Hot Shots

Lizzie Woodburn took this photo of her friend "Mitchalope" skateboarding on a beautiful, sunny day in The Highlands in Avella.

Ashley Iseman took this photo at Cucumber Falls in Ohiopyle State Park.

Thom Spagnol made a recent trip to the Outer Banks, where he drove on the beach in his SUV with his three dogs. His retriever mix, Bonnie, dug a hole in the sand under the vehicle to stay cool in the shade and take her nap.

Stephen Ezarik took this photo of a bobwhite that spent a couple of months on his property in Scenery Hill.

Jimmy Ward took this photo of a lizard that was walking on the water in Hilton Head, S.C.

Ahoy, matey! Damaris Mayernik of Chesapeake, Va., took this photo of her son, Logan, waving to his dad, Noah, who is aboard the USS Nitze, which had just returned to Norfolk, Va., after an eight-month deployment. Noah is a son of Linus and Joyce Mayernik of Washington.

We've heard of ballhawks, but nothing like this. Vernie Dzura said this hawk landed on her peach-colored golf ball while she was playing at the Golf Club of Washington. She said the hawk stayed on the ball for 10 minutes. Trying to hatch it, maybe?

Brook Ward took this photo of the Milky Way.

We want your photos!

And you could win a $25 gift card! Here's how it works: Submit a photo (original work only, please), and we will publish it in our online Hot Shot gallery. The very best will earn the daily Hot Shot spot on the Quick Read page in the print edition. Then, every month, the editorial staff will vote for the best Hot Shot, and the winner will receive a gift card. Click to submit your photo Or, if you prefer, mail them to: Hot Shot Photos Observer-Reporter 122 S. Main St., Washington, PA, 15301. Please include your name, phone number and some information about your picture. Start snapping!

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