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2020 Bird Portrait contest honorable mentions

Our 2020 Bird Portrait contest attracted hundreds of fantastic images. We’re happy to present this slideshow of 12 honorable mention photos, featuring Bald Eagle, Snowy, Great, and Reddish Egrets, and Northern Hawk Owl. Enjoy! 

Reddish Egret by Anthony Goldman

Reddish Egret by Anthony Goldman
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Anthony Goldman of Tampa, Florida, was photographing birds at Fort DeSoto Beach when he spotted this Reddish Egret. "It was a particularly windy day, which created the 'bad hair day' look for the egret."

Equipment and settings: Canon 1DX Mk II, Canon 500mm lens with 1.4x extender, handheld, no flash. f/5.6, 1/1250 sec, ISO 100


Many thanks to our panel of guest judges: our Founding Editor and “Amazing Birds” columnist Eldon Greij; author, radio host, and Contributing Editor Laura Erickson; and Outdoor Photographer Editor Wes Pitts. 

View the 12 finalists from our 2020 Bird Portrait contest

View the finalists from our 2019 Bird Portrait contest


UPDATE, MARCH 12: We have announced the winners!

First place: Cedar Waxwing

Second place: Elegant Trogon

Third place: Wood Duck

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