When people think of biodiversity, they usually imagine the Amazon rainforest or the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. But in reality, you don’t have to travel that far to find a wealth of living things. Just walk outside to your nearest garden, park, pond, or field and you’ll be surprised to find how much life exists right in your own backyard!

Become a Backyard Biologist today and head out to your favourite greenspace to snap a pic of the fabulous flora and fauna you encounter, then submit your photo for your chance to WIN 1 of 3 awesome prizes from Canon!

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!
    1. Once you’ve captured your best pic, complete the contest entry form at the bottom of this page. 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!*

Want more tips and tricks you can use to ID your photo subject?

Check out the new Backyard Biologist Mission in the Earth Rangers App for tons of tools to help!

Ready to enter? Grab a parent/guardian and fill out the form here – good luck!


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Please submit your photos according to the categories below:



Android users: Having trouble uploading an image? Please complete your contest entry on a computer or tablet.


The Backyard Biologist Photo Contest is generously supported by:

*Full contest rules and regulations are available at https://www.earthrangers.com/backyardbiorules. Contest closes on July 12, 2021, at 11:59PM EST.