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Mallard hatchlings by Cindy Bryant.

A Look Back at Our Most Popular Photos of 2014

12/31/2014 // By Dani Tinker

There’s no question that photography is essential to protecting wildlife, and conservation in general. A photo can inspire action or transform information into a visual experience. We’re absolutely thrilled when our social communities enjoy a photo enough to pass it along to …

Burrowing owl by Sarah Chah at the Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge in California.

12 Photos of Animals That Remind Us to Appreciate National Wildlife Refuges

10/13/2014 // By Dani Tinker

I try to remember my camera when I go explore a National Wildlife Refuge, because they never disappoint. There’s an extensive list of species that depend on these lands for survival, and if you’re lucky, you might see some of them. …

A red maple provided a beautiful and colourful autumn background for this blue jay photographed by Bill McMullen.

Vote for the 2014 People’s Choice Award

7/24/2014 // By Avelino Maestas

Well, the 2014 National Wildlife Photo Contest is now closed. But, we still need your help selecting the winner of the 2014 People’s Choice Award. The final round of voting begins this weekend, July 28. Out of almost 30,000 entries, …

Mountain goats jump in Colorado by Cathy and Gordon Illg.

Hold Steady! 21 Photos of Wildlife in Action

6/20/2014 // By Dani Tinker

I like to take pictures of animals, but I need them to be asleep to get a quality photo. That’s why I’m so impressed with the images below from the National Wildlife Photo Contest. These photographers were able to capture brilliant photos of wildlife in action. Think …

Zen Grizzly Bear fishing for Salmon in Alaska by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Cesar Aristeiguieta

Our Most Popular Facebook Photos of 2013

12/26/2013 // By Dani Tinker

It’s no secret that photos are a critical part of communicating the beauty and importance of nature, and this pertains to National Wildlife Federation’s Facebook page as well. Within seconds, a photo can catch someone’s attention and evoke strong emotions. …

Augochlorella aurata

Photo Gallery: Surprising Backyard Bees

8/7/2013 // By Laura Tangley

Until a few months ago, if someone said the word “bee,” I’d immediately picture the familiar black-and-yellow-striped honeybee or perhaps a big, fuzzy bumblebee—both regular summer visitors to the flowers in my yard. But a trip last spring to the …

By shooting close to the ground, photographer Rolf Nussbaumer  Western Diamondback Rattlesnake image is larger than life!

5 Last-Minute Steps to Enter the National Wildlife Photo Contest This Weekend

7/19/2013 // By Avelino Maestas

If you hadn’t heard, the deadline was extended for the National Wildlife Photo Contest. Hopefully this will give many of you the time you need to complete your entries and ensure you have a chance at that grand-prize trip to …

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 …

Photo by Ronald Schaefer.

10 Wildlife Smooches for International Kissing Day

7/6/2013 // By Amanda Stone

July 6th is International Kissing Day! (Yup. That’s a real thing and not something we made up in order to show you these photos.) Humans like to show affection when we see our loved ones (or when British-invented holidays tell …

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 …

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