Galapagos Conservation Trust is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Galapagos Photography Competition. The competition, sponsored by AQUA-FIRMA, celebrates the beauty of the Islands, while also aiming to raise awareness of the environmental issues that affect the wildlife and communities who live there.
The overall winner this year was Marcos Miranda Correia with his image Waiting for a Meal, a stunning black and white shot showing brown pelicans at the fish market in Puerto Ayora. He took the image because he thought it embodied the relationship between animals and humans in Galapagos.
Liz Bonnin, TV presenter and GCT Ambassador, joined Series Producer of BBC Blue Planet II Mark Brownlow and professional photographer Jay McLaughlin, as a judge in this year’s Galapagos Photography Competition. Of the winning image, Liz Bonnin said, “The ghostly quality of this image is captivating, but there is also an almost comedic feel to the pelicans boldly lining up for pickings, fearless of the woman working away.”
The categories this year included Animals in Action; Birds of Galapagos; Coastal and marine; Landscape; Up close and personal; and Urban life. We received around 700 brilliant entries from 30 different countries, making this one of the most exciting competitions yet!
You can see the full collection of category winners online at galapagosconservation.org.uk/get-involved/competition-galleries/2020-photography-competition.
In addition to the winners selected by the judges, we will also be holding a public vote this year, to find the ‘Public’s Choice’. A selection of the winning and short-listed images will feature in the GCT’s 2021 calendar.