2020 Photography Competition Gallery

Thank you to everyone who entered the 2020 Galapagos Photography Competition and a special thanks to all those who donated towards our work to protect this magnificent Archipelago.

The judges for this year’s competition were: TV presenter for BBC and ITV, and GCT Ambassador, Liz Bonnin; Series Producer of BBC Blue Planet 2, Mark Brownlow; and professional photographer and co-author of Exploring Ecuador, Jay McLaughlin. This year’s competition was sponsored by AQUA-FIRMA.

Congratulations to Marcos Miranda Correia who won the 2020 competition with this brilliant photograph of Galapagos brown pelicans eagerly awaiting a meal at a local fish market in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz island. Here’s what the judges had to say:

Liz Bonnin:

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. It’s an image that draws you in not only because of the aesthetic, but because of the multi-layered story it tells.

Mark Brownlow:

Humourous and highly original, the scene speaks of modern Galapagos, as if the pelicans are making a defiant stand for their right to share in the spoils.

Jay McLoughlin:

A good example of the relationship between the human population and the wildlife living together.

We were inundated with brilliant images for the 2020 Galapagos photography competition and we would like to say a huge thank you to all those who entered and donated towards our work. You can see the winning and runner-up images for each category below, as well as other standout entries from this year’s competition. 

The Public Vote is now open, so don’t forget to cast your vote today!