Field Notes

Community’s Choice: The Three Best FotoFauna Photos of Summer 2021

September 28, 2021

With autumn’s cooler temperatures rolling into the Sky Island region, let’s pause and look back at the warmer months of 2021: the monsoon storms, the greening trees and shrubs, the flowers and butterflies, and the wildlife who were, after years of drought, able to enjoy an abundance of water and renewed habitat. Last month, we…
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Summer FotoFauna Contest: Vote Here for the Winner!

September 20, 2021

Behold, the 15 finalists for the summer 2021 Sky Island FotoFauna photo contest — this time starring some exciting new species (including Gila monster and a Sonoran desert toad). Help us decide the winner! Please review these photos by Saturday, September 25, then use the form at the bottom of the page to cast your…
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Concurso de fotografía: Celebre el verano con sus fotografías favoritas de FotoFauna

September 1, 2021

A medida que el verano llega a su fin, ¡hagamos una pausa para celebrar las especies que hemos visto en nuestras cámaras de vida silvestre!  Este año, el personal de Sky Island Alliance ha visto a los cachorros de oseznos seguir a sus madres a través de verdes paisajes, manadas de coyotes y jabalies bebiendo de las cuencas cercanas, zorros grises regresando victoriosos de una…
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Photo Contest: Celebrate Summer with Your Favorite FotoFauna Photographs

August 19, 2021

As summer comes to a close, let’s pause to celebrate the species we’ve seen on our wildlife cameras! This year, staff at Sky Island Alliance have watched bear cubs follow their mothers across greening landscapes, packs of coyote and javelina drink from nearby water bowls, gray foxes return victorious from a hunt—and, above all, enjoyed…
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Community’s Choice: The Best 18 FotoFauna Photos of Winter 2021

March 26, 2021

Our December FotoFauna photo contest was so much fun—with everyone cracking wildlife jokes and enjoying exciting regional photos—that we decided to do it all over again! This time, the Sky Island FotoFauna network helped us whittle over 1,000 submissions down to 54 finalists across 18 categories: some new and some fan favorites returning from last…
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Community’s Choice: The 19 Best FotoFauna Photos of 2020

December 17, 2020

As 2020 comes to an end, we’re excited to look back at the best FotoFauna submissions of the year. Judges from several partnering organizations first helped us whittle 1,000+ photos down to 57 finalists across 19 categories. Then, earlier today, over 50 coffee break attendees voted live to select the the winners from these finalists. As the community…
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Submit Your Best Photos to the Desert Visions Contest

October 14, 2020

Calling all desert dwellers and nature lovers: your photos are needed!  Sky Island Alliance has partnered with the new outdoor desert wear company Erem on their Desert Visions photo contest, and your submissions to the contest on our behalf will help us raise money to quench the thirst of jaguars, elf owls, coatimundi, and other iconic Sky Island species.  Here’s how it works….
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