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Bringing Wildlife Photography to Life

There are some things you never forget when you truly experience nature around you. The rush of excitement, the smells, the sounds, who you were with — it cements itself into your memory. …

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The Remarkable Wildlife of California’s National Wildlife Refuges

This week NWF is celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week. Wildlife refuges are some of the most important protected areas for wildlife in the country. In California, there’s no shortage of …

Moose depend on clean water in rivers, streams and ponds, where they feed on aquatic plants.
Photo by Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Leah Serna.

5 Reasons Why Oil and Water Don’t Mix for Wildlife

We all know that oil and water don’t mix. But the stakes are especially high for wildlife when oil spills into the lakes, streams and rivers where wildlife live. If …

Credit: James "Newt" Perdue / USFWS

Small but Mighty: Streams and Wetlands that Matter

Marshes, wetlands, intermittent streams, and even some lakes fill from rainwater or snowmelt then empty through evaporation—coming and going throughout the year. These small but mighty habitats filter out pollution, …

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A New Tool Shows the Progress States are Making on…

River otters are found in many North Carolina rivers. Photo via USFWS

Coal Ash Spill in North Carolina Endangers Wildlife

NWF Naturalist brings a racccoon on the Today Show.

NWF Naturalist Teased on Today Show

Sutro Sam, the first river otter in San Francisco in fifty years (photo by Mila Zinkova)

Sutro Sam: San Francisco’s Celebrity River Otter

“There he is!” exclaimed an onlooker as the otter’s head peered above the water. The patient crowd gathered around Sutro Baths—the ruins of a 19th century public bathing pool on …

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Photo of the Day: Curious River Otter

Photo by Jaymi Heimbuch See more of Jaymi Heimbuch’s photos on Flickr >> Speak Up for River Otters The fate of river otter habitat in a Mississippi River outlet depends …

River otters, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Photo of the Day: “Dude, I love this tree.”

River otters in Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park Photo by Flickr member cchoc See more of cchoc’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want …

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