Reason to celebrate -- Thanks for the votes!
The voting results for the Defenders of Wildlife photo contest have been released, and thanks to your votes, my image of Tomales Bay State Park won 2nd place in the Wild Lands category! (Full results can be viewed here, if you're curious.) It was such a cool honor to be named as a finalist among all of those other awesome images, and even cooler to be voted into second place!
If you're a member of the organization, keep your eye out for all of the winning images in the Summer issue of Defenders Magazine.
Thanks again to everyone that voted, and for all of your kind comments and support here on Flickr. A little bit of encouragement goes a long way, and all of you have really helped to keep me moving forward in my photography!