Discover Nature Photo Contest Winners

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.

November Winner

 November Winner

This groundhog stopped in its tracks when it saw John Foehner with his camera near Lake of the Ozarks.

October Winner

October Photo Winner

Doug Mitchell photographed this chorus frog perched on a hickory leaf in fall color near the University of Missouri’s Southwest Research Center just west of Mt. Vernon. Doug takes nature photos to inspire people to go outside.

September Winner

Sept 2014 photo contest winner

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.

August Winner

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.

July Winner

 July Photo Contest Winner

Crystal Shoults of Osage County photographed this mourning cloak butterfly in her backyard.

June Winner

 June Winner

Shirley Scrivner of Russellville photographed these two young barred owls, who she thinks may have been discussing dinner.

May Winner

 May Winner

Mary Knaebel snapped this red fox catching her scent on the air in Randolph County.

April Winner

April 2014 Winner

Ten-month-old Simon helped mom, Rosalie Dear, scout out this 9-and-a-half-inch yellow morel in Warrensburg, Missouri, April 28th, 2014.

March Winner

March Squirrel

Sharon Chambers caught this gray squirrel peeking out of a hollow tree in Parkville.

February Winner

2014 February Photo Winner

Derek Eisenhart got a crisp shot of this white-throated sparrow at Forest 44 Conservation Area in St. Louis County.

January Winner

2014 January Photo Winner

Rob Tweddle snapped this dramatic winter sunset at August A. Busch Conservation Area.

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