By Ella Torres Boston Globe Correspondent December 11, 2015
Among thousands of photographs submitted for Mass Audubon’s annual statewide contest, it was the shot of a short-tailed weasel staring boldly from a tree that took home the grand prize.
Steve Flint of Foxborough captured the image of the small creature at the Mass Audubon Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, a 102-acre Norfolk tract the amateur photographer knows well.
Flint, a 54-year-old information technology specialist, came to photography just seven years ago. Like so many shutterbugs, he began by snapping family photos, in his case of his girlfriend’s children in action at sporting events.
One day, as he drove by Stony Brook with his camera by his side, he decided to stop. He stepped into the sanctuary and started shooting. He’d found his passion.
Now for him, he said, “photography is a reason to go outside. And it’s a reason to walk down, or walk through, Beacon Hill...