Focus on Maple Grove: A Mind of Its Own

Second place winner provides insight to her inspiration.

While being an animal lover, Kelsey Kunkel has also discovered a growing love for photography. The combination of the two has paid off. She won second place in the Pets category of the 2017 Focus on Maple Grove photo contest with her photo entitled Deep Thoughts. Her furry friend, Tiger, was oddly sitting still in the kitchen while watching a chipmunk outside. “It only takes a second,” Kunkel says, “and sometimes the photo turns out better than you would expect; if not, it’s easy enough to delete later.” A Maple Grove resident for almost 19 years, Kunkel has been able to expand her passion by working as a photographer for many organizations.