Winner of Endanger Bus Photo Contest


Photo by J. Fred Decker

We’re honored to announce the winner of the Endanger Bus photo contest: J. Fred Decker, whose winning photo is featured in this post! The competition was judged by Cheryl Haines of Haines Gallery; the winning photograph will be printed in the summer issue of Bay Nature magazine. Congratulations!

A little more information about the photo from the photographer:

I’m excessively enthusiastic about geolocation apps on my trusty iPhone and the real time mapping of endangered bus locations (and tracking paths) spoke great coolness into my fevered brains.

I noticed the Mission Blue bus just had to be the wonderfully-routed 44 O’Shaughnessy and would therefore pass through two of my most favorite places: Golden Gate Park and Glen Canyon, each replete with gobs of urbanized nature in various states.

Even better, I had just been up atop Glen Canyon volunteering to remove invasive plants in a CNPS (Cal. Native Plant Soc.-Yerba Buena Chapter) Wednesday Work Party.

Coincidences? You be the judge.

So I lay in wait first in the park and then along O’Shaughnessy below the area where, just days before, I was roaming about removing invasive plants and making new floral acquaintances…

So, the “44 Mission Blue” was captured in habitat that might someday host the original Mission Blue’s!

The second place winner is Karen Schneeman, who will receive a pair of tickets to the San Francisco Zoo and two $10 Clipper cards. Four random winners were also chosen to receive a $10 Clipper card. The lucky four: Kristen Hopper, Robert Goins, Mike Collins, and Andrew Sawadisavi.

We received many great submissions for this contest. It was exciting to see the results of chasing after a bus that looks like a Mission Blue butterfly, a brown pelican, or a school of salmon swimming past your bus stop. Congratulations again to the winners.

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