Bloomington in focus: Local photographers share their shots

Images collected in the City’s photo contests over the past year really show the beauty Bloomington has to offer. From eagles soaring high to friends having fun, the photos submitted reflect many different aspects of life in the city. The amount of resident engagement in the contests inspired the 2019 theme for State of the City and the annual Corporate Report—Bloomington in Focus. This photo of bald eagles was taken by Dick Bergstrom at Nine Mile Creek. Check out the trails around the creek for yourself and maybe you’ll spot some wildlife in person. The City first sent the word out about its seasonal photo contests in the summer of 2018. Through all four seasons, more than 150 people sent in their submissions. Visit to take a look at the submitted photos.