Become a Backyard Biologist and WIN 1 of 3 Canon cameras!


Do you love nature? Have a keen eye for cool creatures or passionate about plants? We’re calling on you to become a Backyard Biologist, sending us your best nature pics for your chance to WIN one of three Canon Powershot cameras!

Here’s how to enter:

  1. First, decide what you want to take your pic of. We’re picking a winner in each of these categories:
    • Best picture of a plant
    • Best picture of an animal
    • Best picture of another living thing (like a cool mushroom!)
  2. Now the fun part: shoot your shot!
  3. Once you’ve captured your best pic (or pics – submit 3 entries for 3 chances to win!), grab your parent/guardian and complete the contest entry form here, or enter via the Mission Submission Form after completing the Backyard Biologist Mission in the Earth Rangers App. Make sure to include a description of your photo subject and an explanation about how you identified it (as any true biologist would do, of course) to be eligible to win!*

Looking for tips and tricks to help you identify the subject of your fab photos? Accept the Backyard Biologist Mission in the Earth Rangers App for tons of resources to help, PLUS earn points so you can level up and become the Ultimate Earth Ranger!

Share your photo ideas and let us know what you’ll be snapping your pics of in the comments below!

Full contest rules and regulations are available at


  1. I did it and I did one creative idea I took a picture of a bird nest because it was kind of hot on that day in Canada