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Wildlife Photo Contest Winners Announced

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 the following:

• 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, http://www.azgfd.gov/photocontest.

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 http://www.azgfd.gov/magazine or by calling (623) 236-7224. For those who want to purchase the calendar issue alone, it is now on sale at all Game and Fish offices for $3.


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