Wonderlands to Welcome Winter

12-22-2015 // NWF Staff

Today officially welcomes the winter season! Whether cold and snowy or just a bit cooler, the winter months can be majestic and peaceful throughout the natural world. To usher in winter with warm thoughts, check out these photos from past National Wildlife Photo Contest entrants.

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Arctic Fox Pup
Young Arctic Fox, Glacier National Park. Photo by Adam Liddy.
Nikon D5100 DSLR, 50-500mm lens.


Great Grey Owl
Great Grey Owl, Ontario, Canada. Photo by Bill Maynard.
Nikon D800 DSLR, 200mm lens.


West Yellowstone Park Snowfall
Two Top Mountain, Yosemite National Park. Photo by Lance Warley.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 17-40mm lens, Tripod.


Eagle walking in snow
Bald Eagle overwintering, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, by Martin Knipple.
Pentax K20D SLR, 500mm lens.


Shiras Bull Moose in Winter
Shiras Bull Moose, Grand Teton National Park. Photo by Chase Dekker.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 100-400mm lens.


Northern Flicker on winter feeder
Northern Flicker on a winter backyard bird feeder, New York, by Elane Davis.
Canon Rebel XTi DSLR camera.


Frozen Pine Branch
Frozen backyard pine after winter storm, Michigan. Photo by Maddy Tata.
Canon EOS Rebel XS DSLR camera.


Bison trek in Winter
Bison, Alum Creek, Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Cindy Goeddel.
Canon EOS 1DX, 500mm lens.


Male Cardinal eating from winter feeder
Male cardinal feeding from backyard winter bird feeder, Georgia, by Barb Dunlap.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera.


Grand Teton National Park snow fall
Frozen Snake River, Grand Teton National Park. Photo by Brett Deacon.
Sony Alpha DSLR-A900, 24-70mm lens.


Mule Deer in snow
Mule deer doe in snow flurries, Wyoming. Photo by J L Wooden.
Canon EOS 10D, 100-400mm lens.


Northern Lights in Winter
Northern lights over Waterfall of Iceland Godafoss, by Panagiotis Laskarakis.
Canon EOS-1D X, 16-35mm lens.


Pine Warbler
Pine warbler appears after ice storm, by Meg Francoeur (Fran Mar Photography).
Canon Rebel T3, 75-300mm lens.


Polar Bear playing
Polar bear cub playing, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Dawn Wilson.
Nikon D3S, 500mm lens.


Prairie Grass poking out of snowfall
Prairie grass in snow, Wisconsin. Photo by Sarah Helding.
Canon PowerShot A590 IS 8.0 MP.


Squirrel in snow
Squirrel collecting peanuts in backyard undeterred by snow. Photo by Kay Rankin.
Nikon D200, 18-200mm lens.


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