Photo by Nikos Fokas
Lynx Editions, publisher of the Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) and the Internet Bird Collection (IBC) announced earlier this year the winners of the 2nd Edition of the HBW World Bird Photo Contest. First prize this year was won by Nikos Fokus of Greece for his photo of a Pallid Swift (Apus pallidus) entitled: "Fast moving swift capturing floating insects". Second and third prize-winning photos, and 10 Honourable Mention prize photos, plus 5 Special Prize photos can be viewed by visiting www.hbwcontest.com. Mr. Fokus (great name for a photographer) won an entire series of 17 Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) volumes and a complete set of digiscoping equipment from Swarovski Optik, worth 6,800 Euros. The first nine volumes of HBW are available for perusal at my local King City branch library for any nearby readers of this blogsite.
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