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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 >

Short-eared owl

Photo of the Day: Short-eared Owl at Sunset

4/3/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

Photo by Larry Keller See more of Larry Keller’s photos on Flickr >> 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 […] Read more >

Elk yearling and bull

Photo of the Day: “Spike” Yearling with Bull Elk

3/28/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

Photo by Jeka World Photography See more of Jeka World Photography’s photos on Flickr >> 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 […] Read more >

Least flycatcher

Photo of the Day: Least Flycatcher

3/27/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

Photo by Mary Anne Pfitzinger See more of Mary Anne Pfitzinger’s photos on Flickr >> 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 […] Read more >

Great horned owlets in tree cavity

Photo of the Day: Heart of Great Horned Owls

3/20/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

Photo by Jerry Patterson See more of Jerry Patterson’s photos on Flickr >> Celebrating National Wildlife Week The theme for National Wildlife Week 2013 is “Branching Out For Wildlife” and today, day 3, focuses on the tree trunk. Many species, […] Read more >

Green Jays

Photo of the Day: Green Jay Face Off

3/18/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

Photo by Kenny Salazar See more of Kenny Salazar’s photos on Flickr >> Happy National Wildlife Week! March 18 – 24 is National Wildlife Week, an annual event that celebrates wildlife and ways we can help protect species and their […] Read more >

Sandhill crane parent feeding chick

Photo of the Day: Sandhill Crane Chick Being Fed

3/13/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

Photo by Cindy Bryant See more of Cindy Bryant’s photos on Flickr >> Sandhill Cranes: an Ancient Bird, a New Threat, and How You Can Help Big Oil’s actions are threatening Sandhill cranes and other wildlife species with critical habitat […] Read more >

Sucia Island State Park is a 564-acre marine park with 77,700 feet of shoreline. Sucia Island is considered the crown jewel of the state's marine park system. It is consistently ranked as one of the top boating destinations in the world. Sucia Island and several smaller islands comprise the "Sucia group."

Share Your Photos to Protect Washington’s State Parks

3/12/2013 // By Cathy Curley

Next week, our beloved Washington State Parks will turn 100 years old, but their future is uncertain as budget cuts put the entire park system at risk. The thought of losing these special places tugs at my heart.  As I […] Read more >