Arizona Wildlife photo contest winners announced

by Arizona Game & Fish Department

Oct. 31, 2013

PHOENIX -- Scottsdale photographer Ruth Jolly's image of an elegant black-necked stilt guiding a fuzzy chick along the shoreline has captured the grand prize in this year's Arizona wildlife photo contest, sponsored by the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

The contest, which promotes Arizona's diverse wildlife, attracted more than 300 entries from across Arizona and beyond. Winning images are published in a full-size 2014 wildlife calendar in the November-December issue of Arizona Wildlife Views magazine. The other 12 winning photographers are:

Bryan Keil, Scottsdale, Ariz.: Northern pintail
Cindy Cunningham, Bullhead City, Ariz.: American white pelicans
William Wells, Surprise, Ariz.: Great Basin collared lizard
Rhonda Spencer, Tucson, Ariz.: bobcat
Peggy Coleman, Glendale, Ariz.: green heron
Bruce D. Taubert, Glendale, Ariz.: American kestrel
Rob Monsipapa, Mesa, Ariz.: rufous hummingbird
Dan Conway, Dewey, Ariz.: pronghorn antelope
Ann Beisser, Scottsdale, Ariz.: mule deer
Dan H. Cornett, Landenberg, Pa.: cactus wren
James D. Lewis, Flagstaff, Ariz.: elk
Kathleen Reeder, Peoria, Ariz.: speckled rattlesnake

Due to the talent of Arizona's wildlife photographers, Arizona Game and Fish singled out 38 more images for honorable mention. These are also featured in Arizona Wildlife Views. The names of honorable mention photographers are posted on the photo contest's Web page,

Arizona Game and Fish welcomes new subscribers to Arizona's award-winning magazine about wildlife and outdoor recreation. The normal price is $8.50 for six issues (one year). Through Dec. 31, subscriptions are on sale at $7 for seven issues. Those who subscribe by Dec. 31 will receive the calendar issue showing this year's winners and honorable mentions.

Subscriptions are available at or by calling (623) 236-7224. For those who want to purchase the calendar issue alone, it will be on sale at all Game and Fish offices for $3 starting Nov. 8.