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Best Baltimore Sun staff photos of the month - October 2021

Eisa Johnson, 3, of Franklin Square, shows his parents his pumpkin pick at the Harbor Harvest Fall Children's Festival. Children could paint their pumpkins, decorate cookies, get lost in hay maze, and take pony and trackless train rides.
(Amy Davis)

Best Baltimore Sun staff photos of the month - October 2021

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A look at the best Baltimore Sun staff photos for the month of October.
(Lloyd Fox)
Elijah Gorham’s memorial service
The Mervo Mustangs take the field at a memorial for Elijah Gorham at Mervo High School on Saturday, October 23. Gorham, a senior, died in October after suffering a serious injury in a football game in September.
The Mervo Mustangs take the field at a memorial for Elijah Gorham at Mervo High School on Saturday, October 23. Gorham, a senior, died in October after suffering a serious injury in a football game in September. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
Glenelg High School students stage a production of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
Glenelg High School drama students in dress rehearsal for their production of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
Glenelg High School drama students in dress rehearsal for their production of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)
2021 Bay Bridge Run and Walk
Runners and walkers cross the eastbound span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge during the Bay Bridge Run, which returned after a three-year hiatus.
Runners and walkers cross the eastbound span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge during the Bay Bridge Run, which returned after a three-year hiatus. (Amy Davis)
Iowa vs. Maryland football
Iowa wide receiver Arland Bruce IV twists back to gain more distance as Maryland defensive back Kenny Bennett tackles him just short of the goal line.
Iowa wide receiver Arland Bruce IV twists back to gain more distance as Maryland defensive back Kenny Bennett tackles him just short of the goal line. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Ravens Rise: City College vs Frederick Douglass at Poly Western HS
City College Black Knights offensive tackle/defensive end Xavier Jones watches Antonio Green Jr. launch Frederick Douglass Mighty Ducks' Jabele Shiers with his feet while being downed on a punt return during the weekly Ravens Rise football showdown at Poly/Western High.
City College Black Knights offensive tackle/defensive end Xavier Jones watches Antonio Green Jr. launch Frederick Douglass Mighty Ducks' Jabele Shiers with his feet while being downed on a punt return during the weekly Ravens Rise football showdown at Poly/Western High. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Boys' soccer: Loyola-Blakefield Dons at McDonogh Eagles
McDonogh Eagles' Emmett Kershner (left) battles Loyola-Blakefield Dons' Cal Lackner, who boots the ball between the two during a key matchup.
McDonogh Eagles' Emmett Kershner (left) battles Loyola-Blakefield Dons' Cal Lackner, who boots the ball between the two during a key matchup. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Shooting scene at Morgan State University's Montebello building
A Morgan State officer walks in the foyer following a shooting at the Montebello building on campus during homecoming weekend. A student suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the incident.
A Morgan State officer walks in the foyer following a shooting at the Montebello building on campus during homecoming weekend. A student suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the incident. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Maryland men's basketball media day
Maryland men's basketball forward James Graham drives to the basket for a dunk during a workout on media day in College Park.
Maryland men's basketball forward James Graham drives to the basket for a dunk during a workout on media day in College Park. (Kevin Richardson / Baltimore Sun)
Ravens vs. Chargers
Baltimore Ravens running back Devonta Freeman (33) dodges a tackle from Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Asante Samuel Jr. (26) while rushing for a gain in the first quarter.
Baltimore Ravens running back Devonta Freeman (33) dodges a tackle from Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Asante Samuel Jr. (26) while rushing for a gain in the first quarter. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
Inner Harbor flooding
In a panoramic image, the ships Catherine Marie and Raven are tied at docks that are submerged by flooding tidewater between Harborplace and the Maryland Science Center.
In a panoramic image, the ships Catherine Marie and Raven are tied at docks that are submerged by flooding tidewater between Harborplace and the Maryland Science Center. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Calvert Hall vs. McDonogh boys soccer
McDonogh's Trevor Grodsky (2) scores a goal in the second period in a game vs. Calvert Hall.
McDonogh's Trevor Grodsky (2) scores a goal in the second period in a game vs. Calvert Hall. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
Howard County Pride
Rogue Turnbull, 6, of Columbia, greets Mermaid Kira at the Howard County Pride festival at Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods in Columbia.
Rogue Turnbull, 6, of Columbia, greets Mermaid Kira at the Howard County Pride festival at Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods in Columbia. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun)
Baltimore Comic-Con
Alex Entrekin, dressed as Spider-Man, leaps into the air at the 2021 Baltimore Comic-Con held at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Alex Entrekin, dressed as Spider-Man, leaps into the air at the 2021 Baltimore Comic-Con held at the Baltimore Convention Center. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
Blue crab genome mapping
Sook Chung, a professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science - Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (UMCES-IMET), uses plastic tongs to pull one of the blue crabs she is raising out of the water to examine for her research on the species. Scientists Chung, Tsvetan Bachvaroff and their team at UMCES-IMET have sequenced the genome of a blue crab for the first time.
