Photo by Scott Suriano
Calling all birders and bird lovers! This year’s 2020 Audubon Photography contest brings us from Alaska to Australia, and all the parks in between, to commemorate some of the best avian photography taken of birds in their natural habitat.
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Photographer: Scott Suriano
Species: Roseate Spoonbill
Location: J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island, FL
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM lens and Canon Extender EF 1.4x III; 1/1250 second at f/5.6; ISO 1250
Behind the Shot: On a sunrise drive in a Florida park, I noticed this Roseate Spoonbill hunting in the brackish shallows on the edge of a large stand of mangroves. The light hitting the mangroves, reflected in the water and illuminating the bird, was nothing short of magical. I jumped out of my car, positioned myself as low as possible, and framed the shot in an effort to do this fantastic scene justice.