Photos of the Week: Colorful Animals!

01-25-2016 // NWF Staff

With the Northern Hemisphere in the throes of winter and much of the U.S. covered in snow, a white winter can sometimes feel drab. So this week at National Wildlife we are celebrating Colorful Animals with photos entries from our 2015 Photo Contest.

Keel Billed Toucan, Costa Rica

Photographer Jean Hall writes of her visit to Costa Rica, "We visited a lodge in La Fortuna specifically to find several Toucans species nearby. Even though it was raining, these beautiful birds came in to forage in the fruit feeders. The colors were vibrant even in the muted setting." The Florida resident used a Canon EOS 7D Mark II with a 150-600mm lens. 


Anemone off Sonoma coast California

Photographer Peter Leabo took this photo of this sea anemone clinging to a rock in a tidal pool on the Sonoma County coast in California. The Wisconsin resident used a Canon EOS 6D with a 24-105mm lens.


Dogbane leaf  beetle, Pennsylvania

Photographer Stephanie Shipkowski photographed this Dogbane Leaf Beetle in her Pennsylvania front yard using a Canon PowerShot camera.  She writes, "I let dogbane plants grow in my yard hoping to attract dogbane beetles, and last year I had several iridescent visitors!"


Fiery-throated hummingbird, Costa Rica

Photographer Judy Malloch writes she was photographing this "beautiful" fiery-throated hummingbird feeding when the territorial bird turned to chase away another hummingbird. The Florida resident used a Nikon D4s with a 500mm lens on a tripod. 


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