The Best Shots From Our 2011 Spring Trail Cam Photo Contest

doesn't play well with other
Check trail cam one day and had this photo on it. Every body I show it to thinks it cool.
Fox & Raccoon
Got a trail cam out by the garden. Caught this picture of the fox & raccoon fighting.
Mother lion and one of two cubs. The other cub is still in the gully. These pictures are from this spring the year is wrong on the time stamp.
Wolf pups
I saw a small wolf pack traveling parallel to the road, so I raced ahead and simply placed the camera on the trail. I went back and retrieved it with the amazing photo! The camera was in place for less than half an hour in total. Date/time was wrong as I just put batteries in in a hurry!
GOT TAIL?
Not much to tell. Just a south Florida Bruiser who didn’t like sharing his limited canal space during the drought.
Turkey In Flight
My trail cam took this picture of a turkey just taking off. It was just dark enough in the woods for the flash to go off, which really shows the colors in its feathers.
Beaver Pond Goslings
I set my homemade 6mp camera on a beaver landing in Northern Minnesota, by pounding a stake into the dam and mounting the camera to it. I capture a variety of wetland creatures and other wildlife, but I always enjoy the Goose hatch. There's just something about those little yellow puffballs.
It only took this bear a few seconds to figure out how to break into this dumpster.
Appears as if the crow scared the king of the skies.
Wolf pack after an elk
Pack of wolves chasing an elk in the Lolo Zone in Idaho.
A little to heavy
My uncle took a deer he got on the side of road with hopes to attract coyotes at our cabin in Hale, MI. When he checked the camera this is what he saw. We were shocked!
Barred Owl with its Quarry
Taken in Northern Minnesota the week of 3/15/11 using a homemade 6mp trail camera. I placed table scraps in a depression covered with pine bows. The set attracted a variety of animals including rodents, which then attracted this owl who perched above waiting for its unsuspecting victim to scurry by.
Dancin' 'Coon
Looks like this guy was havin' a good time dancin' with himself!
What the?!?!?!
This picture was taken in Morgan County, IN on my buddy's property. One morning he was walking his daughter out to catch the bus and this guy ran accross the road and onto his property. His young daughter saw it from the side and yelled "look dad that deer has a raccoon in it's mouth!". The next day he checked his trail cam and this is what he found.
Guess I'll wait until you're done.
A variety of animals visited the corn pile I dropped. Guess the racoon decided to wain until the deer was done eating.
Hummingbird
Didn't expect to see this on our game camera in Childress,Texas. I forgot to set the time and date last time I moved it so they are not correct.
Black bear with blond cub
Taken while on a black bear study with Fish and Game in northwestern Montana.
coyote pups playing
Set up my camera on a coyote den and caught these two playing.
Half and Half shed Vixen Grey Fox
This is a seldom seen picture of a female (Vixen) Grey Fox that shows half of the body length with full hair and half of the body length absent of hair. I have been watching this fox and others for a year or more and have seen partial hair loss but when I saw this picture I had to save it to enter in your contest. I think this picture is beautiful and had to share with my other sportsmen.
Florida Panther On The Prowl
This game camera picture of a Florida panther out hunting was taken in South Florida. Only a hundred or so of these animals are thought to exist in the wild.
Moose Fighting
There were three bulls in this series of photos. These are the two largest.
The deer locals call spotty..
She has been spotted locally for about three years or so now. Isn't she beautiful?
Three Southern Minnesota gobblers come in posing for the camera
Frisky Bear
I have two photos of this bear. One going into the water hole and the one included leaving the water hole cool and frisky.
elk in deer spot
I am disabled and set the cam up in a place I could deer hunt with my bow. Never got a picture of a deer just elk and no tag for the area.
Do You Want a Piece of Us?
These Brown Bears come into my black bear bait sight to eat lunch. Mom has a collar and her cubs are entering their second summer.
Killer Bobcat!
Got this on my trail cam which was on a small corn field on our ten acres. Not quite what I was expecting to find flipping through my trail cam photos.
Gobbler breeding a hen
We have never gotten a picture of this before. I shot a big gobbler on opening weekend of the 2011 Oklahoma spring turkey season not far from where this picture was taken.
Don't Mind if I do
Check out this amazing bird with double tags. Never would have seen this in my life if it weren't for trail cams.
Nosey Jake
The picture was caught before turkey season started and the interested looking Jake was very curious.
Acrobatic pine marten
We were trying to get pictures of bobcats but most of our pictures were of this pine marten.
Young Fox
This is a young fox underneath a mulberry tree in Southern Maryland.
Bambie's Mom and Dad?
I will definitely NOT be showing this photo to my wife, or she will never let me hunt again.
The early bird gets the girl.
I thought this picture was interesting because the grouse waas already drumming at 4:30 am.
New Brunswick Black Bear
I was wondering what or who was messing with my camera. I got alot of pictures in the middle of the night with the camera repostioned. This was one of the first ones I got of this large blackie during daylight hours. Up close and personal.....
The Successfull hunter
I just placed a trail cam on a heavily used trail in Southern Michigan and this fox was one of my first photos
Washington State Wolverine
We were hoping to get pictures of bobcats but instead we got this critter.
Bobcat Family Dinner
We saw a deer carcass covered with leaves and decided to place a couple of cameras. We caught many photos and video clips. At one point there were 4 Bobcats in one shot, including a big Tom. This one has three Bobcats enjoying.
Pretty Pair
This camera set yielded some great photos, but none better than this pretty pair of fawns. Fawns are the most fascinating of the deer herd in the late spring and early summer...who knows which of these will be the next big thing?
Epic Battle
This year the northeast received a ton of snow during January, and food was scarce for many of the critters in the woods. I had a salt lick and some other baits set up in front of the camera buried under the blanket of snow. I was lucky enough to get a shot of these two foxes as they fought over the free meal. The timing is one in a million! this shot alone made my cam purchase worthwhile.

We received a lot of great submissions during the three rounds of our Spring Trail Cam Contest. Here are 40 of the best photos from our readers. Enjoy, and don't pack away those cameras. Fall will be here before you know it!

Click these links for the galleries of the best photos from each round:
Round 1
Round 2
Round 3