Congratulations to the finalists in the WILDLIFE category of Arizona Highways
16th Annual Photo Contest! The contest winners will be chosen from the
finalists in all 3 categories.

Landscape Finalists | Macro Finalists | Wildlife Finalists
Great Blue Heron hunting from a unique perch, with the early morning light creating a beautiful reflection on the surface of Saguaro Lake. Photograph by Josh Sellke.

Josh Sellke

Great blue heron, Saguaro Lake


Burrowing Owls guarding their nest. Photograph by Tina Wright.

Tina Wright

Burrowing owls, Scottsdale


A band of brown and white wild horses run through bare trees in the White Mountains during winter.  Photograph by Paul Martin.

Paul Martin

Wild horses, White Mountains


Mom and baby burro in the spring flowers at Alamo Lake. Photograph by Mary Hone.

Mary Hone

Burros, Alamo Lake


eagle and bighorn sheep ram share the cliffs above the Salt River. Photograph by Paul Martin.

Paul Martin

Eagle and bighorn sheep, Salt River


Two diamondbacks caught "kissing" earlier this year in Cave Creek during a rather intense mating session. Photograph by Evan Powell.

Evan Powell

Diamondback rattlesnakes, Cave Creek


A coatimundi in an apple tree at Tonto Natural Bridge State Park. Photograph by Kersjes.

Eric Kersjes

White-nosed coati, Tonto Natural Bridge State Park


Bald Eagle dives towards the surface of the water and emerges with a large catfish. Photograph by David Swanson.

David Swanson

Bald eagle, Lynx Lake


A white-crowned sparrow posing with "nature's lipstick." Photo by Sathya Sayee.

Sathya Sayee

White-crowned sparrow, Veterans Oasis Park, Chandler


Great egrets preening at Gilbert Riparian Preserve Water Ranch. Photo by Tam Ryan.

Tam Ryan

Great egrets, Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, Gilbert