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Caption Contest Winners

View the featured photos and top entries in National Wildlife's monthly caption contests

  • NWF Staff
  • Jul 15, 2017

EVERY YEAR the editors of National Wildlife select unusual or funny images from our annual photography competition to feature in our monthly caption contests. We then invite readers to write captions for the photos. Here are the caption contest winners and runners-up, along with the images that inspired them.


May 2017

WINNER

"Th-th-th-that's all folks!"
--Steve Kois, Omaha, Nebraska

RUNNERS UP

"Help! My internut accounts have been hacked!"
--Kenneth Tredwell, Advance, North Carolina

"Can you hear me NOW?!"
--Marla Herring, Hoover, Alabama

"Here's Johnny!"
--R. Hallam, Merritt Island, Florida

"Ha-ha! It's mine. It's all mine!!!"
--Kathie Harkleroad, Miamisburg, Ohio

"Grumpy Cat, meet Happy Squirrel."
--Heidi Embrey, Edgewater, Florida



April 2017

WINNER

"I'm walking on sunshine ... yeah yeah!"
--Marla Herring, Hoover, Alabama

RUNNERS UP

"I must be having a near-water experience."
--Cindy Tebo, Catawissa, Missouri

"Shh. I'm trying to meditate!"
--Austin Fish, Woodville, Wisconsin

"Hey! I didn't vote to drain the swamp!"
--Kenneth Tredwell, Advance, North Carolina

"Mayday Mayday, This is reptile vessel turtle and I've gone aground."
--Raymond Eichelberger, Mount Joy, Pennsylvania

Strike a pose.
--Cheryl Johnson, Kansas City, Missouri



March 2017

WINNER

"TA-DAAAAAAAA..."
--Julie Nichols, Rowley, Massachusetts

RUNNERS UP

"I've been working out. Can't you tell?"
--Joann Pigott, Houston, Texas

"You want some of THIS?!"
--Marla Herring, Hoover, Alabama

"OMG, I’ve been caught!"
--Victoria Bullard, Peotone, Illinois

"I just gotta be free, I gotta be me!"
--Cheryl Johnson, Kansas City, Missouri

"Where’s the party?!"
--Dianne Jacobs, Banning, California



February 2017

WINNER

"If I could just reach that itch..."
--Terresa Strock, Marion, Virginia

RUNNERS UP

"Here's looking at you, kid!"
--Joann Pigott, Houston, Texas

"Yes, there is a downside to being a narcoleptic predator."
--Kenneth Tredwell, Advance, North Carolina

"Dang, the water seems to have frozen in my ear!"
--R. Hallam, Merritt Island, Florida

"Owl be watching you!"
--Joann Pigott, Houston, Texas

"Don't like my dancing, I don't give a hoot."
--Michaela Shires, Walkerton, Minnesota



January 2017

WINNER

"I think I'm in over my head!"
--Cindy Tebo, Catawissa, Missouri

RUNNERS UP

"Bottoms Up!"
--Laura Jaskiewicz, Rhinelander, Wisconsin

"I know I left it here somewhere!"
--Jim Ashton, Oregon

"Well, that didn't go as planned."
--Tracy Brunner, West St. Paul, Minnesota

Not every Redd Foxx is a successful stand-up comedian.
--Kenneth Tredwell, Advance, North Carolina



Check out more funny photos in our past years' Caption Contest winners! »

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