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.

Arctic National Wildife refuge USFWS

Ah, Wilderness

By Paul Tolmé

After half a century, the U.S. Wilderness Act is safeguarding roadless areas, but many premier wild lands still lack the law’s protection

Moose wading

A Deepening Mystery

By John Carey

Biologists are having a hard time pinning down the cause of a moose decline that imperils the species’ survival in several states

Cranes in flight

A Tale of Two Cranes

By Michael Lipske

Threatened by water diversions in key habitats, both sandhill and whooping cranes have benefited from decades of work by NWF and its partners to keep the water flowing

Nortn Atlantic Right Whale

Whale-Friendly Wind Power

By Doug Stewart

NWF and its partners have brokered landmark agreements that help protect endangered North Atlantic right whales

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Wildlife Gardening

American Goldfinch by Brian Hansen

Set a Winter Table For Wildlife

Rather than cutting down the native flowers in your garden, leave seed heads and stalks standing until spring for wildlife to feast on.

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.


Black bear at backyard feeder

When Carnivores Come Calling

Homeowners who live in areas where predators range can still have safe, wildlife-friendly yards.​

Visit Animals.

Birds & Birding

Northern Pintails by Donna E. Yount

Making the Most of Migration

A top North American birder shares tips for finding birds during the migration season.

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