2022 Arizona Wildlife Photo Contest
Photo contest winners showcase the diversity of Arizona’s wildlife
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is excited to announce the winners of the 2022 wildlife photo contest.
David C. Vincent’s photo of an American pronghorn in Sonoita was awarded best in show and is featured on the cover of Arizona Wildlife Views’ 2023 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.
Twelve winning photographs are included in the full-size 2023 wildlife 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 issue(s) added to the order. The calendar also will be sold at all Arizona Game and Fish offices for $3 starting in mid-November.
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. These photos also are featured in the calendar issue:
- Anthony Attanasio, Pinetop: Sandhill cranes
- Don Constantine, Flagstaff: Desert bighorn sheep
- Shawn Cooper, Tucson: Steller’s Jay
- Joan Fox, Tucson: Costa’s hummingbird
- Faye W. Gandolfi, Tucson: Pocket gopher
- Mihai Gheorghe, Phoenix: Mojave rattlesnake
- Cheryl Gross, Sun City West: Abert’s squirrel
- Jenny Hamilton, Chandler: Snowy egret
- Tom Jones, Phoenix: Arizona myotis bat
- Bryan Keil, Gilbert: Great egret
- Jeff Martineau, Mesa: Bezy’s night lizard
- John F. Morgan, Phoenix: Gambel’s quail
- Kathleen Murphy, Payson: North American beaver
- Roger Pelkey, Tempe: Bald eagle
- Bruce A. Philipps, Sun City West: Burrowing owl
- Jeffry Scott, Tucson: Bobcat
- Pam Sutton, Scottsdale: Coyote
- Alix Taylor, New River: Coyote and roadrunner
- Randy Vuletich, Scottsdale: Ringtail
- Rich Wagner, Tucson: Brown-crested flycatchers
Thank you to everyone who submitted photographs, and we also want to thank Arizona Highways for its partnership in hosting the photo contest.
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