Tropical Audubon Society is pleased to announce the winners of our first Bird-Friendly Garden Photography Contest!

Second Place Winner: Atala Butterfly with Coontie by Colin Knight

We received more than 100 enchanting entries, each portraying a crucial pollinator whose presence is vital to our ecosystem and brightens our South Florida gardens.

Choosing the winners was not easy! The field of entries was judged by staff master Gardener Amy Creekmur, who is also our Bird-friendly Garden project manager, and TAS board members Kirsten Hines, a nature writer and photographer with an M.Sc. in biology who co-authored the gardening reference book Attracting Birds to South Florida Gardens and Elizabeth Smith, a photojournalist, photo editor, publicist and branding consultant.

The contest was open to amateur photographers only. Each entry was judged on composition, clarity and how vividly each bird or other pollinator was portrayed in its environment. Preference was given to native species. (Pollinator and flora are identified where provided by photographer)