Wednesday, October 11, 2006

2007-8 Duck Stamp winner

A pair of swimming Ring-necked Ducks earned first place for Richard Clifton of Milford, Del., in the 2006 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest. This is the first Duck Stamp win for the self-taught wildlife artist.

Clifton's painting will appear on the stamp when it becomes available for purchase in late June 2007. Federal Duck Stamps raise about $25 million every year to purchase wetland habitat for the National Wildlife Refuge System, which includes almost 550 refuges.

Second place went to Joseph Hautman of Plymouth, Minn., earned second place with his pair of flying Wood Ducks. Ed Yanok of North Canton, Ohio, received third place for his pair of swimming Cinnamon Teal.

The other eligible species for the 2006 contest were Gadwall and American Wigeon.


Blogger Patrick Belardo said...

Wow, that's not a photo???

October 13, 2006 5:59 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Amazing what talented folks can do with water and pigment, isn't it?

October 13, 2006 10:12 AM  

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