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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.

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 Faulkner

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 …

Pygmy nuthatches

Wildlife Through a Lens: Focus on Birds

5/3/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

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, …

Lake Superior

Grab Your Camera: A Simple Way to Celebrate Earth Day

4/22/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

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 …

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 Faulkner

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- …

Oxbow Bend in Grand Teton National Park

Photo of the Day: Oxbow Bend

4/11/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

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.

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 …

Southern elephant seal pups, South Georgia Island

2013 National Wildlife Photo Contest Is Now Open!

4/4/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

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 …

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.

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 with NWF’s Great American Campout. If …

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