William Parker Teed took third place within the 2021 BirdWatching Pictures Awards with this lovely photograph of Roseate Spoonbills standing on Fort Myers Seaside, on the Gulf Coast of Florida. He photographed the idyllic scene in August 2016.
A couple of of the birds preen whereas the remaining have their payments tucked into their backs with one leg raised.
“It was a really quiet morning,” Teed mentioned. “The water was nonetheless and really shallow. The pond is seasonal and fashioned by the summer season rain. The spoonbills have been simply waking up because the solar rose. The placement was good, as have been the colours of the scene.”
He took the photograph with a Pentax Ok-1 digicam and a 300mm lens. To see extra of his photos, go to William’s web site.
The photograph was one in all greater than 770 that photographers entered in our contest. Final week, we featured it among the many dozen finalists. Test the hyperlinks beneath for the first- and second-place photos in addition to our finalists and honorable mentions.