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Enter your nature photographs in National Wildlife Federation’s 40th annual photo contest (deadline is July 6). You don’t have to be an experienced photographer to capture great nature pictures--visit http://www.nwf.org/phototips for some great tips.

Photo Credit: Gannets, by 2009 winner Arthur Morris of Indian Lake Estates, FL

How to Win a Nature Photo Contest

One of the best ways to experience and appreciate nature is through the lens of a camera.

June 15th is the annual Nature Photography Day, a day when National Wildlife Federation and other groups encourage everyone to get outdoors with a camera and snap some photos of nature’s treasures.

You don’t have to be an experienced photographer to capture great nature pictures. The editors at National Wildlife Magazine put together a terrific collection of tips at http://www.nwf.org/phototips, a site where aspiring nature photographers can learn everything from how to snap flowers or small animals to how to get a sharper image.

Feeling a little competitive? Enter your nature photographs in National Wildlife Federation’s 40th annual photo contest. The contest offers cash prizes totaling more than $30,000, as well as other gifts to be awarded to winners from seven categories in three separate divisions: Professional, Amateur, and Youth.

Winners will be published on NWF’s website and a selection will appear in the December 2010 issue of National Wildlife Magazine. Visit http://www.nwf.org/photocontest to learn more and to enter the contest. Hurry! The deadline for entering NWF’s photo contest is July 6th.
People who want to enter a photo may find this video with NWF’s David Mizejewski helpful: “How to Win a Nature Photo Contest” can be watched at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKnfgF-Ee0w.

The video offers insights and tips on what National Wildlife’s judges look for in winning photos. Photo galleries of last year’s winners and honorable mentions can also be found on the National Wildlife Photozone website at http://www.nwf.org/photozone.

Photo Credit: Gannets, by 2009 winner Arthur Morris of Indian Lake Estates, FL
The National Wildlife Federation inspires Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future.
Contact: Amanda Cooke, Communications Associate at cookea(at)nwf(dot)org or 703-438-6041

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