The 2022 Garden for Wildlife™ Photo Contest showcased the impact that habitat gardens can have on wildlife and people alike. Take a look at the top overall submissions, individual category winners, and category runner-up winners from this year's contest. For even more inspiring photographs, don't miss this year's collection of honorable mention and people's choice winners .
"This was photographed in a backyard. The flower pots were arranged to take advantage of the evening light. It is so cool to see this Anna's Hummingbird enjoying taking baths and drinking from the droplets."
Eagle River, Alaska
Black Bear and Dandelions
"I was enjoying the hiking in the mid-day sun in the summer and so was this black bear. He was munching his way through the dandelions on the edge of the woods."
San Diego, California
"A little burrowing owl chick was curious to my camera. So it walked a little towards me to check me out.."
YOUNG HABITAT PHOTOGRAPHERS
Bronxville, New York
Sparrow feeding on the Ground
"In the summer I spend a lot of time lying in my yard photographing the birds that frequent it. On this particular day a sparrow was feeling extra friendly and I was able to capture some detailed closeups."
WILDLIFE OBSERVED WHERE PEOPLE LIVE, WORK, PLAY, LEARN AND WORSHIP
"Sometimes a sad consequence in feeding the birds is to witness the circle of life up close. I heard a commotion outside and stepped onto the porch to see this Cooper's hawk had gotten a meal at my feeder. Camera always in hand, I snapped a quick pic."
CERTIFIED WILDLIFE HABITAT LANDSCAPES
West Harrison, New York
Fireflies Illuminate in the Meadow
"Fireflies illuminate the Native Plant Garden meadow at the New York Botanical Garden."
CLOSE-UP NATIVE PLANTS AND THEIR WILDLIFE VISITORS
"A Ruby-throated hummingbird visits a blue salvia."
PEOPLE IN THE WILDLIFE GARDEN
Sivagama Valli Ramasundaram
Close with Nature
"Kid up close with nature."
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