National Wildlife Photo Challenge Results

Winner and finalists from our most recent photo challenge

11-07-2011 // Edited by Rachel Faulkner

The theme for our September/October 2011 Photo Challenge was "Celebrating America's Public Lands". Our Flickr group members submitted over 680 photos showcasing the beauty of America's great outdoors, National Wildlife editors picked six finalists, and the public voted for their favorite. Congratulations to our winner and finalists, and thank you to all of the challenge participants for sharing their photos!

WINNER: "Catch of the Day" by Paul Hassell

Catch of the Day

Paul Hassell's photo of a brown bear feasting on sockeye salmon in Katmai National Park, Alaska received the most votes in our Celebrating America's Public Lands Photo Challenge.
You can find more of Paul's photography on Flickr and on


"Celebrating America's Public Lands" Challenge Finalists

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"Standing Guard"

Standing Guard
Katmai National Park, AK
© Christine Haines

Badlands at Sunset

Badlands at Sunset
Badlands National Park, SD
© Perry Eckhardt

Colorful Coyote in the Snow

Coyote in the Snow
Yellowstone National Park, WY
© Alan Dahl


Roseate Spoonbill
Cockroach Bay, FL
© mcflahick

Fall - Glacier National Park

Fall in Glacier National Park
© Christine Haines

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