March 12, 2012

WSCC 2011 Wild Bird Photo Contest Winners

The winners of the Wildlife Science and Conservation Center's (WSCC) 2011 Mongolia Wild Bird Photo Contest have been announced recently.

In 2011 a total of 67 wonderful photos of 52 species were submitted by 17 participants from four countries: Germany, USA, Finland, and Mongolia. Again participants were people with many different backgrounds, birdwatchers, ornithologists, students, teachers, tour guides, and biologists.

1st place: Siberian Crane Grus leucogeranus,
Binder, Khentii Province, NE Mongolia. © Ganuskh Danaa.

A photo of the globally Critically Endangered Siberian Crane by D. Gansukh won the 1st place of this year's contest followed by an Amur Falcon by Martin Grimm, and a Great Egret by E. Bolormunkh as 2nd and 3rd places respectively. Also photos of Red-necked Stint by Mathias Putze and Mongolian Ground Jay by N. Batsaikhan took special prizes.

The goal of the annual Mongolia Wild Bird Photo Contest is to raise public awareness, knowledge and appreciation of birds and their habitat conservation, and to promote bird watching in Mongolia.

The winning photos can be viewed here: click.

To see all photos entered click here.

1 comment:

Conry said...

Nice shot and beautiful Siberian Crane! Regards!