You Must See These Spectacular Hummingbird Photo Contest Winners
We received over 1,000 outstanding entries in our 2020 Hummingbird Photo Contest. Check out the stunning winners and beautiful honorable mentions.
Courtesy Marilyn Martindale
The winner of the 2020 Hummingbird Photo Contest is Marilyn Martindale of Prescott Valley, Arizona. She says, “I was sitting outside when an Anna’s hummingbird landed in my rose bush. He stayed there until I grabbed my Nikon D3300 and allowed me to snap several pictures as he was showing off his beautiful iridescent colors.” Follow these 8 tips to take breathtaking hummingbird photos
Robert Ho of South San Francisco, California, says, “This Allen’s hummingbird sat alone peacefully on a perch early in the morning. The mood of the image was so zen-like and the color of the bird was simply stunning.” You have to see these rare white hummingbird sightings.
Honorable Mention: On the Feeder
Felice Bond of Moneta, Virginia, took this photo of a ruby-throated hummingbird in her backyard. She set up her Canon EOS 7D camera on a tripod and hid on her screen porch with the door cracked open just enough for the lens to peek out for a photo. Check out 10 adorable pictures of baby hummingbirds.
Honorable Mention: Winter Visitor
James Leonard of Salem, Oregon, took this photo of an Anna’s hummingbird after a snow storm. Psst—learn how to make sugar water for hummingbirds.
Honorable Mention: Ready for a Close-up
Patricia Crockett of San Diego, California, is an avid birder. She was lucky enough to observe and photograph a female Anna’s hummingbird build a nest in one of her palm trees. Learn everything you need to know about hummingbird nests.
Honorable Mention: Prickly Perch
Marianne Raft of Loudon, Tennessee, says, “A favorite landing zone in my garden is old barbed wire fence. I put some Spanish moss on the wire to make it a softer landing.”
Honorable Mention: Rainy Day
Janis Volker of Rice Lake, Wisconsin, says this ruby-throated hummingbird would sit near her on her deck. She took this photo just after a rainstorm. Follow these expert tips for attracting hummingbirds.
Honorable Mention: Taking a Sip
Carl Bilancione of Winter Springs, Florida, planted firecracker bushes in his backyard to attract ruby-throated hummingbirds. Check out the top 10 tube-shaped flowers that attract hummingbirds.
Honorable Mention: Buzzin’ Around
Ginny Phillips of Prescott, Arizona, took this picture of a hummingbird attempting to drink some sugar-water while being bothered by a wasp. Discover 7 natural ways to keep bees and ants away from hummingbird feeders.