Each year as the Field Trip season ends, we ask you to send us your best pictures from any Foundation Field Trip to our Field Trip Photo Contest. This year the Photo Contest expanded to include submissions of any nature photo taken in Wisconsin.

In this unique year we have found more ways to connect to Wisconsin. Perhaps you found solace on a quiet walk through the woods, a sense of renewal as you watched the seasons change, or a spark of hope as you witnessed other miracles of our natural world. In that spirit we chose Connections as the theme of our 2020 photo contest.

Thank you for being a part of our mission and for letting us see our work through your lens. 

First Place

The Dance – by Melissa Anderson

Namekagon Barrens Wildlife Area

Two Sharp-tailed Grouse locked in dance.

Second Place

Canoeing at Dawn – by Barb Wardius

Vilas County

Canoeing through the orange colors of dawn.

Third Place

The Eau Claire Dells (waterfall) – by Travis Haines

Eau Claire

Fall colors starting to turn along the river of the Eau Claire Dells.

Honorable Mention

Short-eared Owl – by Janice Selfridge

Sauk County

A Short-eared Owl gliding through the air.

People’s Choice Award

Indigo Bunting – by Lorri Howski

Bender Park Oak Creek, WI

An Indigo Bunting photographed near Bender Park Oak Creek, WI.

Be sure to bring your camera on Field Trips each year, your photograph may be the winner of our next contest!

2020 Photo Contest Winners

Every year you send us your best photos that capture incredible moments from our Field Trips. Our 2020 Photo Contest winners give us an inside look into the unique experiences and critical conservation being done throughout the year – take a look!

The Dells: An Upham Woods Perspective on Place and Legacy

Founded in 1941, the Upham Woods Learning Center is an unique “river classroom” located on the Wisconsin River. From summer camps to leadership workshops, it’s a great place to learn and while exploring nature

2018 Photo Contest Winners

Every year you send us your best photos that capture incredible moments from our Field Trips. Our 2018 Photo Contest winners give us an inside look into the unique experiences and critical conservation being done throughout the year – take a look!

Kestrel Banding with the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin

The Natural Resources Foundation’s kestrel banding Field Trip is a long-time favorite. These trips are so popular that it can be hard to get a spot. Fortunately, one incredible Field Trip participant put together an amazing slideshow to share his experience.