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2020 BirdWatching Photography Awards finalists

Drumroll, please! After receiving more than 1,230 entries to our 2020 BirdWatching Photography Awards Contest, we are ready to announce the finalists (below) and the honorable mention images. Next week, we’ll reveal the three winners.

The following slideshow features the 14 finalists, including images of puffins, penguins, Burrowing Owl, hummingbirds, and more. Enjoy! 

Golden-browed Chlorophonia and Silver-throated Tanager

Golden-browed Chlorophonia and Silver-throated Tanager
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Photographer: Cindy Jones

Location and date: San José Province, Costa Rica, May 20, 2019.

Description: I was so thrilled to capture these two stunning species of birds, a male Golden-browed Chlorophonia (left) and a Silver-throated Tanager, in Costa Rica when they were in such a heated discussion! I sat for hours watching and photographing a variety of birds on this hilltop with another tree-covered hill in the distance, creating a perfect backdrop for these photos. I knew when I captured this moment that I had a special image!

Gear: Nikon D850.


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