After crawling on his stomach to get as close as possible, Jim Cumming snapped this #photo of a #snowy #owl in Isidore, #Ontario, just as it took flight. That's why we awarded him the #Wildlife #winner of our 2015 #travel #photocontest! #birding #birdwatching #nature
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata). Four closely related North American bird forms—the eastern Myrtle Warbler (ssp coronata), its western counterpart, Audubon's Warbler (ssp group auduboni), the northwest Mexican Black-fronted Warbler (ssp nigrifrons), and the Guatemalan Goldman's Warbler (ssp goldmani)—are periodically lumped as the Yellow-rumped Warbler. These birds are one of North America's most abundant neotropical migrants. They are primarily insectivorous.
GRAND PRIZE Kim Steininger Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania "I took this picture right before I ducked," says Steininger. On a bird-watching trip in Ontario, Canada, last winter, the network administrator noticed that one of the great gray owls she was photographing was staring back at her. "I didn’t think anything of it until it started flying at me," she says. Before getting out of the way, Steininger captured this digital photo with a 500mm telephoto lens.