Father and two sons (7-9, 10-12) hiking

The challenge

answer the callof the wild

Thank you to everyone who participated in the #MyWildLife Challenge and showed us how you enjoy the great outdoors–whether in a backyard, out for a hike, exploring the city or enjoying the country.

National Wildlife Week celebrates the beauty and diversity of wildlife and their importance to our collective future. By sharing your stories, you’ve joined a community that believes that by saving wildlife, we can build a better future in which we all thrive.

Here are a few highlights from this year’s photo challenge.

Photo Credits: Lorena Paolo Photography (father and son nature walk, Deer Key, Florida Keys), Brandon Gonzalez (Key West pelican), @freethedust (Devil’s Backbone, California), Georgina Ford Photography (“Game Ranger”), Yazmin Garcia (Jude and the Wooden Hatchet in the Mountains of Durango, Colorado), Photo by Shayna Smith (portrait of a great horned owl), Photograph by Loralee Alcantara (canoeing on Burke Lake Park Marina, Fairfax Station, VA)