The APME has honored this photograph as National Member Photo of the Month for June 2016.
Caption: An aerial photo shows blue-green algae enveloping an area along the St. Lucie River in Stuart, Fla.,Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Officials want federal action along the stretch of Florida's Atlantic coast where the governor has declared a state of emergency over algae blooms. The Martin County Commission is inviting the president to view deteriorating water conditions that local officials blame on freshwater being released from the lake, according to a statement released Wednesday. (Greg Lovett/The Palm Beach Post via AP)
Thanks to Patrick Sison, Jenny Kane and Shoun Hill of the AP New York Headquarters photo desk for judging this month.
Here is what the judges had to say about the winning image:
"The menacing swirls of algae seen from above both contrast with the orderliness of the manicured lawns on the shore and also parallel the colors of the grass, alluding to fertilization as one of the causes of the blooms."
Below is the link to all images entered for June and the winner is slide #23.