Thanks to all of you wonderful birders, we received over 700 submissions to first-ever photo contest! Thank you to all who submitted to the Tropical Bird Photo Contest. We were awed by the photographic skill and the diversity of species, habitats, and behaviors on display. After much deliberation among the BirdsEye staff and votes from two independent bird photographers, we are pleased to announce the winners.
Eliot’s Storm Petrel (Oceanites gracilis)
Alan Fieldus, photographed at Las Bachas Beach on Isla Santa Cruz, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)
Anand Bhatia, photographed in Karnataka, India
Red-headed Weaver (Anaplectes rubriceps)
Debra Herst, photographed at the Tarangire Sopa Lodge in Tarangire, Tanzania
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium brasilianum)
Andrea Brannen, photographed in Cayo, Belize
A Collection Of Other Favorites
A sampling of some other photographs that our caught our judges’ eye.