Photo Contest Gallery

Photo Contest Gallery

The following gallery of images comes from the 2014 and 2015 King Tides Photo Contests, in which residents from around the Gulf of Maine turned out to photograph the exceptionally high tides. Beneath the winning images, other submissions from both 2014 and 2015 contests appear by state/province. These images may be used for educational purposes as long as credit is given to the photographers.

Thanks go to Photo Market (of Portland, Maine) and Patagonia for contributing prizes,  and to everyone who submitted images.

2015 Winning Photographs


Heidi M. Davis
Newbury MA

Mike Barron
Hampton NH

Neil Robichaud
St. John NB

2015 Finalists

Kirsten Howard NH
Jason McKibben
NH

 

2014 Winning Photographs

#1-Ron-Sher-Seabrook-Beach,-NH-1200x800Ron Sher
Seabrook Beach NH
#2-Bill-Grabin-Kennebunk-ME-1200x900Bill Grabin
Kennebunk ME
#3-Mike-Barron-Hampton-NH-1200x801Mike Barron
Hampton NH

 

Additional Images (2014 and 2015)

Massachusetts

Additional King Tides images for Boston Harbor (not entered in the contest) can be seen at: http://northendwaterfront.com/2015/11/king-tide-brings-record-sea-level-rise-to-bostons-waterfront/

Trish Aldrich Nahant MA
Trish Aldrich
Nahant MA
Susan Plutsky Gloucester MA
Susan Plutsky
Gloucester MA
Stan Franzeen Salem MA
Stan Franzeen
Salem MA
Regina Lyons Boston MA
Regina Lyons
Boston MA
Martina McPherson Boston MA
Martina McPherson
Boston MA
Martina McPherson Boston MA
Martina McPherson
Boston MA
Lindsay Hopkins Weld Manchester MA
Lindsay Hopkins
Weld Manchester MA
Lindsay Hopkins Weld Gloucester MA
Lindsay Hopkins
Weld Gloucester MA
ErinStevens Boston MA
Erin Stevens
Boston MA
Erin Stevens Boston MA
Erin Stevens
Boston MA
Aimee Bonnano Boston MA
Aimee Bonnano
Boston MA
Aimee Bonanno Boston MA
Aimee Bonanno
Boston MA
Gina Parente Boston MA
Gina Parente
Boston MA
Gina Parente Boston MA
Gina Parente
Boston MA
Sabrina-Napoli--Plum-Island-MA-Finalist-1-1200x796
Sabrina Napoli
Plum Island, MA
Garry-Meus-Barnstable-MA-Finalist-3-1200x801
Garry Meus
Barnstable, MA
Sara-Grady-Marshfield-MA-1200x675
Sara Grady
Marshfield, MA
Susan-Plutsky--Gloucester-MA-1200x800
Susan Plutsky
Gloucester MA
Susan-Plutsky--Gloucester-MA-1200x800
Jim Olivetti
Swampscott MA

 

New Hampshire

Scott Bogle Hampton NH
Scott Bogle
Hampton NH
Scott Bogle Hampton NH
Scott Bogle
Hampton NH
Ron Sher Hampton Beach NH
Ron Sher
Hampton Beach NH
Ron Sher Hampton Beach NH
Ron Sher
Hampton Beach NH
Rayann Dionne Hampton NH
Rayann Dionne
Hampton NH
Rayann Dionne Hampton NH
Rayann Dionne
Hampton NH
Julie LaBranche Hampton NH
Julie LaBranche
Hampton NH
Julie LaBranche Hampton NH
Julie LaBranche
Hampton NH
Jill Farrell Portsmouth NH
Jill Farrell
Portsmouth NH
Abigail Gronberg Hampton NH
Abigail Gronberg
Hampton NH
John McCarthy Seabrook NH
John McCarthy
Seabrook NH
John McCarthy Seabrook NH
John McCarthy
Seabrook NH
Jill Farrell Portsmouth NH
Jill Farrell
Portsmouth NH
Jill Farrell Portsmouth NH
Jill Farrell
Portsmouth NH
Colleen Prieto Seabrook NH
Colleen Prieto
Seabrook NH
Colleen Prieto Rye NH
Colleen Prieto
Rye NH
Maren-Bhagat-Hampton-NH-1200x900
Maren Bhagat
Hampton NH
Marilu-Hornak-Seabrook-NH-798x1200
Marilu Hornak
Seabrook NH

 

