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AZGFD announces winners of Arizona Wildlife Photo Contest

Posted November 10, 2022

Winning images are in the 2023 Wildlife Calendar available now with a subscription to Arizona Wildlife Views magazine


PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department has unveiled its 2023 wildlife calendar, which showcases the winning photographs from its annual contest.

Twelve winning photographs are included in the full-size calendar that is published in the November-December 2022 issue of Arizona Wildlife Views magazine. All subscriptions ordered through Dec. 31, 2022, will receive the calendar issue and also get free bonus issue(s) added to the order. The calendar also will be sold at all Arizona Game and Fish offices for $3 (while supplies last) starting in mid-November.

David C. Vincent’s photo of an American pronghorn in Sonoita was awarded best in show and is featured on the cover of the calendar issue. “I had a feeling something was going to happen the day I took this photo because the light was magical,” says Vincent, of Tucson.

The 12 winning photographers are:

• Dave Getz, Tempe: Merriam’s turkey
• Kat Guellich, Green Valley: Antelope jackrabbit
• Bill Hamilton, Phoenix: American red squirrel
• Tom Mangelsdorf, Scottsdale: Burrowing owls
• Lee Marcus, Chandler: Desert bighorn sheep
• Mark Navarro, Tucson: Sandhill cranes
• Tam Ryan, Mesa: Great egrets
• Cam Stewart, Prescott: Great Plains toad
• David C. Vincent, Tucson: American pronghorn
• Jeffrey Wagner, Laramie, Wyo.: Mule deer
• Courtney Warner, Phoenix: Elk
• Sue Welter, Peoria: Chuckwalla

Given the strength and diversity of this year’s nearly 1,900 entries, the judges singled out 20 images from talented photographers for honorable mention. Those photos also are featured in the calendar issue.

Remember: A subscription to Arizona Wildlife Views, already one of the best deals around, is now even better if you order through Dec. 31, 2022:

$12 for one year, incudes one free bonus issue (seven issues total);
$18 for two years, includes two free bonus issues (14 issues total);
$25 for three years, includes three free bonus issues (21 issues total).

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