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 Nina Schulz


Location: Ramsey Canyon

Photo by David Bray

Two Turtle Doves perched in a large Juniper Tree on our property in Crossroads Ranch II, Prescott Arizona.

Location: 4225 W Carriage Ln Crossroads Ranch II, Prescott Arizona

Photo by diane williamson

First time hiking this trail and spotted this guy just sunning himself.

Location: Cochise Stronghold, AZ

Photo by diane williamson

What a jewel in the desert for observing many species of waterfowl and shorebirds. I got lucky with this shot of the Great Blue Heron

Location: Glendale Recharge Ponds

Photo by diane williamson

After watching the morning flight of the sandhill cranes, I spotted this tiny bird in the trees. So colorful!

Location: White water draw, Wilcox AZ

Photo by Jac Whitmire

A common barn owl resides at Liberty Wildlife in Phoenix, a incredible rescue and rehabilitation facility specializing in birds including raptors.

Location: Liberty Wildlife

Photo by Jac Whitmire

A majestic bald eagle receives incredible rehabilitation care at Liberty Wildlife in Phoenix.

Location: Liberty Wildlife

Photo by Kevin Brockley

A friend shared the location of an owl nest in a palm tree. After locating the tree I waited for the owlets to pop up

Location: Saharita Arizona

Photo by Mark Navarro

Sandhill Cranes taking flight in the Twin Lakes area just south of Willcox, Arizona during their annual winter stay in Southern Arizona.

Location: Twin Lakes, Willcox, AZ

Photo by Kevin Brockley

This Kingfisher would capture Koi fish from the lake and then fly to a snag to reposition it before swallowing his prize!

Location: Historic Canoa Ranch lake. Green valley, AZ

Photo by Kevin Brockley

Took many photos of swallows skimming the lake for bugs to get a few in focus !

Location: Historic Canoa Ranch lake. Green valley,AZ


Lizard caught my eye as he was moving I thought it was part of the tree branch. He camouflaged himself really well and he did it with smile

Location: Payson AZ