A New Way to Celebrate Earth Day

04-21-2014 // NWF Staff

This Earth Day, grab your camera and head outdoors to take a few photos. Viewing the world through your camera lens gives you a whole new way to appreciate the nature and wildlife that is all around us.

Whether you capture the quiet beauty of a forest, a majestic mountain landscape, the eerie loveliness of the night sky or the stark splendor of the desert, nature and wildlife photography has the power to move us, inspire us, and most of all, remind us of all that we have to protect.

These photos by past participants in the National Wildlife® Photo Contest reflect just a tiny fraction of the diversity and beauty Earth Day honors. Enjoy!

Arctic Wolf, 2013 Honorable Mention
Photo by Sue Robichek

Howling Wolf 

 

Forest Sentinels, 2012 Honorable Mention
Photo by Detlef Hupfeld

Forest Sentinels 

 

Red Deer in Sunbeam, 2012 Honorable Mention
Photo by Philippe Moës

Red Deer in sulight 

 

Autumn Storm, 2012 Honorable Mention
Photo by Frank Comisar

Autumn Stormy afternoon 

 

Fiery Sunset over Delicate Arch, 2012 Honorable Mention
Photo by Durand Johnson

Fiery sunset over Delicate Arch 

 

Aurora Borealis at Vee Lake, Canada, 2013 Honorable Mention
Photo by Durand Johnson

Aurora Borealis at Vee Lake 

 

Arches National Park, 2013 Honorable Mention
Photo by Max Seigal

Looking upward at Arches National Park 

 

Cormorant Fishing, 2012 Honorable Mention
Photo by Cristobal Serrano

Cormant fishing in Sea of Cortez 

 

Snowy Owl on Diftwood, 2012 Honorable Mention
Photo by Ken Archer

Snowy Owl on Driftwood 

 

Gemsbok, 2012 Honorable Mention
Photo by Panagiotis Laskarakis

Gemsbok 

 

Antelope Canyon, 2013 Honorable Mention
Photo by Amol Khedgikar

Antelope Canyone in Arizona 

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All of these photos were entered into the National Wildlife Photo Contest. The 44th annual Photo Contest is now open! Enter your own photos and vote for your favorites! >>

 

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