Maine

Susan Plutsky W. Gloucester ME
Susan Plutsky
W. Gloucester ME
Sara Ellis Southern ME
Sara Ellis
Old Orchard Beach ME
Sara Ellis Biddeford ME
Sara Ellis
Biddeford ME
Rachel Phillips Jonesport ME
Rachel Phillips
Jonesport ME
Rachel Phillips Jonesport ME
Rachel Phillips
Jonesport ME
Pam Fischer Wells ME
Pam Fischer
Wells ME
Pam Fischer Southern ME
Pam Fischer
Southern ME
Natalie West South Portland ME
Natalie West
South Portland ME
Leslie Stager Rockland ME
Leslie Stager
Rockland ME
Leslie Stager Rockland ME
Leslie Stager
Rockland ME
Kaylee Alley Jonesport ME
Kaylee Alley
Jonesport ME
Jacqueline Lawrence Wells Beach ME
Jacqueline Lawrence
Wells Beach ME
Jacqueline Lawrence Wells Beach ME
Jacqueline Lawrence
Wells Beach ME
Emma Farley Wells ME
Emma Farley
Wells ME
Emma Farley Wells ME
Emma Farley
Wells ME
James Chute Freeport ME
James Chute
Freeport ME
Gary LaRochelle Kennebunk ME
Gary LaRochelle
Kennebunk ME
Colleen Haskell Beals ME
Colleen Haskell
Beals ME
Chris Williamson Spruce Head ME
Chris Williamson
Spruce Head ME
Brian Lunn Beals Island ME
Brian Lunn
Beals Island ME
Abigail-Krolak--Portland-ME-Finalist-2-1200x900
Abigail Krolak
Portland ME
Aaron-Godfrey-Parker-Portland-ME-896x1200
Aaron Godfrey Parker
Portland ME
Dawn-Hellier--Lubec-ME-1200x896
Dawn Hellier
Lubec ME
John-Apte-Wells-ME-1200x798
John Apte
Wells ME
Ken-Gross-South-Portland-ME-1200x900
Ken Gross
South Portland ME
Kristyn-Peterson--Portland-ME-1200x997
Kristyn Peterson
Portland ME
Moira-Rose-Mahegan-Damariscotta-ME-1200x900
Moira Rose Mahegan
Damariscotta ME
Nancy-Eaton-Kennebunk-ME-1200x675
Nancy Eaton
Kennebunk ME
Riley-Young-Morse--Portland-ME-1200x900
Riley Young Morse
Portland ME
Ryan-James-Jordan-Portland-ME-1200x900
Ryan James Jordan
Portland ME
Susan-Bickford--Wells-ME-1200x800
Susan Bickford
Wells ME

 

New Brunswick

Neil Robichaud St. John NB
Neil Robichaud
St. John NB
Helen Opie Back Bay NB
Helen Opie
Back Bay NB
Neil-Robichaud--NB-Finalist-4-1200x612
Neil Robichaud
New Brunswick
Sarah-Scouten-St-Andrews-NB-1200x900
Sarah Scouten
St Andrews NB
Steve-Tinker-St-Andrews-NB-1200x900
Steve Tinker
St Andrews NB

 

Nova Scotia

Katie-McLean-Annapolis-Royal-NS-1200x900
Katie McLean
Annapolis Royal NS
Lynn-Main--Hampton-Harbour-NS--low-tide-1200x900
Lynn Main
Hampton Harbour NS
Lynn-Main-Hampton-Harbour-NS-high-tide-1200x900
Lynn Main
Hampton Harbour NS
Mark-Slippe--Wolfville-NS-1200x890
Mark Slippe
Wolfville NS

Sea levels within the Gulf of Maine have increased more than 7 inches (18 cm.) over the past century. Thermal expansion of water drives sea-level rise, and water temperatures in the Gulf of Maine are among the world’s fastest-warming. With the accelerating disintegration of glaciers in Greenland and the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, scientists now anticipate an additional rise by 2100 of at least 31 inches (80 cm.), and possibly 6 ft (183 cm.) or more.

More than a dozen organizations in three states and two Canadian provinces collaboratively organized the regional photo contest. Partners in the regional King Tides Project include the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment—Climate Network, King Tides Project, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, Ecology Action Centre, Envisioning Change/University of Southern Maine, EOS Eco-Energy, Friends of Casco Bay, Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Maine Geological Survey, Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program, New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services/Coastal Program, New Hampshire Sea Grant, St. Croix Estuary Partnership, and Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve. The Limulus Fund at the Maine Community Foundation provided support for this Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment project.

Photo contest judging was provided by Liz Bieber and Jan Piribeck.