In March and April, winter ends and spring begins as buds become blooms and baby animals come out of their cold weather quarters (right, a young red-bellied woodpecker).
Stop by your local zoo or aquarium, park, beach, or forest and find those firsts as nature renews, then share your best photos with us.
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 4 submissions per contributor.