Welcome to Galapagos Conservation Trust’s 2020 Galapagos Photography Competition! Please read on to find out about our categories!
We have six categories for you to enter, two of which are new this year. They are:
Up Close and Personal:
Illustrate the intricacy or beauty of a plant, or the character and personality of an animal in its Galapagos habitat. Judges will look for careful composition and the pin-sharp focus of close-up or macro photography.
Animals in Action:
Demonstrate a particular aspect of a Galapagos animal’s natural behaviour. Judges will look for unusual behaviours that are rarely seen, or a common behaviour depicted in an interesting and inspired way.
Highlight the natural beauty of the Galapagos landscape. With its volcanic highlands, sloping forests, rocky shores, cliffs, beaches, lagoons and lava flows, there are plenty of opportunities. Judges will be looking for a breath-taking, unusual or awe-inspiring shot.
Coastal and Marine:
Celebrate the diversity of Galapagos marine life in our new category for 2019/20. Whether you want to dive under the water or stay dry ashore, this category gives you the opportunity to capture all of Galapagos’ incredible marine wildlife. Judges will look for stunning or unusual shots that showcase the wonders of the Galapagos Marine Reserve.
The human population is growing in Galapagos, and its wildlife is learning to adapt. Your original image could capture locals going about their everyday life, bold animals exploiting the urban habitat or an unexpected scene in an urban setting.
Birds of Galapagos:
Our final new category for 2019/2020 gives you the opportunity to celebrate the incredible diversity of bird species found in Galapagos. From blue-footed boobies and flightless cormorants, to mockingbirds and finches, we want you to showcase just how special the birds of Galapagos really are.