bright Future
Photo by Melanie Moree, Papillion


FIRST PLACE – The Second Harvest
Photo by Alexis Mendyk, Dannebrog

Photo by Juston Brazda, Valley

THIRD PLACE – Paddleboard Fisherman
Photo by Tiara Brown, Omaha

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