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Wildlife’s Summer Vacation Photos

7/18/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

Did you ever write an essay on what you did over summer vacation for class? Or send a post card from your summer trip talking about stuff you did and maybe ending with “Wish you were here”? True, vacation time …

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Photograph Time in a Wetland Wonderland

7/12/2013 // By Anne Bolen

Just a few days are left for you to enter your photograph into this year’s National Wildlife Photo Contest. So if you are looking for a place to capture spectacular images of nature, try your local wetland. Some people might think …

Snorkeler comes face to face with a jellyfish. Photo by Bill Lamp'l. 2012 National Wildlife Photo Contest winner.

National Wildlife Photo Contest Category Spotlight: Connecting People With Nature

7/9/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

Connecting people with nature is an important part of our mission here at NWF—and it is also one of the seven categories in our annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. The requirement in this category is to show people interacting with …

Alert Sea Otter and Pup

7 Wildlife Photo Tips to Never Forget

7/8/2013 // By Guest Author

This guest post by Jim Goldstein is sponsored by BorrowLenses.com. I’ve always felt great wildlife photography mapped well to the Chinese proverb “the journey is the reward.” While I obviously enjoy seeing the end result of my wildlife photography outings I …

Brown bear catching salmon

4 Reasons America’s National Parks are Amazing

7/4/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

As we celebrate the 4th of July, thoughts turn to the many things that make the United States of America great. For me, one of those things is the spectacular landscapes, wilderness, and just all around “great outdoors” that we …

Yaeda Valley landscape, Tanzania.

Photo of the Day: Yaeda Valley, Tanzania

6/27/2013 // 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.

Sunset over California valley

Nature Photography: A Fun and Free Outdoor Summer Activity for Kids

6/27/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

Attention, Parents! Summer officially started a week ago and if your kids aren’t already out of school and hanging around the house, they soon will be. Now, we all know that getting the kids outside is better for your sanity. …

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Photo of the Day: Burrowing Owl

6/26/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

Burrowing owl in Cape Coral, Florida Photo by Cindy J. Bryant Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo of the Day! Share your images with our Flickr group and tag …

Photo by Hari Viswanathan.

Mountain Lion Seeks Backyard Oasis

6/24/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Hari Viswanathan. On May 18, this beautiful mountain lion stopped by my parent’s backyard pond in Los Alamos, N.M., adding to the long list of amazing wildlife encounters over the years. Our pond—called Warbler Pond due to the …

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 Faulkner

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 …

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