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    Spring 2017

    by Abby Rowlee | Spring 2017
    Photographer Abby Rowlee got this shot on an April night at her family’s sugarhouse (Hi-Hollow Maples) in Reading, Vermont, where the Rowlee family has lived… Read More »

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    Winter 2016

    by Robert Strickland | Winter 2016
    Snowy owls hail from the frozen tundra of the far north. However, during the coldest months of the year, they’ll often fly south in search… Read More »

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    Autumn 2016

    by Mary Holland | Autumn 2016
    “I was following a porcupine one fall day as it ambled up a slight wooded incline,” said naturalist, writer, and photographer Mary Holland. “At one… Read More »

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    Summer 2016

    by John Burk | Summer 2016
    Located in the scenic foothills of northwest Connecticut, Enders Falls is a unique, quarter-mile-long chain of five waterfalls and associated pools, ledges, and gorges. The… Read More »

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    Winter 2015

    by Kent McFarland | Winter 2015
    “Just after the snow melts away but before the growing season starts, the northwoods is vulnerable to wildfire. As a volunteer firefighter, I was assigned… Read More »

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    Summer 2015

    by Frank Kaczmarek | Summer 2015
    One August morning while hiking a trail in Crawford Notch, New Hampshire, I came upon a small cluster of the shiny cinnamon polypore mushroom (Coltricia… Read More »

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    Spring 2015

    by Roger Irwin | Spring 2015
    A simple shot of a black bear nursing her cubs, right? Photographer Roger Irwin explains there’s more to the story. “I had put a dead… Read More »

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    Winter 2014

    by Frank Kaczmarek | Winter 2014
    A maple leaf frozen in time (and ice) near the edge of a small pond in northern New Hampshire. “The blue seen in the shot… Read More »

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    Autumn 2014

    by Frank Kaczmarek | Autumn 2014
    Photographer Frank Kaczmarek captured this impressionistic photograph at a small pond in northern New Hampshire. “Including the lily pads in the frame, in a small… Read More »

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    Summer 2014

    by Stephen Long | Summer 2014
    Northern Woodlands co-founder and former editor Steve Long found this design in the heartwood of a maple tree he was bucking for firewood. People in… Read More »

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    Spring 2014

    by Mary Holland | Spring 2014
    Three tom turkeys vie for the attention of one hen. If puffed out feathers, red wattles, fanned tails and lowered wings don’t win her over,… Read More »

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    Autumn 2013

    by Frank Kaczmarek | Autumn 2013
    Photographer Frank Kaczmarek took this photo on a dew-laden, early autumn morning. “One of my favorite web-building spiders is the black and yellow argiope (Argiope… Read More »

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    Summer 2013

    by John Timmis | Summer 2013
    Photographer John Timmis captured this image on Wilson Pond in Greenville, Maine. “She would disappear underwater going after aquatic vegetation,” he remembered, “causing the flies… Read More »

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    Spring 2013

    by Frank Kaczmarek | Spring 2013
    While on a late-spring hike, photographer Frank Kaczmarek came across a bald-faced hornet nest that had dislodged from a tree. He took out his camera… Read More »

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    Winter 2012

    by Roger Irwin | Winter 2012
    Photographer Roger Irwin took this photo of his friend Phil Stearns on a small beaver pond in Groveton, New Hampshire, on a brittle, early-winter day. Read More »

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    Autumn 2012

    by Chris Mazzarella | Autumn 2012
    Photographer Chris Mazzarella loves to capture the moment of nature in his photography, and the dispersal of cattail paracute seeds offered him the perfect opportunity… Read More »

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    Summer 2012

    by Tod Seelie | Summer 2012
    Photographer Tod Seelie spent last summer in Philadelphia working on the Miss Rockaway Armada, a largescale art project. “During our building phase,” Seelie said, “a… Read More »

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    Spring 2012

    by Frank Kaczmarek | Spring 2012
    Photographer Frank Kaczmarek captured the small, private world of developing spotted salamanders (Ambystoma maculatum) still in their eggs. The salamanders, which can be found throughout… Read More »

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    Winter 2011

    by Zack Clothier | Winter 2011
    Photographer Zack Clothier used a method called “stacking” to capture this image of the night sky over Coon Pond in the Adirondacks. Twelve images, all… Read More »

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    Autumn 2011

    by Jim Block | Autumn 2011
    October 14, 2009. Jim Block captured the transition from autumn to winter from the fire tower atop Smarts Mountain in Lyme, New Hampshire.   Read More »