Five New Photo Contest Winners Revealed by National Wildlife Federation

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF), America’s largest wildlife conservation and education organization, as well as its cherished publication, Ranger Rick magazine, are pleased to announce the five winners of the “Your Best Shots” photo contest for the April 2016 issue of the magazine. This special recognition is given to young photographers who capture original, inspiring and truly extraordinary images of wildlife or landscapes.

“Our latest photo contest winners prove to be exceptionally talented photographers who show great creativity, imagination and originality with their images,” said Mary Dalheim, editorial director for Ranger Rick and Ranger Rick Jr. magazines. “The winning images capture the beauty of wildlife in a variety of natural habitats. And they motivate and inspire Ranger Rick readers to learn, explore and protect our natural world.”

The five winners of the April 2016 “Your Best Shots” photo contest are:


Lizard Surprise

By Aleena W., age 7

Grand Junction, CO




Mini Muncher

By Kylee D., age 11

Gatesville, TX





Double Trouble?

Oliver A., age 11

Mt. Pleasant, SC





Spotted Beauty

By Rylee R., age 8

Chanhassen, MN





Family Photo

Vishal S., age 12

Fremont, CA




Magazine award winners are selected three times each year for publication in Ranger Rick magazine’s December-January, April and August issues. In addition to having their winning image featured in Ranger Rick magazine, winners are also given a certificate of recognition for their success, as well as 5 copies of the magazine with the young photographer’s featured image.

To participate in the “Your Best Shots” photo contest, participants must be 13 years of age or younger and be the sole photographer of the submitted image. Participants are encouraged to provide creative and descriptive captions with each submission. Judges for the national photo competition include National Wildlife Federation photo editors, who select the winning images from thousands of entries across the country. For more information on contest regulations and details, visit:

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