Earlier this year, we invited photographers to submit their best work for consideration in the 2020 BirdWatching Photography Awards Contest. More than 1,230 photos poured in, from hundreds of contestants. Over the last few weeks, the judges combed through the entries, and now, we are ready to announce the finalists and the honorable mention images. Next week, we’ll reveal the three winners.
The following slideshow features the 17 honorable mention photos, including images of Anna’s Hummingbird, Great Gray and Great Horned Owls, young Roseate Spoonbills, a Sunbittern in Brazil, and more. Please enjoy!
Photographer: Karl Schneider
Location and date: UC-Davis Arboretum, Davis, California, April 16, 2020.
Description: This Anna's Hummingbird kept coming back to this same wonderful perch. I took photos of it isolated on the perch first and saw that these came out quite plain. I then saw the wonderful colors in the foreground and background and used these to my advantage to capture this dreamy image.
Gear: Olympus E-M1 Mark II.