Summer brings warmer weather, longer days, and explosion of life. Finding shade or a shallow pool is key to staying cool (right, a bald eagle bird bath).
Share your photos of what has made this summer sizzle. They could be from your backyard, the beach, or a zoo near you.
Our editorial team will choose the best submissions based on appeal, composition, originality, and technical quality. A group of chosen shots for this assignment will be posted on this page, and one will be featured.
We can consider a maximum of four submissions per contributor.
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African lion. Bronx Zoo, Bronx, New York, United States.
Western Lowland gorilla. Bronx Zoo, Bronx, New York, United States.
Ring-tailed lemur. Madagascar.
Trumpeter swan. Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
Brigham City, Utah, United States.
American alligator. Oakland, California, United States.
North American river otter. Sandy, Utah, United States.
Monarch butterfly. Slingerlands, New York, United States.
Demoiselle crane. Prospect Park Zoo, New York City, United States.
Mallards. Newton, Massachusetts, United States.
African elephant. Africa.
Painted lady. Baldwin, New York, United States.
Snowy Egrets, Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellfleet, MA.
Red Squirrel, Provincetown, MA.
Piping Plover, Provincetown, MA.
American Bullfrog, Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellfleet, MA.
Malayan Tiger, Bronx Zoo, NY.
Amur Leopard Cub, Beardsley Zoo, CT.
Western tiger swallowtail, Middle Cottonwood Creek, MT.