Rick Calvert of Waynesburg took this photo of 14 buzzards sitting in a dead tree in front of his home. "Are they waiting for something or someone?" he wondered.
Gary Shaw of West Alexander took this photo of a baby bison nursing at The Wilds in Ohio.
During a layover in Venice, Jack McCabe of Canonsburg took this photo of the "Bridge of Sighs" that spans the Rio di Palazzo. It was built in 1602 to connect the New Prison on the right to the court in the Doge's palace on the left. Legend has it that one could hear the sighs of the condemned as they took their last look at Venice while they were escorted across the bridge to prison.
Joshua Lemon took this photo of an orb-weaver spider in Hickory.
Kerry Pigeon of Scenery Hill took this photo of a horse resting in a field along Chippewa Road in Bentleyville.
Brook Ward captured the intensity of Antonio Brown in the Steelers' recent game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Destiny and Paul Everett of Eldersville wondered who was stealing treats from the snack jar. This "cat burglar" was caught red, or black, handed.
Helen Mazza of Washington took this photo while having coffee under her sister's grape arbor. She said the grapes were not only pretty, but delicious.
Brook Ward took this photo of an old piano inside an abandoned buidling near Washington.
Surrounded by red sugar maples and sunlight, an employee of Joseph's Nursery & Garden Center in Monessen decorates the Christmas tree on Monongahela Valley Hospital's Central Plaza in preparation for the hospital's 29th Annual Light-Up Night celebration for the community at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 25. (Submitted by Mary Kaufman)
Peggy Everett of Avella says this possum pays a visit every night to grab a snack under her apple tree.
Jeff Filby of Bridgeville took this photo of a bullfrog in a pond at the Palace of Gold near Moundsville, W.Va.
David Brendel snapped this photo of pelicans scanning the water for a meal along Clearwater Beach in Florida.
Allan Jack took this close-up of a squirrel begging for a treat at Grand Canyon National Park.
Karen Sue Kuzy of South Strabane Township got this photo of a rock dassie on Table Mountain, which overlooks Cape Town, South Africa. Despite its small size, Karen Sue says the dassie, also known as a rock hyrax (Procavia capensis) or rock rabbit, is the African elephant's closest living relative, based on similarities in the feet and teeth.
Bob LaVelle spotted a buck and doe up ahead while taking a walk after the first measurable snowfall of the season.
Brook Ward took this close-up of "Honest Abe" at the Lincoln Memorial.
Brook Ward got this icy shot in the Jokulsarlon area of Iceland.
Mark Marietta took this photo of a rainbow that appeared over Washington as afternoon showers passed through the area Nov. 6.
Cathy Sistek took this photo of the lighthouse on Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, while on a New England/Canada cruise.
Kerry Pigeon of Scenery Hill took this photo of a black-eyed Susan in her flower garden that was weighted down by the year's first snowfall.
Jeanie Jarvis of East Finley Township took this photo of a mourning dove coming in for a landing to get some sunflower seeds from an above-ground feeder after the season's first snow covered all the seed in a ground feeder.
Alice Sayre of Claysville sent us this photo of a praying mantis that seemed more than happy to pose so she could take his picture.
Carol Brunetti took this photo of a majestic 10-point buck munching apples and corn outside her office window in Bridgeville.
Can you spot the elephant? Dorothy Waterman of Canonsburg did while driving along this stretch of McDowell Lane.
Susan Jennings took this photo of her dog Onix enjoying the first snowfall of the season in Washington Park.
Responses to our area's first snowfall of the season were no doubt mixed. Here's how 4-month-old Cole Schidlmeier of Bridgeville reacted to his first-ever glimpse of the white stuff. (Photo submitted by Erin Schidlmeier)
Bear looks like a studio wrestler leaping off the top rope as he plays with Speedy in the mountains of Alaska. The dogs are owned by Waynesburg native Eva Pollock.
John M. Breitigan took this photo on a foggy morning on Main Street in West Brownsville as a train pulling empty coal hoppers headed toward Bailey Mine north of Waynesburg.
Jim Ashmore took this photo of a big coyote from his kitchen window in West Middletown.