It's official! The winners of this year's wildlife calendar photo contest are listed below, along with the photographers whose work was chosen for honorable mention. The Arizona Game and Fish Department thanks all of the talented photographers who entered. Keep getting out there with your camera, enjoying wild Arizona and capturing photos of the state's magnificent wildlife.
Don't miss your chance to see this year's contest winners in the November–December 2014 issue of Arizona Wildlife Views magazine. To get your calendar issue, subscribe today at our special sale price of seven issues for $7.
Grand Prize Winner:
Robert Rinsem, hooded merganser
Gary Michael Flanagan, Gilbert, Ariz.: American avocets
William Lax, Mesa, Ariz.: fledgling great horned owl
Bill Love, Apache Junction, Ariz.: desert iguana
Joshua Esquivel, Sedona, Ariz.: rufous and black-chinned hummingbirds in flight
Peggy Coleman, Glendale, Ariz.: American coots
Lisa Langell, Scottsdale, Ariz.: coyote on the run
Bruce D. Taubert, Glendale, Ariz.: ornate box turtle
Brian E. Small, Sherman Oaks, Calif.: buff-collared nightjar
Robert Rinsem, Chandler, Ariz.: herd of pronghorn antelope
Tom Whetten, Tucson, Ariz.: scaled quail
Hector Peñuñuri, Gilbert, Ariz.: elk calf
Henk Ruiter, Glendale, Ariz.: red fox
We hope you enjoy watching this year's Honorable Mention Slideshow.
Denise M. Babirak
Gary Michael Flanagan
Bryan Jay Lewis
Gregory E. McKelvey
Charles W. Melton
David R. Montgomery
Bruce D. Taubert
Pictures are judged anonymously — there is no personal information included with them during the judging process. Entries are judged on the basis of creativity, photographic quality, and effectiveness in conveying the unique character of the subject. The judges’ decisions are final.
Rights and Permissions
Photographers retain copyright to their submitted photographs. By submitting one or more entries, contestants agree that, if selected as a winner or for honorable mention, a photo can be published in the calendar issue of the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s magazine, Arizona Wildlife Views, and posted to the department’s website (at a reduced size and with the photographer’s copyright information included). Winning and honorable mention photos also may be used in promotions of Arizona Wildlife Views magazine and the calendar photo contest. The Arizona Game and Fish Department will not use any submitted photos in any other way or for any other purpose without permission and agreed-upon compensation.