5 EYEWITNESS NEWS viewers are sharing their love of the great outdoors for Nature Photography Day Wednesday.
Check out the flora and fauna submitted by Minnesotans and Wisconsinites in the gallery below.
The June 15 holiday was launched in 2006 by the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) to “promote the enjoyment of nature photography, and to explain how images are used to advance the cause of conservation.”
NANPA says the event has gained traction worldwide.
Submit your nature photos at
THIS LINK, whether they were taken at a grand waterfall or right in your backyard, for a chance to have them featured here.
A loon swam in Cass County. Credit: Lindsay Bison grazed on a plain. Credit: John Gardner An owl tucked its head into its feathers. Credit: John Gardner An owl gazed from a palm tree. Credit: Alyce Collins A viewer sent a mountain photo from a trip to Lake Tahoe in 2021. Credit: Renee Laske A bumblebee landed on a flower. Credit: Renee Laske Fawns were spotted roaming at a Knife Lake getaway in Mora. Credit: Katrina Everett Carey An orange fungus grew up a tree in Cambridge, Minnesota. Credit: Rachel Bjork A frog hung from a blade of grass in Cambridge, Minnesota. Credit: Rachel Bjork A viewer held a turtle in Cambridge, Minnesota. Credit: Rachel Bjork A colorful mushroom grew in Cambridge, Minnesota. Credit: Rachel Bjork A butterfly clung to a blade of grass in Cambridge, Minnesota. Credit: Rachel Bjork A viewer observed clouds floating over a lake one evening. Credit: Cassidy Holmquist An owl hunted in a viewer's backyard this spring. Credit: Nicky Tiedemann Cardinals perched on a birdfeeder in White Bear Lake. Credit: Matt Swanson A viewer photographed the sky through the branches of a cottonwood tree. Credit: Chala People lit a lakeside fire in northern Minnesota Credit: Chad Sevcik The sun set over fields in River Falls, Wisconsin. Credit: Chad Sevcik A viewer submitted an iris from their garden. Credit: Rachael Marrier A viewer visited Wisconsin's Willow River State Park. Credit: Rachael Marrier A cow posed in front of a double rainbow. Credit: Amber Funk A 13-year-old aspiring photographer named Jayda submitted this photo of a flower. Credit: Jayda D. The silhouette of two birds was visible against the sky. Credit: Susan Lemire A critter swiped a cookie from a stroller. Credit: Jim Nordberg A barred owl stared from a large tree branch. Credit: Rebecca Willis A viewer photographed a glasslike puddle near Lake Superior. Credit: Robert Rood The sky was cloudless one day at Lake Superior. Credit: Robert Rood Purple flowers hung near the edge of Lake Superior. Credit: Robert Rood A lynx squinted in the sunlight near Baker Lake. Credit: Shannon Krohn A bird flew in view of a sunset. Credit: Barb Orto A loon was spotted at the Boundary Waters. Credit: Tia Quirk A dragonfly landed on a young lupine. Credit: Dean Kusel Pelicans swam in a group on Lake Michigan. Credit: Lori McCurdy The sun set over Big Sauk Lake. Credit: Michele Pawlenty Flowers were photographed in Interstate State Park. Credit: Paul Schmidt Clouds floated over the wildlife refuge in Bloomington. Credit: Jean DuBay An owl rested on a branch. Credit: Darlene Pankonie A coyote stalked through the snow. Credit: Darlene Pankonie The trees reflected on the water in May on Lake Kabetogama. Credit: Jo Lynn The sun set over the water in Lake City. Credit: Bob Diepenbrock A furry friend made a wish among the dandelions. Credit: David Cooper Purple flowers sprouted up in the rocks. Credit: David Cooper A viewer caught dragonfly wings in stopped motion as it landed on a stick. Credit: David Cooper A great egret snapped up a fish. Credit: David Cooper A robin chick rested its head on the edge of its nest during a nap. Credit: Marlene Smith A Silver Bay visitor took a picture of a black sand beach while up north. Credit: Brianna Dean A snake crossed a trail in Minnesota's Afton State Park. Credit: Jane Bro A green heron took off for the water in Woodbury, Minnesota. Credit: Kariesa A viewer enjoyed the golden light over Buffalo Lake before the sun disappeared behind the trees. Credit: Anne Wagner One viewer caught a bird stretching its wings in flight after it landed on the rail of their boat. Credit: Shayla Tran An owl said hello from the trees. Credit: Bonnie Johnson This photo was snapped from Stony Island on Trout Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Credit: Paul A photographer in Cambridge, Minnesota had her husband quickly drive her a camera when she spotted coyote pups during a walk. Credit: Crystal Blackledge A photographer in Cambridge, Minnesota had her husband quickly drive her a camera when she spotted coyote pups during a walk. Credit: Crystal Blackledge A photographer in Cambridge, Minnesota had her husband quickly drive her a camera when she spotted coyote pups during a walk. Credit: Crystal Blackledge One viewer shared a snapshot of bright pink petals. Credit: Sherry Hancock A Baltimore oriole rested in a cover of leaves. Credit: Wendy Love One viewer got a close look at a four-legged friend in the woods. Credit: Mike Palus Ducks took a dive where lost golf balls lie at the Crystal Lake Golf Course in Lakeville. Credit: Widespread Media The sun lit up areas of the rough on the Crystal Lake Golf Course in Lakeville. Credit: Widespread Media A bird gazed into the water at the Crystal Lake Golf Course in Lakeville. Credit: Widespread Media A deer got some tips to improve its golf game on the Crystal Lake driving range in Lakeville. Credit: Widespread Media The setting sun reflected blue and pink hues over a lake one night. Credit: D. Schultz A black bear crossed a field in Shevlin, Minnesota. Credit: Lindsay Paulson This young buck took a break on the Lakewalk in Duluth. Credit: Ryan Temple A furry friend said hello to the "paparazzi" in Esko, Minnesota. Credit: Andy and Tamara Photography of Esko, Minnesota