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Tents under the night sky. (c) The Muir Project.

Gazer Guide: Prepare for Your Night Under the Stars

6/17/2015 // By Dani Tinker

Why stress out finding a five-star hotel, when camping offers an estimated 300 billion stars just in the Milky Way? The night sky has a way of captivating gazers, new and old. This guide will prepare you for a memorable night under the stars. Mind-Boggling …

Giraffes at Sunset

Sunrise and Sunset Photos Capture Stunning Wildlife Silhouettes

6/17/2015 // By Dani Tinker

A few nights ago I was walking home along a trail. The sun was setting, and the foliage on either side of me was rather dense. As I entered a small clearing, something caught my eye. The remaining daylight created …

2014 National Wildlife Photo Contest grand prize winner. Photo by Benece Mate

Help Wildlife with Your Photos

6/9/2015 // By Abby Barber

A picture is worth a thousand words. Whether you’re using professional digital cameras, film, smartphones or tablets, you can capture compelling images that will have a profound impact on wildlife. When you enter your photos in the 45th National Wildlife Photo …

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Celebrating World Oceans Month

6/8/2015 // By Jenni Lopez

Did you know? June is World Oceans Month! In celebration of our oceans, seas, and bodies of water, we’ve compiled some stunning photos previously entered into the seven categories of our National Wildlife Photo Contest. Baby Animals Mammals Landscapes Birds Backyard …

Mule Deer in the Rain

16 Photographs of Animals Caught in the Rain

6/2/2015 // By Dani Tinker

Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I cherished moments caught in the rain. I’d toss on a jacket and continue on my way. I still view rainy days as an opportunity to experience the natural world through a new lens. These stunning photographs from the …

International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park, Portland Oregon. Photo by InSapphoWeTrust, Flickr Creative Commons

Fun Parks to Visit in the Top 10 Cities for Wildlife

3/11/2015 // By Abby Barber

Parks are great places to get outdoors and see wildlife, especially in cities. Whether a park is 100 acres or 4000 acres, wildlife is sure to be found in the trees, on the ground, in the water – all over! …

National Wildlife Week: Urban Wildlife Finds a Home in Albuquerque

3/9/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak

  There is a 100-year tradition of protecting public lands in Albuquerque, stemming from the time Aldo Leopold spent there, as recounted in his classic book of essays A Sand County Almanac. Aldo Leopold helped create both the New Mexico …

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 …

Animal Prints by Charlene Clark.

Who Goes There? Identifying Animal Tracks In Your Backyard

12/23/2014 // By Kaitlin Parker

Are you eagerly awaiting the snowy season in order to take a peek at what critters have been scurrying through your backyard? Studying prints left by animals is an ancient activity that was first practiced by those who depended on …

Weekly News Roundup: Photo Contest Winners Revealed and More!

11/7/2014 // By Linda Argueta

After an incredible 29,000 entries and countless votes from wildlife enthusiasts across the country, the winners of the 2014 National Wildlife Photo Contest have been released! Our contest winners will be featured in an upcoming issue of National Wildlife magazine! …

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