National Wildlife Flickr Group Finalists Page

Winning images from our current and past Flickr group photo challenges.

01-06-2010 // NWF Staff

"Birds on the Move" Photo Challenge
The editors of National Wildlife invited members of our photo group to upload images of migratory birds and birds in flight for our fifth bimonthly photo challenge. We selected six finalists (below) from more than 1,300 entries and asked web visitors to vote for their favorite. The top vote-getter was Nathan Nitzky's image of a verdin trying to grab a bee—a photo he titled "lunch on the fly." Thanks to all the participants!

Crested Tern Crested Tern Bird (in big looks better) by Jacob Jaap Cirkel, on Flickr

© Jacob Jaap Cirkel

Verdin lunch on the fly by Nathan Nitzky (nnitzky), on Flickr

© Nathan Nitzky

Barn Swallows Barn Swallows Mid Air Feeding by Nature's Photo Adventures - David G Hemmings, on Flickr

© David G. Hemmings

     

White-Crowned Sparrow White-crown Sparrow by Christine Haines (chaines9), on Flickr

© Christine Haines

Northern Gannet Landing Gear by Megan Lorenz, on Flickr

© Megan Lorenz

Tennessee Warbler Tennesee-Warbler-2_RS by Robert Strickland, on Flickr

© Robert Strickland

     


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"America the Beautiful" Photo Challenge
The editors of National Wildlife invited members of our photo group to upload images of landscapes for our fourth bimonthly photo challenge. We selected six finalists (below) from nearly 900 entries and asked web visitors to vote for their favorite. The top vote-getter was Ron Schreiber’s image of a sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean, taken in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Na Pali Coast
Kauai, HI Na Pali Coast Kauai Hawaii by lsglickman1 (Leonard Glickman), on Flickr

© Leonard Glickman

Roaring Fork
Great Smoky Mountains, TN
roaring fork by natural born hikers (Cyd Read and Traci Pickering), on Flickr

©Natural Born Hikers
Cyd Read & Traci Pickering

Jenny Lake
Grand Teton N.P., WY Jenny Lake by dbushue (Darlene Bushue), on Flickr

© Darlene Bushue

     

Pumpkin Farm
Newark, OH
dupler pumpkin farm by natural born hikers (Cyd Read and Traci Pickering), on Flickr

©Natural Born Hikers
Cyd Read & Traci Pickering 

Lamar Valley
Yellowstone N.P., WY
Lamar Valley, Yellowstone by Kaustubh Deshpande (Kaustubh Deshpande), on Flickr

© Kaustubh Deshpande

Atlantic Ocean
Myrtle Beach, SC
SUNRISE-1 by rons925 (Ron Schreiber), on Flickr

© Ron Schreiber

     


“Plants and Pollinators” Photo Challenge
The editors of National Wildlife invited members of our photo group to upload images of plants and pollinators for our third bimonthly photo challenge. We selected six finalists (below) from more than 2,100 entries and asked web visitors to vote for their favorite. The top vote-getter was Mim Eisenberg’s image of a spicebush swallowtail sipping nectar from an azalea flower—a photo she titled “dipping deep.”

dipping deep by mimbrava (Mim Eisenberg), on Flickr
©Mim Eisenberg

IMG_2987 (c)CAROLYNPEPPER_greenbottleflyHCP copy by carolynpepper (Carolyn Pepper), on Flickr
© Carolyn Pepper

IMG_0536 by helloimbert (Brittanye Van Deusen), on Flickr
© Brittanye Van Deusen

     

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail by Bill's 5 B's Plus (Bill Tucker), on Flickr
© Bill Tucker

104MG5080 by Buffalo Ridge Shutterbug (Hazel Erikson), on Flickr
© Hazel Erickson

Dance of the Hummingbird Moth by MattGerlachPhotography, on Flickr
© Matt Gerlach

     


“Be Out There” Photo Challenge
The editors of National Wildlife invited members of our photo group to upload images of people connecting with nature for our second photo challenge. We selected six finalists (below) among the hundreds of entries and asked web visitors to vote for their favorite. With 26 percent of the nearly 15,000 votes cast, G. Michael Brown’s “Into the Mist” earned top honors.

"INTO THE MIST" by GMICHAELBROWN (G. Michael Brown), on Flickr
© G. Michael Brown

A stone-cold look by Sandie's Pal (Perry Eckhardt), on Flickr
© Perry Eckhardt

Boy and bug by mrlo9296 (Michelle Mullen), on Flickr
© Michelle Mullen

     

2008.11.16 - Southern California Wildfires 026 by jamiebales324 (Jamie Bales), on Flickr
© Jamie Bales

Emma & Zach looking for fish by jgranovsky (Jenny Granovsky), on Flickr
© Jenny Granovsky

jewels of the ocean
© Natalie Swope

     


"Nature in My Neighborhood" Photo Challenge
In February, National Wildlife announced its first-ever photo challenge, “Nature in My Neighborhood.” The editors invited members of the magazine’s photo group to enter images from their backyard or community showing wildlife, plants or people enjoying the outdoors. More than 1,400 photos were uploaded for consideration.

In March, the editors selected six finalists (below) and asked group members and others to vote for their favorite. More than 14,000 people weighed in. The top vote-getter was Robert Strickland’s image of a barred owl amid Spanish moss, taken at a lake near his home in Beverly Hills, Florida.

barred-owl-3 by rstricknwf, on Flickr

© Robert Strickland

Testing the water by The Brit_2 (Karen Millward-Alston), on Flickr

© Karen Millward-Alston

Discovery by bodeophoto (Tracy Bodeo), on Flickr

© Tracy Bodeo

     

The Christmas Couple by cheekhoward (Howard B. Cheek), on Flickr

© Howard B. Cheek

Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes) Cramer, 1777 by rickm FL (Richard Mudd), on Flickr

© Richard Mudd

Dad has flown the coop by Matt Rogers, on Flickr

© Matt Rogers

     

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