Jeff Crawn Wildlife Photography - Sights of Sussex County, New Jersey
It was always a goal of mine to get a photo I took published in a magazine. I first entered a contest in Wildbird magazine in 2010. I didn't ever hear anything back & when the contest results were shown I hadn't won anything. Then in the Sept/Oct 2011 issue of Wildbird came out, there was one of my Bald Eagle photos in the Wandering Eye section. I was really excited about it & had accomplished my goal. Then I had another goal to get a song bird photo published. By this time I started submitting more pics & in March 2012 got an email from Birdwatching magazine saying they were using a shot I took of a Prairie Warbler in the Your View section in their June 2011 issue. Now I was really psyched. The next month came & with it a huge surprise. The July/Aug 2012 issue of Wildbird used one of my Robins in my waterfall shot in the Wandering Eye section & again in a promo for the same section earlier in the magazine. Next I got another email from Birdwatching saying they were using another of my Robin shots in their Your View section in the August 2012 issue. Then When I got the magazine I saw they also used it on the Table of Contents page. Another awesome thing then happened. I ended up getting 3rd place in Wildbird's annual photo contest in the backyard category. The picture of an Eastern Screech Owl was published in the Sept/Oct 2012 issue. My next picture to be published came in the October 2012 issue of Birdwatching magazine. It was of a Red-Bellied Woodpecker from my backyard in the Your View section. It was a full page which I was really trying for. My next photo to be published was in the February 2014 issue of Birdwatching also in the Your View section. It was a shot of a Northern Harrier I took in Pine Island, NY. Got Photo of the Week for March 10 on Birdwatching magazines website with this Northern Harrier picture. I got an honorable mention ribbon at the NJ State Fair with this shot of a fox in August 2014. I have a picture in the June 2016 issue of Birdwatching of an Eastern Towhee I shot in DWGNRA. It's in the Your View section. Just got another picture published in the April 2017 issue of Birdwatching magazine of a Short-eared Owl I shot close by. It's in the Your View section.

Sept/Oct 2011 Wildbird magazine


















June 2012 Birdwatching magazine

























July/Aug 2012 Wildbird magazine























August 2012 Birdwatching magazine
























Sept/Oct 2012 Wildbird magazine - 3rd place Backyard category





























October 2012 Birdwatching magazine

















































February 2014 Birdwatching Magazine




















Photo of the week for March 10, 2014 on Birdwatching Magazine website.





















Honorable Mention-Wildlife 2014 NJ State Fair
























Second Place-Wildlife 2016 NJ State Fair


















June 2016 Birdwatching Magazine


















April 2017 Birdwatching Magazine





















First Place-Wildlife 2017 NJ State Fair
























First Place-Birds 2017 NJ State Fair



























Second Place-Wildlife 2017 NJ State Fair




























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