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 David C Ring

This Great Horned Owl had taken up residence in a very tall Chilean mesquite tree on our property. Near evening it flew down to a much smaller native mesquite to prepare for its evening hunt. This allowed me to use a relatively short telephoto lens for many photos before it flew off again.

Location: Catalina Foothills, Tucson, AZ

Photo by Sally Mesarosh

This Great Horned Owl was part of an entire family in the same tree.

Location: Chandler, AZ, Pine Shadows Park

Photo by Sally Mesarosh

This Gila Woodpecker was enjoying the fruit of the saguaro cactus in the spring.

Location: Gilbert, Arizona


Two young bull elks just playing around and at one point they met with their noses. It displayed kindness and it got my attention
they were in a grassed area just horse playing

Location: Payson Arizona

Photo by Sally Mesarosh

This bald eagle waited for a good period of time to leave the tree and swoop down into the nearby lake.

Location: Fountain Hills, Arizona


Several Elk just grazing along a field of grass next to a church across from the High School in Beautiful Payson AZ

Location: Payson Arizona

Photo by Raymond Lee

LBB, Little Brown Bird, House Sparrow

Location: Whitewater Draw

Photo by Raymond Lee

Cranes in Flight

Location: Whitewater Draw

Photo by Raymond Lee

One of three sibling Great Horned Owls that hatched in the neighborhood.

Location: Wickenburg

Photo by Bill Bahmer

Red Tail Hawk Mother watching over her new family.

Location: Marana, Az.

Photo by Arnold Benitez

Early morning freezing temperatures and this roadrunner had his skirt lifted to the sun at daybreak

Location: Southern AZ Roamanote Mountains

Photo by Carey nussbaum

Hungry Cottontail munching on greens!

Location: Riparian Reserve at water Ranch