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2021 Bird Portrait Contest honorable mentions

Last fall, we sent out a call for entries to our 2021 Bird Portrait Contest, here on our website. And, wow, did bird photographers deliver! We received the most entries ever — 979 — since we started hosting contests a few years ago! Thanks to the hundreds of photographers who entered the contest! 

You can view a slideshow of our 12 finalists here. To see even more great bird photos from the contest, enjoy the slideshow below of our 10 honorable mention images. We’ll announce the winners on Friday, February 25. 

Horned Grebe by Debra Herst

Horned Grebe by Debra Herst
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While standing in a small pond in chest waders and tripod sunk in the muck for stabilization, I waited for this male Horned Grebe to swim close as he scoured the pond for food for his young family. Photographed on June 21, 2021, in the Cariboo Region of British Columbia.


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