Second Prize: “Lunar Horses” by David Swindler

Image of horseback riders beneath a full moon

“We got up extra early with a vision to capture the horses and riders with the full moon. We found the perfect spot and began to wait until the moon was in the right place, but then the moon disappeared behind a bank of thin clouds near the horizon. We were afraid we might have lost it for good. Then the clouds started to color up, and the moon descended below the cloud bank for one last appearance. It was a magical moment and one we’ll all remember for a long time!”