Slow and steady has won the race in the River Park North Photography contest.
Photos of turtles swept the adult professional category of the annual contest, which showcases nature photography taken at the park over the last year.
Briana Earl received first place for “Making Kin,” a closeup of a yellow-bellied slider retreating into its shell. Raven Moore received honorable mention for “Sunbathing Turtles,” which shows half a dozen reptiles perched atop logs in one of River Park’s ponds.
Both professional category winners are Greenville residents. But the contest, which features photos of landscapes and wildlife, also received entries from Winterville and Goldsboro.
Earl, a graduate of the University of South Dakota, has a bachelor’s degree in studio art with a specialization in photography. She is pursuing a master of fine arts degree at East Carolina University.
In the adult amateur category, Brennan Moore was awarded first place for “Prothonotary