I received a lovely surprise in the mail yesterday from the Canadian Wildlife Federation. I'd submitted some images to a competition of theirs back in November, and while I didn't place at all, they chose one of my photos to include in their April issue of WILD magazine.
It was this photo of a Viceroy butterfly on a coneflower:
And earlier this year, I found out two of my images submitted to a competition hosted by Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Celebrating Urban Birds calendar.
This cardinal was January:
And this hummer shared one of the summer months, but I can't remember which one off the top of my head.
So yay! I guess I can now say I'm a published photographer. :)