The INTERNATIONAL BIRD RINGING PHOTO CONTEST is a nature photography contest organized by the Ringing Scheme of the Aranzadi Sciences Society. The aim of this contest is the divulgation of the the mission, vision and values associated with the scientific ringing of birds, in favor of the research and conservation of this group of living beings.

We look for high quality photographs, both technically and aesthetically, of wild, non-captive bird species, tagged with any type of individual identification mark (metal, color or Darvic ring, collar, wing band, etc.) or tracking device (GPS, radio transmitter, etc.). Birds that, through these brands, tell us a story of monitoring and conservation. Birds, in short, that illustrate the why of bird ringing.

Photo: Gorka Valdés - Instagram: @gorka.valdes