In the world of wildlife photography this competition is somewhat akin to the Oscars. There were more than 48,000 entries. Because of the hype surrounding the competition and the risk of someone spilling the beans, as it were, I only found out yesterday that my brother, Gerry was one of the finalists, and tonight at the awards ceremony in London he won 1st prize in the category,
#WPY53 Behaviour: Birds category winner with his image The incubator bird.
The Incubator bird is one of the few species of birds that builds a mound rather than a traditional nest and from what I can gather this is the first time this behaviour has been so extensively photographed.
Gerry spent four months at the mound following the trials of the parent while it waited until its chicks hatched.
What can I say. Well done Bro. Love you.