In celebration of National Pollinator Week, June 17 - 23, 2013, Center for Food Safety held its 1st annual pollinator photography competition! The competition was designed to bring attention to the beauty of our pollinating species and recognize the photographic talent of our members.
Here you will find the winning photographs, which capture and convey the beauty, diversity, and unique qualities of varying pollinators – including (but not limited to) bees, butterflies, birds, bats, and beetles.
Because we couldn't pick just one, our final TWO winners were:
Michael Murphy with his stunning photo of a rufous hummingbird from Chromo, CO!
and... Van Burnette with his wonderful photo of a junebug on milkweed from Black Mountain, NC!
Congratulations, Michael and Van!
And thank you all for making the Pollinator Week Photography Competition a huge success!
Our other 2013 winners were:
Saturday's winner was Bob Berlute with his incredible hover fly photo from Lutsen, MN!
Friday's winner was Kevin Painter with his amazing photo of a Cassius Blue Butterfly from San Jose, Panama!
Thursday's winner was Sarah Red-Laird with her spectacular honey bee photo from Snelling, CA!
Wednesday's winner was Michael P. Moriarty of Tuscon, AZ for his wonderful photo of a damselfly.
Tuesday's winner was Greg Lief, for his fantastic photo of a bumblebee in the Willamette National Forest, OR.
Monday's winner was Johanna S. Billings of Danielsville, PA, for her beautiful photo of a monarch butterfly and bee, titled "Messy Eater." The photo was taken in Elysburg, PA.
We look forward to 2014's competition so keep taking those great photpgraphs until then!
CFS’s Pollinators & Pesticides campaign is a multi-faceted approach utilizing legal, political and grassroots strategies to encourage action from our government, policymakers and citizens to suspend the use of toxic neonicotinoids and protect food security. Download our fact sheet on Pollinators & Pesticides and learn the facts. You can make copies and pass them out to your friends and co-workers, at your local farmer’s market, gardening or beekeeping club. Want more information? Download our Pollinators & Pesticides report
Recently, Center for Food Safety and Beyond Pesticides joined forces to launch the BEE Protective Campaign, aimed at protecting honey bees and other pollinators from pesticides. The BEE Protective Campaign gives you the tools to help honey bees and other pollinators right in your own community. Donate to support our work and take the Pollinator Pledge to stand up for bees!