About the competition
The Galapagos Conservation Trust (GCT) Photography Competition celebrates the beauty of the islands, while also raising awareness of the environmental issues that affect the wildlife and communities who live there.
The judging panel for the 2020 competition consisted of TV presenter and GCT ambassador Liz Bonnin, series producer of the BBC’s Blue Planet II Mark Brownlow and professional photographer Jay McLaughlin.
Liz Bonnin commented on the winning image, “The ghostly quality of this image is captivating, but there is also an almost comedic feel to the pelicans boldly lining up for pickings, fearless of the woman working away.”
In addition to the winners selected by the judges, GCT will also be holding a public vote this year, to find the ‘Public’s Choice’.
The winning and short-listed images will feature in GCT’s 2021 calendar.
To find out more about the competition, visit the GCT website.
View the winning photos from previous years:
To view the images as a slideshow, click on the arrows in the top right-hand corner of the photos below.
Overall 1st Place and Urban Life Winner – Waiting For a Meal. © Marcos Miranda Correia/Galapagos Conservation Trust
Overall 2nd Place and Coastal and Marine Winner – Galápagos barnacle blenny. © Jon Anderson/Galapagos Conservation Trust
Overall 3rd Place and Animal in Action Winner – Young marine iguana sneezing. © Kim de Buiteléir/Galapagos Conservation Trust
Birds in Galápagos Winner – Blue-footed booby from below. © Helen Brierley/Galapagos Conservation Trust
Birds in Galápagos Runner Up – Galápagos short-eared owl. © Sarah Ahern/Galapagos Conservation Trust
Animals in Action Runner Up – Blue-footed boobies diving. © Walter Rijk/Galapagos Conservation Trust
Coastal and Marine Runner Up – Scalloped hammerhead shark up close. © Jason Lim/Galapagos Conservation Trust
Up Close and Personal Winner – I don’t like photographers. © Jose Rui da Cruz Moura Santos/Galapagos Conservation Trust
Up Close and Personal Joint Runner Up – Warbler’s Prize. © Ian Henderson/Galapagos Conservation Trust
Up Close and Personal Joint Runner Up – Baby marine iguana. © Walter Rijk/Galapagos Conservation Trust
Urban Life Runner Up – Do Not Disturb. © Steven Genesin/Galapagos Conservation Trust
Landscape Winner – Sunset at La Lobería. © Matheus Hobold Sovernigo/Galapagos Conservation Trust
Landscape Runner Up – Land Meets the Sea. © Stephen Lamb/Galapagos Conservation Trust