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! 

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

Photographer: Claudia Daniels

Location: Myakka River State Park, Sarasota, Florida.

Description: These two Snowy Egrets seemed to have a conversation suspended in mid-air. It was an animated, fast exchange that ended with a mutual disagreement.

Gear: Canon EOS-1D X, EF500mm f/4 lens, 1.4 Canon teleconverter. Focal length: 700mm 1/2500 sec, f/6.3, ISO 2000, tripod.

View the finalists of our 2020 BirdWatching Photography Awards

View the winners of our 2019 BirdWatching Photography Awards

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