Sook Chung, a professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science - Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (UMCES-IMET), uses plastic tongs to pull one of the blue crabs she is raising out of the water to examine for her research on the species. Scientists Chung, Tsvetan Bachvaroff and their team at UMCES-IMET have sequenced the genome of a blue crab for the first time. (Amy Davis)
Vaccines
Wilmer Ponce, who recently arrived in Baltimore from Ecuador, receives his first Covid shot from pharmacist Carli Lehmann at Northern Pharmacy and Medical Equipment. He chose the Pfizer vaccine, but the pharmacy also offers the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
Wilmer Ponce, who recently arrived in Baltimore from Ecuador, receives his first Covid shot from pharmacist Carli Lehmann at Northern Pharmacy and Medical Equipment. He chose the Pfizer vaccine, but the pharmacy also offers the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Full Circle Dance Company
Members of Full Circle Dance Company presents Dancing Free: Open Air Dances of Courage and Resilience Free Fall Baltimore Community Performance.
Members of Full Circle Dance Company presents Dancing Free: Open Air Dances of Courage and Resilience Free Fall Baltimore Community Performance. (Kenneth K. Lam)
Fiesta Baltimore celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Dancers from San Simon Sucre-Virginia perform at Patterson Park during Fiesta Baltimore. The festival celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with food, art, music and a parade of different heritages from Highlandtown to Patterson Park.
Dancers from San Simon Sucre-Virginia perform at Patterson Park during Fiesta Baltimore. The festival celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with food, art, music and a parade of different heritages from Highlandtown to Patterson Park. (Kenneth K. Lam)
Harbor Harvest
Eisa Johnson, 3, of Franklin Square, shows his parents his pumpkin pick at the Harbor Harvest Fall Children's Festival. Children could paint their pumpkins, decorate cookies, get lost in hay maze, and take pony and trackless train rides.
Eisa Johnson, 3, of Franklin Square, shows his parents his pumpkin pick at the Harbor Harvest Fall Children's Festival. Children could paint their pumpkins, decorate cookies, get lost in hay maze, and take pony and trackless train rides. (Amy Davis)
Fall Weather
Nicole Van Valkenburgh of Forest Hill tosses a ball around with her three year-old dog, Flynn at the Forest Hill Recreation Center.
Nicole Van Valkenburgh of Forest Hill tosses a ball around with her three year-old dog, Flynn at the Forest Hill Recreation Center. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)
Ted Venetoulis service
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gives the eulogy for Theodore G. "Ted" Venetoulis in Kraushaar Auditorium at Goucher College.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gives the eulogy for Theodore G. "Ted" Venetoulis in Kraushaar Auditorium at Goucher College. (Amy Davis)
Dundalk vs. Patapsco football
Dundalk Eagles wide receiver Marcus Nicholson (4) stiff-arms Patapsco Patriots linebacker Noah Cornish (10) who chases him to the sidelines.
Dundalk Eagles wide receiver Marcus Nicholson (4) stiff-arms Patapsco Patriots linebacker Noah Cornish (10) who chases him to the sidelines. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Ravens vs. Bengals
Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson connects to Ravens' Marquise "Hollywood" Brown for a third quarter touchdown on October 24, 2021 against the Bengals.
Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson connects to Ravens' Marquise "Hollywood" Brown for a third quarter touchdown on October 24, 2021 against the Bengals. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)
Wizards open practice at Morgan
Baltimore-born Isaiah Todd signs balls for fans after The Washington Wizards held an open practice at Morgan State's Hill Field House.
Baltimore-born Isaiah Todd signs balls for fans after The Washington Wizards held an open practice at Morgan State's Hill Field House. (Amy Davis)
Ravens vs. Bengals
Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson puts a towel on his head as Tyler Huntley warms up to go in following a disappointing outing against the Bengals on October 24, 2021.
Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson puts a towel on his head as Tyler Huntley warms up to go in following a disappointing outing against the Bengals on October 24, 2021. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)
John Carroll beats Gilman in soccer, 3-2
Gilman’s Miles Claybour (6) and John Carroll’s Ryan Skandalis (5), engage in a header in the second half. Skandalis scored two goals in the game, in which John Carroll beat Gilman, 3-2, at the Gilman School.
Gilman’s Miles Claybour (6) and John Carroll’s Ryan Skandalis (5), engage in a header in the second half. Skandalis scored two goals in the game, in which John Carroll beat Gilman, 3-2, at the Gilman School. (Amy Davis/Amy Davis)
Dundalk Eagles football pursue a perfect 2021 season
Members of the Dundalk Eagles are announced among smoke bombs representing the team colors as the Eagles soar during their quest for a perfect 2021 season.
Members of the Dundalk Eagles are announced among smoke bombs representing the team colors as the Eagles soar during their quest for a perfect 2021 season. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Prettyboy Reservoir
Sunrise lights up the mist rising around a fisherman on Prettyboy Reservoir early Thursday near Beckleysville Road.
Sunrise lights up the mist rising around a fisherman on Prettyboy Reservoir early Thursday near Beckleysville Road. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Perry Hall vs. Towson in Baltimore County boys soccer championship
Towson's Zachary Sales (#7), second left, celebrates with teammates after his game-winning goal over Perry Hall in overtime. Towson defeated Perry Hall, 2-1, in overtime to win the Baltimore County boys soccer championship game on October 26, 2021.
Towson's Zachary Sales (#7), second left, celebrates with teammates after his game-winning goal over Perry Hall in overtime. Towson defeated Perry Hall, 2-1, in overtime to win the Baltimore County boys soccer championship game on October 26, 2021. (Kenneth K. Lam)
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