Nature Photography Challenge (wild creatures, plants and places only)

A regular photography contest for Nature lovers who love to learn and teach.

YOU CHOOSE - Seabirds in Flight

This challenge closed about 5 years ago.

The Challenge

The Challenge
This is our 11th challenge in the ‘YOU CHOOSE’ series and the winners of YOU CHOOSE – Moths are George Row, Robert Chester and Gabor Pozsgai. For this challenge we are only looking for Seabirds that are in Flight.

This theme has been chosen by George Row, because he has recently returned from a trip to the coast and found these birds a challenging subject to capture.

> Seabirds or Marine birds are as the name suggest birds that have adapted to a Marine environment.

> The first seabirds evolved in the Cretaceous period, and modern seabird families emerged in the Paleogene.

> In general, seabirds live longer, breed later and have fewer young than other birds do, but they invest a great deal of time in their young. Most species nest in colonies, which can vary in size from a few dozen birds to millions.

> Many species are famous for undertaking long annual migrations, crossing the equator or circumnavigating the Earth in some cases.

> They feed both at the ocean’s surface and below it, and even feed on each other. Seabirds can be highly pelagic, coastal, or in some cases spend a part of the year away from the sea entirely.

Information courtesy of Wikipedia

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for your favourite!

Rewards & Prizes

1st place winners will get to choose the theme for the next challenge, have their photo used as the group Avatar for a period of time and become a featured member.
Then 1st, 2nd and 3rd will have their photo’s posted on the groups Feature Board.

Additional Information


Cover Image: grey tailed tattler by birdpics


The Top Ten

grey tailed tattler by birdpics

grey tailed tattler by birdpics was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 6 votes.

  • Above the sky by LudaNayvelt
  • GoldieRocks & the 4 gulls by Alan Mattison
  • Seagulls in Flight by Savannah Gibbs
  • on a mission !!! by Trish Threlfall
  • Cape Gannet by naturalnomad
  • Vision of flight by Sherilee Evelyn
  • Tricolor Heron Returning to Roost In Golden Light by Joe Jennelle
  • Seagull FlyBy by WolfPause
  • Gull Power by Martin Smart

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