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 NJ State Fair 2014

Second Place NJ State Fair 2016

June 2016 Birdwatching Magazine

April 2017 Birdwatching Magazine

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