#1/24HRS# Top Shelf Wildlife - CAPTURED LOCATION REQUIRED IN DESCRIPTION!*

Best wildlife in their natural environment - NO ZOO, CAGED OR ENCLOSED ANIMALS

"Water birds in flight"

This challenge closed almost 6 years ago.

The Challenge

On our new challenge topic we want images of any water bird in flight.
Water birds are: (Wikipedia)
- Seabirds (marine birds)
- Shorebirds (waders, order Charadriiformes)
- Anseriformes (ducks, geese, swans, magpie geese)
- Grebes (order Podicipediformes)
- Loons (order Gaviiformes)
- Ciconiiformes (storks, herons, egrets, ibises, spoonbills)
- Pelecaniformes (pelicans and others)
- Flamingos (order Phoenicopteriformes)
- Some members of the order Gruiformes (including cranes and rails, crakes, coots and moorhens)
- Kingfishers (mainly the water kingfishers)

PLEASE STICK TO THE GROUP RULES.
Thank you to Ted Busby who selected this topic!

Judging / Voting Criteria

PLEASE NO SOLICITATION for VOTES in all our challenges. Every photo ENTRY should be allowed to win or place on the merits of the work ONLY. Soliciting friend’s votes for quantity of votes is not the same as VOTES for QUALITY OF WORK.

Rewards & Prizes

The winner will have his/her image as the group’s avatar for the next two weeks, and also he/she will have the privilege of choosing the next Challenge Topic!

Additional Information

ALL WORKS MUST HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO OUR GROUP GALLERY BEFORE BEING ENTERED IN THE CHALLENGE.
ENTRIES THAT FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THIS RULE WILL SIMPLY BE REMOVED.

There will be only one winner in Challenges…
we will not accept ties; whoever comes up
the winner will be the one who will be
shown on the homepage.

Cover Image: Holding Pattern / Wood Duck by Ted Busby

Completed

The Top Ten

Fall Gadwall :) by Alinka

Fall Gadwall :) by Alinka was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 14 votes.

  • On The Wings of an Angel by Gina Ruttle  (Whalegeek)
  • I Put A Spell On You by Paulette1021
  • Stormy weather by Alan Mattison
  • Black skimmer with reflction by Anthony Goldman
  • Great Blue Heron In Flight by naturalnomad
  • The perfect landing by Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
  • White in Flight One (cu) by Tom Deters
  • Sunset Flight by Macky
  • Airborne by Martin Smart

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