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 Mitch Walters

Untitled by Mitch Walters

While walking back to my car at sunset I spotted this lone, backlit Anhinga diving and looking for food. All of a sudden, the bird got a hold of a large fish, spearing it with its dagger-like beak. However, the fish was indeed a slippery one, constantly freeing itself from the bird, forcing the Anhinga to dive repeatedly until it finally secured it. I was fortunate to capture a brief moment where the silhouetted predator and prey were facing one another, the fins of the fish glistening in the evening light, before the Anhinga tossed the fish in the air and swallowed it whole.