World’s Rarest Bird Competition

by Rebecca on January 28, 2011

in Animal Pictures

The world’s rarest birds photo competition

 

These pictures reveal some of the world’s rarest birds. The shots were captured by photographers who traveled to some of the most remote places on the planet, spending weeks behind the lens. They are all winning entries in an international competition to secure images of the 566 most threatened birds on Earth.

 

Pictured is a Kakapo by Shane McInnes, winner of the Critically Endangered or Extinct in the Wild category

Critically Endangered or Extinct in the Wild Winner: Shane McInnes, with a wonderful image of a Kakapo
 

Runner-up in the same category went to Sávio Freire Bruno, with a captivating photo of a Brazilian Merganser with ducklings.

Critically Endangered or Extinct in the Wild Runner-up: Sávio Freire Bruno, with a captivating photo of a critically endangered Brazilian Merganser with ducklings

 

In third place was David Boyle, with a fantastic image of a Christmas Island Frigatebird in flight.

Critically Endangered or Extinct in the Wild Third place: David Boyle, with a fantastic image of a critically endangered Christmas Island Frigatebird in flight

 

4th prize, Critically Endangered or Extinct in the Wild category: Forest Owlet by Dr Jayesh K Joshi, Melghat Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra, India.

Forest Owlet by Dr Jayesh K Joshi, Melghat Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra, India

 

5th place, Critically Endangered or Extinct in the Wild category: Palila (male) by Eric VanderWerf, Hawaii.

5th place, Critically Endangered or Extinct in the Wild category: Palila (male) by Eric VanderWerf, Hawaii

 

To see more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthpicturegalleries/8281071/The-worlds-rarest-birds-photo-competition.html?image=5

For more information on the World’s Rarest Bird Competition see: http://www.theworldsrarestbirds.com/en/about-photo-competition.html


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