This year's Cayuga Naturally photo contest held by Sterling Nature Center featured photographers capturing their favorite flora, fauna and places for hiking, canoeing, fishing and more in Cayuga County. The only rule of the contest is that the photos be taken in the area and contain natural scenery. The winning photos will remain on display at the center, Jensvold Road, Sterling, into 2018. For more information, visit or call (315) 947-6143.

The winning entries are pictured. Honorable mentions were:

• Joe Carey, Syracuse: "Yellow Sulfur Butterfly on Clover," Sterling Nature Center

• Ellen Gerberich, Sterling: "Winter Stream," Sterling

• Katherine Burke, Port Byron: "Waiting to Fly," Port Byron

• Eric Weaver, Fulton: "Great Blue Heron," Sterling Nature Center

• Nate Crego, Martville: "Dinosaur in the Leaves," Martville

• Jennifer Crego, Martville: "Sterling Falls in the Fall," Sterling

• Linda Dugan, Alden: "Guarding the Nest," Sterling Nature Center