Congratulations to the 2012–2013 Almanac Winter Photo Contest Winners. Now accepting entries for next year's contest! Click here for contest page.
This year, we had many superb winter bird and wildlife pictures submitted to us. The judges selected the grand prize winner, "Winter Woodpecker," as the best of the bird pictures.
Thank you to ALL who share their photos and videos celebrating the winter season! If you wish, you can click on each of the images below to send a stunning ecard to family and friends.
2012-2013 Grand Prize Winner
Editor's note: It's interesting to see the bird through the frost-covered branches. We enjoyed the pattern and colors.
Credit: Holly Miller-Pollack
"A goldfinch patiently waits for spring to arrive."
Editor's note: Nice close-up shot, clear, good field of focus so can concentrate on bird detail. Like the snowflakes.
"A Winter Visitor"
Credit: Cindy Joyce
"This little cottontail visited our backyard, here in Nevada, to soak up some sun on a cold winter's day!"
Editor's note: Simple, very clear, and very cute. Perfect focus, good lights and darks.
Enjoy more gorgeous winter photos (and send as ecards) in our Winter Photo Contest gallery here!