Every year, we invite Birds & Blooms readers to send us their best bird, butterfly and bloom photos for the annual Backyard Photo Contest. In 2018, we received thousands of extraordinary entries and our editorial team narrowed it down to four finalists in each category. From there, we turned it over to you and you voted for your favorite in each category and then we asked you to vote for the grand-prize winner.
So, without further ado, the grand-prize winner of the 2018 Birds & Blooms Backyard Photo Contest is….
Patricia Warren of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina submitted this wonderful photo of a visiting cedar waxwing.
In her original submission, Patricia said: “Every fall, cedar waxwings visit the South Carolina area. I was lucky enough to take a photo of one while its flock ate berries from one my bushes. This photo was a once-in-a-lifetime shot!” We agree!
Thanks for the thousands of readers who submitted and voted for their favorite photo in the 2018 Backyard Photo Contest! Keep your eyes peeled in summer when we’ll announce our 2019 Backyard Photo Contest dates and open for photo submissions.