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2023 Photo Contest Winners

1st Place
"Whitehaven Double Rainbow"
Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays Islands, QL, Australia
Sara Deschenes '24
Program: University of Melbourne, Spring 2023

Sara Deschenes, Melbourne S23
"On our trip to Whitehaven Beach, we were unfortunately very unlucky with weather, as it rained the entire time.  However, the rain provided the most vibrant double rainbow I have ever seen, making the experience well worth it."

2nd Place
"Sheep on the Road to Connemara National Park"
Location: Connemara, Co. Galway
Mara Galvin '24
Program: University of Galway, Spring 2023

Mara Galvin, Galway S23
"Holy Cross Students studying in Galway took a trip to the Connemara region of County Galway for a day."

3rd Place
"The Valley of the Moon"
Location: Wadi Rum, Jordan
Aidan McGahey '24
Program: Middlebury Schools in Jordan, Fall 2022

Aidan McGahey, Jordan F22
"Wadi Rum in Jordan is world renowned for its stunning vistas that almost look as if you're in a futuristic sci-fi desert planet (thus its use as a filming location for Star Wars and The Martian), but the landscapes have attracted nomadic peoples and visitors such as Lawrence of Arabia for centuries.  This particular view looks out from the top of a natural rock bridge and evokes the full beauty of the desolate desert."

Honorable Mention
"Canal Zone Tree Frog (Hypsiboas Rufitelus)"
Location: Boca del Torres, Panama
Sarah Synan '24
Program: The School for Field Studies - Panama, Spring 2023

Sarah Synan, SFS-Panama S23