Check out some of our favorite photos from past National Wildlife photo contests. Each week we'll celebrate nature and wildlife from a different state. This week we're featuring Arkansas wildlife!
Bird Photographer Stephen Patten photographed this white-eyed vireo by a roadside along the Little Buffalo River in Parthenon, Arkansas. The Missouri resident used a Canon 7D with a 300mm f/2.8 lens and 1.4x teleconverter. Read National Wildlife's Urban Wildlife Bounty.
Photographer Cara Litberg made this image of a gray fox in Hot Springs village, Arkansas, after "seeing a blur run across the road," she "spotted this beauty watching from the brush." The Illinois resident used a Canon XSi with a 300mm f/4 lens. Read National Wildlife's Starlight Hunter, dazzling images of the nocturnal gray fox.
Tammy Eckerle writes, "I was fishing one early morning on the White River in Cotter, Arkansas, when I spotted a great blue heron waiting patiently in the morning fog." The Missouri resident used a Nikon camera. Read Ranger Rick's Great Blue Herons.
Jeremy Smith photographed a carpenter bee in Florence, Arkansas, using a Canon XSi camera. Read National Wildlife's Being There for Native Bees.
Dari Hughes "shot this photo of a central newt in its juvenile stage as it crawled over some moss," in Independence County, Arkansas. The Arkansas resident used a Sony DSC-H2 camera.
Nature photographer Clifton Brown writes, "These wild purple coneflowers have grown in an area of our yard we decided to let grow naturally, and in turn attracted beautiful butterflies like this pipevine swallowtail." The Arkansas resident used a Canon 450D with a 75-300mm f/5.6 lens. Read National Wildlife's Catering to Butterfly Royalty.
Photographer Melissa Jones photographed "the end of the sunset from Sunset Point in Mount Nebo State Park, Arkansas, featured this beautiful burst of orange and pink." The Arkansas resident used a Nikon D7000 with a 10-24mm lens.
Dari Hughes photographed this portrait of a great horned owl "sitting atop a limestone mound, probably waiting for its next meal to emerge from the many rock crevasses," at an old limestone quarry in central Arkansas. The Arkansas resident used a Sony DSC-H2 camera.
Nature photographer Angela Peace made this image of a bloodroot wildflower "tightly closed because of the cold temperature on an early spring morning." The Arkansas resident used a Nikon D200 with a 105mm micro lens.
Nature photographer Clifton Brown "caught this female ruby-throated hummingbird among the flowers just sitting quietly, which they seldom do, like it was watching over everything. So I call this photo 'Keeper of the Blooms'." The Arkansas resident used a Canon 450d with a 75-300mm f/10 lens. Read National Wildlife's Tips for Photographing Hummingbirds.
Christina Garrett "took this shot of a baby elk grazing passing through Boxley Valley, Arkansas." The Arkansas resident used a Canon Rebel T3i with a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens.
Ashley Davis made this image of canoers stopped to enjoy the scenery along the bluffs of the Buffalo National River in Ponca, Arkansas. The Kansas resident used a Samsung HZ50W camera.
Doug Mitchell writes, "while visiting a local botanical garden in Fayetteville, Arkansas, I cam upon this robber fly perched on the edge of a hibiscus flower. The Arkansas resident used a Canon EOS Rebel T2i with a 55-250mm lens. Read National Wildlife's Creating a Garden Haven for Beneficial Bugs.
Lynda Hood photographed a wet mockingbird in her Conway, Arkansas, backyard habitat, playfully captioning her image, "does anyone have a hair dryer?" The Arkansas resident used a Nikon D3100 camera. Read National Wildlife's Listen to the Mockingbird.
Arkansas resident John Humphry made this image of a "pretty stream-side hideaway in the Ozarks on a cold fall morning" using a Canon 5D with a 28-200mm f/5.6 lens on a tripod.
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