Discover Nature Photo Contest Winners
- Each month during 2014, Department staff will pick a winning photo and post it here, usually within the first couple weeks of the new month.
- We’ll publish all eleven monthly winners in the January 2015 issue of the Missouri Conservationist.
Lisa Hostetter saw this spider's work below her deck in Waverly just in time to avoid walking into it. "I hate walking into these face first!" she says.
Using her car as a blind, Christina Laws took more than 1,000 photos to capture this dramatic shot of two male great egrets fighting for territory at Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge in Pike County. Christina loves it when her photos inspire people to explore Missouri's great outdoors.
Crystal Shoults of Osage County photographed this mourning cloak butterfly in her backyard.
Shirley Scrivner of Russellville photographed these two young barred owls, who she thinks may have been discussing dinner.
Mary Knaebel snapped this red fox catching her scent on the air in Randolph County.
Ten-month-old Simon helped mom, Rosalie Dear, scout out this 9-and-a-half-inch yellow morel in Warrensburg, Missouri, April 28th, 2014.
Sharon Chambers caught this gray squirrel peeking out of a hollow tree in Parkville.
Derek Eisenhart got a crisp shot of this white-throated sparrow at Forest 44 Conservation Area in St. Louis County.
Rob Tweddle snapped this dramatic winter sunset at August A. Busch Conservation Area.