Calling all nature photographers
The bald eagle will be featured on the newest Wisconsin Endangered Resources license plate. Professional and amateur photographers have until February 8 to submit their best bald eagle photos.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation is seeking bald eagle photos to possibly be featured on the plates.
“The bald eagle symbolizes both the strength and success of the recovery program,” said DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp. “This is a special opportunity for Wisconsin residents and visitors alike to honor those efforts by sharing their favorite eagle photos.”
Bald eagles, once listed as endangered on both state and federal endangered species list, have since recovered after regulations were put into place to protect the species and following a ban on the pesticide DDT. The remarkable recovery of our nation’s symbol in Wisconsin represents the success of conservation efforts by the state and our partners.
The contest will run through Feb. 8, 2015. DNR staff will review all submitted photos.
To enter photos, go to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Facebook page and click the “License plate contest” tab. People can also enter the contest by sharing their photos on Facebook or Twitter with hashtag #ereagleplate. There is no limit to the number of times a person may enter. Photographers must be at least 13 years of age and submit only photos they have the rights to distribute. DNR employees and their immediate families are also eligible to submit photos.