Wild Desert Calendar Submissions

Bruce Couch

Calling all photographers—use your creativity and talent to support conservation! Submit your best shots of Oregon’s high desert for a chance to have your photos featured in our iconic Wild Desert Calendar.
ONDA’s Wild Desert Calendar
  • Features the stunning landscapes of Oregon’s high desert
  • Inspires action to protect and restore wild lands, waterways, and wildlife
  • Is a unique all-volunteer effort—it’s the only published collection of images devoted exclusively to Oregon’s high desert
  • Is high profile – the Wild Desert Calendar is mailed to 4,000 ONDA members and is sold by 40+ retail vendors statewide

Submission deadline: The deadline for the 2019 Wild Desert Calendar has passed. Submissions will now be considered for 2020!

Submission guidelines
  • Fill out the Image Use Agreement and upload your photos online HERE
  • Photo submission format requirements:
    • JPEG files
    • Label image file to include photographer’s name and abbreviated image location (e.g. JoeSmith_OrCanyon1.jpg)
    • NOTE: Print quality 300 dpi TIFF files must be available if your image(s) are selected
  • Submit no more than ten (10) of your highest quality photographs
  • Both professional and amateur photo submissions are encouraged to submit
  • Questions? Email Communications Manager Lace Thornberg at lace@onda.org.
Tips for getting great photos
  • Get inspired! Check out ONDA’s website and the Wild Desert Calendar gallery to get a sense of what ONDA is all about, where we work, and photo form and content ideas.
  • Take a variety of shots. Include large-scale landscape images and small-scale shots that focus on details of flora, fauna, landscape textures, hikers, campers, petroglyphs, and other desert wonders.
  • Get in touch with ONDA staff for advice on planning a photography trip to Oregon’s wild desert.
  • Think natural. Photos of roads, power lines or other signs of permanent human development are unlikely to be selected.
  • Read How to Take Better Images of Oregon’s High Desert” for more advice.

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Jane Heisler, Sage Society Member

Jane Heisler, Sage Society Member

I love to travel and I love the desert! Supporting ONDA monthly allows me to hit the road without forgetting Oregon’s high desert—even when I’m not there.

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Aaron Tani, Sage Society Member

Aaron Tani, Sage Society Member

“It feels good to support ONDA on a monthly basis, because I know they never stop supporting our public lands. ONDA works to help make our lands a better place for the future, and I feel like I’m a part of that every month with my support.”

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Spring Basin Wilderness

Spring Basin Wilderness

Spring Basin Wilderness

With 10,000 acres of undulating terrain, secluded canyons and spectacular vantages of the John Day Country, Spring Basin is magnificent to explore This public treasure, forever protected as Wilderness, offers a profusion of desert wildflowers in the spring and year-round recreational opportunities for hikers, horseback

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Photo locations
  • ONDA seeks diverse photos from wild areas throughout central and eastern Oregon’s high desert that capture the beauty and natural character of the region.
  • Only images from public lands in Oregon’s high desert will be selected. Photos of private lands will not be considered.
  • Photos that feature areas that are a conservation priority for ONDA are highly encouraged.