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First place winner, Backyard Habitats, 2012 National Wildlife Photo Contest. Photo by Alandra Palisser.

National Wildlife Photo Contest Category Spotlight: Backyard Habitats

6/24/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

You don’t have to go on safari or travel to some exotic locale to get wonderful nature photos. The Backyard Habitat category of our National Wildlife Photo Contest celebrates the wild creatures, native plants and natural settings found closer to […] Read more >

Photographer on Lake Maurepas, Louisiana

Celebrate National Nature Photography Day on June 15th!

6/13/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

National Nature Photography Day is coming up on June 15th. This day, dedicated to celebrating nature photography and its role in aiding conservation efforts is near and dear to our hearts here at National Wildlife Federation. And celebrating it is […] Read more >

Damselfly in the rain

Photo of the Day: Rainy Day Damselfly

6/7/2013 // 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >