31st NWF Photo Contest Winners
The winners of the magazine's thirty-first annual photography competition
© 2001 National Wildlife
IF TIMING is everything, then Koh Kok Hwa couldn't have chosen a better time to be in the right place. The Malaysian retiree was out walking near his home not long ago when he saw a male collared kingfisher feeding some fledglings. Luckily, Koh had his camera equipment with him at the time and was able to capture an extraordinary image of the birds on film. That image was selected by the editors as the grand-prize winner of National Wildlife's thirty-first annual photography competition. Along with the eleven other winning entries, it was chosen on the basis of originality, composition and technical execution. In all, readers submitted more than 4,500 photos to the competition during the past 12 months.
View a slide show of the 2001 winners.
Find out how to enter next year's contest.