Len Villano selects his 16 favorite photos of 2016, photos that capture the people, places, and scenes that defined the year for Door County’s preeminent photographer. Browse this collection, and if you’d like to take Len’s photography home, check out his book, Door County Living in Pictures, featuring stunning photos from the pages of Door County Living magazine.
A group of girls completes a Door County tradition at the Jacksonport Polar Bear Plunge on Jan. 1, 2016. Photo by Len Villano.
Gulls gather after Trophy Ice Fishing employee Eli Hanks dumps a bucket of fish guts on the ice. Photo by Len Villano.
Sister Bay/Liberty Grove recruit Mitch Olson puts his back into moving a charged hose during training at the NWTC-Green Bay burn tower in April. Photo by Len Villano.
Karina Evans and Kirsten Brunette at the Arbor Day Earth Week Tree Planting at the Nature Conservancy Kangaroo Lake property in Baileys Harbor. Photo by Len Villano.
Dennis Hickey puts freshly caught whitefish through a grinder to make whitefish burgers for the new Baileys Harbor Fish Company on Ridges Road in Baileys Harbor. Photo by Len Villano.
A crowd gathered for the christening of two new vessels at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay on May 20. Photo by Len Villano.
A competitor readies for a pie eating contest at Ephraim's Fyr Bal Festival in June. Photo by Len Villano.
A girl dressed in traditional costume for Ephraim's annual Fyr Bal Festival in June. Photo by Len Villano.
A crowd enjoys live music at Fish Creek's 4th of July celebration. Photo by Len Villano.
A member of the Royal Court watches the activities from afar during this summer's Door County Renaissance Fantasy Faire. Photo by Len Villano.
Two girls peruse the prize selection at a booth at the Door County Fair in August. Photo by Len Villano.
Jan Feyzi, of Fitchburg, Wis., paints the fall scenery at Peninsula State Park. Photo by Len Villano.
A deer stands tall and proud in the Door County forest. Photo by Len Villano.
Southern Door Eagles' Samuel Gerend outfights a Kewaunee Storm defender in a playoff game at Southern Door on Oct. 21. The Eagles defeated the Storm 41-3 in first round. Photo by Len Villano.
A deer climbs over rocks in Kewaunee County on Dec. 13. Photo by Len Villano.
The sun sets on the Tall Ships, which visited Door County again in July and brought huge crowds to see them pass through the Sturgeon Bay canal. Photo by Len Villano.