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

Frog basking in the sun

Location: San Pedro House

Photo by Jim Rust

I spotted this female Mallard landing in one of the ponds at the Wildlife World Zoo.

Location: Wildlife World Zoo

Photo by Jim Rust

I spotted this heron in one of the ponds at the Wildlife World Zoo.

Location: Wildlife World Zoo

Photo by Jim Rust

I spotted this wild lizard as I was walking down a path at the Phoenix Zoo.

Location: Phoenix Zoo


Turkey Vultures resting for a few.

Location: Vail Az


Az Coues buck in the sunrise glow.

Location: Santa Rita Mtns


A male stands guard as a female feeds in the morning sun.

Location: Santa Rita Mtns

Photo by Candy L Stover

Two adult deers and 2 baby deer down by the Canal after drinking

Location: Yuma AZ

Photo by Shannon ONeill

Horseback riding from Way Out West Ranch in Marana came across this guy.

Location: Marana

Photo by Shannon ONeill

I found this javalina rooting in my back yard.

Location: Sierra Vista

Photo by Diane Drobka

Usually when I see jackrabbits, they are busy darting away and not posing like this female Black-tailed Jackrabbit. I made a brief stop to snap this photo from my truck window so that I didn't disturb her. I had never seen a lactating jackrabbit before so I was especially thrilled. The bright green mesquite pod "cigar" in her mouth was an added bonus!

Location: Roper Lake State Park

Photo by Karen L West

three cranes coming in for a landing

Location: Whitewater Draw