Winning images are featured in Arizona Wildlife Views’ 2024 calendar


Nov. 16, 2023

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has announced the winners of the 2023 wildlife photo contest.

The 12 winning photographs are included in the full-size 2024 wildlife calendar that is published in the November-December 2023 issue of Arizona Wildlife Views magazine.

AZGFD currently has a subscription special for Arizona Wildlife Views. A one-year subscription to the bi-monthly magazine ordered by Dec. 31, 2023, will include the wildlife calendar and a bonus issue (seven issues total) for only $12. To subscribe, click HERE or visit

The calendar is also available for sale at all Arizona Game and Fish offices for $3.

Anne James’ photo of a ringtail was awarded best in show and is showcased on both the cover and in the calendar. James, of Payson, said, “I knew few entries would include a ringtail because of their nocturnal nature and that it wasn’t an ordinary image.”

The 12 winning photographers are:

Given the strength and diversity of this year’s nearly 800 entries, the judges singled out 20 images from talented photographers for honorable mention. These photos also are featured in the calendar issue:

AZGFD thanks everyone who submitted photographs and also thanks Arizona Highways for its partnership in hosting the photo contest.

View the list of past wildlife photo contest winners.

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