For our fourth annual photography issue, we asked readers to submit their best wildlife photos. Thank you, everyone, for your awesome images!
American toad in Parkersburg.
Photo by Robin Brandjes
Barred owl in Berkeley Springs. Photo by Stacy Schultz
Monarch butterfly caterpillar in Washington.
Photo by Megan Merville
Northern cardinal in Preston County.
Photo by Jeff Warnick
White-tailed deer in Canaan Valley.
Photo by Charlotte Pletcher
White-tailed deer in Pinch. Photo by Tina Mooney
Ruby-throated hummingbird in Parkersburg. Photo by Jim Hutzler
Red eft (juvenile Eastern newt) in Monongalia County. Photo by R.S. Constable
Gray squirrel in Wayne County. Photo by Tammy S. Napier
Snapping turtle in Hardy County. Photo by Jennifer Bogan
Chipmunk in Fairmont. Photo by Kathy Snider
A paddling of mallard ducklings in Fairmont. Photo by Caty Metz
Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly in Morgan County.
Photo by Alison Carter
A rush of American goldfinches in Cheat Lake.
Photo by Yvonne Nieman
A charm of house finches in Barboursville. Photo by Susan Hicks
Northern flicker in Morgantown. Photo by Will King