The Great Outdoors: National Parks
Mount Rainier

Summer is the time to get outside and explore! Our National Parks make for great destinations for your family.  There is nothing better than getting some fresh air, spending time with loved ones, and exploring nature's beauty!

See some of our favorite National Parks photos >>

PhotoZone Features

Photo of the Week

Elephant Mosquito

See Our Favorite Photos

Each week, our editors choose a favorite nature photo to share with our readers. Check out our Photo of the Week, selected from the 2014 Photo Contest entries.

Caption Contest


Got Captions?

Check out some of our favorite photos of animals with attitude. Enter our monthly contest and see our latest winner and runners-up.

Photo Tips

Summer Tanager by Richard Day

Backyards and Birds

National Wildlife contributors offer tips on taking photos of birds in your own backyard.


Photo Gallery

Squirrel with a camera

A New Way to Celebrate Earth Day

By taking nature photos! We've gathered a few Photo Contest favorites that reflect just a tiny fraction of the diversity and beauty Earth Day honors. Check them out!

Final Frame

Mosquito (Minden)

Prickly Pollinator!

A photographer captures a mosquito pollinating a rare orchid.

Certify your yard today!
Pledge to campout today!