2013 National Wildlife Photo Contest Is Now Open!

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 the contest. Take a look at some of the images that received Honorable Mentions in last year’s photo competition and find out how to enter the contest below:

Southern elephant seal pups, South Georgia Island
Two southern elephant seal pups on a South Georgia Island beach. Photo by Yva Momatiuk and John Eastcott.
Panther chameleon snagging prey
A panther chameleon snags prey with its tongue in Andasibe, Madagascar. Photo by Simone Sbaraglia.
Humpback whale cow with her calf
A humpback whale mother with her calf in the southern Pacific Ocean. Photo by Mazdak Radjainia.
Sunset over Delicate Arch, Arches National Park
Sunset over Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, Utah. Photo by Durand Johnson.
Orchard orb weaver spider
An orchard orb weaver spider on its web in Pennsylvania. Photo by Carolyn Derstine.
Prairie dog and bull snake
A prairie dog escapes a bull snake’s strike in Lake Pueblo State Park. Photo by Ronald Drummond.
Red tajinaste and the Milky Way
Red tajinaste under the Milky Way. Photo by Francisco Mingorance.

Polar bear cubs and mother, Wapuski National Park, Canada
Two polar bear cubs try to wake up their sleeping mother in Wapuski National Park (Canada). Photo by Christine Haines. 
We can’t wait to see the photos you’ve got in store for us this year! Not only is the National Wildlife Photo Contest a lot of fun, it also helps raise awareness and fund our mission to protect wildlife and wild places. Come join us — enter your photos for a chance to win great prizes and publication in our award winning magazine. And don’t forget to come back and vote for your favorites! You can view this year’s entries here.