2020 BirdWatching Photography Awards Contest honorable mentions

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! 

Osprey flies through a rainbow

Osprey flies through a rainbow

Photographer: William Walkowiak

Location and date: Western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, April 7, 2020.

Description: A strong rain shower passed through my neighborhood and with the sun behind it, you can expect what? YES! A rainbow. This is what you see when an Osprey flies through your rainbow!

Gear and Settings: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, 1/1600 sec, F/8, ISO 1000, focal length 560mm, processed in Photoshop Creative Cloud and Topaz DeNoise AI.

View the finalists of our 2020 BirdWatching Photography Awards

View the winners of our 2019 BirdWatching Photography Awards

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