national photography month 2013 -- virtual exhibit
(the beauty of different worldwide)

In May 2013, I discovered that May is National Photography Month in the United States, as recognized by the US Congress in 1987.

Naturally, the Chookooloonks community was moved to celebrate.  Scroll down to see the amazing images they shared, taken from around the world.


the beauty of different worldwide virtual photo exhibit
national photography month
may 2013

"faded glory" by jet harrington (seattle, washington, usa)

"faded glory" by jet harrington (seattle, washington, usa)

"the small things" by laura cook (nottinghamshire, england)

"the small things" by laura cook (nottinghamshire, england)

"mother and child" by kat denton (pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa)

"mother and child" by kat denton (pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa)

"mineral creek falls" by misti little (hoh rainforest, olympic national park, washington, usa)

"mineral creek falls" by misti little (hoh rainforest, olympic national park, washington, usa)

"young ones" by elizabeth stilwell (bridport, vermont, usa)

"young ones" by elizabeth stilwell (bridport, vermont, usa)

"pelican reflection" by cindy wexler (rockport, texas, usa)

"pelican reflection" by cindy wexler (rockport, texas, usa)

untitled by breanne leach (san diego, california, usa)

untitled by breanne leach (san diego, california, usa)

"summer sunrise over lake washington" by dustin guy (seattle, washington, usa)

"summer sunrise over lake washington" by dustin guy (seattle, washington, usa)

"youth" by erica day (hershey, pennsylvania, usa)

"youth" by erica day (hershey, pennsylvania, usa)

untitled by tammy strobel (red bluff, california, usa)

untitled by tammy strobel (red bluff, california, usa)

"run, puppy, run!" by sacha lazarre (houston, texas, usa)

"run, puppy, run!" by sacha lazarre (houston, texas, usa)

"fall has begun" by jennifer owens (tulsa, oklahoma, usa)

"fall has begun" by jennifer owens (tulsa, oklahoma, usa)

"one a day" by kaela porter (new york city, usa)

"one a day" by kaela porter (new york city, usa)

"message in a bottle" by libertad leal (galveston, texas, usa)

"message in a bottle" by libertad leal (galveston, texas, usa)

"prayer flags" by elke sewoester (melle, germany)

"prayer flags" by elke sewoester (melle, germany)

"mt. hood" by jessica smedley (oregon, usa)

"mt. hood" by jessica smedley (oregon, usa)

"my beautiful son in beautifully sad detroit" by nancy willamon (detroit, michigan, usa)

"my beautiful son in beautifully sad detroit" by nancy willamon (detroit, michigan, usa)

"good morning, world!" by katie austin (fayetteville, arkansas, usa)

"good morning, world!" by katie austin (fayetteville, arkansas, usa)

"first responders" by larri cochran (northampton, massachusetts, usa)

"first responders" by larri cochran (northampton, massachusetts, usa)

"for you" by christa gallopoulos (rome, italy)

"for you" by christa gallopoulos (rome, italy)

"light" by kate larson (new york, usa)

"light" by kate larson (new york, usa)

"into the wild" by sarah hubbell (navasota, texas, usa)

"into the wild" by sarah hubbell (navasota, texas, usa)

"underside of a tulip (b&w)" by wanda lotus (brooklyn, new york, usa)

"underside of a tulip (b&w)" by wanda lotus (brooklyn, new york, usa)

untitled, by kizz robinson (florence, italy)

untitled, by kizz robinson (florence, italy)

"the congregational church cemetery" by imelda bettinger (hollis, new hampshire, usa)

"the congregational church cemetery" by imelda bettinger (hollis, new hampshire, usa)

"dragonfly on lotus" by lara allee (washington dc, usa)

"dragonfly on lotus" by lara allee (washington dc, usa)

"fresh oak, golden hour" by erin gettler (hampton bays, new york, usa)

"fresh oak, golden hour" by erin gettler (hampton bays, new york, usa)

"the prettiest house in haynes," by angel houghton (haynes, alaska, usa)

"the prettiest house in haynes," by angel houghton (haynes, alaska, usa)

"big sky, little boat" by liz grandmaison (bunbury, western australia, australia)

"big sky, little boat" by liz grandmaison (bunbury, western australia, australia)

"pensive puggle" by megan heithaus (staunton, virginia, usa)

"pensive puggle" by megan heithaus (staunton, virginia, usa)

"roscoe!" by melanie dorsey (wake forest, north carolina, usa)

"roscoe!" by melanie dorsey (wake forest, north carolina, usa)

"that light" by kylie townsend (new plymouth, new zealand)

"that light" by kylie townsend (new plymouth, new zealand)

"the best foosball ever" by aidan morgan (regina, canada)

"the best foosball ever" by aidan morgan (regina, canada)

"i still sleep with the light on" by kelly letky (indian lake, new york, usa)

"i still sleep with the light on" by kelly letky (indian lake, new york, usa)

untitled, by stacey chin (cambridge, england)

untitled, by stacey chin (cambridge, england)

"lauren, lake taupo" by chontelle sundborn (lake taupo, new zealand)

"lauren, lake taupo" by chontelle sundborn (lake taupo, new zealand)

"glorious spring" by melissa waggoner (florence, texas, usa)

"glorious spring" by melissa waggoner (florence, texas, usa)

"sheik zayed nights" by natasha semmence (abu dhabi, united arab emirates)

"sheik zayed nights" by natasha semmence (abu dhabi, united arab emirates)

"the lone purple tulip" by kelly dyer (dacula, georgia, usa)

"the lone purple tulip" by kelly dyer (dacula, georgia, usa)

"meteor streak and the milky way" by jenifer hanen (idyllwild, california, usa)

"meteor streak and the milky way" by jenifer hanen (idyllwild, california, usa)

"amy" by cindy maddera (kansas city, usa)

"amy" by cindy maddera (kansas city, usa)

untitled, by lucrecer braxton (cincinnati, ohio, usa)

untitled, by lucrecer braxton (cincinnati, ohio, usa)

"2013 nhpa prevue show" by alyssa sarria (the woodlands, texas, usa)

"2013 nhpa prevue show" by alyssa sarria (the woodlands, texas, usa)

"outdoor mailboxes in rural korea" by sally bucey (sambong-ri, south korea)

"outdoor mailboxes in rural korea" by sally bucey (sambong-ri, south korea)

"pink" by jodi byerly (houston, texas, usa)

"pink" by jodi byerly (houston, texas, usa)

"red" by naomi hattaway (new delhi, india)

"red" by naomi hattaway (new delhi, india)

"foamy waves" by marcela amaya (kitty hawk, north carolina, usa)

"foamy waves" by marcela amaya (kitty hawk, north carolina, usa)

"january crow" by michael douglas jones (damascas, maryland, usa)

"january crow" by michael douglas jones (damascas, maryland, usa)

"lazy sunday" by xphaqtor (houston, texas, usa)

"lazy sunday" by xphaqtor (houston, texas, usa)

untitled, by xanthe berkeley (bali)

untitled, by xanthe berkeley (bali)

untitled, by irene nam  (paris, france)

untitled, by irene nam  (paris, france)

"silhouettes" by andrea scher  (manzanita, oregon, usa)

"silhouettes" by andrea scher  (manzanita, oregon, usa)

"la" by maile wilson  (london, england)

"la" by maile wilson  (london, england)

"passion" by karen walrond (houston, texas, usa)

"passion" by karen walrond (houston, texas, usa)