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.

Untitled by Greg Albrechtsen

Untitled by Greg Albrechtsen
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Never give up. I sat for hours patiently waiting for the herons and egrets to get close enough for a photo. Squatting with my backside just 1/4 inch above the muddy water, I hoped the next wave didn't fill my pants with mud, and my legs wouldn't fall asleep. When I was just about ready to stand up and retreat, this tri-colored heron began dancing and dashing towards me, all while hunting for food. As it hunted, I began to take several photos hoping to catch a nice splash. Only later when I reviewed my images did I notice I also captured the fish.