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Grab Your Camera: A Simple Way to Celebrate Earth Day

4/22/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

Here’s a simple, fun way to celebrate Earth Day… share the beauty of nature as seen through your camera lens. Whether it’s a cheetah in Africa, a beautiful hummingbird in your own backyard, a meadow covered in wildflowers or a […] Read more >

Brown phase black bear cub

Photography Advice: Get Out There as Much as You Can, and Always Bring Your Camera

4/14/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

The Youth category of the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest is one we look forward to every year. After all, connecting children with nature is a vital part of our mission. Plus, there’s a lot of talent in the 13- […] Read more >

Oxbow Bend in Grand Teton National Park

Photo of the Day: Oxbow Bend

4/11/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more photos or sign up for the 43rd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. Read more >

National Wildlife Photo Contest entry by Lara Hardesty.

Vote for the Face of Garden for Wildlife Month

4/9/2013 // By Avelino Maestas

Ready? Set? Spring! As you start to welcome Spring to your backyard, which of our contenders for the “Face of Garden for Wildlife Month” are you most excited to see? Meet the contenders, vote for your favorite, and help us […] Read more >

Southern elephant seal pups, South Georgia Island

2013 National Wildlife Photo Contest Is Now Open!

4/4/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

Our annual photo contest started on April 1st and we’re excited for the entries to start rolling in from around the world from wildlife enthusiasts just like you. Every year, we’re humbled and impressed by the wildlife photographs entered in […] Read more >

Cottontails feed mainly on herbaceous plants such as clovers, grasses, and low broad-leafed weeds in summer and buds, twigs, and bark in winter. (Photo: Chuanxiao Li)

Six of the Sexiest “Vegetarians” in Your Backyard

7/10/2012 // By Anne Senft

Enjoy these plant-eating beauties found in backyards across the nation. Read more >

Barred Owl by Peggy Hanna

Things That Go Bump—or Hoot—in the Night: 5 Animals You May Hear While Camping in Your Yard

6/1/2012 // By Laura Tangley

Welcome to June, officially designated as Great Outdoors Month by the federal government and several states across the country. Here at the National Wildlife Federation, we’ll be celebrating the outdoors in a big way on June 23 with NWF’s Great American Backyard […] Read more >

egret, National Wildlife photo contest, Rob Sheppard

An Expert’s Tips: How to Make Better Nature Photos

5/21/2012 // By Roger Di Silvestro

You’ve probably seen photographer Rob Sheppard’s images in National Wildlife magazine. Based in Southern California, he’s worked as a nature photographer for nearly 30 years. In addition to shooting photos for magazines, he offers nature photography workshops in which he […] Read more >

Photo: Jim Brown

Backyard Wildlife Color of the Week: YELLOW

5/18/2012 // By Anne Senft

Enjoy these beautiful photos of backyard wildlife that are all or partially yellow. Read more >

Brown Pelican by Kelle Herrick

Back from the Brink: A Photo Gallery of Birds Helped by the Endangered Species Act

5/16/2012 // By Laura Tangley

This Friday, May 18, 2012, the nation celebrates Endangered Species Day. To mark the event, we’re sharing photos of five North American bird species that represent endangered species success stories. To ensure that these birds continue to recover–and to provide […] Read more >