2023 Adventures in Nature
Student Photo Contest

Seeking photos that showcase Arizona’s natural beauty,
wildlife and people in nature.

This photo contest is open to Arizona students ages 13-18.

Open to Arizona students ages 13-18

$10,000 in cash prizes await the top 10 winners.
Deadline to submit your high-resolution nature photos is midnight April 12, 2023.
Winners will be announced May 11, 2023.

View OFFICIAL RULES. For more information, contact Danielle Kagan at [email protected]
Sponsored by The Nature Conservancy, Arizona Highways and Cox Communications.

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Photo by Aidan Yu

One of the most iconic birds of the desert, the Greater Roadrunner. Its shy and elusive nature means that photographing it is particularly challenging. On this occasion, the roadrunner sped past me, foraging, as I lay in the dirt, and I managed to capture the precise moment it dropped its lunch!

Location: Higley and Ocotillo Rds.

Photo by Samantha Sweet

An enchanting view of Watson Lake and beyond.

Location: Watson Lake- Prescott

Photo by Tiara Haskell

This was a really unique experience, I was at Taliesin West for a photography workshop with Andrew Pielage. I took this photo on the way to see the shelters that Frank Lloyd Wright's interns designed.

Location: Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona

Photo by Sheyla Sanchez

We don’t get that much snow in Arizona so I was very excited

Location: Mount Lemmon

Photo by Sheyla Sanchez

San Xavier has a lot of history

Location: san xavier del bac mission

Photo by Gibson Gallares

Backlit cacti during golden hour while bird is taking flight. At the Riparian Preserve in Gilbert, AZ

Location: Riparian Preserve Gilbert- Arizona

Photo by Lily Newell

Taken off a rock wall while I was climbing. View of the highway and climbs across the road

Location: Crags Against Humanity, Catalina Highway, Mount Lemmon

Photo by Gibson Gallares

Bald Eagle showing off its wings!

Location: Riparian Preserve - Gilbert AZ

Photo by Riyansh Guntuka

Two tree branches on a sunset background
Location: Veterans Oasis Park

Location: Veterans Oasis Park, Gilbert, Arizona

Photo by Jonathan Sensibar

The flowering stem of an agave against the rocky background of the Chiricahua mountains

Location: Chiricahua National Monument

Photo by Dino Andres Alfaro

Abandoned shelter on Navajo Reservation heading to Secret Canyon

Location: Navajo Reservation near Page, Arizona

Photo by Caitlin Barton

Bald Eagle Youth

Location: Avondale, AZ