The votes are in for the ATXtoday 2023 Picture of the Year contest. Check out the finalists below, including the winner that you, our readers, voted for.
Winner: “Flight of the bats” by Devon A.
Austin’s colony of urban bats is one of the largest in the world, drawing thousands of visitors each year. Devon’s depiction of the local phenomenon earned 38.6% of votes to clinch the top spot in our contest.
Finalist: “Pan statue at the Commodore Perry Estate” by Aubrey D.
A portrait of a statue of the ancient Greek god of the wild seems fitting in a city with so much beautiful green space.
Finalist: “Beau @ Montopolis Bridge” by Celina G.
We love how happy this pup looks on a walk through East Austin.
Finalist: “Eye on Austin” by John D.
Lady Bird Lake looks stunning in this black and white image.
Finalist: “Austin from Jester Hill” by Uwe B.
The Austin skyline is beautiful from every angle, but we thought this angle found by reader Uwe B. was especially enchanting.
Finalist: “The Freeze” by Chris P.
This black-and-white shot perfectly captures the eeriness of last winter’s ice storm.
Finalist: “Icon’s 3D-printed Stage” by Courtney O.
Icon debuted the world’s first 3D-printed stage at SXSW in 2023.