2022 Arizona Wildlife Views Photo Contest

2021 contest winning entry submitted by Isabel Guerra Clark
2021 winning photograph by Isabel Guerra Clark


Do you want to see your photo on the cover of Arizona Wildlife Views’ annual calendar? Do you have a knack for capturing great photos of wildlife? Then you won’t want to miss the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s 16th annual wildlife photo contest.

One best in show and 11 first-place winners will be showcased in the 2023 calendar, which is published in the November-December 2022 issue of Arizona Wildlife Views. The best-in-show photo is published on the cover of the calendar issue and as one of the photos representing a month. Winning photos may also appear in future issues of Arizona Highways magazine.

Entrants are responsible for complying with the Official Rules; not doing so may result in disqualification. All photographs must be submitted through Arizona Highways’ platform. The deadline is 5 p.m. MST on Aug. 12, 2022.

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Photo by Patricia Ranweiler

Egret chasing a smaller Little Egret - possibly territorial behavior.

Location: Riparian Preserve - Gilbert Arizona

Photo by Patricia Ranweiler

Appearance-wise, Great Egrets are the most stunning heron found in Arizona. These birds especially put on a show during breeding season when they grow long feathery plumes, called aigrettes, which are held up during courtship displays.

Location: Riparian Preserve Gilbert AZ

Photo by Becky Kempf

This flycatcher was a small bird and very fast. He was difficult to capture until he finally came to rest on this old piece of wood.

Location: Sasabe, Arizona

Photo by Patricia Ranweiler

Heron awaiting his next meal...

Location: Lower Salt River

Photo by Becky Kempf

I was looking for birds to photograph at a ranch in Arizona when this male hooded oriole landed on a cactus right in front of me and posed for a picture!

Location: Sasabe, Arizona

Photo by Julie Curtis

Cactus Wrens are nesting in the cholla all around this area in Golden Valley, Arizona.

Location: Golden Valley, Mohave County, Arizona

Photo by Julie Cutis

Beautifully backlit in early morning light, this Harris's Antelope Squirrel waits patiently for me to feed the birds and fill the water bowl in the front yard.

Location: Golden Valley, Mohave County, Arizona

Photo by Marlin D. Mills M.D.

Pair of white winged doves standing sentry over the nest in the saguaro cactus.

Location: Mesa, Arizona

Photo by Nina Schulz

Deer

Location: Ramsey Canyon

Photo by Malrin D. Mills

Gila Woodpeckers defending their nest from an unlikely predator, a White Winged Dove. The dove is actually defending his own nest on the other side of the saguaro cactus. They took turns chasing other away most of the afternoon.

Location: Mesa Arizona

Photo by Nina Schulz

Turkey’s

Location: Ramsey Canyon

Photo by Nina Schulz

Coyote

Location: Ramsey Canyon