Photo Contest Honorable Mentions

Slide show by Thuy Senser

Honoring some of the best images from 2014 National Wildlife Photo Contest.

Delta Ducks

A Vanishing Mississippi River Delta

By Laura Tangley

The Federation and its partners are working to restore critical winter habitat for millions of migratory waterfowl.

Mule Deer Buck

Mule Deer Decline

By Chris Madson

A treasured icon of the West, the mule deer nevertheless is a species in crisis.

Griffith Park Mountain Lion, P22

The Ultimate Urban Cats

By Anne Bolen

The Federation is supporting research about one of Hollywood's most secretive stars, a mountain lion, and his feline relatives to help these and other animals survive city life.

Mallard duckling

National Wildlife Photo Contest Winners

By Mark Wexler

See the winners from the 44th annual National Wildlife Photo Contest chosen by our judges from 29,000 entries.

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Wildlife Gardening

Mountain Bluebird by Todd Esque/USGS

Don't Kiss Off Mistletoe

This widespread parasitic plant plays a critical role in the lives of birds and mammals.

Visit Wildlife Gardening.


Stellar sea lion

10 Animals Striking a Pose

Some animals in the entries to our annual National Wildlife Photo Contest look like they're almost posing for the photographers. See the gallery and get some ideas for your own wildlife photos.

Visit PhotoZone.


An Alaskan polar bear cub plays with a strip of whale baleen

Alaska's Polar Bears on the Edge

Photographer Steven Kazlowski has spent 13 years capturing images of polar bears, learning many of their secrets and the dangers they face.​

Visit Animals.

Birds & Birding

Dark-eyed Junco by Nancy Brandt

Make Winter Your Top Birding Season

By providing the food, water and shelter birds need, homeowners can enjoy some of their best backyard birding during cold months.

Visit Birds & Birding.


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