Art of Birding Photo Challenge – February Show Stoppers

In February the 2020 Art of Birding Wildlife & Nature Photography Challenges started with a drought-breaking raindrop theme, which required some ingenuity on the part of many around the world who were either snowed in or parched dry! Sprinklers, mist bottles, and glycerine were all experimented with, but it was Marian Jennifer Holmes (Saskatoon, Canada) use of a lens ball in snow (frozen rain drops!) that caught our eye the most!

By Marian Jennifer Holmes "Snow on Lens Ball BW with Reflection HR"

"Nature's Candy" in Week 6 was inspired by Valentine's Day and the week was filled with photos of glorious flowers and fruits. Erica Siegel (Australia) captured the cutest stingless bee sporting some fancy legwarmers stuffed full of pollen.

By Erica Siegel "Nature's Candy Carrying home the loot."

The “Bird’s Eye View” challenge in Week 7 encouraged participants to get a new perspective on their subjects. Ann Kilpatrick (Wellington, New Zealand) got this fabulous above and below photo of a rock pool using a GoPro. We can just imagine a wading bird at the ready to snag a fishy snack!