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Your Local Wilderness Assignment Winner Amy Ames

Congratulations to Amy Ames for winning the recent Your Local Wilderness Assignment with the image, “Morning Nap.” See more of Ames’ photography at

View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots!

Winner: "Morning Nap" By Amy Ames


"A barred owl sat sleeping in my neighbor’s yard for several hours on a quiet morning,” explains Ames. “He went in and out of a nap as I sat quietly for a few hours and waited for the perfect lighting.”

This image was taken in Holly Springs, North Carolina.

NIKON Z 7. Exposure: 1/200 sec., f/5.6, ISO 1600.