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Migrating Sockeye Salmon at Night. Photo by David Hall. 2012 National Wildlife Photo Contest winner.

All Creatures, Great and Small

5/31/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

A National Wildlife Photo Contest Category Spotlight: Other Wildlife This category is hopping! And also slithering, flying, swimming, buzzing and spinning webs. While their furry, feathered and fuzzy friends in the animal kingdom may grab more of the attention, the […] Read more >

Baltimore Oriole by Lynn Cleveland

Photo Gallery: Seven “City Birds”

5/30/2013 // By Laura Tangley

Hear the words “city birds” and you’re likely to picture a handful of common nonnative species such as the European starling, house sparrow and pigeon. But a long-term survey of breeding birds in Baltimore, Maryland, has revealed that a surprising […] Read more >

The Star of the Silent. Photo by Francisco Mingorance. 2012 National Wildlife Photo Contest winner.

National Wildlife Photo Contest Category Spotlight: Landscapes and Plant Life

5/23/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

One of our most popular annual events is the National Wildlife Photo Contest.  Now in its 43rd year, the Photo Contest attracts entries from all over the world in seven categories and a separate Youth category for kids ages 13 […] Read more >

Fog forms over Swiftcurrent Lake and Mount Grinnell at sunrise in Glacier National Park, Montana.

Landscape Photography: The Right Tool, For the Right Impact

5/22/2013 // By Guest Author

Just as the great masters of painting wouldn’t want to get stuck trying to paint a scene with the wrong brush, people should avoid heading into the field with the wrong lenses to capture their subjects. Read more >

Brown bear cub gets its mother in a muzzle-lock. Photo by Michael Pollack. 2012 National Wildlife Photo Contest entry, Baby Animals category.

7 Photos That Capture A Mother’s Love

5/10/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

Here at National Wildlife magazine, there is no more sure fire way to get a big response from our readers than to publish a photo that captures the bond between mother and baby. It doesn’t matter if it’s polar bears […] Read more >

Pygmy nuthatches

Wildlife Through a Lens: Focus on Birds

5/3/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

Spring is a prime season for bird photography, and we want you to feel inspired to grab your camera and snap some photos! We asked Christine Haines, one of our Flickr group members and a long-time National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant, […] Read more >

Lake Superior

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 >