Galapagos Conservation Trust Photography Competition 2021
View the winning and shortlisted images from the Galapagos Conservation Trust’s annual photography competition.
About the competition
Despite the huge decrease in the number of tourists to Galápagos due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Galapagos Conservation Trust (GCT) still had many brilliant submissions which illustrate the beauty of the Islands and the wildlife that live there.
This year's judging panel consisted of creative director at Freeborne Media James Honeyborne, professional photographer Jay McLaughlin and director of travel company Aqua-Firma Ralph Pannell.
The overall winning image was award to Leighton Lum with his image of Nazca boobies on Española island.
“The low viewpoint, high dynamic colour and lighting range of this photo make for a very dramatic result that really makes you feel that you are there,” says judge Ralph Pannell.
A Public's Choice will also be awarded, and members of the public are invited to vote for their favourite image from a selection of images. Each person that submits a vole will also be in the chance of winning a GCT digital adoption of their choice. Voting closes at midnight on 12 August 2021. Find out more about how to vote on the GCT website.
A selection of winning and shortlisted images will feature in GCT's 2022 calendar.
To view the images as a slideshow, click on the arrows in the top right-hand corner of the photos below.