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Ruby-throated hummingbird by Bud Hensley

Four Tips For Attracting Hummingbirds

4/30/2012 // By Laura Tangley

Here in the MidAtlantic region, ruby-throated hummingbirds are just starting to show up, returning from their wintering grounds in Central America and Mexico to breed across much of eastern North America. Elsewhere across the country, hummingbirds are on the move […] Read more >

Forest after a fire in Santiam Pass Summit, Oregon

Photo of the Day: Frozen Forest

4/30/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

Climate change is fueling more extreme wildfires in the West.  You can help us fight the effects of carbon emissions and help wildlife everywhere. This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. […] Read more >

Flamingo in the West Palm Beach Zoo

Photo of the Day: Flamingo

4/28/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

After you spend some time practicing your flamingo yoga pose, you can learn about some interesting bird myths, including flamingo divorce rates. This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more photos […] Read more >

Photographer: Ryan Weishalla   Locatoin: Leroy, IL

Ten “Foxy and I Know It” Photos

4/7/2012 // By Anne Senft

Enjoy these gorgeous photos of foxes from across the country. Read more >

Photo: Tsung Yao (T.Y.) Huang

Nature’s “Mirror Mirror”: 13 Spectacular Photos with Water Reflection

3/24/2012 // By Anne Senft

Enjoy these photos that use water reflection to make them extra special. Read more >

Minke Whale

Wildlife Photos We’ll Never Forget

3/8/2012 // By Mark Wexler

Photography has played a prominent role in National Wildlife ever since the first issue came out in 1962. In the 50 years since, the magazine has published more than 14,000 photos taken by thousands of photographers from all over the […] Read more >

Valentine's Day, birds, wildlife, feeding mates

Valentine’s Day: A Holiday for Real Animals

2/13/2012 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Naturalist, writer and NWF Conservation Hall of Fame inductee Ernest Thompson Seton, whose animal tales were popular among a wide audience in the early 1900s, wrote in Wild Animals I Have Known, “Man has nothing that the animals have not at […] Read more >

Snowy owl by Barbara J. Fleming

Bird of the Week: Snowy Owl

7/12/2011 // By Laura Tangley

With the final Harry Potter movie opening this week, J.K. Rowling fans across the country will once again have their minds on owls. On her website, The Owls of Harry Potter, writer, photographer and radio producer Laura Erickson notes: “In J.K. Rowling’s […] Read more >

Gray Catbird by Robert Strickland

Bird of the Week: Gray Catbird

6/29/2011 // By Laura Tangley

Of all the wonderful birds that visit my Washington, DC, Certified Wildlife Habitat® site each summer, my very favorite species is the gray catbird. Mostly slate gray—with a small black cap, darker gray tail and rusty patch just under the tail—the […] Read more >

Tree frog in South Africa by Charl Roux

Snap and Share! Celebrate Nature Photography Day With NWF

6/15/2011 // By Rachel Faulkner

Wednesday, June 15th is Nature Photography Day – a day to explore nature through a camera lens and celebrate photos that inspire us to conserve wildlife and wild places. I have always loved nature photos, and only recently got into […] Read more >