Photo Contest Winner
Fall in the Coniferous Swamp: Winning Photo by Vivian Lynch in the Landscape Category Credit: Vivian Lynch/ORK

Ogeechee Riverkeeper (ORK) has chosen the best photographs from across the 5,500 square mile watershed submitted for its annual photo contest. Judges sorted through images that highlighted what makes the Ogeechee and Canoochee Rivers, and the surrounding areas, ecologically and aesthetically remarkable.

The 2022 photo contest winners are:

  • Black and White: Big Splash, Don Howe
  • Funny Wildlife: Great Blue Heron Waving, Janet Strozzo Anderson
  • Landscape: Fall in the Coniferous Swamp, Vivian Lynch
  • Plant life: Pink Muhly Grass, Charlotte Landon
  • Wildlife: Great Blue Heron, Christian Scott

Honorable Mentions:

  • Autumn Cypress Pond, Wesley Hendley
  • Ogeechee Palette, Gretchen McLeod
  • Sunrise, Len Kramer

All photo contest winners and honorable mentions are available to view at or via this Flickr album. ORK has permission from the photographers to share their work.

Photo Contest Winner
Great Blue Heron Waving by Janet Strozzo Anderson, Photo Contest Winner in the Funny Wildlife Category (Photo Credit: Janet Strozzo Anderson/ORK)

About Ogeechee Riverkeeper

Ogeechee Riverkeeper 501(c)(3) works to protect, preserve, and improve the water quality of the Ogeechee River basin, which includes all of the streams flowing out to Ossabaw Sound and St. Catherine’s Sound. The Canoochee River is about 108 miles long and the Ogeechee River itself is approximately 245 miles long. The Ogeechee River system drains more than 5,500 square miles across 21 counties in Georgia. More at