November 2007

AZGFD Photo Contest Winners Announced;

One Contestant Wins Six Spots On 08 Calendar

One Contestant Wins Six Spots On ’08 Calendar
The Arizona Game and Fish Department would like to thank the 116 people who entered this year’s Calendar Photo Contest. You certainly gave us a run for our money!

With only 13 slots open, and more than 600 beautiful photographs from which to choose (more than double last year’s entries), the task of selecting the best of the best called for care and dedication.

The 2008 Arizona Wildlife Calendar features winning photographs on this year’s theme: “Wildlife Being Wild.” Whether they are feeding their young, taking a nap or defending their territory, the wildlife depicted in this calendar offer a year’s worth of truly magnificent sights.

Congratulations to all our winners of the Arizona Game and Fish Department 2008 Calendar Photo Contest.

  • Best in Show - Bruce D. Taubert, Glendale: Broad-tailed Hummingbird
  • January - Phyllis Picardi, Mesa: Great Egrets
  • February - Michael R. Yarnes, Prescott: Pronghorn Antelope
  • March - Trent Swanson, Chino Valley: Elk Calf
  • April - Bruce D. Taubert, Glendale: Bell’s Vireo
  • May - Bruce D. Taubert, Glendale: Black-necked Stilt
  • June - Phyllis Picardi, Mesa: Bald Eagles
  • July - Lee Anderson, Quartzsite: Kit Fox
  • August - Bruce D. Taubert, Glendale: Great Plains Toad
  • September - Jerel M. Kolling, Mesa: Bull Elk
  • October - Bruce D. Taubert, Glendale: Lesser Long-nosed Bat
  • November - Ed Bustya, Clarkdale: Hermit Thrush
  • December - Bruce D. Taubert, Glendale: Kangaroo Rat

For information about next year’s contest, please check for updates at