Wildlife 2020 Photo Contest Finalists

Our Wildlife Photo Contest, now in its second year, received nearly 1,000 entries showcasing the behaviors and habitats of wildlife around the world. The winners will be announced soon. 

Check out this slideshow of the 25 finalists.

"Home Making" by Don Martin


At the Viera Wetlands in Melbourne, Florida, I had been watching these two great blue herons daily adding assorted twigs and small branches to their ever-growing nest. On this particular morning I saw the one mate come flying in with this rather long branch, which surprised me in its ability to still fly with it protruding from both sides of its beak. The branch was passed off to the other mate and was gently placed along the perimeter of the nest as a smile of approval was evident on the first heron’s beak.