Our Wildlife Photo Contest, now in its second year, received nearly 1,000 entries showcasing the behaviors and habitats of wildlife around the world. The winners will be announced soon.
Check out this slideshow of the 25 finalists.
In the spring the painted buntings migrate and nest on my south Texas ranch. I have been trying to photograph this bird for 20 years and finally, by sheer luck, a male landed in a spiny hackberry tree about 20 feet from me. He was there less than a minute, but he posed perfectly.